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New Jenny Lewis video: Rabbit Hole

Video: Jenny Lewis -- “Rabbit Hole”

Jenny Lewis | Rabbit Hole (Official Music Video)

Directed by Eric Notarnicola. From On the Line, out now on Warner Bros.

Another video compiled from the footage of Jenny Lewis’s bonkers 3-hour livestreamed listening party/charity fundraiser, “Rabbit Hole” is a highlight of On the Line with Beck singing background vocals, Benmont Tench playing the Hammond, Smokey Hormel on guitar, and classic rock session god Jim Keltner on drums.

This might be the most cheerful breakup song ever recorded with Lewis joyfully comparing ditching a boyfriend to kicking a drug habit (“Seven days off the dope and I’ll be as good as new”).

I’d like to imagine it’s a kiss off to Ryan Adams who is credited with producing eight of the songs on this album (Beck produced the other three), but that’s probably not the case.

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New Jenny Lewis video: Red Bull and Hennessy

Video: Jenny Lewis -- “Red Bull & Hennessy”

Jenny Lewis | Red Bull & Hennessy (Official Music Video)

Directed by Eric Notarnicola. From On the Line, out now on Warner Bros.

If you missed Jenny Lewis’s bonkers 3-hour livestreamed listening party/charity fundraiser, this new video showcases some highlights from it including appearances from Beck, St. Vincent, King Tuff, and a bunch of other famous people.

The band on the song isn’t chopped liver either with Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, and Ringo freaking Starr! Lewis clearly has an impressive Rolodex. Everybody wants to ride with her. Peace and love, peace and love.

When the single was released, newsletterist Griefbacon wrote an insightful essay about the song, the album cover, and the archetype of the Sad Hot Girl:

Hennessy is the Vegas showgirl’s dress of liquor and Red Bull is a college student’s idea of a good time; Lewis may have gotten older, but she hasn’t matured out of either heartbreak or longing. There’s still a party because there’s still pain. We can’t solve the things that haunt us, we can just learn to make bops out of them.

The whole thing is well worth reading. And On the Line is an excellent album.

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New St. Vincent video: Pills

Video: St. Vincent -- “Pills”

Pills (Official Visual)

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 of my life. I was having trouble sleeping and I had taken a sleeping pill. As I was popping it into my mouth, I was like, [sings] ‘Do-do-do, do-do-do, pills, pills, pills, every day of the week—oh, maybe that’s so jingle-y that it’s good.’ Just using that language of advertising.”

I can’t even swim in these waves I made
From the bath to the drain, and the plane to the stage
To the bed, to give head, to the money I made

Additional vocals are by Jenny Lewis and Cara Delevingne. Kendrick Lamar’s producer Sounwave (Mark Spears) programmed the drums and gets a co-writing credit (along with Jack Antonoff). Spears previously worked with St. Vincent on her cover of the Rolling Stones’ disco jam, “Emotional Rescue.”

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New Tristen video: Glass Jar (ft. Jenny Lewis)

Video: Tristen -- “Glass Jar” (ft. Jenny Lewis)

Tristen - Glass Jar (feat. 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 songwriter Tristen.

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New Jenny Lewis video ft. Fred Armisen and Feist

Video: Jenny Lewis -- “She’s Not Me”

Jenny Lewis - She's Not Me [Official Music Video]

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”

Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Official Music Video]

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!

Album Streams: Thermals, Walkmen, more

Tune in!NPR is streaming the following upcoming albums:

The Thermals, ‘Personal Life’ (KRS; MP3)

The Walkmen, ‘Lisbon’ (Fat Possum)

Junip (Jose Gonzalez), ‘Fields’ (Mute; MP3)

Justin Townes Earle, ‘Harlem River Blues’ (Bloodshot)

More streams below. Let us know if you hear anything good.

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Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

Acid

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 it. But you gotta love the cover art.

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