The Wild Reeds Announce 10th Annual Holiday Show, Release Stop-Motion Video For ‘Telepathic Mail’


Indie folk group The Wild Reeds have announced their 10th annual holiday fundraiser show, and released a new stop-motion video for their song “Telepathic Mail,” which was featured on the band’s third studio album Cheers.

The L.A.-based group will perform on Friday, December 13 at Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to benefit Border Angels, a nonprofit focused on social justice and immigration reform, with a focus on issues related to the U.S.-Mexican border.

"The Latin community has been hit so hard this year," Wild Reeds member Kinsey Lee tells Billboard. "We are happy to support Border Angels this year and hope to bring some light to the current local and national issues effecting these communities."

The Wild Reeds formed in December 2009 after hosting a holiday fundraiser for Toys for Tots, and have hosted an annual charity show every year since. The group has also raised money for Downtown Women CenterCHIRLARAIIN and Planned Parenthood in previous years.

Singer-songwriter Monica Martin is scheduled to open for the Wild Reeds at the charity show. Tickets go on sale Friday (Oct. 4) at 10:00 a.m. PDT on Eventbrite. See the stop-motion trailer for the event, created by Lee and Nashville-based artist Jake Johnston, below:

The "Telepathic Mail" video was created using stop-motion animation and hand-made cutouts, and also designed by Lee and Johnston.

Lee says the inspiration for the song came while recording the band’s second LP The World We Built. “I had been dreaming a lot and trying to log every morning. Over the last couple of years, I have tried to connect the dots between coincidence and the divine connectedness that I have felt with certain people in my life. This video plays on the battle between the third eye and the all-seeing eye that we hold in our hands on the daily trying desperately to connect with each other."

Check out the video below: