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New Mavis Staples video: We Get By

Video: Mavis Staples – “We Get By” (ft. Ben Harper) From We Get By, due May 24 on Anti. Mavis Staples is a great American hero. I want her to adopt me so she can be my kid’s grandma. She is the absolute best. “We Get By” is the title track from her new album … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: We Get By

New Phosphorescent video: C’est La Vie No. 2

Video: Phosphorescent – “C’est La Vie No. 2” Directed by Jordan Halland. From C’est La Vie, out now on Dead Oceans. I wrote all night Like the fire of my words could burn a hole up to heaven I don’t write all night burning holes up to heaven no more As you get older you … Continue reading New Phosphorescent video: C’est La Vie No. 2

New ShitKid video: Romance

Video: ShitKid – “RoMaNcE” Directed by Åsa Söderqvist. From [DETENTION], out now on PNKSLM. How great is this? I don’t know anything about this band other than what I have gathered from their label’s bio which says they’re “one of the Sweden’s biggest underground success stories of recent years.” Well alright. This little fella This … Continue reading New ShitKid video: Romance

New Kacey Musgraves video: Oh, What A World

Video: Kacey Musgraves – “Oh, What A World” From Golden Hour, out now on MCA Nashville. It’s good to see the young people are doing acid again. (There was a drought in the early oughts.) Musgraves talked to Rolling Stone last year about the effect that hallucinogens have had on her: “It made me more … Continue reading New Kacey Musgraves video: Oh, What A World

New Lauran Hibberd video: Hoochie

Video: Lauran Hibberd – “Hoochie” Single out now. Oh wow, what a great song. I was first tipped off to it by Jeremy at Fingertips who included it in his newsletter with a description that seemed to be written expressly to appeal to my personal sensibilities: With satisfying, old-school crunch, “Hoochie” is the kind of … Continue reading New Lauran Hibberd video: Hoochie

New Cat Power video: Horizon

Video: Cat Power – “Horizon” Directed by Greg Hunt. From Wanderer, out now on Domino. Chan Marshall is back with another single from Wanderer. “Horizon” can be seen as something of a Mother’s Day message, all about the power of the close family unit. Even when — or maybe especially when — you’re not all … Continue reading New Cat Power video: Horizon

Old Michael Nesmith video: Propinquity

Video: Michael Nesmith – “Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun To Care)” (live in 1971) From Nevada Fighter (RCA, 1971). “Propinquity” means being close to someone, and as is typical, Nez never says the title in his song. This was written before he joined the Monkees and he recorded a demo in 1966 and then a full … Continue reading Old Michael Nesmith video: Propinquity

New Laura Jane Grace video: I Hate Chicago

Video: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers – “I Hate Chicago” Directed by Hannah Welever. From Bought to Rot, out now on Bloodshot. Oh come on, lighten up, people. It’s funny. The video’s kind of dumb but the song is hilarious. I hate the Cubs, the Sox, the Blackhawks and the Bulls I couldn’t … Continue reading New Laura Jane Grace video: I Hate Chicago

New Culture Abuse video: Goo

Video: Culture Abuse – “Goo” Directed by David Kelling and Barbara Georges. Single out now on Epitaph. Culture Abuse won me over when I saw them on the small stage at Riot Fest in 2017. They’re a punk rock band on Epitaph but their songs have a pop sensibility and frontman David Kelling is charming … Continue reading New Culture Abuse video: Goo

Old Emmylou Harris video: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Video: Emmylou Harris – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” (live in 1970) From Gliding Bird (Jubilee Records, 1969 or 70). This Bob Dylan cover was Emmylou’s debut single, released years before she met Gram Parsons. The album, Gliding Bird, came out on Jubilee Records, which folded soon after. Emmylou subsequently “disowned” the album, but these … Continue reading Old Emmylou Harris video: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight