All posts by Jake Brown

New Ruby Boots video: Believe In Heaven

Video: Ruby Boots – “Believe In Heaven” From Don’t Talk About It, out now on Bloodshot. Wow this song is cool. It took me a second to figure out what was going on since I was expecting something with more of the country soul vibe from her previous single, which was dumb of me since … Continue reading New Ruby Boots video: Believe In Heaven

50 Year Old Byrds video: Mr. Spaceman ft. Gram Parsons

Video: The Byrds w/Gram Parsons – “Mr. Spaceman” (1968) From Fifth Dimension (Columbia, 1966) via Reelin’ in the Years. Filmed at the Roman Colosseum while the Byrds were in town to play the first International European Pop Festival in 1968, two full years after “Mr. Spaceman” was originally recorded by a very different Byrds lineup. … Continue reading 50 Year Old Byrds video: Mr. Spaceman ft. Gram Parsons

New Father John Misty video: Mr. Tillman

Video: Father John Misty – “Mr. Tillman” From God’s Favorite Customer, out June 1 on Sub Pop. Apparently Josh Tillman was not satisfied with the fan-made videos for this song created after he posted the audio with some silly green screen footage. Now he’s gone and made a professional new video with special effects and … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Mr. Tillman

New Skating Polly video: Hollywood Factory

Video: Skating Polly – “Hollywood Factory” Directed by Scott Stuckey. From The Make It All Show, due May 4 on El Camino. Check out the kids in Skating Polly living out their success fantasies. We’re bursting at the seams Just think if we get lucky And things are looking pretty great Walking backwards through Hollywood … Continue reading New Skating Polly video: Hollywood Factory

New Superchunk video: Erasure

Video: Superchunk – “Erasure” Directed by Whitey McConnaughy. From What a Time to Be Alive, out now on Merge Records. “Erasure” features backing vocals from Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, and it’s another punch in the gut from Superchunk. Hate so graceless and so cavalier We don’t just disappear Shifting shapes … Continue reading New Superchunk video: Erasure

New Snail Mail video: Heat Wave

Video: Snail Mail – “Heat Wave” Directed by Brandon Herman. From Lush, out June 8 on Matador. Lindsey Jordan is a teenager from the suburbs of Baltimore who took guitar lessons from Mary Timony. And now she’s signed to Matador. “Heat Wave” is my favorite kind of breakup song. The kind where the narrator bitterly … Continue reading New Snail Mail video: Heat Wave

New Lower Leisure Class video: The Great American Witch Hunt

Video: The Lower Leisure Class – “The Great American Witch Hunt” Single out now on Leppotone. The Lower Leisure Class is a brand new band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In fact, they are a supergroup of superstars from the fabled Leppotone roster of recording artists: Ron Casebeer and Karl Knack from the Sinatras, Chris Simons from … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: The Great American Witch Hunt

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 9

Rolling Stone issue #9 had a cover date of April 27, 1968. 24 pages. 35 cents. Features: “Beatles Battle the Blue Meanies” (a synopsis of the Yellow Submarine plot, no byline); “Clapton Busted!” (the March 20 arrest of Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Jim Messina on marijuana charges in Topanga Canyon, no byline); … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 9

New Courtney Barnett video: City Looks Pretty

Video: Courtney Barnett – “City Looks Pretty” From Tell Me How You Really Feel, out on May 18 on Milk, Marathon Artists and Mom+Pop. Courtney Barnett is a treasure. “City Looks Pretty” is the third single from her upcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, and this one is as great as the previous … Continue reading New Courtney Barnett video: City Looks Pretty

New Lou Barlow video: Love Intervene

Video: Lou Barlow – “Love Intervene” From the Love Intervene b/w Don’t Like Changes 7-inch, out now on Joyful Noise. Many, many years ago Johnny Loftus made me a Sebadoh mix because — for whatever reason — I had totally skipped them over at the time. I had always liked Lou Barlow’s songs on the … Continue reading New Lou Barlow video: Love Intervene