GW Video Premiere: Buffy Sainte-Marie song "Codine" by The Mother Hips

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Bay Area rockers The Mother Hips have released a new animated video set to their raw, psych-tinged cover of folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie’s song “Codine.” The haunting addiction song appeared on Sainte-Marie's 1964 debut and has since been covered by everyone from Janis Joplin and Donovan to Hole and Gram Parsons. "Codine” is currently impacting radio and appears on the Hips’ brand new Blue Rose album, When We Disappear, available HERE. Along with tour dates, the Hips are gearing up for their annual “Hipnic” fest in Big Sur, California.

Mother Hips' co-founder Tim Bluhm recounts: “When we were teenagers we were on a road trip in the Great Basin with my older brother and some of his friends. They had this cassette tape with a lot of weird music on it and one night at the campfire this song came on and freaked us out,” Tim Bluhm explained. “We later discovered that it was the Charlatans covering a Buffy St Marie song.”

The animated track features likenesses of the band and explores our modern “addiction” to cell phones and computers. The video animator is Josh Clark; He’s also done videos for Todd Snider, Band of Heathens, and a Ronnie Milsap & Dolly Parton Duet "Smoky Mountain Rain.”

Fri, FEB 24 Austin, TX - 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
Sat, FEB 25 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
Fri, MAR 10 Carson City, NV - Nashville Social Club Carson City
Sat, MAR 11 Livermore, CA - Almost Famous Wine
Fri, MAR 24 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room Highland Park
Sat, MAR 25 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
Sat, APR 8 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Fri, May 19 Big Sur, CA - Hipnic 
Sat, MAY 20 Big Sur, CA - Hipnic 
Sun, MAY 21 Big Sur, CA - Hipnic 
Sat, MAR 25 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
-stay tuned for additional dates to be announced soon

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