All posts by Jake Brown

New Cornershop video: No Rock: Save In Roll

Video: Cornershop – “No Rock: Save In Roll” Directed by Chris Curtis. From England Is a Garden, out March 6 on Ample Play Records. I was just thinking about this band. “Brimful of Asha” was one of my favorite songs of the late-120 Minutes era. I used to set up the VCR to record it … Continue reading New Cornershop video: No Rock: Save In Roll

New Lauran Hibberd video: Sweat Patch

Video: Lauran Hibberd – “Sweat Patch” Single out now. Lauran Hibberd already released one of the catchiest singles of the year with “Hootchie” and now she’s closing out the year with a new one. The “Sweat Patch” video sees the Isle of Wight singer pumping iron and getting swoll. I never asked if you were … Continue reading New Lauran Hibberd video: Sweat Patch

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 47

Rolling Stone issue #47 had a cover date of November 29, 1969. 56 pages. 35 cents. Cover illustration of Bob Dylan. This was the “Second Anniversary Issue” and instead of any album reviews it features a five-page overview of Bob Dylan’s discography by Greil Marcus. Jann Wenner pens a justifiably self-congratulatory column in which he … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 47

New Wilco video: Before Us

Video: Wilco – “Before Us” Directed by Zoran Orlic. From Ode to Joy, out now on dBpm. I saw Wilco in concert a few weeks ago and they still put on a great show. I am a solid member of the old school Wilco fan camp who believes they made their best stuff in their … Continue reading New Wilco video: Before Us

New Eerie Wanda video: Cars and Parties (Edith Frost cover)

Video: Eerie Wanda – “Cars and Parties” [Edith Frost cover] Single out now on Joyful Noise. Eerie Wanda is the project of Dutch/Croatian songwriter Marina Tadic. She has released two albums on Joyful Noise and now released a home recorded cover of this classic Edith Frost song of displacement from 2001’s Wonder Wonder. Everyone I … Continue reading New Eerie Wanda video: Cars and Parties (Edith Frost cover)

New Rentals video: Spaceships

Video: The Rentals – “Spaceships” From Q36, due June 2020. Single out now. New Rentals announcement from Matt Sharp: “Nick Zinner, Ronnie Vannucci, Dave Fridmann & I’ve made the Rentals’ 4th Official Album, together. It’s a 16 track Space-Western titled Q36.” Sweet. Sharp says the song is “a science fiction fable that imagines an overpopulated … Continue reading New Rentals video: Spaceships

New Soccer Mommy video: Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes

Video: Soccer Mommy – “yellow is the color of her eyes” Directed by Alex Ross Perry. Single out now on Loma Vista. Hey didn’t Coldplay already write this song? Are the contrarian kids giving Coldplay a critical re-evaluation already? Or am I just being an ass? I’m probably being an ass, since Sophie Allison says … Continue reading New Soccer Mommy video: Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes

New Hallelujah The Hills video: Folk Music Is Insane

Video: Hallelujah The Hills – “Folk Music Is Insane” From I’m You, out now on Discrete Pageantry. Well if my effusive album review didn’t inspire you to check out the new Hallelujah The Hills, then maybe this new video will do the trick. Back in 1997, like a lot of music geeks, I was excited … Continue reading New Hallelujah The Hills video: Folk Music Is Insane

New Raconteurs video: Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)

Video: The Raconteurs – “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” Directed by Ben Chappell. From Help Us Stranger, out now on Third Man. Brendan Benson writes his own “Tuesday’s Gone” while he and his fellow Raconteurs visit the House On The Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin, which looks a lot cooler than Uranus, Missouri. Last … Continue reading New Raconteurs video: Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 46

Rolling Stone issue #45 had a cover date of November 15, 1969. 48 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Beatles by Camera Press-Pix. Features: “The Beatles: You Never give me your Money” by Our Staff; “The Stones Tour: Is That A Lot?” by Jerry Hopkins; “Keith Richards” by Ritchie Yorke; “San Quentin” by Jon … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 46