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Got a Girl Crush On: Edie Brickell & New Bohemians performing “What I Am”

Gotta love nonsensical music video in a prop house! Happy Friday, y’all!

Got a Girl Crush On: Artist Phoebe Little’s field recordings of Indian radio

Nebraska based artist Phoebe Little’s trip abroad yielded some magical gems she recorded and compiled for a TAPE released on new Brooklyn-based alterna distro, Standard Issue. The cassette (yes, as in pre-CD, as in PRE-MP3) is accompanied by artwork in her “signature hyper-detailed, psychedelic style with execution inspired by Indian embroidery.”

Order your copy!

Got a Girl Crush On: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ video for “Retreat.”

Sharon was diagnosed with cancer after she finished recording her new album Give the People What They Want. In an interview with 91.3 WYEP in Pittsburgh, she said the meaning of the song “Retreat” changed during that time.

"They talked about doing an animated video and once I saw the animated video, it was no longer me telling some guy to retreat, it was like me telling the cancer to retreat,” says Sharon.

The video is directed by the crush-worthy animator/filmmaker Lizzi Akana.

Don’t miss the priceless animated booty shake at 1:12.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are on tour now, check out show dates here.

Got a Girl Crush On: New music video for St. Vincent’s “Digital Witness”

All hail queen Annie! If you haven’t yet checked out her new album, get thee hence!

**READER SUBMISSION**

This is a total VHS girl crush collab between Caitlin Denny (director) and myself (concept & music). The song is about reclaiming a moment you lost. Whether someone took that moment in time from you, or that time has so muddled the memory that you have to reinvent it. We were heavily inspired by Daisies/ 70s & 80s feminist video & performance art (Pipilotti Rist!) and wanted to incorporate surreal Liquid Sky-ish effects. Overall, a mystery for the ladies! 

Got a Girl Crush On: This freakin’ jam by Aussie songwriter Courtney Barnett

Is it too early for a summer jam? Play it on repeat a thousand times!!!

Got a Girl Crush On: Merrill Garbus’s booty-shakin’ new jam

Preview the new song ‘Water Fountain’ off of tUnE-yArDs’ upcoming album, due out May 6th.

Tour dates here. (All the tears because she’s not coming to Pittsburgh - Liz)

Got a Girl Crush On: Monica Martin of the band PHOX (from Baraboo, WI)

Collectively self-described as a "gaggle of goofy wizards performing minor illusions"—it seems like PHOX knows how to have a good time while producing wonderful tunes and creative videos. Monica helms this ship of 6 dudes flawlessly. Check out a live recording of their music here!

(thanks for introducing us to Monica’s buttery voice, Yossy!)

Got a Girl Crush On: Morgan Erina

The Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriter is one half of folk pop duo Broken Fences. Be careful when you play the mesmerizing song “Today It’s Raining on Just You” off their 2012 self-titled album; you may never get it out of your head again.

Got a Girl Crush On: Lizzo’s “Lizzobangers”

New installment of Music Tuesday here at GAGC!

Minneapolis newcomer Lizzo drew a lot of comparisons to Missy Elliott with the release of her video for Batches and Cookies earlier this year, taking the “weird rap” crown with a flagrantly fun clip full of food-based innuendo. She even butters up a man’s torso. Really. (via dummymag)

(photo from b.)