Video: Sharon Van Etten – “No One’s Easy To Love” Directed by Katherine Dieckmann. From Remind Me Tomorrow, out now on Jagjaguwar. I don’t know where she is or where she’s going, but Sharon Van Etten is a boss. How do I know? She walks with great authority. And you can’t be a boss without … Continue reading New Sharon Van Etten video: No One’s Easy To Love
Video: Sharon Van Etten – “Seventeen” Directed by Maureen Towey. From Remind Me Tomorrow, out January 18 on Jagjaguwar. Wow. This is a powerful song and an intense video. On its surface it’s another song — like “Comeback Kid” — about looking back at your younger self. But it’s easy to imagine this being sung … Continue reading New Sharon Van Etten video: Seventeen
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
Video: Sharon Van Etten – “Comeback Kid” Directed by Jonathan William Turner. From Remind Me Tomorrow, due January 18 on Jagjaguwar. Growing up is weird. There comes a point where you barely recognize the person you used to be. It’s easy to be dismissive of your former self’s personality and character by claiming immaturity. But … Continue reading New Sharon Van Etten video: Comeback Kid
Video: Dinosaur Jr. – “Knocked Around” From Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, out now on Jagjaguwar. Oh man, how did I miss a new Dinosaur Jr album? I guess it’s not that new since it came out a whole year ago. Oh well, better late than never. I’ve dug the last couple of … Continue reading Dinosaur Jr video: Knocked Around
Over on NPR’s Monitor Mix Blog, Carrie Brownstein rounds up a bunch of people who run indie labels and gets them to talk about how the role of the record label has changed over the past decade. It’s a fascinating conversation that touches on everything from iTunes to filesharing to artist development to vinyl to … Continue reading Indie Label Roundtable
Video: Dinosaur Jr. – “Over It” Awesome new video from Farm, due June 23 on Jagjaguwar. This tiny little version we’re embedding here hardly does it justice as it’s shot in HD and look great when you make it huge. Directed by Mark Locke, and it’s cool that they give credit to skate double Kyle … Continue reading New Dinosaur Jr. video: Over It
MP3: Dinosaur Jr – “I Want You to Know” from Farm, due June 23 on Jagjaguwar. “Hey, you’re the one who’d know / Stay with me, I can’t let it go / Hey, you put it in my head / Stay and see, you know what you said.” I don’t know what it is about … Continue reading New Dinosaur Jr – I Want You to Know
Will Sheff leads his group through the sequel to The Stage Names and goes out of his way to dismantle the very idea of hero worship.
“One For the Catholic Girls” by Simon Joyner from Beautiful Losers: Singles and Compilation Tracks 1994-1999, out now on Jagjaguwar.