All posts by Jake Brown

New Beths video: You Wouldn’t Like Me

Video: The Beths – “You Wouldn’t Like Me” Directed by Ezra Simons. From Future Me Hates Me, out now on Carpark Records. Another catchy jam from New Zealand’s finest. The Beths: bandcamp, twitter, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.

New Tomberlin video: Any Other Way

Video: Tomberlin – “Any Other Way” Directed by Laura-Lynn Petrick. From At Weddings, out now on Saddle Creek. The more I listen to Tomberlin’s previous single, “Seventeen,” the more I like it. A bit of a sleeper, it reveals its secrets on repeated listens. I expect that “Any Other Way” will be similar. You said … Continue reading New Tomberlin video: Any Other Way

New Skating Polly video: Camelot

Video: Skating Polly – “Camelot” Directed by Caz Daddy Mac. From The Make It All Show, out now on El Camino. If Skating Polly shows are half as wild as they look in this video, we should all check them out when they come through our towns. My favorite part is a minute in when … Continue reading New Skating Polly video: Camelot

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 15

Rolling Stone issue #15 had a cover date of August 10, 1968. 24 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Mick Jagger by Dean Goodhill. Features: The Rolling Stones Return With Beggars Banquet by Jann Wenner, featuring tons of great photos by by Dean Goodhill; “Cream Breaks Up”; “Merle Haggard: Home-Fried Humor and Cowboy Soul” by … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 15

New Breeders video: Nervous Mary

Video: The Breeders – “Nervous Mary” From All Nerve, out now on 4AD. Kim and Kelley Deal are so cool. Check them out. In the middle of a busy street in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, The Breeders took a brief break from touring to shoot a homemade video for ‘Nervous Mary’, from their 2018 album, All … Continue reading New Breeders video: Nervous Mary

New Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis: I Just Lived A Country Song

Video: Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis – “I Just Lived A Country Song” Lyric video by Nina Stiener. From Wild! Wild! Wild!, out August 10 on Bloodshot. The thing I love about Robbie Fulks is that he doesn’t try to be alt- or insurgent- or Americana- but instead he is comfortable enough with his … Continue reading New Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis: I Just Lived A Country Song

New Willie Nelson video: Summer Wind

Video: Willie Nelson – “Summer Wind” From My Way, due September 14 on Sony Legacy. I love Frank Sinatra. When I was in college I visited a friend in Ann Arbor and we went record shopping and I ended up finding a mint used copy of the 4-CD Reprise Collection. We found somebody to buy … Continue reading New Willie Nelson video: Summer Wind

New Wimps video: Insomnia

Video: Wimps – “Insomnia” Directed by Stacy Peck. From Garbage People, out July 13 on Kill Rock Stars. Seattle’s Wimps are a catchy three-piece punk band consisting of grownups. Their latest single explores the debilitating heartbreak of insomnia. They told Tidal: “We used the latest brain-scan technology to process the actual thought-images that circle through … Continue reading New Wimps video: Insomnia

Missed opportunity: Come on Pixies, you know we love you!

You may have heard that the Pixies are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Surfer Rosa with a big box set. Three CD and Three LP editions out on September 28th, 2018 with new artwork reimagined by original designer Vaughan Oliver and the bonus disc, Live From The Fallout Shelter – one of the earliest recordings … Continue reading Missed opportunity: Come on Pixies, you know we love you!

New Waxahatchee video: Chapel of Pines

Video: Waxahatchee – “Chapel of Pines” From the Great Thunder EP, out September 7 on Merge. Waxahatchee’s “Silver” was one of the best songs of 2017. And now Katie Crutchfield is back with a stripped down acoustic collection recorded at Bon Iver’s studio in Wisconsin. Crutchfield says the new stuff “is a complete 180 from … Continue reading New Waxahatchee video: Chapel of Pines