Video: St. Vincent – “Pills” From MASSEDUCTION, out now on Loma Vista. Annie Clark once again proves she’s the freakiest rock and roller of our time. The chorus jingle is a little grating, but that’s probably the point. She told Pitchfork: “This song is super personal for me, a little snapshot of a small period … Continue reading New St. Vincent video: Pills
Video: Tristen – “Glass Jar” (ft. Jenny Lewis) From Sneaker Waves, due July 7 on Modern Outsider Records. Do you like the jingle jangle of hollow-body guitars? Do you dig the folk rock vibes of the Byrds? Have you enjoyed the last couple of Jenny Lewis albums? Then you’re gonna love this song by Nashville … Continue reading New Tristen video: Glass Jar (ft. Jenny Lewis)
Video: Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me”
Directed by Jenny Lewis. Starring Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Leo Fitzpatrick, Feist, and Vanessa Bayer. From the album The Voyager, produced by Ryan Adams. This is one of my favorite albums from last year. I never got into Rilo Kiley, but Lewis won me over when I saw her with the Postal Service at Lollapalooza in 2013. She’s a super charismatic performer. And her videos are full of her famous pals, which comes across as a lot more charming than you might expect.
Video: Jenny Lewis – “Just One Of The Guys”
Directed by Jenny Lewis. Starring Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, Kristen Stewart, and Tennessee Thomas.
Lewis told Rolling Stone that Adams was “the most unique producer I’ve ever worked with, in his approach and behavior… He made me listen to five or six Creed songs, really loudly on these beautiful tube speakers. My ears were bleeding. And it was Creed! He was like, ‘This is great music. I want you to hear it.’ And by the third song, I was like ‘Huh. Umm. Yeah, I can maybe see that.'”
I’m just glad that not much Creed oozed into The Voyager, like it did on Adams’ own self-titled 2014 album. Yuck!
Plus new releases from Jose Gonzalez, Justin Townes Earle, et al.
At the end of the year, we’re offering up some MP3s that we never got around to posting for one reason or another. Here’s one from Rilo Kiley‘s Jenny Lewis. MP3: Jenny Lewis – “Acid Tongue” from Acid Tongue on Warner Bros. She’s obviously going for that Topanga vibe. Not sure that she really nails … Continue reading Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue