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New Tracyanne and Danny video: Cellophane Girl

Video: Tracyanne & Danny – “Cellophane Girl” From Tracyanne & Danny, out now on Merge Records. Another globetrotting video from Tracyanne Campbell and Danny Coughlan, this one featuring lead vocals from Coughlan who says, “I worked in a plastics factory for a while in my teens, and there was a woman, I guess in her … Continue reading New Tracyanne and Danny video: Cellophane Girl

New Escape-ism video: Bodysnatcher

Video: Escape-ism – “Bodysnatcher” Directed by Alexandra Cabral. From The Lost Record, out September 7 on Merge. Another minimalist disco jam from the twisted funkbone of Ian Svenonius. The video features the subtle but enticing dance moves of Svenonius and collaborator/director Alexandra Cabral as they get down on the craggy shore of a tropical island…or … Continue reading New Escape-ism video: Bodysnatcher

New Waxahatchee video: Chapel of Pines

Video: Waxahatchee – “Chapel of Pines” From the Great Thunder EP, out September 7 on Merge. Waxahatchee’s “Silver” was one of the best songs of 2017. And now Katie Crutchfield is back with a stripped down acoustic collection recorded at Bon Iver’s studio in Wisconsin. Crutchfield says the new stuff “is a complete 180 from … Continue reading New Waxahatchee video: Chapel of Pines

New Escape-ism video: Nothing Personal

Video: Escape-ism – “Nothing Personal” Directed by Alexandra Cabral. From The Lost Record, out September 7 on Merge. Ian Svenonius is prolific. It was only November when he introduced the world to his new project, Escape-ism. And now there’s a second album coming due in September. “Nothing Personal” continues with Introduction‘s minimalist soul. The video … Continue reading New Escape-ism video: Nothing Personal

New Tracyanne and Danny video: It Can’t Be Love Unless It Hurts

Video: Tracyanne & Danny – “It Can’t Be Love Unless It Hurts” Directed by Ed Dougherty. From Tracyanne & Danny, out now on Merge Records. Spooky! Director Ed Dougherty says, “One of my obsessions is The Amityville Horror. Most people don’t know it was proven to be a hoax, but it was, and the story … Continue reading New Tracyanne and Danny video: It Can’t Be Love Unless It Hurts

New H.C. McEntire video: Baby’s Got the Blues

Video: H.C. McEntire – “Baby’s Got the Blues” Directed by Jared Hogan. From Lionheart, out now on Merge. I would imagine that H.C. McEntire gets tired of comparisons to Lucinda Williams. But whatever. If you dig Williams’ literary sensuality and soulful vocals, you’re probably going to appreciate McEntire. Give me a dog in a fight … Continue reading New H.C. McEntire video: Baby’s Got the Blues

New Wye Oak video: It Was Not Natural

Video: Wye Oak – “It Was Not Natural” Directed by Dan Huiting. From The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, out now on Merge Records. There’s a photo of a Datsun 240-Z tucked into the corner of the mirror on the vanity in this video. My mom had that car when I was a … Continue reading New Wye Oak video: It Was Not Natural

New Superchunk video: Erasure

Video: Superchunk – “Erasure” Directed by Whitey McConnaughy. From What a Time to Be Alive, out now on Merge Records. “Erasure” features backing vocals from Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, and it’s another punch in the gut from Superchunk. Hate so graceless and so cavalier We don’t just disappear Shifting shapes … Continue reading New Superchunk video: Erasure

New Tracyanne and Danny video: Alabama

Video: Tracyanne & Danny – “Alabama” From Tracyanne & Danny, out May 25 on Merge. You’ll remember Tracyanne Campbell from Camera Obscura. Twelve years ago she sang, “Let’s Get Out Of This Country.” Assuming she was referring to her native Scotland, it looks like she finally made it out because now she’s singing about Alabama … Continue reading New Tracyanne and Danny video: Alabama

New Superchunk video: Cloud of Hate

Video: Superchunk – “Cloud of Hate” Directed by Taiyo Kimura. From What a Time to Be Alive, out now on Merge Records. For someone in their forties there isn’t any music more life affirming than Superchunk. They make you feel alive. They open up the possibilities of what it means to be a grownup. You … Continue reading New Superchunk video: Cloud of Hate