All posts by Derek Phillips

New Gary Clark Jr video: This Land

Video: Gary Clark Jr – “This Land” Directed by Savanah Leaf. From This Land, due March 1 on Warner Bros. They say turbulent times create great art, and Gary Clark Jr. has had enough of this shit. Filmed in Clark’s hometown of Austin, Texas, the video is just as striking and powerful as the chorus … Continue reading New Gary Clark Jr video: This Land

New Cherry Glazerr video: Wasted Nun

Video: Cherry Glazerr – “Wasted Nun” Directed by Jess Calleiro. From Stuffed & Ready, out February 1 on Secretly Canadian. More witchy music, this time from Secretly Canadian. This is my JAM. Some melodic noise rock in the vein of Jesus and Mary Chain and Lush, Cherry Glazerr brings the guitars and the fuzz. Fronted … Continue reading New Cherry Glazerr video: Wasted Nun

The Midnight Caller, Episode 4

The air is thick and the static’s crackling. Coded messages and tapped lines, there is danger in the jungle. The choir voice of The Peoples weaves in between the trees, through the hanging vines and into the radio waves. They like baseball and they have lots of friends, but they wish you could be there. … Continue reading The Midnight Caller, Episode 4

New Hand Habits video: Placeholder

Video: Hand Habits – “Placeholder” Directed by Madeline Kenney. From Placeholder, out March 1 on Saddle Creek. When I was a teenager my parents had a sailboat we kept on Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan. It wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds and the experience is more accurately reflected in this video from Meg Duffy, … Continue reading New Hand Habits video: Placeholder

New Steve Gunn video: Vagabond

Video: Steve Gunn – “Vagabond” Directed by Jason Evans. From The Unseen In Between, out January 18, 2019 on Matador. I like spooky music. Not necessarily scary music–though I have a small corner of my heart that’s draped in black set aside for Ministry as well–but music that is a bit unsettling. There are certain … Continue reading New Steve Gunn video: Vagabond

New Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe video: Monochrome Wound

Video: Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – “Monochrome Wound” Directed by Jean de Oliveira. From From Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe, out now on A Recordings Ltd. Oh, man…this is some witchy shit. Tess Parks teams up with Brian Jonestown Massacre bossman Anton Newcombe for a duet (of sorts) and a tour around Aleister Crowley’s … Continue reading New Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe video: Monochrome Wound

Introducing the Midnight Caller Sound Magazine

I like sound collages. I always have. Well, at least since I got my own copy of the White Album and listened through “Revolution 9” with more than a little bit of excited fear. Not to be too artsy-fartsy about it but there is something fascinating with the deconstruction/reconstruction of sound when you change the … Continue reading Introducing the Midnight Caller Sound Magazine

New Raconteurs videos

Video: The Raconteurs – “Now That You’re Gone” Directed by Dikayl Rimmasch. Single out now on Third Man. I am a big fan of Jack White’s, more so his approach to the music business even than much of the music he makes. He’s an aesthete, which makes for great branding, but sometimes needs to be … Continue reading New Raconteurs videos

New Johnny Marr video: Spiral Cities

Video: Johnny Marr – “Spiral Cities” Directed by Mat Bancroft and Johnny Marr. Single is out now on New Voodoo with new b-side “Spectral Eyes.” Brian: I’m not the Messiah! Arthur: I say you are, Lord, and I should know, I’ve followed a few! Crowd: Hail, Messiah! Brian: I’m not the Messiah! Will you please listen?! I’m … Continue reading New Johnny Marr video: Spiral Cities

New video from The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Gun To The Head

Video: The Good, The Bad & The Queen – “Gun To The Head” From Merrie Land, out now on Studio 13. It’s been eleven years since the last album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen, the band featuring members of The Clash, Blur, The Verve and Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat (which is … Continue reading New video from The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Gun To The Head