All posts by Jake Brown

New Jon Spencer video: Beetle Boots

Video: Jon Spencer – “Beetle Boots” Directed by Andrew Hooper. From Spencer Sings The Hits, out now on In the Red. Jon Spencer will not tolerate any phony rock and rollers. He doesn’t have time for you posers. You think it’s easy being in a band? Wrong priorities Misguided intentions Ironic distance just reinforces convention … Continue reading New Jon Spencer video: Beetle Boots

New FIDLAR video: By Myself

Video: FIDLAR – “By Myself” From Almost Free, out January 25 on Mom+Pop. FIDLAR goes disco! Don’t want to bury the lede here so I’ll just point out that Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist has cut his hair since the last time I saw his hippie locks at Riot Fest in 2016. Phew! But back to the … Continue reading New FIDLAR video: By Myself

New Janelle Monae video: Screwed

Video: Janelle Monáe – “Screwed” (ft. Zoe Kravitz) From Dirty Computer, out now on Bad Boy/Atlantic. I believe it when Janelle Monae says, “I lost my mind to rock and roll.” She’s one of the most exciting things happening in music today. She’ll be headlining Coachella and Glastonbury this summer, which has ruffled some old … Continue reading New Janelle Monae video: Screwed

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 25

Rolling Stone issue #25 had a cover date of January 4, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the MC5’s Rob Tyner. I hadn’t originally intended on continuing this series into 1969. By the end of 1968 Rolling Stone had firmly established its identity as the leading voice of the rock and roll generation. … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 25

New Sharon Van Etten video: Seventeen

Video: Sharon Van Etten – “Seventeen” Directed by Maureen Towey. From Remind Me Tomorrow, out January 18 on Jagjaguwar. Wow. This is a powerful song and an intense video. On its surface it’s another song — like “Comeback Kid” — about looking back at your younger self. But it’s easy to imagine this being sung … Continue reading New Sharon Van Etten video: Seventeen

New Rivers Cuomo video: Two Broken Hearts

Video: Rivers Cuomo – “Two Broken Hearts” Single out now. Well at least it’s better than the stupid Toto covers. I hate to sound like Leslie’s Jones’ character on the SNL bit, but I am what I am. By the way, have you watched that sketch with people who are not total nerds? It’s uncomfortably … Continue reading New Rivers Cuomo video: Two Broken Hearts

GLONO’s 21 Best Songs of 2018

Happy New Year! Once again, as always, there were a ton of great songs released last year. Narrowing it down to the 21 best is a bit ridiculous, but it’s a digestible chunk of music to summarize the year. My absolute favorite song of the year was also the most surprising: the Oak Ridge Boys’ … Continue reading GLONO’s 21 Best Songs of 2018

2018: Good Riddance

What a year. How naive were we to think that 2016 was bad just because Prince and David Bowie died, Mitch McConnell was mean to President Obama, and Hillary Clinton lost the election to a game show host who made an entire career out of lying and cheating? And then 2017 seemed bad too. But … Continue reading 2018: Good Riddance

New Speedy Ortiz video: I’m Blessed

Video: Speedy Ortiz – “I’m Blessed” Animation by: Hannah Darrah. From Twerp Verse, out April 27 on Carpark. Speedy Ortiz opened up for Liz Phair this summer and you can hear why they were a good match when you listen to this song. I’m blessed, I am a witch And I float above everyone who … Continue reading New Speedy Ortiz video: I’m Blessed

New Ice Cube video: That New Funkadelic

Video: Ice Cube – “That New Funkadelic” From Everythangs Corrupt, out now. It’s kind of insane to think I’ve been loving Ice Cube for almost thirty years. I remember it was my freshman year of college, before everybody’s friend groups had solidified, when you’d leave your dorm room door open and people would just pop … Continue reading New Ice Cube video: That New Funkadelic