All posts by Derek Phillips

New Graham Coxon video: Falling

Video: Graham Coxon – “Falling” Single out now on Parlophone. I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar / then it meant that you were a Protest Singer Oh, I can smile about it now / but at the time it was terrible –The Smiths, “Shakespeare’s Sister” We know that Blur front man Damon … Continue reading New Graham Coxon video: Falling

New Jack White video: Connected By Love

Video: Jack White – “Connected By Love” From Boarding House Reach, due March 23 on Third Man Records. Single out now. One of my favorite heckles happened during a performance in Milwaukee. Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls was playing a loud, sweaty show shortly after the 9/11 attacks and paused to deliver a … Continue reading New Jack White video: Connected By Love

New Run The Jewels video: Call Ticketron

Video: Run The Jewels – “Call Ticketron” From RTJ3, out now. It’s hard to top last year’s collaboration with DJ Shadow, but RTJ has been giving it a good go. In “Call Ticketron” our heroes go for broke with an absurdist, apocalyptic fantasy that has everything from UFOs to dancing garbage bags to fake news … Continue reading New Run The Jewels video: Call Ticketron

New Morrissey video: Jacky’s Only Happy

Video: Morrissey – “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage” From Low In High School, out now on BMG. I always thought Morrissey could easily transition to being an English soap star should he ever decide to give up the music game. I mean, look at him: Can’t you just see him scheming … Continue reading New Morrissey video: Jacky’s Only Happy

New Sharon Jones video: Call on God

Video: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Call on God” From Soul of a Woman, out now on Daptone. We’ve written a lot on what a dynamic performer Sharon Jones was—and make no mistake, she was a powerhouse. But what I like about this video is it also show what an artists she was, and … Continue reading New Sharon Jones video: Call on God

New Bonnie Prince Billy video: Treasure Map

Video: Bonnie Prince Billy – “Treasure Map” From the Benefit Record for the Southern Poverty Law Center, available now. Will Oldham is a creepy mother fucker. I won’t at all be surprised to find out that he’s a time traveling folky/murderer who dips in and out of various decades singing about who knows what but … Continue reading New Bonnie Prince Billy video: Treasure Map

Forever Summer

I’ve been in bands my entire adult life. For most of that time, it was the most important element of my identity. Being in a band was not only a crucial creative outlet, but also a social space; it was how I met people beyond what is now the GLONO crew. The first band I … Continue reading Forever Summer

New MGMT video: Little Dark Age

Video: MGMT – “Little Dark Age” From Little Dark Age, due 2018 on Columbia Records. One of the reasons I love MGMT is because their music makes me feel young. That’s what good pop music does, right? It makes you tap into those long buried feelings of excitement and anticipation–for what, you don’t even know–and … Continue reading New MGMT video: Little Dark Age

New Spoon video: Do I Have to Talk You Into It

Video: Spoon – “Do I Have to Talk You Into It” From Hot Thoughts, out now on Matador. A classic Spoon jam with a manic Photoshop tutorial? You can’t say the band doesn’t know their audience. I imagine boutique design studios all over the country cranking this jam during the interview sessions where they whiteboard … Continue reading New Spoon video: Do I Have to Talk You Into It

New Noel Gallagher video: Holy Mountain

Video: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Holy Mountain” From Who Built The Moon?, out November 24 on Sour Mash/UMG. Big brothers are a pain in the ass, it’s their birthright. I know, I’m one. But there’s maybe nobody who relishes the role more than Noel Gallagher, who continues to assault and annoy his little … Continue reading New Noel Gallagher video: Holy Mountain