The AFGHAN WHIGS channel their inner High Plains Drifter with maybe a hint of Christine in the video for a track called “ALGIERS.”
Some Kinda Angel
for some reason I had no idea there were any Mojave 3 videos.
Epic homemade Lego rock and roll love story video for F.O.H. by SUPERCHUNK.
So… Lorde covered Swingin’ Party by the Replacements.
The band Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling created a video for their song Arrival that is a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of the legendary Patrick McGoohan TV series, The Prisoner.
Their website notes: “The band is currently two EPs (April 2010’s The New Number 2 and June 2011’s Questions Are a Burden to Others) into a project to write and record 17 songs, each one based on/inspired by an episode of the ’60s cult spy-fi TV series The Prisoner." It took 2 years to plan and execute. Learn more about it on their site.
There is even a version of the video with an inset comparison if you want to see how closely they re-created it. Click here to see it.
The behind-the-scenes video about the challenges of working with Rover is pretty funny.
I had no idea that The Hold Steady had made a video for The Swish.
Of all the songs called Exploding Head, I think this one is really the best one for the day. By A Place To Bury Strangers.
I’m a fan of @GaslightAnthem. Got married in May and had my brother read the lyrics of Handwritten during our ceremony - the emotion of which caused my dad to tear up. Am very excited to see them this weekend at Hudson River Park, and again in September at The Shindig in Balt-o-more.
Had been meaning for a long time to catch this look at the creation of the Handwritten LP, and finally did tonight. It’s about 11 minutes long, but well worth watching the birth of this terrific record.
THE WORSE THINGS GET
THE HARDER I FIGHT
THE HARDER I FIGHT
THE MORE I LOVE YOU
More from Scott Miller, this time The Loud Family tune Jimmy Still Comes Around from their debut LP Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things.
If you miss the days of the soaring pop chorus in a great rock song, then it’s time to check out (the London) Suede’s new LP, Bloodsports. For several reasons:
John Wesley Harding, as odd as it might sound, would like you to know his stance on Making Love to Bob Dylan.
The film Young Adult used Teenage Fanclub’s tune The Concept to great effect in its opening titles.
California public broadcasting lost a true original this week with the passing of Huell Howser. It’s hard to explain his appeal, but his wide-eyed wonder at just about anything made for a career creating terrific programs about California.
Here is Huell Howser interviewing THE CLASH in 1980.