Welcome to the official Corey Bienert Photography Blog.

A collection of images/videos/and words from a Professional Photographer,
An Aspiring Musician, And a Self-proclaimed Comedian.

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25 of August







http://bit.ly/iwdyVOLUMEONE

Over the past year, I've started DJing.

I'm still figuring parts of it out...but it's been pretty great.

Last night I did a 3 hour set live, and I recorded the whole mix so that others can enjoy it, without having to be in my house on a friday night.


So enjoy.

It's a little rough around the edges at times....but it's live...so it's not supposed to be perfect.

I'm thinking I'll record my sets every time I do them, and hopefully they're interesting enough that people will wanna hear the new one.

So here it is:

iwilldesTROYYOU volume one
download here: http://bit.ly/iwdyVOLUMEONE

(my DJ stage-name is iwilldesTROYYOU)


And if you like the way this sounds at all...you'll wanna come out to our next dance party...


They're pretty freakin' epic.

24 of July





















Click here to downloadhttp://bit.ly/STOPMESIX

It's here.

In the words of Freshmen year Chris Miller, "Better late then never"

Been a great year.

Enjoy the songs.

I'll post another volume when the time is right.

30 of August











(The Album Leaf - Leaving Florida)

Hey.

Been a crazy week of recording a new Hudson Branch EP.

But I managed to get some photo work done amongst the chaos.



There's some great band stuff coming up in the near future.

Also, if you're not watching Breaking Bad...you're really missing out.

17 of May


Volume Five is finally ready.

You can download it here -> bit.ly/volumefive

The last time I released a new Songs That Stop Me list was in the weeks right before my wedding.

It's been a pretty fantastic and eventful year.


A ton of band happenings have been in development.

We released "World Kid" -> Download it here: http://goo.gl/0aGUA

We recorded a new song for an upcoming Radiolab episode:

We even got a chance to share the stage with two of my favorite bands S. Carey and Sleeping At Last. Both also happen to be "Songs That Stop Me" veterans.


I've also been frequently tweeting images and such from the Hudson Branch's twitter account: twitter.com/thehudsonbranch

So you can check up on there for all the latest Hudson Branch related happenings.


Enjoy all the music.

Looking forward to the next chapter.

29 of December



Hudson Branch just got back from an east coast tour.

Margaret filmed this video of us playing the song "Memories" from our new album.

5 of October





I've been in the studio for the past 4 days recording our new album.

I've also been shooting tons of video footage from the process.

Here's a few teasers to hold you over.








The new album is gonna be amazing.

Can't wait to show you what we've been working on.

26 of September

I posted a pretty lengthy update on Margaret&Corey.

Check it out here: http://www.margaretandcorey.com/2011/09/secrets-of-universe-part-1.html


Heading into the studio a week from two days ago...

"This upcoming Saturday"...that was probably the more grammatically correct way of saying when.

19 of September



Here's a highlight video from the tour last summer.

I've been in a video-making mood lately.

Good times.


Big news to be announced in the next month.

A new album's coming out...that's not the news though...you guys all already knew that.

14 of September



H Branch fans...


We are going to the studio in 2 weeks to record our follow up album to "Tightrope Walker"


I'm super excited to put this new piece of music in your hands.

8 of September


(iTunes: Aaron Dessner & Justin Vernon - Big Red Machine)

Updates updates.

Margaret has been blogging every day on her "Year One Marriage Blog"



My daily happenings are fairly well documented on there.


We will also be co-blogging from MARGARETANDCOREY.com from here on out.



There's gonna be so much blogging, you're browsers gonna run out of room for bookmarks.



I'm also super excited for Football Season, and Fall seasons of my favorite sitcoms.


Here's one of the pictures from our wedding.

A whole lot more to be posted soon.

1 of September



(iTunes: The Black Keys - Tighten Up)

Just recently moved a piano into mine and Margaret's apartment.

Those things are really freakin' heavy.


Before we took it up the stairs, we stopped and did a quick video.

18 of August



(iTunes: Bon Iver - Holocene)

Here the video from my wedding shot/edited by the very talented Daniel Sather.

Pictures from the day will be posted soon.

You can also check out our Year One: Marriage Blog here: http://margaretandcorey.tumblr.com/

2 of August


(iTunes: Jonsi - Around Us)

I get to spend alot of time with this girl now.

She's alot of fun.

We've got a whole lot of photos to share with everybody from our wedding.

Pictures from everything soon.

21 of July


I got married today.

Here's a trailer we made for the wedding with the help of Robert Ingraham.


Pictures from the wedding soon.

It's gonna be a good one.

17 of July


(iTunes: HB - Phosphorous)

Shot a wedding with Jacob Boll today.


Four days until my wedding.


My next blog post will be as a married man.

14 of July


(iTunes: Sleeping At Last - Atlantic)

It's about that time of year.


I've got one more week until I'm a married man.

Crazy.


In the spirit of this upcoming celebration, I figured I'd celebrate by releasing my latest Songs That Stop Me.

This is now Volume Four.

Download it here: http://bit.ly/SONGSTHATSTOPMEVOLUMEFOUR


So take a listen at some of the songs that hold the most significance to me over the last several months.


Thanks to all those who have continued to come back and check in to see what I'm up to.

I appreciate it.



While I'm at...

I'll mention that Hudson Branch is currently working on a new album.

Thanks to all those that supported us through our Kickstarter.

This album is gonna be great, can't wait to put it in your hands...and through your speakers.

13 of July

(iTunes: Radical Face - Doorways)

Sorry for the lack of posts.

I've been busy.

I'm getting married next week to my best friend.


....Margaret....(not any of the guys from H. Branch)

I promise to release my latest Songs That Stop Me before then.

It's a good one.

7 of June








(iTunes: Death Cab For Cutie - Codes And Keys)

Here's pictures from a shoot I helped Margaret with lighting/editing a couple months ago.

I never got around to posting them.

28 of May









(iTunes: The Postal Service - Suddenly Everything Has Changed)

Took some engagement pictures with Margaret.

Jacob Boll was the photographer.

18 of May



Filmed at Fearless Records.

16 of May



Here's another video from our house show a few weeks back.

We will be having quite a few videos coming your way from Hudson Branch.

We just played at Fearless Radio last night, and that podcast will be available shortly.



Our Kickstarter is over halfway. Thanks for all who have donated...and for those who haven't yet...every little bit helps.

14 of May


There's an article in the Chicagoist on our Kickstarter Project.

You can check it out here:

http://chicagoist.com/2011/05/12/the_hudson_branch_plow_ahead_on_sec.php


We're getting closer to achieving our goal.

Thanks to everyone that has helped us out so far.

We're really looking forward to recording the new material.

27 of April



Here's a video I shot of Cobey.

And another reminder to check out our kickstarter page ---> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1769570556/new-hudson-branch-lp?ref=live

19 of April



GOOD NEWS...

Please visit this page for more information on how YOU can help: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1769570556/new-hudson-branch-lp?ref=live


Who is Hudson Branch?

We are a band that has always been apt to do things on our own and with the help of those who support us. Never signed to a record label or recording contract of any sort, in the past 3 years we have made 3 EPs (The Hudson Branch, Music For Winter: Volume 1 & 2) and an LP(Tightrope Walker). We have toured the country extensively from Chicago to California and everything in between with our friends Dogs On Tour, and have collaborated with radio producers to create music for radio stories and multimedia projects.

All this we have done through the generosity and support of those who have enjoyed the art we make and have joined us in telling stories and making music.

Hudson Branch now has the opportunity to do something we never have before: venture out of our home studios and basements to record at Soma Studios in Chicago. Soma is run by veteran producer and musician John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and The Cake) who most recently has produced the new Broken Social Scene record. This opportunity comes as both an incredible surprise and a daunting task, so once again we ask for your help.

Please donate at any level so that we can give you all the best music we know how. All donations help and no contribution is too small... or too big.

29 of March

(iTunes: The Album Leaf- Rising Sun)

Lyrics.

I've never been too good at remembering them or memorizing them.

I'm pretty good with a melody...I can remember those pretty well.


Maybe that's why I like music like Sigur Ros and The Album Leaf so much...because I don't need to remember any of the words. I just need to remember the tune.


Recently I've been in a little "mistaken lyrics" interpretation battle with Robert while he is away at Capernwray for the year.

He started it off by sending me this little gem:




So then I got excited about it...and came up with this:




And ever since...I've been expanding it to whatever lyrical mishaps I can come up with.

Here's a few others that I've come up with:






Let me know if you can come up with a good one...I'd love to see it.

21 of March


(iTunes: SIgur Ros - Untitled 2)

I know that Winter is probably something you're trying desperately to get over right now...

I understand.

I've had few chances to drive in a t-shirt with my windows down in the past month...and I cherished each of them.


However, I received a random email from a fan from Sweden who loved our Dogs On Tour CD.

So he wanted to use our song for a winter-themed time lapse video.


Hopefully we can release some Summer-y tunes in the next couple months to give us hope for warmer weather.
So I've got a cool little announcement.



You may be wondering why I haven't really had many pictures posted for the past couple of weeks.

There's a reason for that.


This past weekend I was officially offered a Full Time job at Willow Creek McHenry as their Technical Director.


I'm super excited about this.

This will definitely be taking up a lot of my time, but I still plan on being active with my camera.


I still have some great pictures I plan on sharing with everyone....those will be posted soon.

8 of March


(iTunes: Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms)

A picture Margaret took of me on a shoot we did last week.

Pictures from the shoot to be posted next.

Some good ones for sure.

20 of February








(iTunes: DJ Earworm - Blame It On The Pop)

Went to the Blue Jackets/Blackhawks game last night with my family + Margaret.


This is only the second time I've seen Jared (Jake and Matt Boll's brother) play since January 1st 2008.

Here's some of the pictures from that last game: http://www.coreybienert.com/2008/01/1-of-january.html