50 Feet of Song is absolutely one of the coolest ideas in the video medium right now. The creators use super 8 film to make 3 minute videos (which uses approximately 50 feet of film). Check out their production of Dean Johnson‘s “Faraway Skies,” a gorgeous song made even better by the ‘60s style, field-recording […]

by Sean Jewell:: As a newly minted member of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, part of Jason Isbell‘s trusted horn section, and sideman to The Swampers, The O’Jays, Temptations, and Four Tops, it’s a miracle that Chad Fisher has time to front his own band. Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions caught some video of him recently in Birmingham, […]

by Sean Jewell :: I’m so late on this, but my buddies over at Hearth Music just reminded me that Anna & Elizabeth, an Appalachian duo who get many of their songs exploring archives and breathing them back to life, are here in Seattle tonight at The Triple Door. These ladies brought a crankie (hand-made old-fashioned story […]

by Sean Jewell :: Describing his song “Acting School” at a recent live performance, Seattle artist Dean Johnson said “The first verse is about hiding your emotions and looking cool, the second is about letting them out. The chorus is about deciding to keep them in.” Dean’s dreamy, cosmic cowboy vibe, complete with a few chords, […]

by Sean Jewell :: AST is proud to premier the video for the first single from Mike Giacolino‘s (Ole Tinder) upcoming solo effort Broken Roads. The video for “Northern Bound” is a gorgeous mash-up of Giacolino playing solo and found footage of a steel mill in 1939. The song cobbles together some acoustic country blues and […]

by Sean Jewell :: He’s as good lookin’ as Gram Parsons and as morose as George Jones. The guitars on his albums jangle and whine like country strings should, but there’s classic Nashville string sections, too. Mix that up with Southern California country, add some piano ballads and songs about drug benders for which a return […]

by Sean Jewell :: Ben Von Wildenhaus has worked with avant-bizarre New York Based production committee House Plants before. When Wildenhaus ultra-lounge crosses swords with their public access channel style the effect is a killer throwback to some pre-high definition era. “Tu” is one of two tracks featuring singers on Ben Von Wildenhaus II, and here Clara […]

by Sean Jewell :: Check out this sweet one-shot video from Seattle honky tonk outlaws Country Lips. The track “Pretty Pictures” is from their 2014 album Nothing To My Name. Shot by photographer Connie Aramaki, the crew starts out at the legendary Cafe Racer and walks the backstreets to the notorious Twelve Oh Neuvo, Country Lips’ hideout in […]