All posts by Jake Brown

New Michael Hurtt video: I’m Gonna Be Gone

Video: Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts – “I’m Gonna Be Gone” From an upcoming single on Swelltune Records. Filmed at the 2018 New England Shakeup festival. On my first trip to New Orleans I got way too drunk and abused my host’s hospitality. She had one rule: no puking in her house. We had … Continue reading New Michael Hurtt video: I’m Gonna Be Gone

New Pip Blom video: Tired

Video: Pip Blom – “Tired” Video by The Industry. From Boat, out now on Heavenly Recordings. Pip Blom’s previous single, “Daddy Issues,” is one of my favorite songs (and videos) of the year so far. This new one has a similar ramshackle charm. Pip Blom: web, twitter, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.

New Prince video: Manic Monday

Video: Prince – “Manic Monday” From Originals, out now on NPG Records. I don’t remember exactly when I discovered that Prince wrote the Bangles hit “Manic Monday,” but I’ve been hoping to hear his original demo ever since. It was certainly one of the first things I searched for after I downloaded Napster. But of … Continue reading New Prince video: Manic Monday

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 37

Rolling Stone issue #37 had a cover date of July 12, 1969. 40 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Elvis Presley. Features: “You Won’t ask Elvis Anything too Deep?” by William Otterburn-Hall; “Pete Townshend on Tommy” by Rick Sanders and David Dalton; “Jefferson Airplane Today” by Ben Fong-Torres; “The Troubadour: Rick Nelson” by Jerry Hopkins; … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 37

New Belle and Sebastian video: Sister Buddha

Video: Belle and Sebastian – “Sister Buddha” From Days of the Bagnold Summer, due September 13 on Matador. It’s always uplifting to hear a new Belle and Sebastian song. And “Sister Buddha” is no exception. And if God won’t show Her face Fall upon your loving soul’s embrace And I’ll send you all the love … Continue reading New Belle and Sebastian video: Sister Buddha

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 36

Rolling Stone issue #36 had a cover date of June 28, 1969. 40 page. 35 cents. Cover photo of Nudie Cohn by Baron Wolman. This issue was dedicated primarily to country music and featured no record reviews. Weird! Features: “Boosting Peace: John and Yoko in Canada” by Ritchie Yorke; “California White Man’s Shit Kickin’ Blues” … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 36

New Frankie Cosmos video: Windows

Video: Frankie Cosmos – “Windows” Directed by Eliza Doyle and Greta Kline. From Close it Quietly, due September 6 on Sub Pop. Watch Greta Kline and her pal Eliza Doyle frolic around the streets and beaches of New York. Like the music, the video mixes moments of silliness with poignancy. Slow leak, slow dream I … Continue reading New Frankie Cosmos video: Windows

New Regrettes video: I Dare You

Video: The Regrettes – “I Dare You” Directed by WATTS. From How Do You Love?, due August 9 on Warner. New video and a new album announcement! Turns out I was correct a couple weeks ago when I guessed the track list. So How Do You Love? will contain 15 Lydia Night originals. Co-writers include … Continue reading New Regrettes video: I Dare You

New Lillie Mae video: You’ve Got Other Girls for That

Video: Lillie Mae – “You’ve Got Other Girls for That” Directed by Misael Arriaga. From Other Girls, due August 16 on Third Man. Nashville’s Lillie Mae is a back with a new album on Third Man Records, produced by Dave Cobb, the guy who got the Oak Ridge Boys to cover “Seven Nation Army.” (He … Continue reading New Lillie Mae video: You’ve Got Other Girls for That

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 35

Rolling Stone issue #35 had a cover date of June 14, 1969. 40 page. 35 cents. Cover photo of Chuck Berry by Baron Wolman. Features: “Roll Over, Chuck Berry” by Greil Marcus; “Jean-Luc Godard” by Jonathan Cott; “American Revolution 1969: The Battle of People’s Park” by John Burks and John Grissim, Jr.; “This Time Gas … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 35