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Video: Grass Widow, “Shadow”

July 27, 2010


You've got to be thankful for San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest because they'll never stop pushing the genre that made them the heartland of Alternative Nation in the late '80s and early '90s. Because sometimes simple punk is the still the thing that sounds most right in the world. And it's not even like Kill Rock Stars has stopped progressing. There are always new notes to be played. San Francisco's Grass Widow made this chug of a song, for instance, which is definitely familiar and cozy, but also youthfully fresh and hydrated, the Olympia-sound that's been sped up and kowabungaed, with guitar and drums surfing a sprint to outpace each other. The video also pays tribute to another of Alternative Nation's origins with it's shadowy black & white illustration, the culture of comics and zines, which we can assure you, is as vibrant in San Francisco and Seattle now as it has ever been. Culture is like a shark: won't die as long as it keeps moving. (via P4K)

Video: Grass Widow, “Shadow”