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Schooner - "Feel Better" (video) (Premiere)

Schooner presents the latest clip for punchy tune "Feel Better", from their excellent 2013 record, Neighborhood Veins.

In September, North Carolina's Schooner released Neighborhood Veins, an album we claims was a "gauzy, blown-out, beautiful pop record" and a "crowning achievement" for the band. One of the catchiest moments on that record is "Feel Better", a bouncy power-pop tune writ large by thick layers of instrumentation and Reid Johnson's wide-open, honeyed vocals. The video, crafted by multimedia artist Julianna Thomas, is just as charming and off-kilter. It tells a bittersweet and funny story about the ways we isolate ourselves, from virtual dating to literal disguises. Check it out below.

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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