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September 29, 2006

{Blood Diamond}

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Word on the street is that this thriller/drama (directed by Ed Zwick) is a prime candidate for Oscar consideration. If the film delivers on the intensity of the trailer, then we're all in for a treat. Set against a war torn Sierra Leone, DiCaprio stars as an African mercenary who teams with a fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) and an American journalist (Jennifer Connelly) to find the rare titular diamond. Blood Diamond is due out December 15th.

View the international trailer here.

September 28, 2006

{The Decemberists}

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The Decemberists forthcoming 4th album The Crane Wife will officially release next week (October 3rd, however some songs have been floating around the net for awhile now. Some have recently popped up...here's some links to all things Crane Wife.

"Shankhill Butchers"
"The Crane Wife 3" (Courtesy of Podbop)

Plus stream (one of the best tracks off the album) "Yankee Bayonet" featuring indie songstress Laura Veirs (Courtesy of Spin.com).

Also hear "O Valencia" from The Decemberists' nifty new MySpace.

And, this link doesn't work for me but, you can stream the whole thing from MTVU.

You can also find a few more from The glorious Hype Machine.

{The Western States Motel}

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Sometimes kind folks out there send me music to feature, sometimes I receive too much music all at once, so sometimes I have to go back and find songs from some albums that I meant to mention. This is one of those moments. Fans of acoustic indie rock a la Grandaddy or Beck's quiter moments might enjoy the catchy summery sounds of The Western States Motel self-titled debut abum.

"The New E Blues"

Hear more, download a couple of tracks, order the album, and get more info from The Western States Motel's MySpace.

September 27, 2006

{Marie Antoinette: The Party That Started The Revolution}

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Hmm...Aphex Twin (intro), Gang of Four (afterwards), and New Order's (last) music are all featured in this new lengthly trailer for Marie Antoinette. Quite odd indeed, however the punk and new wave aesthetic is apparent in the marketing of the film and the design of the website, which promotes the film with the tagline “The Party that Started a Revolution”.

Sophia Coppola's film is a retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her rein as queen at 19 and to her beheading in 1793 at the age of 38. The film is set for a October 20th release date.

Here's the tracklisting for the soundtrack...

Gang of Four - "Natural's Not In It"
Dustin O'Halloran - "Opus 17"
Windsor for the Derby - "The Melody Of A Fallen Tree"
The Radio Dept. - "I Don't Like it Like This"
Aphex Twin - "Jynweythek Ylow"
Les Arts Florissants - "1st Menuet Pour Les Guirries et les Amazones, 2nd Menuet"
The Radio Dept. - "Pulling Our Weight"
Air - "Il Secondo Giorno Instrumental"
The Radio Dept. - "Keen On Boys"
Carolyn Sampson & Ex Cathedra - "Aux languets d'Apollon"
Dustin O'Halloran - "Opus 23"
Bow Wow Wow & Kevin Shields - "I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)"
Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Hong Kong Garden"
Bow Wow Wow - "Aphrodisiac"
Bow Wow Wow & Kevin Shields - "Fools Rush In (Kevin Shields Remix)"
The Cure - "Plainsong"
New Order - "Ceremony"
Squarepusher - "Tommib Help Buss"
Phoenix - "Ou Boivent Les Loups"
Adam Ant & The Ants - "Kings of the Wild Frontier"
Aphex Twin - "Avril 14th"
The Strokes - "What Ever Happened?"
Agnès Mellon and Les Arts Florissants - "Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux"
Dustin O'Halloran - "Opus 36"
The Cure - "All Cats are Grey"
François Couperin - "Les barricades mystérieuses"

Here are the two very atmospheric songs (wait til around the two minute mark for vocals to kick in) from The Cure...

"Plainsong"

"All Cats Are Grey"

View the trailer.

{Civil War}



So, after a month-long delay, Marvel finally released the fourth issue of it's Civil War mini-series to comics shops last week, and frontloaded it with all sorts of plot twists: The supposed return of a long-absent hero turns out to be something much different, leading to the death of a second-tier character, which prompts several characters on both sides of the conflict to switch their allegiances, all of which builds up to the "good government" superheroes recruiting some "renegades" to track down the superheroes who are part of the resistance. Sound convoluted? It actually moves along at a pretty good pace. This is a Civil War trailer produced by Motherland.us!

September 26, 2006

{Heroes}

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NBC's new show Heroes premiered last night and I for one was pleasantly surprised. If you missed it there will be an encore episode tonight and soon you'll be able to watch the full premiere episode online OR a Two-Minute Replay to get caught up!

The show chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. As a total eclipse casts it shadow across the globe, viewers follow a genetics professor (Sendhil Ramamurthy) in India whose father's disappearance leads him to uncover a secret theory. Hmm...has NBC found their Lost? Well, let's not get carried away, but I will be sure to note that there is nothing else on television like this.

Watch the preview here.

After you watch it, read the online graphic novel here.

{Tori Amos}

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It's been awhile since I listened to Tori Amos, but I've had her upcoming box set on regular rotation for the past couple of days and I'm begining to remember why I was such a big fan of her music for so many years. Tori Amos is about to release a massive collection of classics, rarities, remixes and previously unreleased music titled A Piano: The Collection, which officially comes out tomorrow. The collection contains 84 tracks on five CD's and spans her career from Little Earthquakes through The Beekeeper.

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I'm going to go ahead and post a previously unreleased track and a few of her later songs because I happen to think that most are already familiar with damn near perfect albums like Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink. If you are not, then go out and buy them or buy this collection right away!

Here's a few songs, the last being a previously unreleased tune titled "Take Me With You" was originallly intended to be on the Little Earthquakes album....

"Cruel"

"A Sorta Fairytale"

"1,000 Oceans"

"Take Me With You"

For the full tracklisting and to order the album go here.

{The Last King of Scotland}

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In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan’s brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his physician.

View the trailer .

September 22, 2006

{Six Degrees}

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ABC's new television series Six Degrees premiered last night. The show was created by Raven Metzner and Stuart Zicherman. J. J. Abrams (Lost!), Bryan Burk and Thom Sherman serve as executive producers through their Bad Robot Productions banner. The show's premise is based in the six degrees of separation theory.

The plot seems interesting and the cast is credible. The show stars: Erika Christensen (Traffic), Hope Davis (American Splendor), Jay Hernandez (Hostel), Dorian Missick, Bridget Moynahan (Lord of War), and Campbell Scott (Singles). The Pilot episode was directed by Rodrigo Garcia, who has also directed episodes of Six Feet Under and Carnivale (yet another Carnivale/Lost connection!) as well as films like Nine Lives, Fathers and Sons, and Ten Tiny Love Stories.

Watch the previews here.

Have some fun on the Official Site.

A new episode of The Office also premiered last night. The Jim and Pam love triangle is great, but the comedic end comes from Michael learning of a homosexual in the office...funny stuff.

{Ben Kweller}

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Ben Kweller's new self-titled album is another one that's grown on me in just a matter of days. It may be too soon to say, but i think this is amongst his best work to-date. A Plague of Angels posted a couple of the best tracks on the album...

"Run"
"Nothing Happened" (Courtesy of A Plague of Angels)

Listen to a couple other tracks from the new album (and plenty of older tunes) from Ben Kweller's website.

Here's the video for the incredibly catchy first single "Sundress"...

September 21, 2006

{Joseph Arthur}

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Speaking of Joseph Arthur, his latest album Nuclear Daydream just released a couple of days ago and it's growing on me by the minute. It's hard to say where this would rank amongst his other albums but it's definitly his most uptempo album to date. Songs: Illinois posted a couple of the best tracks, give 'em a listen why don't ya...

"Black Lexus"
"Enough To Get Away" (Courtesy of Songs: Illinois)

You can stream the entire album and checkout some of Joseph Arthur's original artwork (shown here) from Joseph Arthur's website!

{The Queen}

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Miramax Films has recently acquired director Stephen Frears' (director of Dirty Pretty Things, Liam, High Fidelity) forthcoming film The Queen starring Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, and James Cromwell. The Queen is described as a revealing glimpse into the lives of the British royal family following the untimely death of Princess Diana. Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II, Cromwell plays Prince Phillip and Sheen co-stars as Tony Blair. The film is scheduled to open in select theatres nationwide on November 3rd.

View the trailer.

September 20, 2006

{The Black Keys}

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The Black Keys released their latest album Magic Potion last week giving fans of Jon Spencer or The White Stripes a big reason to rejoice. A little Hype Machine search will point you in the right direction. Here's a few of my favs...

"Just Got To Be"
"Your Touch" (Courtesy of Culture Billy)

"You're The One" (Courtesy of Swoon)

For more info visit The Black Keys MySpace.

{Annie Stela}

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Cat over at Capitol Records recently introduced me to singer-songwriter Annie Stela. Her new 4 song EP There Is A Story Here kinda/sort of brings Ani DiFranco to mind. Maybe a less cynical, more polished, with-smoother-piano-melodies, and soft acoustic guitar version. Annie Stela will be touring with Joseph Arthur starting Sept 25th. This self depricating tune is my fav...

"Fool"

Hear more and get tour dates from Annie Stela's site.

September 19, 2006

{Volver}

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While trying to find more info on David Lynch's next picture Inland Empire, I came across a trailer for one of my other favorite directors (Pedro Almodavar) forthcoming film. Both Lynch's and Almodavar's films are set to premiere at this years New York Film Festival next week (September 29 – October 15). While Almodavar's film Volver has been financed by Sony Classics, Lynch's Inland Empire arrives with no distribution.

Volver takes place in Madrid and its lively working-class neighbourhoods, where the immigrants from the various Spanish provinces share dreams, lives and fortune with a multitude of ethnic groups and other races. At the heart of this social framework, three generations of women survive wind, fire and even death, thanks to goodness, audacity and a limitless vitality. Volver is scheduled to open in select theatres nationwide on November 3rd.

View the trailer.

{Scissor Sisters}

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Two years after their debut, Scissors Sisters are about to re-enter the pop atmosphere with their new album Tah Dah. The first single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin" is set to contradict it's title and cause dance craze from Brooklyn to Brighton.

Stream the album in it's entirety from Scissor Sister's MySpace.

{Madeleine Peyroux}

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Madeleine Peyroux is back with a new album titled Half The Perfect World, in which she has co-wrote four of twelve jazzy numbers. You may remember her excellent cover of Elliott Smith's "Behind The Bars" (listen here) featured on her last album. This time around she re-imagines Joni Mitchell’s “River” (in a duet with K.D. Lang) and Tom Waits’ “The Heart Of Saturday Night”. The playful opening tune “I’m All Right” is my personal favorite...the optimism and playfulness really can't help but send high hopes for the rest of the album.

"I'm Alright"

Preview the album from Madeleine Peyroux's site.

September 18, 2006

{Little Richard Translates Bush's Speech}



I saw this last week on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and I knew I just had to post this. It's a clip of Little Richard making Bush's 9/11 anniversary speech a little clearer,

{Art From Mexico: Visions of a New Century}

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At the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA is a new exhibit that explores contemporary art from a variety of Mexican regions and artists. "Art From Mexico: Visions of a New Century" comprises 35 works by 24 artists. The show runs through October 8th.

The exhibition focuses on two-dimensional work (painting, monotypes on paper) by artists residing in Baja California, Monterrey, Zacatecas, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and other cities.

Rising Tijuana artsist Mely Barragán has two works on display, including "Una de Dos" (shown here), an acrylic on printed fabric that blends two neon images of a woman's face in a way that suggests comics, telenovelas and Andy Warhol.

For more info visit the Muckenthaler Cultural Center's site.

{Lisa M.}

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I don't mention reggaeton much here...and I doubt I ever will. It's more like a guilty Caffeine-Headache pleasure that we don't usually like to talk about. There is however, always one exception to the rule...and Lisa M. (the first lady of reggaeton) is it. This track the first single from her forthcoming album titled Respect.

"Respect"

Visit Lisa M.'s site for more info.

{Sherrybaby}

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Three years after entering prison for robbery as a 19-year-old heroin addict, Sherry Swanson (Maggie Gyllenhaal) begins her first day of freedom, clean and sober. A model prisoner who has undergone personal transformation, she immediately sets out to regain custody of her young daughter Alexis (Ryan Simpkins).

Sherrybaby is produced by IFC Films and written and directed by Laurie Collyer. The film opened in select theaters on September 8th, but no nationwide release date has yet been set. So if you don't see this at your local theater sometime soon then look for it on your Netflix.

View the trailer here.

September 14, 2006

{Pernice Brothers}

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Pernice Brothers are streaming YET EVEN MORE songs from their forthcoming album Live A Little...that's like nine out of twelve songs from the album, do yourself a favor and check 'em out right now!

Listen here.

{The Ettes}

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They came from New York, met in Los Angeles, and will likely be making their way through your town soon. The Ettes' debut full-length album Shake the Dust from Sympathy for the Record Industry was recorded with Liam Watson (Billy Childish, the White Stripes, the Datsuns, the Kills) at Toe Rag Studios in London, England. Here's a preview...

"No More Surprises"

Hear more from The Ettes MySpace

{Little Children}

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Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly and Patrick Wilson star in this multi-layered drama that follows a group of young married couples whose lives intersect in the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.

The film is directed by Oscar nominated director Todd Field (In the Bedroom, as well as episodes of Carnivale) and is loosley based on the novel (of the same name) by Tom Perrotta. Little Children opens in theaters October 6th.

View the trailer

September 13, 2006

{Shortbus}

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Shortbus explores the lives of several characters living in present-day New York as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex. Male and female, straight and gay, the characters find one another when they all converge at a weekly underground salon called Shortbus, famous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

The film was written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and The Angry Inch) and opens in select theaters October 6th.

Now, you can view both the theatrical trailer and the uncensored trailer from Shortbus' MySpace page, but I'm warning you the uncensored trailer contains some highly explicit content.

{Late Night Sounds Sept. Mix '06}

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The Late Night Sounds is back! This (roughly 30 min.) monthly mixtape I put together of some under-the-radar artists, both past and present took a little break from the norm over the summer and I put out a pair of summer dance mixes. Now LNS is back to it's original format (whatever that means) and in my opinion (biased though it may be) this September '06 Mix is one of thee best mixes yet. So give it a listen or just checkout the artists on your own...

Mp3: Late Night Sounds September Mix '06

Tracklisting:

1. Peter Bjorn And John (Featuring Victoria Bergsman) - “Young Folks” (Get the download courtesy of The Daily Growl)

This track has made it's way around the Mp3 blogs, but this is one insanely catchy pop tune that demands to heard again and again.

2. David Dondero - "Rothko Chapel"

David Dondero is undoubtedly one of my favorite singer-songwriters. I've been listening to a live version of this unreleased demo for a few months now, so I already know and love this song and I can't wait to hear the album that accompanies it! This track is now streaming at David Dondero's MySpace.

3. The Avett Brothers - "Matrimony"

This is an upbeat folk tune from the album Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions.

4. Nobody & Mystic Chords of Memory - "Decisions, Decisions" (Get the download from Gorilla Vs Bear)

This is a collaboration between Elvin Estela (aka Nobody) and Santa Cruz couple Chris Gunst (Beachwood Sparks) and Jen Cohen (The Aisler's Set). This is off the album Tree Colored See, this track has nice trip-hop vibe.

5. Ceci Bastida - "Ya Me Voy"

Long ago Ceci Bastida took over for Julieta Venegas in fronting the now-defunct seminal Spanish rock band Tijuana No! These days she plays in Venegas' band and has began working on a solo project. This (and a couple other) unreleased demos are now streaming on her MySpace.

6. Lloyd Cole - "What's Wrong With This Picture"

Lloyd Cole fronted The Commotions in the '80s. He then moved from the UK to NYC, went solo, and then in 2001 unveiled a new band (featuring singer/songwriter Jill Sobule) and a new record, both sharing the name of The Negatives. This is a pop gem from that album.

7. Herman Düne - "I Wish That I Could See You Soon" (Get the download from Said The Gramaphone)

Herman Düne is an anti-folk band from Sweden. This track is from their forthcoming album Giant. You can stream it on their MySpace if you like.

8. Grand Ole Party - "Look Out Young Son" (Get the download from Grand Ole Party's MySpace)

Garage rock from a San Diego trio. If you see them live, they'll likely offer up CDRs for free!

9. Ellen Allien & Apparat - "Adore" (Download courtesy of Headphone Sex)

This is from the album Orchestra Of Bubbles, a collaboration between two talented experimental techno producers.

September 12, 2006

{Brett Dennen}

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Wow! I've been listening to some songs from Brett Dennen's albums over the last few days and I'm totally hooked.

Dennen sings with all the sincerity of Ron Sexsmith or Josh Ritter, and oddly enough at certain moments Tracy Chapman comes to mind. He also seems to have a strong Reggae ideology with messages of love and peace as well as using hints of island rhythms in his music ("Blessed" in particular). He had me at "Ain't No Reason" though, this sounds alot like a Sean Hayes song to me.

See if this one doesn't floor you...

"Ain't No Reason"

Hear more from Brett Dennen's MySpace

You can order Brett Dennen's new album So Much More (a week before it's official release date) from eMusic.

{The Last Kiss}


Get this video and more at MySpace.com

Listen to Zach Braff discuss the music he chose for The Last Kiss, which opens in theaters nationwide this week.

September 11, 2006

{Toni Morrison}

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Listen to the Mp3 of "The Dead of September 11" written by Toni Morrison here. (Courtesy of A Socilaites Life)

{Haven}

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Written and directed by native Caymanian Frank E. Flowers, and filmed entirely in the 100-square mile West Indies, Haven is a suspenseful thriller in which unconnected lives intersect and ignite a violent chain of events that turn tranquility into chaos.

The film stars Orlando Bloom, Anthony Mackie, Bill Paxton, and Zoe Saldana. Haven opens in select theaters September 15th.

View the trailer.

{Bound Stems}

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I got an email to checkout Bound Stems new album this morning and I've been listening all day. I thought I would go ahead and post on this right away, seeing as I've got about another twenty albums or so sitting (and waiting) in my inbox for me to post about...I'm working on it!

Chicago band Bound Stems will release their album Appreciation Night (from Flameshovel Records) on September 19th. The band has earned comparisons to Wilco, Animal Collective, Tortoise, and Fiery Furnaces. I even detect a little Modest Mouse, but that's just me...hear for yourself.

"Refuse the Refuse"

"Western Biographic"

"Andover"

Here's a couple from their previous album The Logic of Building the Body Plan...

"Wake Up, Ma and Pa Are Gone"

"My Kingdom For A Trundle Bed"

Visit Bound Stem's site for more info.

{Mountain Goats}



This video (by Beggars Group) is the first episode of a four part series featuring the Mountain Goats live at Amoeba Records. The performances were recorded on August 22, 2006 and also feature an interview with AC Newman of The New Pornographers. This episode features the song 'Moon Over Goldsboro'.

{Running With Scissors}

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Young Augusten Burroughs (Joseph Cross) absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and an unstable mother (Annette Bening), he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, and Evan Rachel Wood. Running with Scissors is directed by Ryan Murphy (based off the novel by Augusten Burroughs) and is scheduled to hit theaters this fall.

View the trailer here.

{Ray LaMontagne}

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I had already heard a handful of songs off Ray LaMontagne's new album Til The Sun Turns Black, but I've only just recently listened to the whole thing in it's entirety. Suddenly, I remember why I think so highly of Mr. LaMontagne. Whispered vocals, gentle guitar, and wonderful string arrangements all make for perfect mood music.

This one is my immediate fav...

"Empty"

Hear more from Ray LaMontagne's MySpace

September 07, 2006

{Kelis - "Blindfold Me"}



And I thought the "Bossy" video was hot! Kelis is Nas' girl, she's British, and she's sexy as hell...ok time for a cold shower.

Do they show racy videos like this on MTV these days?

Hear more from the new album Kelis Was Here from Kelis' MySpace.

{Inland Empire}

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With a release date right around the corner, details on David Lynch's upcoming film Inland Empire are still shrouded in secret. "It’s the story of a woman in deep trouble. The story also has a hidden mystery, that’s all I will say on the subject," declared David Lynch with regard to his film.

In a 2005 interview, Lynch had this to say about the filming process of Inland Empire, "I’ve never worked on a project in this way before. I don’t know exactly how this thing will finally unfold... This film is very different because I don’t have a script. I write the thing scene by scene and much of it is shot and I don’t have much of a clue where it will end. It’s a risk, but I have this feeling that because all things are unified, this idea over here in that room will somehow relate to that idea over there in the pink room."

Lynch would hand each actor several pages of just-written dialogue each morning as they arrived on the set each day. The film will also differ from any other Lynch film in that it will be the first to be completely shot in digital video. He has stated before that he will no longer use film to make motion pictures.

Inland Empire is set for a September 29th release...why isn't there a trailer floating around by now???

Nerd Litter has just posted Haunting and Heartbreaking: A Musical Tribute to David Lynch.

September 06, 2006

{Deathproof}

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Ain't It Cool News has posted pictures of the car that main charactor (Kurt Russell) will be driving in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film Deathproof. The list of actors set to star in Grind House are: Dean Fernando, John Jarratt, Alicia Rachel, Danny Trejo, Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Tom Savini, Marley Shelton, Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Stacy Ferguson, Jeff Fahey, Michael Parks, Naveen Andrews (Sayid of Lost!), Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Tracie Thoms and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

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For those of you who don't know Grind House is a pair of 75 minute movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez, put together as a double-film feature. The film is even said to include fake movie trailers in between both movies. Robert Rodriguez's zombie segment is called Project Terror and Quenten Tarantino's is a slasher flick called Death Proof. More soon!

Read more details from Ain't It Cool News.

{Joanna Newsom}

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I just can't get my head around Joanna Newsom's sophomore release Ys, in which she expands on her avant garde sound complete with signature strings and off-kilter vocals. The EP only features six songs, however these are six incredibly long songs. The shortest clocking in at seven minutes, the longest being around sixteen minutes. The songs have unique breakdowns, odd song structures, and the whole thing is kinda reminiscent of an opera. Don't take my word for it, listen for yourself...

"Cosmia" (Courtesy of Obscure Sound)

"Emily"

"Sawdust and Diamonds" (Courtesy of It's Too Long)

You can also download live versions of songs from Y from this wonderful fansite called Milky Moon!

{Geisha Girls}

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Post punk trio Geisha Girls have finally released their proper debut album titled Disappearing Act. In true punk rock fashion the band had previously released their material on vinyl only, but now the Geishas have reluctantly changed with the times, so you can now order their album via iTunes. So what are you digital kids waiting for? Here's the title track...

"Disappearing Act"

Here's an old classic...

"Mariko Jazz"

Hear more (and get tour dates) from Geisha Girls MySpace.

September 05, 2006

{Science of Sleep Soundtrack}

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The soundtrack to Michel Gondry's forthcoming film The Science of Sleep is set for a September 12th release. The soundtrack features original music from Jean-Michel Bernrard as well as this rockin' tune by The Willowz.

The Willowz - "Ulcer Soul"

Hear more (and view the trailer) from the official Science of Sleep Soundtrack MySpace.

Pre-order the soundtrack here.

{Bob Dylan}



Bob Dylan's new album Modern Times is still growing on me, but here's a song that's easy to get into. This video for "When The Deal Does Down" features the lovely Scarlett Johansson.

Visit Bob Dylan's site for more info.

September 01, 2006

{The Gourds}

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I'll leave you with something a little silly, a little upbeat, yet all too familair. This is a bluegrass version of Snoop Dog's classic "Gin and Juice" from Austin, Texas' The Gourds. Have a nice long weekend playas!

"Gin and Juice"

Hear more from The Gourds' MySpace

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