All posts by Derek Phillips

New Son Volt video: The 99

Video: Son Volt – “The 99” From Union, out now. I don’t spend a lot of time on negativity anymore, and that includes writing negative reviews. I mean, really…we’re surrounded by a shitstorm of Trumpist negativity and we are a music site of, by and  for fans. So it pains me to write this: This … Continue reading New Son Volt video: The 99

New Sharon Van Etten video: No One’s Easy To Love

Video: Sharon Van Etten – “No One’s Easy To Love” Directed by Katherine Dieckmann. From Remind Me Tomorrow, out now on Jagjaguwar. I don’t know where she is or where she’s going, but Sharon Van Etten is a boss. How do I know? She walks with great authority. And you can’t be a boss without … Continue reading New Sharon Van Etten video: No One’s Easy To Love

New Purple Mountains video: Darkness and Cold

Video: Purple Mountains – “Darkness and Cold” From Purple Mountains, due July 12 on Drag City. Somewhere deep within the GLONO archives are boxes and boxes of VHS tapes. Throughout much of our teens and all of our 20s, Jake had a video camera and for long periods during those years, he seemed to video … Continue reading New Purple Mountains video: Darkness and Cold

New Ty Segall video: Taste

Video: Ty Segall – “Taste” Directed by Joshua Erkman. From First Taste, due August 2 on Drag City. Ty Segall wants your shit and he is willing to murder you for it. We live in a sick society and are being programmed on a daily basis to feed our sickness. Never one for subtlety, Ty … Continue reading New Ty Segall video: Taste

New Willie Nelson video: Come On Time

Video: Willie Nelson – “Come On Time” From Ride Me Back Home, due June 21 on on Sony. Ok, it’s been a little negative around here lately. Weird times create good art, but it can take a psychic toll on us all. But there are lots of things out there we can be thankful for. … Continue reading New Willie Nelson video: Come On Time

New Kyle Craft video: Broken Mirror Pose

Video: Kyle Craft – “Broken Mirror Pose” From Showboat Honey, due July 12 on Sub Pop. I’m not sure what it is about this video that has me all in a bunch, but GOT DAMN if this song isn’t stuck in my head for days on end. Maybe it’s the balance of danger and fun … Continue reading New Kyle Craft video: Broken Mirror Pose

New Rubinoos video: Do You Remember

Video: The Rubinoos – “Do You Remember” From From Home, due August 23 on Yep Roc. There’s a long history of bands paying homage to each other. The Animals made a minor cottage industry out of it with “The Story of Bo Diddley” and “Monterrey,” but it’s nice to see the kids continuing a tradition. … Continue reading New Rubinoos video: Do You Remember

New Lower Leisure Class video: Oxygen

Video: Lower Leisure Class – “Oxygen” (Tiny Desk Contest) Stories from the Lower Leisure Class is out now on Leppotone. FULL DISCLOSURE: My old college band, The Vantrells, is reuniting to open for The Lower Leisure Class. So, you know…I’m obligated to say nice things about them. When Jake decided to go to Kalamazoo College, … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: Oxygen

New Raconteurs video: Help Me Stranger

Video: The Raconteurs – “Help Me Stranger” Directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu. From Help Us Stranger, out June 21 on Third Man. A funky little groove with Jack and Brendan singing harmonies throughout, “Help Me Stranger” is gonna be lit live. Shades of all the genres that made Detroit a hothouse for any variety musical pollinators … Continue reading New Raconteurs video: Help Me Stranger

New A.A. Bondy video: Killers 3

Video: A.A. Bondy – “Killers 3” From Enderness, due May 10 on Fat Possum. Shit, another dude in a mask. This time we have a sad sack masked man sitting in a tub, sometimes with sparkles, sometimes with frame-in-frame videos of twerking booties and yawning lions. Go figure. I reviewed Bondy’s live show in Portland … Continue reading New A.A. Bondy video: Killers 3