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New Isobel Campbell: 4316

Video: Isobel Campbell – “4316”

Directed by Richard Heslop, Vee Vee and Natalya KD. From Bow To Love, out May 17 on Cooking Vinyl.

The world is a mess and Isobel Campbell is tired of it.

Campbell says, “I was talking to an Uber driver the other day and I said, ‘I don’t want to be living in a video game.’ And he said, ‘Well, we are.’ I feel like I’m offering a human element in these transhuman days of artificial intelligence.”

With her signature breathy vocals over a chugging acoustic guitar with bloopy, pulsing synths, “4316” is an anthem for the fucked up times we’re living in/

Isobel Campbell: web, bandcamp, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.

V2 Gets Dropped by Parent Co.

V2 Records has been “restructured.” Its parent company, Sheridan Square, fired V2’s 35 employees on January 12 and “will no longer issue new music” other than gospel. It will retain V2’s catalog which includes albums by the White Stripes, Grandaddy, Isobel Campbell, Jim White, Moby, Mercury Rev, and the Raconteurs.


V2 Records was started in 1996 by Richard Branson after he sold his Virign Records to EMI for a billion dollars. In November, 2005, Branson sold V2 “to create a relationship that keeps the V2 imprint in business.” Huh. Kept it in business for just over a year. Nice.

Think Branson will start a new label called V3? And what’s going to happen with the new Mooney Suzuki album, Have Mercy, that was supposed to be released on January 30?

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Ramblin’ Man video

Video: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – “Ramblin’ Man”

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan’s video for “Ramblin’ Man” (not safe for work): WMV, QT. From Ballad of the Broken Seas, due March 7. The Ramblin’ Man EP is out now.

[Embedded YouTube video, 1/12/2021. -ed.]

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