Another terrific video from the new Saint Etienne record.
Didn’t realize that Saint Etienne had released a new album in 2012 until New Year’s Eve. I think this may be my favorite of the year; it’s definitely one of their strongest albums. This video is utterly adorable and features a neat San Francisco cameo. How many of these records are in your collection?
This one goes out to every nerd who ever got bounced from a Norwegian ballet class.
Here’s another dose of early 90s shoegazer. I think I’m obsessing over this music now because it was popular the year I moved to the Bay Area, 20 years ago this April. Woo!
One of my fave 90s tunes. It’s an interesting exercise to see the original UK version of this video and compare it to the US version, here — the fetching Miki Berinyi got significantly sexified up for US audiences. Shoegazer no more!
Just got tickets to see him play in Oakland in December. Stoked!
We always suspected that the lyrics were made up, this proves it.