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New Wimps video: Giant Brain

Video: Wimps – “Giant Brain” Directed by Mary Stone-Francois. From Garbage People, out July 13 on Kill Rock Stars. Like Elon Musk and Matt Sharp my first computer was a Commodore Vic 20. I never learned to do very much with that thing but it was a cool toy and it was fun to be … Continue reading New Wimps video: Giant Brain

New Cindy Wilson video: Brother

Video: Cindy Wilson – “Brother” From Change, out now on Kill Rock Stars. Former B-52s singer who’s not Kate Pierson or the annoying dude releases a crowdfunded solo album on Kill Rock Stars. Whispery and psychedelic! In the scenes with the red gauze Wilson reminds me of Nikki Newman from “The Young and Restless.” Cindy … Continue reading New Cindy Wilson video: Brother

Remastered, expanded edition of Elliott Smith’s Either/Or coming in March

Either/Or was the first Elliott Smith album I bought. Like a lot of people outside the Pacific Northwest my first exposure to Elliott Smith was the movie Good Will Hunting. Or maybe a pal put something on a mixtape. I can’t remember why but at the time I was opposed to buying soundtracks, so I … Continue reading Remastered, expanded edition of Elliott Smith’s Either/Or coming in March

Indie Label Roundtable

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