Music Video

Shovels and Rope’s Boxcar

by oz on August 15, 2012

Have y’all purchased the Shovels and Rope album we recommended awhile back? O’ Be Joyful is one of the best albums of the year and it’s turned into an addiction for me. I’ve listened to the opening track, “Birmingham,” about as much as any other tune this year – so much that I’ve had trouble getting to the rest of the album.

I was looking at tour dates to see if we could make a session happen or if I could catch them in Kansas City and I found this video. I love their simplicity, their fusion of blues, country and folk, and dear god – Cary Ann Hearst’s voice. Just get to the 3 minute mark to see what she’s capable of.  I hope Loretta Lynn sees this and grins.

Here’s “Birmingham:”

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The Walkmen’s Heaven is growing into one of my most favorite albums of the year. It’s definitely my most listened to album so far this year, so I’m all ears to anything Walkmen related.

The band just released a video for one of my favorite tracks on the album, “The Love You Love.” Love the chorus to this one: “Baby, it’s the love you love. Not me.”

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One of my favorite songs from The Band is “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and Lisa Hannigan’s rendition in tribute to Levon Helm more than does the song justice. I’m not sure where Lisa found her band mates, but they have serious talent. This is the stuff that makes goosebumps.

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CMT premiered the video for Trampled By Turtles’ beautifully crafted track “Alone” off their album Stars and Satellites, released today. Can’t say enough good things about this record.

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The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling [Music Video]

February 7, 2012

They Black Keys just released their video for “Gold On The Ceiling.” Not quite as many laughs as previous videos, but it’ll do the trick. Tweet

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First Aid Kit reveal second single, Emmylou [Music Video]

January 11, 2012

First Aid Kit have their sophomore album, The Lion’s Roar, coming out on January 24th. I listened to the album all weekend and can attest to its incredibleness. Not a real word, but whatever. “Emmylou” is the second video released and watch your toes. It’s a namedropper. I’ll have a full review of the record […]

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Lisa Hannigan, Safe Travels (Don’t Die). Best Music Video of 2011?

December 7, 2011

It’s safe to say that Lisa Hannigan’s video for “Safe Travels (Don’t Die) is one of the best videos I’ve seen released this year. It was directed by Cliona O’Flaherty and Chris Judge and painstaking attention was paid to every detail in the aesthetic of this video – the landscapes, wallpaper, props, wardrobe, extreme head […]

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Deer Tick’s Main Street video, dodging exploding fireworks.

December 5, 2011

Rock n’ Roll meets Jack Ass on Deer Tick’s video for “Main Street.” One fart and the band would have gone up in smoke. Woody recently caught them in Chicago and had this to say: This video is almost as crazy as their live show. The Chicago show saw beers and cocktails flying, a possible […]

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Dr. Dog – That Old Black Hole from new album, Be The Void [New Video]

November 29, 2011

Dr. Dog (one of my personal favs) are releasing their new album Be The Void on February 7th via Anti- Records. They just released a video of “That Old Black Hole” and it features a hamster exercising. Tweet

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Alela Diane – The Wind [New Video]

November 3, 2011

For some reason we have not gotten around to reviewing Alela Diane’s latest effort, Alela Diane & Wild Divine. It is her strongest effort by far and definitely worthy of your attention. We just added to our recently updated best albums of 2011 so far list. Alela just released a video for “The Wind,” which […]

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