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March 31, 2008

{X-Files 2}

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The X-Files 2 trailer was shown at the Paley Fest last week and it's got me exited about seeing the return of agents Mulder and Scully, even though the trailer doesn't exactly reveal what the plot is all about. So you might want to dust off those old X-Files DVD's to familiarize yourself Chris Carter's wonderful series!

View the trailer right here...




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{The Donger and Me}

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NPR recently featured an interesting story titled Long Duk Dong: Last of the Hollywood Stereotypes? There was also link to (our favorite graphic novelist) Adrian Tomine's comic strip titled The Donger and Me.

Read The Donger and Me here

Read (or listen to) Long Duk Dong: Last of the Hollywood Stereotypes? here

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{Ladytron}

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Electro popsters Ladytron gear up to release their fourthcoming album (the follow-up to 2005's Witching Hour) titled Velocifero on June 3rd via Network Records. Here's the opening track titled "Black Cat", which is an indication of the grittier sound Ladytron are experimenting with...

"Black Cat

Hear another new tune titled "Diamonds and Gold" from Ladytron's MySpace

Ladytron will play the Henry Fonda on May 29th & 30th.

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{Longhorne Slim}

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Langhorne Slim-New Track, New Album, and Letterman!

Kemado Records just signed folk/soul-rocker Langhorne Slim and will release his upcoming, self-titled album on April 29th. Slim's drummer Malachi DeLorenzo and Sam Kassirer (otherwise known as Josh Ritter's keyboardist/producer) produced all but one of the 13 tracks on the forthcoming album. Slim will also be the musical guest on Letterman March 26th.

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Longhorne Slim will be in town to play the Troubadour on May 14th. have a listen to a brand new song...

"Rebel Side of Heaven"

Also hear another new tune titled "Diamonds and Gold" from his MySpace

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{Fear(s) of the Dark}

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IFC Films recently acquired the North American rights to the French film Fear(s) of the Dark. The black and white animated film provides a look at six different nightmares from six cartoonists and graphic artists.: Charles Burns, Blutch, Marie Caillou, Pierre DiSciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Richard McGuire. The official US release date for Fear(s) of the Dark has not been set yet, but we'll keep you posted.

View the trailer right here...

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{Counting Crows}

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Counting Crows Live at the Apple Store!

Counting Crows will perform songs from their forthcoming album Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings (their first studio album in five years) at the following Apple store locations.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. Apple Store, SoHo (New York) Thursday, April 3, 4:00 p.m. Apple Store, The Grove (Los Angeles) Sunday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. Apple Store, San Francisco (San Francisco) Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue (Chicago)

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Look for Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings in stores March 25th. In the meantime have a listen...

"When I Dream of Michelangelo"

"1942"

"You Can't Count on Me"

Pre-order Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings here

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March 24, 2008

{R.E.M.}

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As promised R.E.M. began streaming their new album Accelerate on the iLike program, which can be accessed via Facebook for the next six days. The ballad "Until the Day Is Done" and the mid-tempo "Hollow Man" are my early favs.

Listen to Accelerate in it's entirety here

Pre-order the album here

Watch the video for "Supernatural Superserious" right here...


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March 19, 2008

{The Mountain Goats}

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The Mountain Goats were on PRI's Fair Game last week doing press for the new album Heretic Pride. John Darnielle and company performed a brand new song called "Surrounded". Have a listen...

"Surrounded"

Read an interview with John Darnielle via Pitchfork

Hear some more from Mountain Goats MySpace

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March 18, 2008

{Jonah Hill Is Sleeping With Andy Samberg's Dad}



Did you catch Jonah Hill (Superbad, Knocked Up) hosting SNL last saturday? Me neither, but I did catch this hilarious SNL Digital Short that recently popped up online. Have a laugh! br>
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{The Submarines}

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The Submarines are set to release their forthcoming album titled Honeysuckle Weeks on May 13th through Nettwerk Records. Network recently sent me an advanced copy of the album and I'm pleased to report that it is it chalk full of warm indie-pop tunes that will linger 'round in your head long after they've ended.

This album is decidedly more upbeat than the Los Angeles-based duo's excellent debut (Declare a New State), which was one of my favorite albums of 2006. Whereas the last album was all about their breakup, this one has more of a classic pop feel with plenty of hand claps and catchy melodies to spare. The album also marks the first time Blake Hazard (great-granddaughter of F.Scott Fitzgerald) and John Dragonetti have collaborated fully on all the elements of crafting a record.

Here's a standout track courtesy of the SXSW site...

"You, Me, and The Bourgeoisie"

Here's another one of my favs...

"Sub Symphonika"

Hear more from The Submarines MySpace

OrderThe Submarines albums right here

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March 17, 2008

{Lost Sneak Peaks}

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Here's a couple of sneak peeks from this weeks forthcoming Lost episode titled Meet Kevin Johnson, in which we may discover what Michael has been up to all this time.

Watch the Lost Sneak Peaks Right Here

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March 12, 2008

{The Incredible Hulk}

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The trailer for The Incredible Hulk premiered tonight and surprise surprise it's already online. The film stars Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him. Let's hoping it's better than the last one!

View the Trailer right here...


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{Largo}

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It was announced today that the intimate Los Angeles supper club Largo will be moving locations in early June, from the Fairfax district over to La Cienega at the Coronet Theatre. The new venue will seat up to 280 in the main room (as opposed to 120) and will have a smaller space with about a 90 person capacity for up-and-coming artists and comedians. Jon Brion will still rock the stage every week, only now it will be a larger stage to rock giving Largo the ability to attract bigger-name headliners. So far Aimee Mann is booked for June 2nd and Randy Newman for June 5th.

Visit Largo's official site here

Here's a little mixtape of some Largo alumni...

Jon Brion - "Creep" (Live at Largo - as sung by Tom Waits) courtesy of The Best Songs Will Never Get Sung

Aimee Mann - "The Scientist" (Coldplay cover) courtesy of Cover & Original

David Garza - "Ready To Fly" courtesy of SXSW Site

Grant Lee Phillips - "Love My Way" (Psychedelic Furs cover) courtesy of Joe De Vivre

Colin Hay - "I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" courtesy of Indie Christoph

View the Largo-The Film trailer right here...


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March 11, 2008

{Remember the Daze}

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Remember the Daze is a forthcoming independent film written and directed by Jess Manafort. The film follows a group of teens on the last day of class in suburbia 1999. This group of students cope with their undetermined fate over a 24 hour period, told in a stream-of-consciousness style. Remember the Daze (orignally titled The Beautiful Ordinary) opens in select theaters on April 11th.

View the trailer right here...


Visit the offical site here

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{Portishead}

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Portishead's forthcoming album Third has recently found it's way on to the web, and what I've heard thus far I love. I'm just going to re-direct you to a couple of highlights. The tracks "Machine Gun" and "Magic Doors" are two of my early favs, both featuring a hard hitting hip-hop beat. This is likely goingto be one of my favorite releases this year. Look for Third to officially release on April 29th.

Listen to "Machine Gun" courtesy of Pop Tarts Suck Toasted or "Magic Doors" courtesy of BlogAsIt

Pre-order Third here

Here's a classic Potrtishead video...


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March 10, 2008

{DeVotchka}

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I've really been digging DeVotchka's forthcoming album Mad and Faithful Telling, which is due to officially release on March 18th. I'm basically just going to forward you to a couple of highlights. The song "The Clockwork Witness" is arguably one of their best songs to date (and will probably be one of my favorite songs this year). "Along the Way" is another standout track that features their usual Spanish flare.

Listen to "Clockwork Witness" courtesy of Plague of Angels or "Along the Way" courtesy of Pitchfork

Pre-order A Mad and Faithful Telling here

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{ Righteous Kill}

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Below is the trailer for Righteous Kill, the first pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino since the 1995 release of Heat. In the film the two play detectives searching for a serial killer. Look for Righteous Kill in theaters September 12th.

View the Trailer right here...


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March 06, 2008

{The Foot Fist Way}

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The red band trailer for The Foot Fist Way recently popped up online.
Here's the synopsis:
After he attacks the man who slept with his wife, a tae kwon do instructor (Danny R. McBride of Napoleon Dynamite) goes on a downward spiral that ultimately causes him to escape his feelings by going on a pilgrimage with his buddy and two of his students to see his hero, Chuck "The Truck" Wallace Look for The Fist Foot Way in theaters May 30th.

Watch the red band trailer right here..

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{Late Night Sounds Mar. Mix 08}

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The Late Night Sounds is a (roughly 30 min.) eclectic monthly mixtape I put together of some under-the-radar artists, both past and present.

Spring forward with the poptastic March Late Night Sounds Mix, which features indie pop, British rock, world, trip-hop, and soul from: Keren Ann, Yo La Tengo, Caetano Veloso, The Answering Machine, The Notwist, Orillia Opry, Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Lovers, and Hercules & Love Affair (featuring Antony). Give it a listen or just checkout the artists on your own...

Mp3: Late Night Sounds March Mix 08

Tracklisting:

1. Keren Ann - "Lay Your Head Down" (Get the download from It's Under The Rotunda)

2. Yo La Tengo - "Season of the Shark"

3. Caetano Veloso - "O Leaozinho" (Mp3 courtesy of Swan Fungus)

4. The Answering Machine - "Romantic and Square" (Mp3 courtesy of Clicky Clicky)

5. The Notwist - "Consequence" (Get the download from I'm Just Sayin is All)

6. Orillia Opry - "I Lied" (Get the download from Peer Validated)

7. Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Lovers - "Am I Wasting My Time" (Get the download from Instrumental Analysis)

8. Hercules & The Love Affair (Feat. Antony) - "Blind" (Get the download from Quick, Before it Melts)

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{Say Hi}

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Say Hi's catchy new indie-pop album titled The Wishes and the Glitch is streaming online right now! The album covers similar themes (video games, crushes, vampires) and delivers all the catchy hooks with more of a full band sound.

Stream The Wishes And The Glitch in it's entirety right here!

Order The Wishes And The Glitch here

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{The Charlatans}

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We hit you with the first single a couple of months back, and then with the second single last week. Now the moment has arrived and it's free! That's right, legendary Brit-poppers The Charlatans are offering their new album You Cross My Path for free online.

Download You Cross My Path in it's entirety right here

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{Human Giant}

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Here's a couple of new clips from the Season 2 of Human Giant. The show premieres on March 11th at 11 pm on MTV. The special guest stars Bill Hader (Superbad), Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program), Andy Samberg (SNL), and Matt Walsh (Semi-Pro).

Watch the clips here (stick around after the first clip, the second clip stars right after) or right here..

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{Clinic}

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"Free Not Free" is the new single from the masked Liverpool quartet known as Clinic. The single is off the forthcoming album titled 'Do It!' (to be released April 7th). Download "Free Not Free", including b-side & artwork, for free from Clinic's official site.

Download "Free Not Free" right here!

You can sample more tracks from the forthcoming album over on the glorious Hype Machine!

Here's the video for "Free Not Free"...

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