Tag Archives: Videos

New Snail Mail video: Heat Wave

Video: Snail Mail – “Heat Wave” Directed by Brandon Herman. From Lush, out June 8 on Matador. Lindsey Jordan is a teenager from the suburbs of Baltimore who took guitar lessons from Mary Timony. And now she’s signed to Matador. “Heat Wave” is my favorite kind of breakup song. The kind where the narrator bitterly … Continue reading New Snail Mail video: Heat Wave

New Lower Leisure Class video: The Great American Witch Hunt

Video: The Lower Leisure Class – “The Great American Witch Hunt” Single out now on Leppotone. The Lower Leisure Class is a brand new band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In fact, they are a supergroup of superstars from the fabled Leppotone roster of recording artists: Ron Casebeer and Karl Knack from the Sinatras, Chris Simons from … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: The Great American Witch Hunt

New Courtney Barnett video: City Looks Pretty

Video: Courtney Barnett – “City Looks Pretty” From Tell Me How You Really Feel, out on May 18 on Milk, Marathon Artists and Mom+Pop. Courtney Barnett is a treasure. “City Looks Pretty” is the third single from her upcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, and this one is as great as the previous … Continue reading New Courtney Barnett video: City Looks Pretty

New Lou Barlow video: Love Intervene

Video: Lou Barlow – “Love Intervene” From the Love Intervene b/w Don’t Like Changes 7-inch, out now on Joyful Noise. Many, many years ago Johnny Loftus made me a Sebadoh mix because — for whatever reason — I had totally skipped them over at the time. I had always liked Lou Barlow’s songs on the … Continue reading New Lou Barlow video: Love Intervene

New Courtney Marie Andrews video: Took You Up

Video: Courtney Marie Andrews – “Took You Up” From May Your Kindness Remain, out now on Fat Possum. Is it the journey or the destination? Is this love or is this addiction? Circumstances are meant to be What does that say about you and me? Courtney Marie Andrews has a way of setting up a … Continue reading New Courtney Marie Andrews video: Took You Up

Hear Prince’s original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

When I was in high school I had a wrestling coach who was famous for saying, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” Which is to say, repeated behavior in itself doesn’t make for improvement. You must have repeated excellent execution to really make any improvement. It was that execution burrowing into your muscle … Continue reading Hear Prince’s original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

New Johnny Marr video: The Tracers

Video: Johnny Marr – “The Tracers” From Call The Comet, due June 15 on New Voodoo. We open with Marr and mates driving around what could be “the edge of the world” referenced in the opening lines of the song. They’re driving a Corsair, a car built by Ford in the UK between 1963 and … Continue reading New Johnny Marr video: The Tracers

New Hatchie video: Sugar and Spice

Video: Hatchie – “Sugar & Spice” From the Sugar & Spice EP, out May 25 on Double Double Whammy. Hatchie is Brisbane, Australia’s Harriette Pilbeam who said, “It’s such a fun short song, so we wanted something simple and colourful, and less serious than our previous videos. […] I wanted these songs to sound lush, … Continue reading New Hatchie video: Sugar and Spice

New Neil Young video: Peace Trail

Video: Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – “Peace Trail” Directed by Daryl Hannah. From the Paradox soundtrack, out now on Reprise. This is a new version of one of the best songs Neil has written this decade. “Peace Trail” was the title track of his 2016 album recorded with session musicians Jim Keltner … Continue reading New Neil Young video: Peace Trail

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