All posts by Jake Brown

New Jenny Lewis video: Rabbit Hole

Video: Jenny Lewis – “Rabbit Hole” Directed by Eric Notarnicola. From On the Line, out now on Warner Bros. Another video compiled from the footage of Jenny Lewis’s bonkers 3-hour livestreamed listening party/charity fundraiser, “Rabbit Hole” is a highlight of On the Line with Beck singing background vocals, Benmont Tench playing the Hammond, Smokey Hormel … Continue reading New Jenny Lewis video: Rabbit Hole

Album of the Year: Hallelujah the Hills – I’m You

Hallelujah the Hills – I’m You, out November 15. It’s inappropriate for critics to project their own shit onto a work of art. But for music fans? That’s what we do. It’s how an album can become so entangled with a specific time in your life. Certain songs get scratched into our souls, you know. … Continue reading Album of the Year: Hallelujah the Hills – I’m You

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 45

Rolling Stone issue #45 had a cover date of November 1, 1969. 48 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Tina Turner by Robert Altman. Features: “The Rolling Stone Interview: Phil Spector” by Jann Wenner; “Johnny Cash” by John Grissim; “A2 Blues” by Jerry Heist; “The First Tycoon of Teen” by Tom Wolfe (originally published in … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 45

New Culture Abuse video: Calm E

Video: Culture Abuse – “Calm E” From Bay Dream, out now on Epitaph. Love these guys. There’s a sincerity in David Kelling’s lyrics that makes you want to, well, call him. Except for the fact that nobody ever actually calls anybody anymore, do they? Maybe they do. I don’t know. I’ve become so antisocial I … Continue reading New Culture Abuse video: Calm E

New Automne video: La Désirante

Video: Automne – “La Désirante” Texte : Mathilde Tixier. Musique : Automne. Réalisation : Joséphine Lajeat. Effets spéciaux : Juan Sebastian Sotelo. Étalonnage : David Haddad. Une production ATPD. Shortly after we posted Marika Hackman’s latest video, my friend in Paris messaged me that his band Automne had just completed a video for a new … Continue reading New Automne video: La Désirante

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 44

Rolling Stone issue #44 had a cover date of October 18, 1969. 48 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of David Crosby by Robert Altman. 48 pages this time, with tons of reviews to make up for the previous issue that had none. The funniest review is a spoof written by Greil Marcus under the pseudonym … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 44

New Marika Hackman video: Hand Solo

Video: Marika Hackman – “hand solo” From Any Human Friend, out now on Sub Pop. Not the most subtle video ever made, but that’s okay. Sometimes you want your message to come across loud and clear: Diddlin’ is fun. Hackman said, “I wrote ‘hand solo’ as a bit of light-hearted relief, a wank anthem for … Continue reading New Marika Hackman video: Hand Solo

New Daystar video: Warped Reality

Video: Daystar – “Warped Reality” Filmed by Joshua James Huff. From The Complete Recordings, out October 25. Full disclosure: Daystar’s Derek Phillips is a co-founder of Glorious Noise, and he was the best man in my wedding, as I was in his. We’ve been pals since we were 15 year old dorks who bonded in … Continue reading New Daystar video: Warped Reality

New Kim Gordon video: Hungry Baby

Video: Kim Gordon – “Hungry Baby” Directed by Loretta Fahrenholz. From No Home Record, out now on Matador. You’ll never be as cool as Kim Gordon. It’s stupid to try. She proves it’s possible — although extremely rare — to be arty and rockin’ at the same time. Seriously, how many other musicians can pull … Continue reading New Kim Gordon video: Hungry Baby

New Amy O video: Crushed

Video: Amy O – “Crushed” Directed by Anisa Curry Vietze. From Shell, due October 25 on Winspear. Last time we checked in on Bloomington, Indiana’s Amy Oelsner she was ripping it up Shocking Blue-style with “Lavender Night.” This time around she’s more subdued and nostalgic, remembering “taking pictures without phones.” Oelsner says her new song … Continue reading New Amy O video: Crushed