Glorious Noise http://gloriousnoise.com Rock and roll can change your life. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:27:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 New Anna Burch video: Party’s Over http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-anna-burch-video-partys-over http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-anna-burch-video-partys-over#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:00:48 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21207 New Anna Burch video: Party’s Over

Video: Anna Burch -- “Party’s Over” Directed by Anna Burch. From If You’re Dreaming, out April 3 on Polyvinyl. And this is why you should never get married outside! Nature is scary and unpredictable. Stay inside where you don’t have to worry about monsters stealing your betrothed. The video’s silly, but the song is great … Continue reading New Anna Burch video: Party’s Over

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New Brendan Benson video: Good To Be Alive http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-brendan-benson-video-good-to-be-alive http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-brendan-benson-video-good-to-be-alive#respond Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:00:40 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21168 New Brendan Benson video: Good To Be Alive

Video: Brendan Benson -- “Good To Be Alive” Directed by Ben Chappell. From Dear Life, due April 24 on Third Man. Fresh off the heels of the third Raconteurs album, Brendan Benson is back with his seventh solo album. The first single sounds a little less rock than his previous stuff but that’s not so … Continue reading New Brendan Benson video: Good To Be Alive

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New Exbats video: You Don’t Get It (You Don’t Got It) http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-exbats-video-you-dont-get-it-you-dont-got-it http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-exbats-video-you-dont-get-it-you-dont-got-it#respond Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:18:42 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21107 New Exbats video: You Don’t Get It (You Don’t Got It)

Video: The Exbats -- “You Don’t Get It (You Don’t Got It)” Directed by Kenny McLain. From Kicks, Hits and Fits, due March 13 on Burger. Remember the Exbats, the father-daughter duo from a couple weeks ago? They’re back with a new song, and it’s just as charming and catchy as the previous single with … Continue reading New Exbats video: You Don’t Get It (You Don’t Got It)

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New Christian Lee Hutson video: Lose This Number http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-christian-lee-hutson-video-lose-this-number http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-christian-lee-hutson-video-lose-this-number#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:10:42 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21116 New Christian Lee Hutson video: Lose This Number

Video: Christian Lee Hutson -- “Lose This Number” Directed by Zoe Donahoe and Adam Sputh. From Beginners, due May 29 on Anti. Wow. So Christian Lee Hutson’s “Northsiders” blew my mind when I first heard it last year. It’s one of those rare songs that feels as if it’s been written directly for you. Like, … Continue reading New Christian Lee Hutson video: Lose This Number

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New Amanda Shires video: Deciphering Dreams http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-amanda-shires-video-deciphering-dreams http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-amanda-shires-video-deciphering-dreams#respond Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:36:16 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21128 New Amanda Shires video: Deciphering Dreams

Video: Amanda Shires -- “Deciphering Dreams” Animated by Delaney Royer. Single out now on Silver Knife. Warning: This will get stuck in your head. “Deciphering Dreams” is a rifftastic new wave disco jam with melodic hooks galore and powered by Jason Isbell’s unrelenting guitar. The frantic drums, played by Chris Powell, remind me of Kevin … Continue reading New Amanda Shires video: Deciphering Dreams

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New Daystar video: Fade Away, Love http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-daystar-video-fade-away-love http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-daystar-video-fade-away-love#respond Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:23:02 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21143 New Daystar video: Fade Away, Love

Video: Daystar -- “Fade Away, Love” From The Complete Recordings, out now. Hey hey it’s another video from GLONO co-founder Derek Phillips’ band Daystar! I’d recognize that handwriting anywhere. I’ve got pages of it in yearbooks and letters and stories in the archives. When I was a teenager I was convinced that my group of … Continue reading New Daystar video: Fade Away, Love

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In Memoriam: The Iowa Caucus 1972-2020 http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/in-memoriam-the-iowa-caucus-1972-2020 http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/in-memoriam-the-iowa-caucus-1972-2020#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:47:15 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21148 In Memoriam: The Iowa Caucus 1972-2020

An Iowa precinct chairman shares his thoughts on the 2020 caucus and his state's role in nominating presidential candidates.

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New Sharon Van Etten video: Beaten Down http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-sharon-van-etten-video-beaten-down http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-sharon-van-etten-video-beaten-down#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:03:48 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21110 New Sharon Van Etten video: Beaten Down

Video: Sharon Van Etten -- “Beaten Down” Directed by Nicky and Juliana Giraffe. Single out now on Jagjaguwar. Gee, has it really been a year already since Remind Me Tomorrow was released? That album’s “Seventeen” still kills me, especially as I deal with parenting a teenager and all the shit that goes along with that. … Continue reading New Sharon Van Etten video: Beaten Down

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New Hallelujah The Hills video: It Still Floors Me http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-hallelujah-the-hills-video-it-still-floors-me http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-hallelujah-the-hills-video-it-still-floors-me#respond Tue, 11 Feb 2020 19:35:45 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21113 New Hallelujah The Hills video: It Still Floors Me

Video: Hallelujah The Hills -- “It Still Floors Me” From I’m You, out now on Discrete Pageantry. With its prominent flute and plucked viola, “It Still Floors Me” is a highlight of Hallelujah The Hills’ I’m You. Of all the tracks on the album, this is the one that most explicitly references frontman Ryan Walsh’s … Continue reading New Hallelujah The Hills video: It Still Floors Me

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Time Is(n’t) on My Side http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/time-isnt-on-my-side http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/time-isnt-on-my-side#respond Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:12:30 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21121 Time Is(n’t) on My Side

Given the most-recent Macaulay oeuvre on this site and the absence of same, some of you might have been thinking (if you thought about it at all), “Hmm. . .he kept writing about dead people; maybe he’s joined them.” Nope. Still here. And not another piece about dead people. Well, not exactly. They could be … Continue reading Time Is(n’t) on My Side

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Hey Nineteen: Happy birthday to us! http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/hey-nineteen-happy-birthday-to-us http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/hey-nineteen-happy-birthday-to-us#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:25:14 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21091 Hey Nineteen: Happy birthday to us!

She thinks I’m crazy But I’m just growin’ old… Sure, when you’re a grown-ass adult, 19 seems impossibly young. But when you’re a website? Well, 19 is old as dirt. C’est la vie. 2001 was a long time ago. A lifetime, really. It’s freaky to think how different the world was before Facebook, before Twitter, … Continue reading Hey Nineteen: Happy birthday to us!

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New Cornershop video: St Marie Under Canon http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-cornershop-video-st-marie-under-canon http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-cornershop-video-st-marie-under-canon#respond Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:50:29 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21053 New Cornershop video: St Marie Under Canon

Video: Cornershop -- “St Marie Under Canon” Directed by Chris Curtis. From England is a Garden, due March 6 on Ample Play. Another single from the upcoming Cornershop album, this one “praising St Marie for all of our battles that she has overseen and adjudicated, ending with the modern day warfare of the public address … Continue reading New Cornershop video: St Marie Under Canon

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New Brandy Clark video: Who You Thought I Was http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-brandy-clark-video-who-you-thought-i-was http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-brandy-clark-video-who-you-thought-i-was#respond Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:50:33 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21080 New Brandy Clark video: Who You Thought I Was

Video: Brandy Clark -- “Who You Thought I Was” Directed by Claire Marie Vogel. From Your Life Is A Record, out March 6 on Warner. There’s a line in a Wilco song that has gotten to me since the first time I heard it over twenty years ago: “What you once were isn’t what you … Continue reading New Brandy Clark video: Who You Thought I Was

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New Badly Drawn Boy video: Is This A Dream? http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-badly-drawn-boy-video-is-this-a-dream http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-badly-drawn-boy-video-is-this-a-dream#respond Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:56:25 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21063 New Badly Drawn Boy video: Is This A Dream?

Video: Badly Drawn Boy -- “Is This A Dream?” Directed by Broken Antler. Single out now on AWAL. First new Badly Drawn Boy song in several years. And it sounds…highly compressed and terrible. Maybe it’s just YouTube but the mastering gives me a headache before the end of the video. (Update: the version streaming on … Continue reading New Badly Drawn Boy video: Is This A Dream?

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New Exbats video: I Got the Hots for Charlie Watts http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-exbats-video-i-got-the-hots-for-charlie-watts http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-exbats-video-i-got-the-hots-for-charlie-watts#respond Wed, 29 Jan 2020 15:58:07 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21056 New Exbats video: I Got the Hots for Charlie Watts

Video: The Exbats -- “I Got the Hots for Charlie Watts” From Kicks, Hits and Fits, due March 13 on Burger. The Exbats are a father-daughter duo from Arizona: Dad/guitarist Ken Mclain and daughter/drummer/singer Inez (named after Mike Nesmith, naturally). “I Got The Hots For Charlie Watts” is the title of their 2018 sophomore album, … Continue reading New Exbats video: I Got the Hots for Charlie Watts

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New Belle and Sebastian video: There Is An Everlasting Song http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-belle-and-sebastian-video-there-is-an-everlasting-song http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-belle-and-sebastian-video-there-is-an-everlasting-song#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:34:44 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21033 New Belle and Sebastian video: There Is An Everlasting Song

Video: Belle & Sebastian -- “There Is An Everlasting Song” From How to Solve Our Human Problems (Matador, 2018). “The video is a small tribute to the amazing people who posed, modeled and enrolled to appear in our artwork for the How To Solve Our Human Problems EP releases.” I spent a semester at the … Continue reading New Belle and Sebastian video: There Is An Everlasting Song

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New Torres video: Dressing America http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-torres-video-dressing-america http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-torres-video-dressing-america#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:36:20 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21004 New Torres video: Dressing America

Video: TORRES -- “Dressing America” Directed by Ashley Connor. From Silver Tongue, out January 31 on Merge. Wow! Remember a couple years ago when Mackenzie Scott was dropped by 4AD for “not being commercially successful enough”? Well now she’s been signed by Merge and this is the first video from her new album. She talked … Continue reading New Torres video: Dressing America

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New Bonnie Prince Billy video: This is Far From Over http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-bonnie-prince-billy-video-this-is-far-from-over http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-bonnie-prince-billy-video-this-is-far-from-over#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:27:24 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=20998 New Bonnie Prince Billy video: This is Far From Over

Video: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy -- “This is Far From Over” From I Made A Place, out January 31 on Drag City. Middle age is tough. It’s hard to keep a good attitude when you see your body and the world falling apart. Our bonnie prince, who just turned 50 last week, understands this but offers … Continue reading New Bonnie Prince Billy video: This is Far From Over

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New Anna Burch video: Not So Bad http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-anna-burch-video-not-so-bad http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/new-anna-burch-video-not-so-bad#respond Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:33:44 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21002 New Anna Burch video: Not So Bad

Video: Anna Burch -- “Not So Bad” Directed by Anna Burch. From If You’re Dreaming, out April 3 on Polyvinyl. Anna Burch first caught our attention hula-hooping in her “2 Cool 2 Care” video. That whole album, Quit the Curse, was solid, and now she’s back with the first single from her second album. It … Continue reading New Anna Burch video: Not So Bad

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Listen: Cosmic Cowboys, Longhaired Rednecks and Other Troublemakers http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/listen-cosmic-cowboys-longhaired-rednecks-and-other-troublemakers http://gloriousnoise.com/2020/listen-cosmic-cowboys-longhaired-rednecks-and-other-troublemakers#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:19:45 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=21006 Listen: Cosmic Cowboys, Longhaired Rednecks and Other Troublemakers

So every couple of years I like to re-read the 2012 Texas Monthly feature (“That ’70s Show”) on the 1972 Austin music scene that birthed the outlaw country movement. If you haven’t read it yet, just stop now and go read it and come back after you’re done. Every time I read this fantastic oral … Continue reading Listen: Cosmic Cowboys, Longhaired Rednecks and Other Troublemakers

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