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September 27, 2007

{Greg Summerlin}

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***********UPDATE*************

I accidentally left some links out when I posted about this earlier this week, so let's try this again...

"Unlucky In Love" is off Greg Summerlin's forthcoming album All Done in Good Time (due out Oct. 2nd). The track is the kind of addictive pop gem, complete with bouncy keyboards and an infectious chorus that will undoubtedly find it's way into your iPod. I have yet to listen to the entire album, but if it's half as promising as this song then I'm quite certain that I will enjoy it!

Have a listen...

"Unlucky in Love"

"The Paintaker"

Stream the album in it's entirety right here

Here more from Greg Summerlin's MySpace.

Purchase the album here.

{Hotel Chevalier}

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**********UPDATE************

Wes Anderson's Hotel Chevalier is a 13-minute short that was supossed to be shown prior to his film The Darjeeling Limited. Fox Searchlight scraped the footage and now it will be available as a free download on iTunes. Hotel Chevalier will also be included on the Darjeeling Limited DVD.

Thw short is about Jason Schartzman's Darjeeling Limited character being visited at a Paris hotel by his ex-girlfriend played by Natalie Portman. The big news around the web is that there is a sex scene, in which Portman gets naked.

Head over to iTunes and download Hotel Chevalier for FREE!

September 26, 2007

{The 1900s}

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*********UPDATE***********

The 1900s new record is back-to-front filled with great ’60s inspired pop songs, but as with every release some tunes just don't make the final cut as is the case with the track "Everybody's Got A Collection", which was intended for Cold & Kind [due out October 2nd on Parasol]. The song is still just as stellar as the rest of their catalogue, but somehow didn't fit the big picture.

The folks over at Riot Act Media were kind enough to send me Cold & Kind and links galore. Here's some highlights...

"When I Say Go"

"Georgia"

"Two Ways"

Stream "City of Water"

Stream "Medium Way".

*****OUTTAKE********

"Everybody's Got A Collection"

Also...here's a bonus from the Plume Delivery EP... "Bring The Good Boys Home" (where you can also Stream the entire Plume Delivery EP!)

Hear more from The 1990s MySpace

Purchase Cold & Kind here

September 25, 2007

{Heartbreak Kid}

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ICED Media hit me up with some coverage for Ben Stiller’s new comedy The Heartbreak Kid (out Oct. 5th).

If you haven't already seen it, view the trailer here

View the exclusive clip "Giver Her Back Her Undies"

View the exclusive clip "What's up your Nose" or view it right here...


What's Up Your Nose? - The funniest videos clips are here

TV Spot 1


The Heartbreak Kid TV Spot - Watch more free videos
TV Spot 2


From Crackle: Girl of Your Dreams


TV Spot 3


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Play the fun flash game Deviated Discharge Game

{Swerve Festival}

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Swerve Festival is a new annual festival dedicated to celebrating West Coast creative culture and its community inspired by art, film, and music. This three-day celebration will be held in Los Angeles this weekend (Sept. 28-30).

Swerve Fest will feature FREE Music Performances from: DeVotchKa, The Black Angels and Bonde Do Role, Foreign Born, Oh No! Oh My!, Snowden, Illinois, Thee More Shallows and more. Just head over to their site and register!

You can now purchase individual film screening tickets!

Also catch Swerve Festival’s closing night party at the Echoplex that will feature a special live performance by We Are Scientists. Tickets are only $5!

View a couple of trailers for films premiering at Swerve Fest on their official site. This includes Anton Corbjn's Control, a film about the life and death of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Also checkout the trailer for Steve Berra's dramedy The Good Life starring: Mark Webber, Zooey Deschanel, Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Paxton, Chris Klein, Patrick Fugit, and Drea de Matteo in a story that revolves around a young man (Webber) who is encouraged by a new friend (Deschanel) to cope with living in a town where he doesn't necessarily fit in.

View the trailers, get links to band sites, register, and get more info here!

September 23, 2007

{Pathology}

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Heroes new season kicks off tomorrow night (monday Sept. 24th) and I for one can't wait! Milo Ventimiglia (aka Peter Petrelli) stars in the forthcoming thriller Pathology, a film about a group of interns at a prestigious medical program getting caught up in a disturbing competition among themselves to see who can pull off the perfect murder. Pathology hits theatres on November 30th.

View the Trailer right here...

{Aceyalone}

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Aceyalone has a forthcoming album titled Lightning Strikes due out on October 2nd. Decon Media (Aceyalone, RJD2, Dilated Peoples, DJ Z-Trip) sent out a couple of tracks to post.

Aceyalone is a founding member of the underground hip-hop group the Freestyle Fellowship. Lightning Strikes explores dancehall, dub, and reggae grooves.

Hve a listen...

"Easy" (featuring former Ozomatli and Jurassic 5 member Chali 2Na)

"Shango"

Pre-order the album here

{Dexter, Brotherhood Online}

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The season openers for both Dexter and Brotherhood kick off next Sunday (September 30th). Showtime sent over the first few episodes for the two series, and I like what I've seen thus far!

Showtime has made the Season 2 premieres of both Dexter and Brotherhood available for free online. The password to view the episodes is “Killer Shows”.

Dexter stars Six Feet Under alum Michael C. Hall as a Miami crime scene investigator that moonlights as a serial killer and Brotherhood is Showtime's under-acknowledged crime drama.

View the Season premiere episodes before they air right here

September 20, 2007

{Hezekiah}

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If you only purchase one hip-hop album this year buy Kanye West's Graduation. If you buy two buy Common's Finding Forever. If you buy a third, purchase Hezekiah's I Predict A Riot. The Philly native lays down some laid-back underground hip-hop with soulful grooves.

"Looking Up" (feat. Bilal)

"I Predict A Riot" (feat. Keziah + E. Shon Burgundy)

Purchase I Predict A Riot here

Here's the video for one of the standout tracks "Wild and Wreckless"...

September 19, 2007

{Youth Without Youth}

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This is a short teaser for Francis Ford Coppola’s forthcoming film Youth Without Youth, based on the 1976 novel by Mircea Eliade.

The film stars Tim Roth as a 70-year-old who is struck by lightning and suddenly gets younger and more brilliant. The film co-stars Alexandra Maria Lara and Bruno Ganz, and Matt Damon. This marks Coppola’s first time behind the camera in ten years!

View the Teaser

September 17, 2007

{Transsiberian}



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I'm looking foreward to seeing Brad Anderson's (director of Happy Accidents, Session 9, and The Machinist) forthcoming film titled Transsiberian. The crime thriller revolves around an American couple (Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer) traveling from China to Moscow on the Trans-Siberian Railway. They meet an outwardly friendly couple (Eduardo Noriega and Kate Mara) traveling the same route, soon deception gives way to murder as Ben Kingsley and Thomas Kretschmann co-star as a pair of Russian police officers striving to solve the case.

View the Trailer

{Bionic Woman, Journeyman, Chuck Online}

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NBC's Bionic Woman, Chuck and Journeyman are available for online viewing. You can also head over to Blockbuster for a FREE rental (when you rent another DVD) of pilot episodes of NBC's Journeyman, Chuck, and Life one disc. I didn't care too much for Life or Journeyman, but Chuck had some funny moments. I have yet to view Bionic Woman, but what I've seen of the action sequences look pretty neat. Watch 'em for free right now via Amazon (just register)!

Bionic Woman Synopsis: Jaime Sommers is back and as technologically enhanced as ever in this remake from the 70s. In this version, Jaime Sommers works as a bartender who gets into a near-fatal car accident. The only way to save her life is an amazing surgery using top-secret technology - but it will cost her more than she may be willing to give in the long run. Will she be able to use her powers for good while paying back the enormous debt?

View Pilot

{Journeyman}

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Journeyman Synopsis: This mystery-drama revolves around a newspaper reporter named Dan Vasser who suddenly begins to travel through time to change the lives of those around him. When his travels reunite him with his long-lost fiancée Livia, life with his present-day wife get very interesting.

View Pilot

{Chuck}

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Chuck Synopsis: This plot centers around a computer geek named Chuck Bartowski who becomes the CIA's most important agent when he accidentally opens a top-secret email full of government secrets, which somehow downloads into his brain. Can the CIA protect him from terrorists before they can access the tremendous amount of government knowledge from Chuck's brain?

View Pilot

{Great Lake Swimmers}

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Last week Nettwerk Records sent out a FREE Great Lake Swimmers EP to kick of their North American fall tour. Great Lake Swimmers: Live From the Church of the Redeemer EP is a completely free download that was captured in the amazing acoustics of the Church of the Redeemer in Toronto during their sold out homecoming show. Renowned composer, arranger and violinist (and 2006 winner of the Polaris Prizewinner) Owen Pallet bestows his gifted violin work. Basia Bulat, a rising star in the Canadian independent music scene, performs backing vocals throughout the concert.

Get your copy of the Live From the Church of the Redeemer EP here

September 13, 2007

{Harveys}

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This post is for the locals...

Harveys handbags will be having a Grand Opening Party this Saturday (Sept.15th) from 8pm-Midnight in Santa Ana. Famed artist Gary Baseman will be onhand to launch the new line of Basemanbags he's done for Harveys, as well as showing a Special Exhibit. Tour all three floors, enjoy live music, and have a coctail. Rsvp right here if it's not too late!

Also checkout their $10 Buck Kit that they will be offering every month in honor of their 10 Year Anniversary.

September 12, 2007

{The Office}

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As we head into mid September we are one step closer to new seasons of our favorite shows! While we'll still be waiting awhile for some of our favs (24, Lost), some brand new shows kick off relatively soon. There was alot of buzz back at Comic Con about ABC's dramatic fantasy Pushing Daisies, which revolves around a man who can briefly bring the dead back to life. Look for that series to air on Oct. 3rd (Wednesdays). NBC's comedy adventure Chuck is set to air Sept. 24th (Monday nights to pair with Heroes) and it looks like it could be entertaining. There's also alot of hype around the re-imaginining of NBC's Bionic Woman, which is set to premiere Sept. 28th (Wednesdays), but I remain a skeptic on that one.

Anyhow, enough about new shows for now, you just be sure to tune in to the one hour season premiere of The Office thursday September 27th 9/8 central.

In the meantime see how the Dundler Mifflin crew spent their summer vacation...

Here's 10 minutes of Season 3 Bloopers...

{Kanye West - "Good Life"}



Love him or hate him, the guy delivers infectious tunes. Here's the clever video for "Good Life" (featuring T=Pain). Listen to more tracks from the new album Graduation over on the Hype Machine.

{Earlimart}

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Earlimart's latest album Mentor Tormentor, which just released this past week, is really growing on me. The album is the follow-up to L.A. indie-rock band's critically acclaimed 2004 release Treble & Tremble. Frontman Aaron Espinoza's vocals often resemble his late friend Elliott Smith's on the albums quiter moments, but the album also has it's share of uptempo numbers.

Stream "Nevermind the Phone Calls", "Don't You Think About Me", and "Everybody Knows Everybody" right here or track down more on the Hype Machine.

Purchase Mentor Tormentor here

{Sarah Silverman Program}

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Iced Media sent over two brand new clips from the Sarah Silverman Program. The show airs October 3rd at 10:30 pm EST on Comedy Central. See Sarah Silverman's Comedy Central page for more details.

View the first clip here

View the other right here

September 10, 2007

{Eugene Francis Jnr}

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British talent Eugene Francis Jnr's media team recently sent me his debut AA single 'Poor Me / Kites'. Just give one listen to the incredibly catchy single "Poor Me" and I betcha it will be in you iPod in no time!

"Poor Me"

Hear more from Eugene Francis Jnr's MySpace

Purchase the Ltd Edition 7" vinyl of Poor Me / Kites. here

There is also a great video for "Poor Me"...

{Iron Man}

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The official Iron Man trailer premiered during last nights MTV Video Music Awards. I'm not sure about using Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" in the trailer, but I guess it was a no brainer. Iron Man will be in theaters on May 2nd.

View the Trailer

September 09, 2007

{The Perishers}

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I was fortunate enough to attend a private concert at the Sync in LA last thursday featuring Swedish bands Kamera and The Perishers last week. At the event, sponsored by Indie 103's Passport Approved, guests were treated to an open bar, hor'dourves, and parting goodie bags! For that alone I have to thank the kind folks over at Network Records for the invite. As for the entertainment Kamera was alright, but The Perishers were the real highlight of the night for me. Their new album titled Victorious just released last week and it has been on my regular rotation all week long. It's a bit early to tell where the new album stands up against 2005's masterpiece Let There Be Morning, but after a few more listens this one just may end up on Caffeine-Headache's favorite albums of the year list!

Wathana over at The Laist took some amazing photos of the event, you can view them here.

Hear some Kamera tunes here.

Stream a few of the best tracks off The Perishers new album right here.

Purchase The Perishers album Victorious here.

{Mother of Tears}

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This is the final installment of Dario Argento's "Three Mothers" trilogy (twenty-seven years after the last film). Mother of Tears (La Terza Madre) centers on a young American art student, Sarah, who opens an ancient urn that unleashes the demonic power of the world's most powerful witch. As a scourge of suicides plague the city and witches from all over the world converge on Rome to pay homage, Sarah must use all her own psychic powers to stop the 'Mother of Tears' before her evil conquers the world.

The film stars Asia Argento and Udo Kier. Mother of Tears has just released in Canada and releases in Italy next month. No word on a US release date yet, but keep your eyes peeled.

View the Trailer here or right here...


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