All posts by Jake Brown

New Felines video: Going On

Video: Felines – “Going Out” From Saying It Twice Makes It Real, due later this year on Burger and Crunchy Frog Records. Single out now. This is a cool, moody song from a band from Copenhagen who clearly digs the Velvet Underground. They approach it with classic Danish minimalism and a sense of brooding paranoia. … Continue reading New Felines video: Going On

New Escape-ism video: Bodysnatcher

Video: Escape-ism – “Bodysnatcher” Directed by Alexandra Cabral. From The Lost Record, out September 7 on Merge. Another minimalist disco jam from the twisted funkbone of Ian Svenonius. The video features the subtle but enticing dance moves of Svenonius and collaborator/director Alexandra Cabral as they get down on the craggy shore of a tropical island…or … Continue reading New Escape-ism video: Bodysnatcher

New Luluc video: Kids

Video: Luluc – “Kids” Directed by Katie Mitchell. From Sculptor, out now on Sub Pop. Most songs written by adults about kids are condescending, but Luluc treats their kids with respect. The teacher who prides: “Why don’t you come talk to me? You’ve got such a big chip on your shoulder.” “No, that’s my armor … Continue reading New Luluc video: Kids

New Imperial Sound video: A Man Like You

Video: The Imperial Sound – “A Man Like You” Directed by Melissa Thornley. From The New AM out August 31st on Pravda Records. The Imperial Sound is a new band made up of a bunch of Chicago music veterans including Frederick Mosher and Kenn Goodman of the New Duncan Imperials, the Service, and Pravda Records. … Continue reading New Imperial Sound video: A Man Like You

New Courtney Barnett video: Charity

Video: Courtney Barnett – “Charity” Directed by Ashley Connor. From Tell Me How You Really Feel, out now on Milk, Marathon Artists and Mom+Pop. This is the fifth single/video Courtney Barnett has released from Tell Me How You Really Feel. Keep them coming! You don’t have to pretend you’re not scared Everyone else is just … Continue reading New Courtney Barnett video: Charity

New Low Cut Connie video: Oh Suzanne

Video: Low Cut Connie – “Oh Suzanne” From Dirty Pictures (Part 2), out now on Contender Records. Now that their Alex Chilton cover has opened my ears to the charms of Low Cut Connie, I can appreciate what they’re going for in “Oh Suzanne,” a song that I might otherwise blow off as a dumb … Continue reading New Low Cut Connie video: Oh Suzanne

New Cat Power video: Woman

Video: Cat Power – “Woman” (ft. Lana Del Rey) Directed by Greg Hunt. From Wanderer, due October 5 on Domino Record Co. Chan Marshall is a badass. This is her first new music since 2012’s Sun and it was worth the wait. “Woman” features everything we love about Cat Power: spooky instrumentation, moody vocals, intimidating … Continue reading New Cat Power video: Woman

New Kurt Vile video: Loading Zones

Video: Kurt Vile – “Loading Zones” Directed by Drew Saracco. New single out now on Matador Records. Check out Kurt Vile, dodging the Philadelphia meter maids. He parks for free! Kurt Vile: web, twitter, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 16

Rolling Stone issue #16 had a cover date of August 24, 1968. 24 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Band by Elliot M. Landy. Features: “Friends and Neighbors Just Call Us the Band” by Alfred G. Aronowitz; Howlin’ Wolf by Barry Gifford; The Rolling Stone Round Table with Booker T & the M.G.’s by … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 16

New Metric video: Dressed to Suppress

Video: Metric – “Dressed to Suppress” Directed by Justin Broadbent. From their new album, due September 21. And the ones we ignore cry “come to me” Are the ones we adore cry “give me space, give me space” And the ones who are cruel cry “beg for me” Are the ones that possess, they love … Continue reading New Metric video: Dressed to Suppress