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New Automne video: Pendant Que Les Champs Brulent

Video: Automne – “Pendant Que Les Champs Brûlent” Single out now on ATPD Records. Niagara’s “Pendant Que Les Champs Brûlent” was a big single in France in 1990. The duo were offered an American deal, but they refused to record English-language versions of their songs so they never got signed over here. (Note: This is … Continue reading New Automne video: Pendant Que Les Champs Brulent

New Ohmme video: Give Me Back My Man

Video: Ohmme – “Give Me Back My Man” Directed by Hannah Welever. Single out now on Joyful Noise. For people who only know “Love Shack” or “Roam” it might be hard to imagine that the B-52s were ever anything other than a gimmick in a beehive. But they were always cooler than that, and Ohmme … Continue reading New Ohmme video: Give Me Back My Man

New Goshen Electric Co video: Ring The Bell

Video: Goshen Electric Co. – “Ring The Bell” Single out now on Secretly Canadian. Here’s the b-side of the single that Strand of Oak’s Tim Showalter recorded with the members of Magnolia Electric Co (Mike Benner, Jason Evans Groth, Mikey Kapinus, Mark Rice, Peter Schreiner). Help does not just walk up to you, I could … Continue reading New Goshen Electric Co video: Ring The Bell

New Morrissey video: Back on the Chain Gang

Video: Morrissey – “Back on the Chain Gang” Single out November 23. Also on upcoming double-vinyl reissue of Low in High School. I’m something of a Morrissey apologist but this is not a great cover. Moz’s clunky guitar player doesn’t nail the fluidity of the Pretenders’ original lead guitar line. That part was created by … Continue reading New Morrissey video: Back on the Chain Gang

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

New Willie Nelson video: One for My Baby

Video: Willie Nelson – “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)” From My Way, out September 14 on Sony Legacy. Another one from Willie’s tribute to Frank Sinatra. “One for My Baby” is a classic Johnny Mercer lyric set to a complex Harold tune, originally written for the 1943 Fred Astaire film, … Continue reading New Willie Nelson video: One for My Baby

New Willie Nelson video: Summer Wind

Video: Willie Nelson – “Summer Wind” From My Way, due September 14 on Sony Legacy. I love Frank Sinatra. When I was in college I visited a friend in Ann Arbor and we went record shopping and I ended up finding a mint used copy of the 4-CD Reprise Collection. We found somebody to buy … Continue reading New Willie Nelson video: Summer Wind

New Low Cut Connie video: Hey! Little Child

Video: Low Cut Connie video: “Hey! Little Child” From Dirty Pictures (Part 2), out now on Contender Records. I heard a segment about this band on NPR last month and upon the recommendation of Ann Powers I checked them out. But the song I listened to didn’t live up to her description of “the essence … Continue reading New Low Cut Connie video: Hey! Little Child

New Regrettes video: Helpless

Video: The Regrettes – “Helpless” Single available now. I might be the last person on the planet who is completely unfamiliar with the Hamilton musical. I read the Ron Chernow book, but I dunno. Seemed like a corny concept to me. But what do I know? Apparently everybody thinks it’s awesome. This is the only … Continue reading New Regrettes video: Helpless

New Juliana Hatfield video: Physical

Video: Juliana Hatfield – “Physical” Directed by David Doobinin. From Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia-Newton John, out April 13 on American Laundromat. Woo hoo, this is the second video Juliana Hatfield has released for her tribute to Olivia-Newton John. Hatfield released a statement to Stereogum: Olivia Newton-John’s lusty “Physical” is a groovy, bouncy song, but my … Continue reading New Juliana Hatfield video: Physical