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Scott Jacobson

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos… More »


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This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift drummed up weeks of hype… More »


Earlier this year, when the Mountain Goats were getting ready to release their great wrestling-themed album Beat The Champ, I took frontman John Darnielle to his first pro wrestling showMore »


It’s been almost exactly five years since we named Hospitality a Band To Watch, and today, as they release their second full-length Trouble, we have a new way for you… More »


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Credit: Eleanor Friedberger - "My Own World" video

The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger gave us the supremely likable solo album Personal Record earlier this year, and she’s now made four videos with the reliably funny director Scott Jacobson. More »


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I didn’t post one of these lists last week, because Thanksgiving, which meant that we had a ton of worthy videos to choose from this week, and that plenty of… More »


Credit: Superchunk - "Void" video

As punk lifers with decades in the game, Superchunk are good and familiar with every possible old-guy-in-the-club scenario, and their new video for “Void,” a song from their truly great… More »


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Credit: The Babies - "Mess Me Around" video

The Woods/Vivian Girls side project the Babies released their sophomore album Our House On The Hill last year, and it’s one of those albums that seems slight at first but… More »


Credit: Dinosaur Jr. - "Pierce The Morning Rain" video

Dinosaur Jr. don’t show up in their video for “Pierce The Morning Rain,” a bleary jam from their 2012 album I Bet On Sky. Instead, director Scott Jacobson gives us… More »


Credit: Lloyd Cole - "Sensitive Man" Video

Acerbic British great Nick Lowe hasn’t made a music video in 18 years, but now here’s a star-studded, slightly ridiculous one for his song “Sensitive Man.” Director Scott Jacobson’s clip… More »


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Credit: Eleanor Friedberger - "Heaven" Video

Eleanor Friedberger’s Last Summer is one of 2011’s most underrated releases — here’s “My Mistakes” from that affair — … More »


Credit: Hospitality - "Friends Of Friends" Video

Lots of good music videos this week! Serial killers! Shadow-puppet dogs! Primary colors! Air rifles! Inexplicably clownish rap-star art direction! Members of the extended Stereogum family! There’s just a lot… More »


Credit: Hospitality - "Friends Of Friends" Starring Gabe Delahaye

Class of ’09 BTW Hospitality didn’t rush out an album upon first internet mention, and that uncommon patience has paid off: the NYC trio landed an enviable slot on Merge… More »


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Credit: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - "Senator" Video

This week’s music-video MVP was whoever was responsible for researching New York signage in Kindness’s “Cyan” video. That must’ve taken a lot of work! As good as that video was,… More »


Credit: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - "Senator" Video

The Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks song “Senator” has a video now, and it’s a doozy. Jack Black, hamming it up hardcore as always, plays an unstable, cattle prod-wielding politician… More »


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