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The National – “Carin at the Liquor Store”

Don’t be fooled—there’s no liquor store in this video. We were expecting to see some liquor, maybe some beer, even this girl Carin, but all we get is negatives of some bearded dudes.

Also, that piano melody sounds like the one from “I Don’t Believe In The Sun.”

“Carin at the Liquor Store” is taken from The National’s upcoming Sleep Well Beast album.

-Scott Bryson

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Billy Moon – “Different Song (Same Girl)”

Easiest acting gig ever: “I’m going outside to have a smoke.” “Can we film you?”

“Different Song (Same Girl)” comes from Billy Moon’s latest EP, That Which You Can’t Throw Away. The Hamilton outfit is tight with one of our favourite breweries, so we’re automatically fans.

-Scott Bryson

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Absolutely Free – “Vision’s”

We’re clearly dealing with a krautrock vibe, here, but this also feels like a Stella Artois commercial.

It’s a little Lynchian as well: the old dude singing Willie Nelson tunes, the forlorn woman and man in a leisure suit that stroll around like they’re window shopping—what does it all mean?

Oh, the band released a statement describing the video; it should be helpful: “‘Vision’s’ was written as a song about losing focus. The video suggests a distorted environment/context that plays on the musical aesthetic of the song and reinforces Absolutely Free’s ethos.”

Perhaps not. “Vision’s”—we’ll assume the extraneous apostrophe was deliberate—comes from Absolutely Free’s debut full-length of 2014 (it wasn’t quite self-titled; they added a period: Absolutely Free.).

-Scott Bryson

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