All posts by Jake Brown

New Dandy Warhols video: Forever

Video: The Dandy Warhols – “Forever” Directed by Jacob Pander. Single available now. From Dine Alone, due in 2019 on Dine Alone. The Dandy Warhols play a group of spooky apparitions who sign away their souls to a corporate conglomerate. It’s not abundantly clear why these rich, young executives would offer a contract to a … Continue reading New Dandy Warhols video: Forever

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 20

Rolling Stone issue #20 had a cover date of October 26, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Beatles. Features: “Books: The Beatles Authorized Biography” by Jann Wenner; “The Rolling Stone Interview with Cass Elliot” by Jerry Hopkins; “Doors, Airplane in Middle Earth” by Jonathan Cott; “San Francisco Going Strong In Spite of … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 20

New Kinski video: Guest Girl Vocalist

Video: Kinski – “Guest Girl Vocalist” Directed by Will Watts. From Accustomed To Your Face, out now on Kill Rock Stars. Kinski has been around for twenty years making noisy, mostly instrumental art rock. Much of it sounds like the middle part of an early Black Sabbath song. This cheekily titled single features bassist Lucy … Continue reading New Kinski video: Guest Girl Vocalist

New Didi video: Haru

Video: didi – “Haru” Directed by Alex Blocher. From Like Memory Foam, due November 23 on Damnably. There’s a lot to like about this song. Not the least of which is that one of its hooks bears a resemblance to one of the hooks of Liz Phair’s “Johnny Sunshine.” And beware: the chorus is going … Continue reading New Didi video: Haru

Ticketstubs: Marilyn Manson in Grand Rapids, 1999

I miss having a friend with access to a corporate luxury box at the local arena. It’s the perfect way to see artists you don’t care about enough to pay for your own tickets. [DP disagrees. -ed.] I know this sounds gross, but stick with me. Back in the late 90s I had a good … Continue reading Ticketstubs: Marilyn Manson in Grand Rapids, 1999

New St. Vincent video: Savior (piano version)

Video: St. Vincent – “Savior” (piano version) Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. From MassEducation, out now on Loma Vista. This is nuts. When I first heard the new version of this song I doubted that it was just Annie Clark’s voice and a piano. You can clearly hear a plucked bass and strummed guitar chords. Or … Continue reading New St. Vincent video: Savior (piano version)

New L.A. Witch – Baby in Blue Jeans

Video: L.A. WITCH – “Baby in Blue Jeans” From L.A. Witch, out now on Suicide Squeeze. Oh man, while their last single we covered (“Drive Your Car”) was a badass rave-up garage stomper, “Baby in Blue Jeans” is a slow burner with hints of early Spaceman 3 or some of the trippier elements of the … Continue reading New L.A. Witch – Baby in Blue Jeans

New Goshen Electric Co video: The Gray Tower

Video: Goshen Electric Co. – “The Gray Tower” Single b/w “Ring the Bell” due November 2 on Secretly Canadian. Goshen Electric Co. is what happens when Strand of Oak’s Tim Showalter spends a half a day in the studio with the members of Magnolia Electric Co (Mike Benner, Jason Evans Groth, Mikey Kapinus, Mark Rice, … Continue reading New Goshen Electric Co video: The Gray Tower

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 19

Rolling Stone issue #19 had a cover date of October 12, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Mick Jagger by Ethan Russell. The biggest news in this issue for those of us who care about the history of the magazine is an item that appears on page 6 under the simple headline: Regrets. … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 19

New Tracyanne and Danny video: Cellophane Girl

Video: Tracyanne & Danny – “Cellophane Girl” From Tracyanne & Danny, out now on Merge Records. Another globetrotting video from Tracyanne Campbell and Danny Coughlan, this one featuring lead vocals from Coughlan who says, “I worked in a plastics factory for a while in my teens, and there was a woman, I guess in her … Continue reading New Tracyanne and Danny video: Cellophane Girl