Posts tagged #Portland Timbers

Elvis gets a facelift from Sallie Ford and The Parson Red Heads

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We recently collaborated with the Portland Timbers and Juliet Zulu on a series of videos for their Spread The Love Project. We brought some of our favorite bands into the mix to cover "Can't Help Falling in Love" by the late and great Elvis Presley.  We worked with bands including Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Red Fang, The Parson Red Heads, and Drexler (our very own Brian Hall) in this campaign of community outreach. 

The Spread the Love Project is a series of nominations given from 107 ambassadors who have deep ties to soccer and our local community.  Nominees are awarded packets of Timbers and Thorns tickets, giving them a chance to experience a game in person.

Within each vignette, a classic song is rejuvenated through a new band, married with images of people reaching out to one another in their community.  This is a project of collaboration and support that you don't have to be a soccer fan to rally around.

Dig these videos with glimpses from inspiring people in our community.  With all of the love going around, we're getting a little choked up over here.  

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside croons along with Thorns Alex Morgan, Rachel Buehler & Tobin Heath surprising a local U12 team

Drexler amps up the mood in his rendition of Presley's classic song.

The Parson Red Heads provide a touching soundtrack to an inspiring story of Bob, a long time kindergarten teacher.

When thinking about a project like this, it's more than just a ticket to a game; it's a philosophy of giving.  As various people from a myriad of backgrounds have been nominated, they take something more lasting than a night with the Timbers; they take away an acknowledgement from their community. Check out some of their personal testimonies HERE.

Want to nominate someone?  Give a shout out and join the conversation at Spread The Love's Facebook Page

Art Takeover 2013 // Marmoset

Something wonderful is happening again.  The self proclaimed and militant Timbers Army have  shown their soft side and have been collaborating with Factory North in a art show called Art Takover, a fundraiser to build Bless Field, a youth-sized all season soccer field. Building off the success of last year's art show which helped build Harper's Playground: a multi-abled children's park (check out the video above), they're once again rounding up 30 artists this year and having them create unique and creative Timbers Army inspired posters.

This show really showcases one of the most amazing aspects of Portland culture: the culture of collaboration and presenting something huge made of many creative and moving parts.  We were more than happy to help out with this video and project.  Both songs Posters Fade and All Or Nothing are by our dear friends in Derby.

Be sure to make it out to this years event on August 10th at Coava.

Marmoset Scores The Portland Timbers Anthem // #RCTID

Marmoset's top wizard sleeves creative Brian Hall recently scored this beautiful vignette featuring the people and places that unite and ultimately are our dearly beloved Timbers Army. Thanks to good people at The Portland Timbers FC, Juliet Zulu, and Jelly Helm Studio. All class acts and badasses.

Shout out to Devin Chapman - the handsome barista in the vignette and our regular pour over ninja at Coava Coffee Roasters just down the street.