Eleanor Friedberger went to school in Texas, which means she’s been around SXSW both as an observer and performer for quite a while now. With the festival right around the corner, she’s sharing a new video for her New View track “Never Is A Long Time” made up of old footage from past iterations of the Austin event. As Pitchfork points out, Jeff Tweedy, Wesley Willis, the Jayhawks, Old 97s, Jon Langford, Beatle Bob, and MTV VJ Tabitha Soren all make appearances. Watch below.
Here’s what Friedberger had to say about the video:
When I was a student at the University of Texas, South by Southwest meant seeing five shows a day instead of five shows a week. There was no line to see Iggy Pop perform on a small outdoor stage off 6th Street or watch Wayne Coyne conduct his parking lot experiment. These were very formative years for me and watching these scenes, shot in 1996, is a good reminder that I still aspire to make music for my 19-year-old self, not music entirely dictated by computers and commercial interests.
New View is out now via Frenchkiss Records.