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January 29, 2008

{The Mountain Goats - "Sax Rohmer #1"}

{Alice's House}

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The story of Alice's House (or A Casa De Alice) revolves around Alice, a fortysomething manicurist trapped in a loveless marriage with a husband who has affairs with teenage girls. Alice also has trouble keeping her teenage boys in line, and things get even more complicated when a romantic figure from Alice's past suddenly comes back into her life

This award winning Brazilian drama is on the top of my movie viewing list and is currently playing in select theaters stateside.

View the Trailer right here...

{The LK}

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I recently received the Swedish duo The LK's new album titled Vs. The Snow in my inbox and it's been in my constant rotation ever since. Sweden's The LK is the electro-pop collaboration between sound artist Lindefelt and pop songwriter Fredrik. Recorded with a minimum of equipment, VS. the Snow was built largely by gluing pieces of Lindefelt's abstract sounds, lyrics and voice to Fredrik's simple, beautiful melodies and chords.

Here's a couple of highlights:

"Private Life of A Cat"

"Tamagotchi Freestyle"

Hear more from The LK's MySpace

Purchase the album here

January 23, 2008

{Mister Lonely}

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Harmony Korine's (director of Kids, Gummo) forthcoming film Mister Lonely is his first film in awhile. The plot synopsis goes like this: An American kid, a Michael Jackson impersonator, is lost...and he meets Marilyn Monroe impersonator and he gets found when he goes to this place where Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Madonna, and a bunch of other Jack Rabbit Slims employees live and see nuns falling out of the sky. Not quite sure what to expect from this one, but it stars Diego Luna and Samantha Norton in the lead roles. No official release date for Mister Harmony just yet, but we'll keep you posted.

View the Trailer right here

{Adam Green}

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Adam Green is giving an advance listen of his new single “Morning After Midnight” on his MySpace page.


In related news here's Kimya Dawson and Adam Green (aka The Moldy Peaches) performing "Anyone Else but You" on The View to promote the Juno soundtrack.

{British Sea Power}

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I've had British Sea Power's latest album Do You Like Rock Music? on constant repeat lately. The band has managed to churn out a (arguably) the first great rock album of the year.

Read an interview and listen to a couple of standout tracks ("Waving Flags" and "Atom") courtesy of My Old Kentucky Blog

Hear more from British sea Power's MySpace

Purchase Do You Like Rock Music? here

Here's the video for "Waving Flags"...

January 21, 2008

{Drillbit Taylor}

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This forthcoming comedy is co-written by Seth Rogen and stars Owen Wilson and Leslie Mann. The film is based on a John Hughes story about two kids who hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully. Look for this in theaters March 21st.

View the trailer right here...

{Coachella 08}

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The Coachella 08 festival takes place April 25-27 in Indio, California; tickets are on sale this Friday at Coachella.com. Here's the lineup...

Raconteurs, Roger Waters (performing Dark Side of the Moon in it's entirety), The Verve, Jack Johnson, Kraftwerk, Portishead, Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Love and Rockets, Justice, M.I.A., The Breeders, Rilo Kiley, Sasha & Digweed, Café Tacuba, Fatboy Slim, Spritualized, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The National, Animal Collective, Mum, Pendulum, Sharon Jones, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Spank Rock, Minus the Bear, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santogold, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Booka Shade, Murs, Cool Kids, Sia, Les Savy Fav, Holy Fuck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, Man Man , I'm from Barcelona, Kid Sister, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Luckyiam, Autolux, Modeselektor, The Bees, Professor Murder, Cut Copy, Busy P, VHS or Beta.

Click here for a larger version of the flyer.

A legible version of the flyer shoud be up on the Official Site soon!

January 16, 2008

{Pineapple Express}

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The plot to Pineapple Express revolves around a stoner (Seth Rogen) and his dealer (James Franco) who are forced to go on the run from the police after the potheads witness a cop commit a murder. Look for this comedy in theaters Aug. 8th.

View the trailer right here...

{Sir Salvatore}

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Up-and-coming San Francisco indie rockers Sir Salvatore recently released their 2nd EP titled Continental Breakfast. Their EP arrived in my inbox early this week and it's been in my regular rotation ever since. The band has garnered comparisons to Tapes N' Tapes and Oxford Collapse.

Have a listen for yourself...

"Ambalina"

"Townies"

Here's a bonus track from Their previous EP titled Those Men Are Not Astronauts...

"Hooray This Projector"

Hear more from Sir Salvatore's MySpace

Purchase their music via eMusic right here

January 14, 2008

{Coachella 08}

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It's that time of year again and the rumors (and fake flyers) have began popping up online.

Here's some of the confirmed acts that Caffeine-Headache is excited about...

Spiritualized (really excited about this one), Café Tacvba, Animal Collective, Simian Mobile Disco, Sia, Goldfrapp, Chromeo, Hot Chip, Sons and Daughters, Kid Sister, and The Breeders.

A couple of questionable sources confirmed The Verve and Death Cab for Cutie. If The Verve does indeed head out to Indio then I'm pretty sure that I will be there on that day!

Here's a complete list with links to the alleged sources courtesy of I Don't Say Evasion, I say Avoison!

{Magnetic Fields}

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Stephen Merritt and co. make their return with a new album titled Distortion, which is now streaming in it's entirety over on their MySpace page! No surprise that the album is very distortion heavy, calling to mind The Jesus and Mary Chain's classic Psychocandy album. Look for Distortion to officially release tomorrow (January 15th) on Nonesuch Records, until then give their new tunes a listen and see if you still like them as much as you used to.

Listen to Distortion in it's entirety right here!

{Paranoid Park}

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Gus Van Sant's new film Paranoid Park is based on the novel of the same name by Blake Nelson. The story is set in the world of Portland's skateboarders, it's about a teenage kid "who accidentally kills a security guard and has to figure out what to do when police start to investigate the death". His otherwise typical life spins into a strange new reality of confusion, cover-up and guilt. Look for Paranoid Park in select theaters on March 7th.

View the Trailer right here...

{Lost}

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Have you seen the very realistic Oceanic Airlines billboards around town? Days after the billboards went up they were grafittied over with a web address of a former Oceanic employee digging to uncover the truth about flight 815. Just the latest clever marketing scheme to get people talking. Look for the new season to premiere Jan 31st.

Visit the Find 815 site right here!

If you haven't already seen it, view the Season 4 Trailer here...

{Hello, Blue Roses}

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Vancouver's Hello, Blue Roses are set to release their upcoming debut titled The Portrait Is Finished And I Have Failed To Capture Your Beauty... , to be released on Locust Music on January 22nd. Drawing on femme folk for inspiration the duo's mellow album has been on my constant rotation for the past week. The CD and limited edition blue vinyl LP are now available for preorder on the Locust Music website.

Have a listen...

"Sunny Skies"

"Shadow Falls"

Stream the album in it's entirety right here!

{Snow Angels}

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Warner Independent recently put out a trailer for David Gordon Green's forthcoming film Snow Angels. The plot description simply lists this as: a drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name (by Stewart O'Nan) and stars Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. Bonus points for using The National's "Slow Show" in the trailer. Look for Snow Angels in select theaters on March 7th.

View the Trailer right here!

{Jens Lekman}

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If you haven't yet heard of The Blogotheque Take Away Shows, then you should really head over there and check it out. The Blogotheque post videos of live intimate performances of some of the best indie-rock acts around and often have them playing in unlikely settings. Jens Lekman recently performed some tunes outside The Someday Lounge in Portland, Oregon.

View that and other performances right here!

{Atmosphere}

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From Atmosphere's website...

"As a way to thank all of our supporters, ant and i have put together this party favor. It's called "Strictly Leakage." Thirteen songs to chase away the winter doldrums. It's great for first dates, crappy houseparties, or to play in the backround while you google yourself again. Is downloadable a word? What's a doldrum?

Thank you for the love, and "Sad clown Bad Winter 11" is available now, and a new album from Atmosphere, "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold" will be available on april 22, 2008." -slug

Download the entire zip file right here!

January 07, 2008

{Regina Spektor}

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Caffeine-Headache fav Regina Spektor recently released a new single titled "My Dear Acquaintance (Happy New Year)". The exclusive holiday track is a cover of a beautiful Peggy Lee tune.

Hear "My Dear Acquaintance (Happy New Year)" courtesy of Twelve Major Chords!

January 01, 2008

{Rhymefest - Man In The Mirror}

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Caffeine-Headache is still officially on hiatus,but we're gonna hit ya with this post before the links are down...

Rhymefest and Mark Ronson got together (along with a few guests) and released the mixtape album: Man In The Mirror. The album is a dedication to the King of Pop with Rhymefest and friends rhyming over chopped up Michael Jackson beats. The best are the hilarious (spliced) "conversations" between Rhymefest and MJ! This should keep Rhymefest fans tied over until his forthcoming sophomore album, El Che.

Listen to a few Mp3's over at Mixtape Maestro or download the entire zip file courtesy of Critical Aclaim

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