Video: Sleater-Kinney — “Hurry On Home” Sleater-Kinney – Hurry On Home (Official Lyric Video)Watch this video on YouTube Directed by Miranda July. Single out now. Normally lyric videos are pretty lame, but this one is great. It has a story! And how about the song? It’s been almost six months since we found out Sleater-Kinney … Continue reading New Sleater-Kinney video: Hurry On Home
Video: Kinski — “Guest Girl Vocalist” Kinski – Guest Girl Vocalist (Official Music Video)Watch this video on YouTube Directed by Will Watts. From Accustomed To Your Face, out now on Kill Rock Stars. Kinski has been around for twenty years making noisy, mostly instrumental art rock. Much of it sounds like the middle part of … Continue reading New Kinski video: Guest Girl Vocalist
Video: Wimps — “Insomnia” Wimps – Insomnia (Official Music Video)Watch this video on YouTube Directed by Stacy Peck. From Garbage People, out July 13 on Kill Rock Stars. Seattle’s Wimps are a catchy three-piece punk band consisting of grownups. Their latest single explores the debilitating heartbreak of insomnia. They told Tidal: “We used the latest … Continue reading New Wimps video: Insomnia
Video: Wimps — “Giant Brain” Wimps – Giant Brain (official music video)Watch this video on YouTube 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 … Continue reading New Wimps video: Giant Brain
Video: Cindy Wilson — “Brother” Cindy Wilson – Brother (Official Music Video from Change)Watch this video on YouTube 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 … Continue reading New Cindy Wilson video: Brother
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
An upcoming compilation introduces the songwriter to potential fans.
Hear the new version of “Last Call” and read Larry Crane’s thoughts on the album.
And to celebrate, KRS offers free, unreleased MP3.
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