CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PREMIERE OF ANDY GABBARD’S “MORE” VIDEO VIA SPIN MAGAZINE!
Andy Gabbard Asks for ‘More’ in Trippy New Video.
It’s from the Ohio singer’s forthcoming solo effort, ‘Fluff’
written by Rachel Brodsky
With its “Saved By the Bell”-esque neon detailing, obvious lo-fi production, and ironic zoom-in/zoom-out camera trickery, Andy Gabbard’s “More” video could easily be written off as little more than a collection of gimmicks — good thing then that all of those visual aspects make the clip all the more charming. Playing off of the single’s three-chord simplicity and free-spiritedness (“[It’s] about being young and realizing you can do whatever you want,” Gabbard tells SPIN over email), the video is simply Gabbard — who some might recognize from his work in Cincinnati guitar-charged harmonizers Buffalo Killers — playing with a cohort of nonchalant fringed types and sometimes jumping out to serenade the camera in Wayfarers. Get some “More” above, and look out for Gabbard’s forthcoming solo effort, Fluff, out on March 24 via Alive Naturalsound Records.
Click Here To Listen to The Stooges’ Guitarist and Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Famer James Williamson On World Café!
Today’s guest on World Cafe is guitarist James Williamson, who was a live guitarist for legendary Detroit rock band The Stooges after the release of 1970’s Fun House and co-wrote 1973’s Raw Power with Iggy Pop.
In 1974, Williamson began work with the group on a fourth album, Re-Licked, but the record was never released. A reconstruction of that lost album comes out Tuesday, put together by Williamson with guest vocalists, including Ariel Pink and Mark Lanegan. Hear two songs from that album and a Stooges classic on today’s episode.
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Cracker’s David Lowery Unveils New Country Ballad, Talks Upcoming Double Album
The alt-rock band known for hits like “Low” and “Teen Angst (What the Worlds Needs Now)” is more rooted in country than fans thinks, says its co-founder
By Joseph Hudak
Cracker have been weaving subtle yet undeniable country twang throughout their sound since their 1992 self-titled debut. See “Mr. Wrong” from that album, or even “Lonesome Johnny Blues” from the 1993 follow-up Kerosene Hat. But with their new double album, Berkeley to Bakersfield, out December 9th, the alt-rock radio band known for such hits as “Low” and “Get Off This” dives headfirst into the California country sound. At least on the Bakersfield portion of the album. Listen to an exclusive premiere of the track “Almond Grove” below.
“I remember when we delivered the first Cracker album to Virgin, our A&R guy said something to the effect of, ‘OK, good songs, but are you sure you want to deliver a country-rock album when Nirvana is at the top of the charts?'” Cracker’s David Lowery tells Rolling Stone Country. “And he was right. But because [the album’s lead single] ‘Teen Angst’ came off as such an alternative-rock track, no one really noticed how much of a roots-rock album it really was. We had songs that got played on alternative radio, but you basically have a record that is more influenced by mid-period Stones, the Band and the writing of Jim Lauderdale.”
Cracker, co-founded by Lowery and Johnny Hickman in 1991, were an amalgamation of two distinctly California sounds: the country of the Inland Empire and the rock and punk of the Bay Area. Berkeley to Bakersfield then is the group paying tribute to those influences. “If this was the last record we ever made — and I’m not saying it is — it sums up what the band does very well. It sums up our history, our career,” says Lowery, who prior to Cracker formed the cult-fave band … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL FEATURE STORY