All posts by Derek Phillips

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

New Sharon Jones video: Matter of Time

Video: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Matter of Time” From Soul of a Woman, due November 17 on Daptone. We were first turned on to Sharon Jones in 2007 when I (mistakenly, and which was debated at length in the comments) called Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black the best soul record in decades. Commenter … Continue reading New Sharon Jones video: Matter of Time

Courtney Loves Kurt: Over Everything

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile are the cute stoner couple who swear they’re just friends (and don’t even smoke down) and it’s totally true but I still want to believe the better story. To the joy of everyone who loves them both, they announced an upcoming collaboration called Lotta Sea Lice, due October 13 on Matador. … Continue reading Courtney Loves Kurt: Over Everything

New Broken Social Scene video: Vanity Pail Kids

Video: Broken Social Scene – “Vanity Pail Kids” Let me pitch this concept to you: We open with a toilet in a recording studio scatting (get it?) and beat boxing, but his/her baghead record producer just isn’t feeling it.  They decide to take a break and go to the bar where a gang of other … Continue reading New Broken Social Scene video: Vanity Pail Kids

New Carl Barat video: Burning Cars

Video: Carl Barat & The Jackals – “Burning Cars” When we first interviewed Carl Barat with Dirty Pretty Things in 2006, his first foray outside of The Libertines, he told us that he liked the idea of being in a gang. It was an idea that fellow Libertine Gary Powell also referenced and probably led … Continue reading New Carl Barat video: Burning Cars

New Liam Gallagher video: Wall Of Glass

Video: Liam Gallagher – “Wall Of Glass” I am an unapologetic fan of Oasis. I like a little attitude in my rock and roll and the Gallagher brothers deliver that by the truckload. Noel’s clearly the funnier of the two (and funnier than pretty much everyone), but the younger Liam wins on pure shit-eating grin … Continue reading New Liam Gallagher video: Wall Of Glass