Recognize anyone you know in Kevin Morby’s new music video, “Parade”?
Yes, that’s Nippertown’s own Meg Duffy, making her first appearance at around the 40 second mark. Best known as the sonic architect for Hand Habits, Duffy is currently on a month-long European tour with Morby (of the Babies and formerly with Woods).
Saturday (April 18) is Record Store Day, and we couldn’t think of a better song to help us celebrate than the Stray Birds’ “Best Medicine,” the title track of their latest album on Yep Roc Records.
The Lancaster, Pennsylvania folk/Americana trio of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists – Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charlie Muench – was inspired to write the song by a visit to The Re-Collector on Jay Street in Schenectady, one of Nippertown’s classic record stores. So when it came time for the trio to make a video for the song, where did they go? That’s right, back to The Re-Collector where they turned the shop’s proprietor, Kurt Hellijas, into a music video star.
“You never know the gold you can find out there / ‘Til you put the needle down and do some digging in the air … if the body is a temple, the soul is a bell/ And that’s why music is the best medicine I sell.”
Nippertown’s Mister F are currently out on the road for a March tour of the midwest – they’re somewhere in Michigan right now – but before they left town, they left us with this new video for “Answer the Dog,” in which they’re joined by special guest saxman Matty Carl of the Nyack-based band ShwizZ. The track is from Mister F’s upcoming EP, The Snow Day Sessions.
And don’t worry, Mister F will be back in town in time for their Saturday, April 4 show with Kung Fu and Twiddle at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park.
Jack Grace delivers “Kayne West (I Hear That You’re the Best),” his musical commentary on the state of the music industry and celebrity culture. The song is the first single from Grace’s upcoming album, Everything I Say Is a Lie, produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel and slated for release this spring…