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Moving Pictures: “Shark’s Tooth” by Archie Bronson Outfit

The Archie Bronson Outfit's new-fangled, futuristic sound featured in "Shark's Tooth," the lead single from their forthcoming album, Coconuts,  has a new-fangled, futuristic video to match.  Well, ok, maybe the clip embedded above is only futuristic in a 1960's B-movie kind of way, but, then, too, the Archie Bronson Outfit's new artistic direction steered by ex-DFA producer, Tim Goldsworthy, isn't  full on, futuristic, either....READ MORE

Moving Pictures: "Right Back Where We Started From " by Army Navy (Unofficial Fan Video)

First things first, that isn't Army Navy in the video. No, some enterprising youtuber synched up Army Navy's modern power pop take on the Maxine Nightengale R&B classic, "Right Back Where We Started From," with the video for a cover of the same song by '80s Simon Cowell protege Sinitta. And oh man, is that '80s video the cheesiest -- Trampoline acrobatics, bright costumes, big hair, sh*tty dancing, a beach set which doesn't eve...READ MORE

Flashbacks and Throwbacks: "Modern Kicks/I’m a Pretender/Boulevard Trash" Live at Bottom of the Hill

The above footage comes from the second to last show ever played by Portland, Oregon's punk rock and power pop revivalists, The Exploding Hearts. Soon after this show, three band members: Adam Cox, Matt Fitzgerald, and Jeremy Gage, all died in a car accident while driving back to Portland from San Francisco.In true Youtube live video fashion, the audio's a bit chippy, and the camera man's a bit shaky, and still, this video is a grea...READ MORE

“Brass Ring” by Two Cow Garage

More of the same isn't always a bad thing, especially when more is a new Two Cow Garage album, and the same is gritty, classic rock inspired riffage paired with solid songwriting done in the every man American tradition of Springsteen and Mellencamp. On "Brass Ring," the boys bring in a big riff, one that wouldn't sound out of place on 80's MTV, had it been coupled with flare, fire, and tight pants. Yet, instead of coming off as ...READ MORE

The Dreadful Yawns in Moving Pictures: "Catskills" and "Saved"

One album I can't get outta my head lately, is Take Shape, the forthcoming release by The Dreadful Yawns. All it took was one, "Hey, this sh*t rules," post from Donewaiting, and Take Shape got itself back on neverending repeat.These two videos, "Catskills," and "Saved," were completed a while back, yet, since we're getting ever so closer to The Yawns' release date, they're worth revisiting.Although Take Shape is being billed as the...READ MORE

Black Mountain Shreds Live on Pitchfork TV

There's nothing quite like a Black Mountain show, unless that something includes big bong hits in your basement and your old man's Pink Floyd records. Then, that something's pretty damn close to the live experience. Really, the only things missing from Black Mountain's live performance captured by Pitchfork TV, are the lava lamps, smoke, black light posters, and the overwhelming smell of Lysol, spayed in vain to cover up your teenage...READ MORE

Boris’ Video for "My Neighbor Satan"

Don't bother trying to adjust your youtube. It's not going to come in any clearer. Don't be fooled by the "Watch in high quality" link. It's still going to look just as blurry as it does embedded here. You can keep waiting for something to happen, but all you get is the same blurry image of Boris "performing" "My Neighbor Satan." If you've had the chance to hear their new album, Smile, then you might expect the video to kick in ...READ MORE

"O Freedom" by Billy Bragg

If you're reading this blog, chances are you're like me, on a lifelong quest to find your next favorite artist. You read, download, stream, and save everything you can from the most obscure parts of the internet hoping to get your next fix. Whether it' s new noise old noise, rock, punk, psych, or folk, it doesn't matter as long as it kicks. And with all the sounds and all the chatter coming from the usual hot spots like Williamsb...READ MORE

“Dig Lazarus Dig!!!” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

If it seems like the ageless Nick Cave has been around forever, well, it's because in musical terms, he has. His discography stretches way back to 1980 and the influential post-punk band, The Birthday Party. And not only has he released too many albums for me to take the time and count on Wikipedia or All Music Guide, some of his best work has been produced in just the last few years. It started with 04's Abattoir Blues/The Lyre...READ MORE

"Always Wanting More" by Jay Reatard

Ostensibly about a dysfunctional relationship, "Always Wanting More," the first track from Jay Reatard's upcoming 7" series for Matador Records, is also common refrain heard from the legion of fans devoted to this underground Memphis rocker. From his many two-minute, garage punk masterpieces, to his rowdy live sets that rarely hit the 20 minute mark, Jay's always leaving 'em wanting more. With its big, bright and fuzzy guitar lin...READ MORE