Jessy Lanza "Kathy Lee"
Hamilton, Ontario is a steel city in decline, a gritty working class town with, apparently, a thriving arts culture. Fellow Hamilton denizens Jessy Lanza and Lee Skinner joined forces last summer on the video for Lanza’s “Kathy Lee,” the first single from her debut LP, Pull My Hair Back (co-produced and co-written by Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, another of the city’s musical exports). Skinner’s clip stars a local celeb named Jed the Dancin’ Guy, who does his nickname right by grooving through the city to the sound of the moody, minimal track. Love it.