Today we are premiering brand new video for Maszer’s “Passers By” that was brilliantly directed by Ryan Jorgensen. The song texture fits this time of the year, as “Passers By” reminds us all that we are temporarily here and that we need to do and feel as much as we can in the limited time we have in this world. The video presents some of the spectacular views of Cle Elum river. Art work by Katie Blackstock.
A runaway of the vibrant music scene of Tel Aviv, David-Tomer Rapaport (aka STITCX) arrived to the US ten years ago, and cut his teeth in America as he toured relentlessly with his band The Mother’s Anger (Dionysus Records). There have been endless miracles on his journey: His debut album was produced by Mike Davis of the legendary MC5. The sophomore, “Sniper” by Seattle mastermind Jack Endino and Dan Hoal. Ben Shepherd from Soundgarden was a guest bassist on the Mother’s Anger third release, “Escaping Revolution,” which is based on a book written by Rapaport.
In the last four years David, along with drummer Joseph Braley, took on world tours, opening for Black Sabbath and Pixies as well as playing major festivals and shows all over the world with Reignwolf. Inspired by those years of musical excitement, David has spent months in his studio writing over a hundred songs in preparation for the next musical leaping point. Teaming with longtime friend and captivating Seattle based singer Katie Blackstock, the trio have dubbed themselves MASZER. The name means ‘tithing’ in Hebrew, and is far from a cast-off name; it’s a principle for operation as a creative entity. The band is committed to donating at least 10% of its profits specifically to fellow bands and artists, as a means of uplifting those in their orbit.
MASZER’s debut EP ‘dreamsz’ received significant airplay in radio stations all over the USA and charted at CMJ top 200 and the Specialty radio peaking at #11. MASZER was featured in a full episode of CW11“Band in Seattle”, “Sounds by the Sound” on Revolt TV, and did a” KEXP live in-studio performance that was released online November 6th (watch on Youtube).
Today we are honored to bring you the premier of the new video from Maszer for their song “Passers By.” Enjoy it below.
Catch MASZER live in Seattle on December 9th at Freakout Festival along with Spencer Moody, Gazebos, Erik Blood and many more!