All posts by Jake Brown

New Phoebe Bridgers video: Killer

Video: Phoebe Bridgers – “Killer” Directed by Gus Black. From Stranger In The Alps, out now on Dead Oceans. We kicked off this year with a Phoebe Bridgers video and now we’re pretty much closing it out with one. And what’s a better topic for the day after Christmas than creating an Advance Health Care … Continue reading New Phoebe Bridgers video: Killer

New Monkees video: Unwrap You At Christmas

Video: The Monkees – “Unwrap You At Christmas” Directed by John Hughes. [Oh really? -ed.] From Christmas Party, out now on Rhino. Ho ho ho, everybody! “Unwrap You At Christmas” was written by Andy Partridge and it’s weird that Micky sounds like he’s trying to sound like XTC. Probably imitating the demo a little too … Continue reading New Monkees video: Unwrap You At Christmas

New William Shatner video: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Video: William Shatner – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (ft. Billy Gibbons) From Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album, out now on Cleopatra. Yep. You’re welcome. It’s hard enough to fall asleep the night before Christmas without Captain Kirk plaguing your nightmares. Sweet dreams! William Shatner: web, twitter, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 24

Rolling Stone issue #24 had a cover date of December 21, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Beatles. This is the final issue of 1968. By this time the magazine had firmly established its identity. It was now a professional publication with a copy editor (Charles Perry) and at last a managing … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 24

New Beths video: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Video: The Beths – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Single out now on Carpark Records. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is, of course, the saddest Christmas song ever. Which is why it’s one of the best. The lyrics promise that our troubles will be out of sight, but the melody tells the truth: … Continue reading New Beths video: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

New Gerard Way video: Dasher

Video: Gerard Way – “Dasher” (ft. Lydia Night) Directed by Aaron Hymes. Single out now on Reprise. ‘Tis the season. Last time we checked in on Gerard Way he was getting spooky for Halloween. Now he’s got a Christmas song. Did we miss his Thanksgiving single? Can we expect a New Years song next? Turns … Continue reading New Gerard Way video: Dasher

New Juliana Hatfield video: Lost Ship

Video: Juliana Hatfield – “Lost Ship” Directed by Rachel Lichtman. From Weird, due January 18 on American Laundromat. Cool original new song from Juliana Hatfield fresh on the heels of her Olivia Newton-John cover album. She never stops working! Hatfield told Vanyaland, “Rachel Lichtman of the awesome Network 77 hipped me to this place called … Continue reading New Juliana Hatfield video: Lost Ship

New Chuck D video: TiredOf45

Video: Chuck D – “TiredOf45” Directed by David C. Snyder. From Celebration of Ignorance, out now on SpitSLAM. Like Chuck D, I too am tired of our orange fuhrer…to put it mildly. But I don’t quite get why Chuck is putting it as mildly as he is in this song. He’s no stranger to bold … Continue reading New Chuck D video: TiredOf45

New Sharon Van Etten video: Jupiter 4

Video: Sharon Van Etten – “Jupiter 4” Directed by Katherine Dieckmann. From Remind Me Tomorrow, due January 18 on Jagjaguwar. This song was originally written by Sharon Van Etten and given to Donna Missal, who recorded it and said, “The title of the song comes from the demo – originally titled Jupiter because the main … Continue reading New Sharon Van Etten video: Jupiter 4

New Low Cut Connie video: Every Time You Turn Around

Video: Low Cut Connie – “Every Time You Turn Around” Directed by Gaia Alari. From Dirty Pictures (Part 2), out now on Contender Records. It’s an unexpected ballad from the sweaty Philadelphia rock and rollers. Let me be free to treat you kind Honey, let me have a chance to change your mind Adam Weiner … Continue reading New Low Cut Connie video: Every Time You Turn Around