Video: Deerhunter – “Death in Midsummer” From Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared, due January 18 on 4AD. You’d never guess by the happy little harpsichord riff that this song is a meditation on the futility of existence. They were in hills They were in factories They are in graves now They were in debt to … Continue reading New Deerhunter video: Death in Midsummer
Video: The Breeders – “Spacewoman” Directed by Richard Ayoade. From All Nerve, out now on 4AD. Kim Deal calls it “a sci-fi thriller with the soul of Harlan Ellison.” But it looks a lot like a lady walking through the woods in a hazmat suit. We got a beachball in the stadium Everybody’s havin’ fun … Continue reading New Breeders video: Spacewoman
Video: The Breeders – “Nervous Mary” From All Nerve, out now on 4AD. Kim and Kelley Deal are so cool. Check them out. In the middle of a busy street in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, The Breeders took a brief break from touring to shoot a homemade video for ‘Nervous Mary’, from their 2018 album, All … Continue reading New Breeders video: Nervous Mary
You may have heard that the Pixies are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Surfer Rosa with a big box set. Three CD and Three LP editions out on September 28th, 2018 with new artwork reimagined by original designer Vaughan Oliver and the bonus disc, Live From The Fallout Shelter – one of the earliest recordings … Continue reading Missed opportunity: Come on Pixies, you know we love you!
Video: The Breeders – “Joanne” (Michael Nesmith cover) All Nerve is out March 2 on 4AD. “Joanne” is not on the album. “Joanne” is one of my favorite songs of all time. I first heard it back in college when Leppotone supergroup Twister covered it live at Club Soda in Kalamazoo. I was already a … Continue reading New Breeders video: Joanne
Video: The Breeders – “Wait in the Car” New single, out now on 4AD. Good morning! The Breeders are back with their Last Splash lineup (the Deal twins, Jim Macpherson, and Josephine Wiggs). Pretty exciting. Last Splash is still a great album and its production is so weird and trippy. Not much evidence that any … Continue reading New Breeders videos: Wait in the Car
Video: TORRES – “Three Futures” From Three Futures, out September 29 on 4AD. In the last video from Torres we saw our hero walking around your Aunt Phyllis’ basement with a guitar. This new video is set upstairs in the same house, and this time Torres’ Mackenzie Scott is cast as three separate characters: the … Continue reading New Torres video: Three Futures
Video: The National – “Guilty Party” From Sleep Well Beast, out September 8 on 4AD. I never really got the National until I heard the song “Bloodbuzz Ohio.” Now I like them, and I can no longer even hear the Joy Division references that turned me off when Boxer first brought them to my attention.
Video: TORRES – “Skim” This song is cool and the video is creepy. Mackenzie Scott is hanging out in your Aunt Phyllis’ house (complete with pool table and intercom!) and getting groped by disembodied arms while she walks around playing the guitar. Eventually she gets down with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and another, more scantily clad … Continue reading New Torres Video: Skim
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