Morrissey: First Of The Gang To Die
It’s no exaggeration to call Morrissey one of the most influential figures in modern rock. Here is the video for the anthemic “The First Of The Gang To Die”.
Album: You Are The Quarry
Label: Attack / Sanctuary
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Sharon Van Etten: Our Love
Although she was born and raised in suburban New Jersey, Sharon Van Etten’s folk music evokes the open landscapes and lonely expanses of Middle America. Here’s her music video for “Our Love”.
St. Vincent: Laughing With a Mouthful of Blood
Annie Clark aka St Vincent does an instore performance at Women and Women First, the most feminist of all feminist bookstores. Featuring Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen.
Beach Fossils: Generational Synthetic
Music video for “Generational Synthetic” by Beach Fossils from their 2013 album ‘Clash the Truth’ out now on Captured Tracks.
Delta Spirit: California
Delta Spirit are often dubbed as a “hybrid of rock and northern soul” or as an “Americana/soul” group. Video: “California”.
Electronic: Getting Away With IT
New Order’s Bernard Sumner and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr formed Electronic in 1989 collaborating with The Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant in the early years and former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos in 1995.
Harvey Danger: Flagpole Sitta
Harvey Danger got their 5 minutes with “Flagpole Sitta” a song that 90% of people who were growing up in 1997 can still sing every word to.
Initially on Tony Wilson’s Factory Records label, Manchester’s James scored in 1993 with “Laid” on college radio and then later thru the American Pie movies.
Primal Scream: Don’t Fight It, Feel It
There’s no overestimating the importance of Screamadelica, the record that brought acid house, techno, and rave culture crashing into the British mainstream — an impact that rivaled that of Nirvana’s Nevermind.
Happy Mondays: Step On
Classic lMadchester era Factory Records track from Happy Mondays 1990 album Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches produced by Paul Oakenfold.