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Gillbanks - "Nerve" (video) (premiere)

The London artist blends two disparate sounds from the 1990s, creating a contemporary hybrid.

London singer-songwriter Sam Gillbanks, who performs under the name Gillbanks, is set to release his new EP Lend Me Your Skin on 27 November, and as you can hear on the new video for the track "Nerve", he achieves an hypnotic blend of dreamy, bombastic Britpop and downcast grunge.

"The power of seeing 'Nerve' go through its peaks and troughs inspires the artist in me," he says about the colorful video. "[Director] Charlie Hawley can only do wonders. Sorry if you're color blind."

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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