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This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

You may want to skip this one if you’re feeling particularly emotionally fragile today. Britpop band James have released a video for their new single “Moving On” that tells a bittersweet story about the circle of life and death. In less than 4 minutes, the video will cause you to feel the universal emotions of […]

Inspiral Carpets band shot

Friday Flashback: “Dragging Me Down” by Inspiral Carpets

For today’s flashback tune, we travel back to a scene in 1992 filled with baggy pants and psychedelic revival. If you’re not up on your classics, “Dragging Me Down” is from Manchester band Inspiral Carpets who are said to have been an inspiration for Noel Gallagher, who used to work for the band before the formation of Oasis. Dig the […]

What Britpop Means to Me

As we’ve written, this year marks (what is generally accepted as) the 20th anniversary of the greatest music genre of our lifetime. Happy birthday Britpop! It’s certainly made a difference in my life, as I’m sure it has for you. Growing up in the 90s amid a soundtrack of Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Verve, Stone Roses, […]

Friday Flashback: Cornerstone by Arctic Monkeys

It’s been a while since I’ve professed my love for the song “Cornerstone” by Arctic Monkeys, so I think we’re due. Not only do I think this is one of the band’s best and most timeless, the video is pretty freaking adorable. I love the simplicity of the video — bare wall, single fixed camera, […]

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