The Good Shit is a new Glide column which revisits and weeds out the televised and tubed trash of the prior week and highlights the good shit you might have already saw or could have missed.
Bonnie Prince Billy debuted the single and video “Blindlessness,” the b-side of his “Mindlessness” 7″ single, available January 27, 2015 on Drag City Inc. & Palace Records. The video features hallucinatory imagery provided by Kyle Armstrong (Armstrong’s 2012 short film Magnetic Reconnection was narrated by Will Oldham and scored by Jim O’Rourke).
The Decemberists swung by Jimmy Kimmel to premier their “Songs to YouTube comments” in which instead of over literary hymns about sailors and brides, they churn out tunes about Bieber and Kardashian sung in Colin Meloy’s distinctive narrative vocals. Portland’s favorites also played “Make You Better” from their new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World released on January 20th.
Dr. Dog debuted a live video of“The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer” off the band’s just released live album entitled Live At A Flamingo Hotel currently in stores. The studio version of the track was originally released on the band’s 2008 album Fate. The new video offers a visual celebration of the band’s beloved live show and bassist/co-lead vocalistToby Leaman conducting some interesting pre-show vocal exercises.
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams performed on last week’s episode of Austin City Limits. Lewis played tracks from her two solo albums and a few Rilo Kiley tracks, while Adams took on only six songs that spanned different eras of his career. This was Lewis’ first solo appearance on the show, and her first time on the show in almost a decade after she performed with Rilo Kiley in 2005. Adams hasn’t played the famed Texas venue/show since 2006.
Following a version of “A New Wave” from their excellent comeback album No Cities To Love (released last week) on Letterman, a night later Sleater Kinney tour through “Surface Envy,” another track from No Cities To Love on Conan.
Promoting the second leg of their final U.S. tour that went on sale last week, which includes a career ending performance on New Years Eve at The Staples Center in LA; Motley Crue played their debaucherous hit “Girls, Girls, Girls” much to the pleasure of guest Bob Costas.