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February 25, 2010

{Nada Surf}

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Nada Surf announce they will release their forthcoming covers album If I Had A Hi-Fi on CD/LP and digitally June 8th via the bands own label, Mardev Records, with distribution through ADA. To give fans a preview of the new album Nada Surf are made their take on Bill Fox's "Electrocution" available for free download.

If I Had A Hi-Fi is full of inspired, unexpected choices: from avant-pop Kate Bush to underground power-pop classicist Dwight Twilley. There are some intriguingly obscure numbers, like Spanish band Mercromina's "Evolution" and under-documented Bill Fox's "Electrocution." The as yet little known Fox, of Cleveland cult band The Mice, inspired local groups like Guided by Voices and Death of Samantha. Doug Gillard, who was in both of them, lends his highly evolved guitar skills to "Electrocution" as well as the Twilley and Go-Betweens songs.

Have a listen...

"Electrocution"

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{Under Great White Northern Lights}

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Sneak-Peek Theatrical Screenings of the Canadian Tour Film Kick-Off This Week at AMC Theaters and other locations across the country!

In the summer of 2007, The White Stripes embarked on a cross-country Canadian tour to accomplish their goal of performing in every province and territory across the expansive northern nation. Beginning Friday, February 26th in Seattle and Toronto, the Emmett Malloy-directed documentary film, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights will be making its way across North America for a series of special screenings – allowing fans a peek into their touring lives before its official DVD release on March 16th.

Additionally on March 16th, audiences across the country will have the opportunity to host their own screenings of The White Stripes Under the Great White Northern Lights. Fans have the chance to “Be a Part of the Tour” by purchasing a special screening kit and turning a favorite room, a local hangout, or any other location of their choice into their own premiere event. For more information on being part of the event.

Watch the trailer here or right here...



AMC Theaters is holding special midnight screenings of the film on Wednesday, March 11 at the following locations:
WASHINGTON DC – Hoffman 22
DETROIT – Forum 30
PHILADELPHIA – Neshaminy 24
CHICAGO – River East 21
MINNEAPOLIS – Rosedale 14
LOS ANGELES – Block 30
SAN DIEGO - Mission Valley 20
SEATTLE – Pacific Place 11
BOSTON – Boston Common 19
NEW JERSEY – Palisades 21
NEW YORK CITY – Empire 25
ATLANTA – Barrett 24

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{The Warlords}

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I just got this clip for this film that came out overseas a few years back, but is now finally getting a US release date.

The Warlords story focuses on General Pang Qingyun (Jet Li) who survives a battle which wiped out his whole battalian and three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval.

It is based on "The Assassination of Ma" a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The film stars: Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Jet Li.

Look for it in select theaters April 2nd.

Watch a clip right here...

Clip for The Warlords

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{BUL!M!ATRON!}

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I got this electro fidget/dirty dutch house track from L.A.'s BUL!M!ATRON!

Have a listen...

"The Things That Go Bump in the Night"

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{Olney Clark}

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Written during Olney's Ph.D. in algorithmic algebraic geometry in Edinburgh, Scotland and Clark's lost months of limbo and relocation from Los Angeles to Texas following the death of his father and grandfather, best friends Grant Olney and Barry DeBakey (Clark) wrote the songs that would become the self-titled album as both a celebration of the gifts of solitude and a warning of their costs.

RIYL: The Magnetic Fields, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Drake, Sondre Lerche

Have a listen...

"Josefin The Writer"

Here's the video for "Josefin The Writer"...



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{Mean To Me}

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I got a trailer for this 13min. short film from David McDermott and Peter McGough.

“Shot in the latter’s anachronous 1932 Manhattan apartment, replete with art deco furniture, the 13-minute romp portrays newcomer (British model) Agyness Deyn as a victimized starlet consumed by passion and greed. Exacting revenge upon her abusive lover (Law and Order’s Linus Roache).

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{K'NAAN}

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Somali-born K’NAAN latest album Troubadour features the uplifting song “Wavin’ Flag” which has just been selected by Coca-Cola as the official theme song of the global marketing campaign to for their sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Rolling Stone wrote - “K’NAAN sees the utopia of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ through a hip-hop lens”

Have a listen...

"Wavin' Flag"

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{Robert Francis}

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Robert Francis is just 22 years old and he displays talent that far exceeds his young age, and has prompted National Public Radio to compare him to classic American songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle. After self-producing and playing nearly every instrument on his 2007 independent release One by One Robert now makes his Atlantic debut with Before Nightfall.

I'm currently obsessed with this first single. Have a listen...

"Mescaline"

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Here's the video for "Junebug"...



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{Pretty Lights}

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Download Pretty Lights “I Can See It In Your Face”, a New Track Off the forthcoming Making Up A Changing Mind EP.

Since he started touring in 2008, Pretty Lights’ mix of electro beats, vintage samples, and DJ Shadow-esque throwbacks have earned a dedicated following across the country.

Have a listen to his latest dancefloor banger...

"I Can See It In Your Face"

Have a listen to Pretty Lights - "Finally Moving"...



Hear more from Parenthetical Girls MySpace (they've got a pretty cool cover of The Smiths "Handsome Devil")

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February 24, 2010

{Blood Done Sign My Name}

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I got this trailer in my inbox for this drama that tells the story of the racial tension surrounding a 1970 lynching in the south. The film is an autobiographical work, written as a book by Timothy B. Tyson while he was a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Blood Done Sign My Name is in select theaters now.

Watch the trailer here or right here...



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{Parenthetical Girls}

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Portland, Oregon's Parenthetical Girls are an experimental pop band whose latest album, Privilege, ignores the album structure by dropping their album as five limited-edition vinyl EPs, signed in blood by the band.

The first part, Privilege, Pt. 1: On Death & Endearments released as a limited edition (only 500-copies) piece of vinyl or as an infinite supply of mp3’s. The album starts things off with the pop perfection of the tale of the famed Empire State Building jumper “Evelyn McHale”.

Have a listen...

"Evelyn McHale"

Also, stream the EP in it's entirety courtesy of Flavorpill

Here's the video for "Evelyn McHale"...



Here's the video for "A Song for Ellie Greenwich"...



Hear more from
Parenthetical Girls MySpace (they've got a pretty cool cover of The Smiths "Handsome Devil")

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February 23, 2010

{Fran Healy & Andy Dunlop}

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Last year Fran Healy & Andy Dunlop of Travis performed a few shows billed as "A Chronological Acoustical Journey Through The Travis Back Catalogue". They recorded the album titled An Evening with Fran Healy & Andy Dunlop and I have pretty much had this thing on regular rotation since I got it.

Here's a couple of highlights. The first is the opening number and also the very first song they wrote. The other is one of my favs from later in their career...

"20" (Acoustic)

"Love Will Come Through (Acoustic)

Here's Travis playing 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me' live in Seattle...



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February 22, 2010

{Shout Out Louds}

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I got a Passion Pit remix for Sweden's Shout Out Louds "Fall Hard" in my inbox today.The album titled Work is out February 23rd.

Have a listen...

"Work" (Passion Pit Remix)

Previously mentioned...

Watch the video for "Fall Hard"...



Here's the first song off the album...

"1999"

Also, previously mentioned...

"Walls"

Watch the video for "Walls" Here

Hear more from Shout Out Louds MySpace

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{The Secret of Kells}

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I got this trailer for this film (from the producers of The Triplets of Belleville) that was submitted for the Best Animated Film Oscar nominees. Tough competition with Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, and Up in contention, but this one looks pretty good too.

The Secret of Kells is an interesting hand-drawn film about a ninth-century boy who rebels against his guardian’s orders and helps to illuminate a famous Irish manuscript. The film has already been released internationally and has received very enthusiastic reviews.

Look for The Secret of Kells in select theaters March 6th.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Sean Hayes}

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Singer/songwriter Sean Hayes sent out a couple of promotional tracks from his forthcoming album Run Wolves Run (out March 16th).

Have a listen to "When We Fall In" and "Garden" courtesy of Slowcoustic

Here's the video for "Garden"...



Here's the video for "When We Fall In...



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February 18, 2010

{The Black Belles}

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Just got this music video for “What Can I Do?” out on Third Man Records and directed by Jack White.

Watch the video right here ...



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{Japandroids}

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Vancouver noise-rockers Japandroids will be releasing a five-part series of 7" singles throughout 2010 on Polyvinyl Records. Each limited edition 7" will feature a previously unreleased track from the 'Post Nothing' album sessions alongside a cover. Each two-song 7" will be recorded during the brief period of time the band is at home between tours. Here is the first in the series for you to download for free.

Have a listen...

"Art Czars"

Here they are playing "Young Hearts Spark Fire" ...



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{When You're A Stranger}

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When You're A Stranger, which director Tom DiCillo says is part documentary and part narrative, screened at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2009. However, it took on a new life after Johnny Depp agreed last spring to narrate the piece. The film was produced by Wolf Films/Strange Pictures, in association with Rhino Entertainment, which has the Doors’ musical catalog and will release the soundtrack on March 30th.

When You’re Strange will release in limited theaters April 9th.

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{Preservation Hall Band}

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In honor of Mardi Gras I thought I'd show New Orleans a little love and what better a way than to spread the word about Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program!

Although New Orleans' traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no one center for the city's veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band after the venue and the rest, as they say, is history.

Playing with the Preservation Hall Band on this benefit album are: Louis Armstrong, Andrew Bird, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Anita Briem, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller, Paolo Nutini, and Tom Waits.

Watch the excellent trailer for the album Right Here

Have a listen to a couple of highlights...***TRACKS REMOVED PER REQUEST***

"The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (with Andrew Bird)

"Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing" (with Tom Waits)

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February 17, 2010

{The Exploding Girl}

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I got this trailer in my inbox for a film about a young epileptic woman named Ivy (Zoe Kazan) who is on summer break from college, struggling to balance her feelings for her boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.

No official release date yet, but when we know more so will you.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Rocky Votolato}

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Rocky Votolato's latest True Devotion is now streaming in it's entirety over at Paste Magazine!

Stream the album Right Here (in the Watch and Listen section)

Have a listen to a couple of highlights...

"Lucky Clover Coin"

"Red River"

Here's the video for (one of my favs of his) "White Daisy Tripping"...



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{Oakred}

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I got an email about this unsigned Swedish band Oakred. The bands influence of Damien Jurado and Fleet Foxes definately strums along into every song. The memorable chorus and thoughtful lyrics on "Bleeding Heart" and "Centuries Too Late" guides the listener through the various chord progression, serving another delight of acoustic-folk music.

Have a listen...

"Centuries Too Late"

"Bleeding Heart"

Here's the video for "Bleeding Heart"...



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{Earthling}

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I got this interesting teaser trailer for Earthling in my inbox.

Plot synopsis: After a mysterious atmospheric occurrence aboard the international space station causes a tragic event, a small group of people wake up to realize that their entire lives have been a lie. They are in fact aliens disguised as humans. Now they have to make a choice: Live amongst men, or try to find a way back home.

Watch the teaser trailer right here...



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{The Morning Benders}

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It appears like The Morning Benders will be the next buzz band on everyone's mouth, partly due to the live recording they released of the band performing "Excuses" with a few of their friends.

Their forthcoming album, Big Echo, will be released on March 9th via Rough Trade. Look for the band to hit the road this March on their first proper headlining tour.

Watch the Yours Truly Session of "Excuses"...



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February 16, 2010

{Jay Electronica}

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I got a link to rapper Jay Electronica's new mixtape. Look out for his album Paid Dues later this year.

Download the mixtape...

Right Here

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{Josh Ritter}

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I'm really excited about Josh Ritter's forthcoming album and I got a free download in my inbox for the new song “Change of Time” off So Runs The World Away (out May 4th).

Have a listen below...



Here's the video for (one of my favs of his) "Girl in the War"...



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{Andreas Tilliander}

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This one's for electronica fans. Andreas Tilliander just released a new 12” vinyl titled Showtime, featuring 2 original tracks and 2 remixes, including one from techno stars Minilogue.

Digital version (including 2 bonus remixes from Minilogue) will be out 1st of March on Beatport.

Have a listen to this killer track...

"Medication"

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{City Island}

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I recently received a trailer for this comedy about a family that begins to discover that the more time they spend together the more their secrets and lies begin to surface. Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, and Alan Arkin.

Look for City Island in select theaters March 19th.

Watch the trailer here or right here...



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February 11, 2010

{Rocky Votolato}

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This is a repost from last week, in case you missed it. Just dedicate "Lucky Clover Coin" to your lover and all will be well.

I recently got an advance copy of Seattle musician Rocky Votolato's forthcoming album True Devotion (out February 23rd on Barsuk Records). I really like the first half of this album. The first track in particular, which is a ballad with this wonderful line at the end of the song where he sings "I only wanna walk the way you showed me". It might not sound like anything special, but in the context of the song it's subtle greatness.

Anyone who pre-orders the record before the release date will get immediate exclusive digital access to the album plus a bonus 7" single with two non-album tracks (while supplies last). The bonus 7″ single includes the two non-album tracks “Rushing To The Ending” (with James Bowman of Against Me! on guitar) and “Connections”, both featuring label-mate David Bazan on drums. You will also be entered automatically to win a private house show performance by Votolato.

Have a listen...

"Lucky Clover Coin"

Also, I received this one to post...

"Red River"

Here's the video for (one of my favs of his) "White Daisy Tripping"...



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{Valentines Day Songs}

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I don't really celebrate V Day, I recommend treating your lover special on a daily basis. I did however, get this mix of Valentines Day Songs from the artists on the Cheap Lullaby roster.

Personally, I'm not a fan of all of these songs. I would go straight for Joan As Policewoman's (pictured above) "Happy To Be Loved", Tobias Froberg's "Blissful", Ivan & Alyosha's "Easy To Love", and David Mead's "Love Don't Leave Me Now".

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{Body Language}

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Got this Toro Y Moi Remix of Body Language's "At A Glance" in my inbox.

Body Language are the production/writing team (worked on Passion Pit's debut LP - Manners) have just dropped a remixed EP of their debut, Speaks, with treatment from the likes of Yes Giantess, Machinedrum, Shuttle, Toro Y Moi and more...

Have a listen...

"At A Glance (Toro y Moi's Remix)"

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February 10, 2010

{Snow & Ashes}

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I recently received a trailer for this drama about a war correspondent trying to find his missing long-time collaborator.

Look for Snow & Ashes in select theaters Jan. 21st.

Watch the trailer here or right here...



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{Daptone Gold}

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Daptone Gold is a collection of hits, obscurities, and unheard exclusives from the Daptone Records catalog. With a library of albums and 45’s spanning from rhythm and blues, afrobeat, gospel, or funk, Daptone has established a sound that is consistently sincere, heavy, and soulful.

As Gabriel Roth (Daptone Records co-owner, engineer and bass player for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) sees it, “Over the past decade, a lot of blood and sweat was shed in this little house in Bushwick, and when people experience all these recordings together in a package like this, they are really going to feel what the “Daptone Sound” is all about.” Roth continues, “I’m very proud of this record. It’s hard evidence of what the Daptone family has accomplished. I’m also excited to finally have so many of my favorite Daptone cuts, many of which were previously only available on vinyl seven inches, included on a proper album. People should really hear this.”

The sampler features some of the most popular songs such as Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ “How Long Do I Have To Wait” and Antibalas Afro Beat's “Che Che Cole” (both regulars on mixes I often make), alongside some deeper selections such as Lee Fields’ “Could Have Been” and Charles Bradley’s “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”, which have previously only been released as 45 rpm singles.

Here's a couple that were only previously available on vinyl...

Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - "The World (is Going Up in Flames)"

Lee Fields - "Could Have Been"

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{The Postelles}

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NYC buzz band The Postelles has announced plans to release a new 4-track EP titled White Night (Astralwerksl) on March 2nd. White Night will be available digitally and will include three brand new songs, “White Night,” “Sleep on the Dance Floor,” and “Looking Glass,” which were produced by The Strokes Albert Hammond Jr.

Listen to their insanely catchy S/T EP courtesy of Rjominn

Here they are playing "Boys Best Friend"...



Here's they are playing for "123 Stop"...



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February 09, 2010

{Adam Green}

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I recently got a promo sampler for former Moldy Peaches member Adam Green's forthcoming album Minor Love. "What Makes Him Act So Bad" will be the first single. Minor Love releases on Feb. 16th.

Have a listen...

"What Makes Him Act So Bad"

Also,here's another new tune...

"Castles & Tassels"

Here's the old video for "Baby's Gonna Die Tonight"...



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{Happy Tears}

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I recently received a trailer for this indie dramedy in which two sisters, Jayne (Parker Posey) and Laura (Demi Moore), return home to deal with their ailing father Joe (Rip Torn), only to face some surprising situations.

Look for Happy Tears in select theaters Feb. 19th.

Watch the trailer here or right here...



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{Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings}

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Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings recently announced that their fourth vintage soul masterpiece titled I Learned The Hard Way will release on April 6th.

Have a listen...

"I Learned the Hard Way"

Have you ever seen Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings live? They are famous for their intros. Here they are at Outside Lands in SF...



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{I Love Music Mix}

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I'm digging KCRW's DJ Anthony Valadez' new jazz-funk-soul I Love Music Mix. He earns extra cred for ending the mix with a Ryuichi Sakamoto track.

Here's the tracklisting:
The XX - Islands (Nosaj Thing Remix)
Sade – Skin
Jose James – Electromagnetic (Japan Import)
Pollyn – Still Love (Debruit Remix)
Theophilus London – Higher
Wajeed – Starz
Blackalicious – Day One
Toto – Gerorgy Porgy
Flingathing – You Fly Me
Tim Trago – Voyage Direct (FS Green Remix)
Love Birds – U Give Me
Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Remix)
Jackson 5 – Show Me The Way
Benny Sings & The Rednose District – ABCDEFG
Little Dragon Vs 1 A.O.K – Blinking Pigs
Gwen Mcrae – Keep The Fire Burning
Uptown Funk Empire – You Got To Have Freedom
Marvin Gaye – Calypso Blues (Krunto Re-edit)
Tortured Soul – I MIght Do Something Wrong
Lekan Babola – Aso Kere (IG Culture Remix)
James Brown – There Was A Time
Daedelus – Something Bells
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Bibo No Aozera (Babel Theme)

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{Kick Ass}

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Kick-Ass (based on the comic of the same name) is about a teenage boy that decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic books. Along the way he meets a crime fighting 12 year old girl named Hit Girl. Awhile back a Red Band Trailer highlighting Hit Girl's ruthless talent appeared online. Now there's a New Red Band International Trailer.

Look for Kick Ass in select theaters April 16th.

Watch the Red Band Kick Ass trailer featuring Hit Girl right here...



Watch the International Red Band Trailer...

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-GB&from=sp&vid=df8e1600-9d67-47ce-9b2b-6171d203b64d" target="_new" title="Kick-Ass - Trailer">Video: Kick-Ass - Trailer</a>

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{Criterion Collection Sale for Out-of-Print Classics}

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Criterion Collection has just announced that they are about to lose the rights to 23 titles from StudioCanal at the end of March. "The titles are going to Lionsgate, and we don't know when they may be rereleased. As ever, we will continue to try to relicense the films so that they can rejoin the collection sometime in the future".

The titles: Jean Luc Godard's Alphaville, Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le corbeau, Coup de torchon, Diary of a Country Priest, The Fallen Idol, Forbidden Games, Gervaise, Grand Illusion, Le jour se leve, Last Holiday, Mayerling, The Orphic Trilogy, Peeping Tom, Pierrot le fou, Port of Shadows, Quai des Orfevres, The Small Back Room, The Tales of Hoffmann, Trafic, Le trou, Variety Lights, and The White Sheik.

Until they're out of stock, each of these films will be an additional $5 off. That means you can get a Jean Luc Godard (soon to out-of-print) classic for only $13.96!

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{Two Door Cinema Club}

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I recently received Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club's forthcoming album Tourist History in my inbox. The indie-rock band incorporate electronica and dance into their sound (think Phoenix or early Bloc Party). The album will release stateside March 1st via Rough Trade.

Here's a couple of my fav songs off the album...

"Do You Want It All"

"You're Not Stubborn"

Also, listen to the title track "Cigarettes in the Theatre" courtesy of Umstrum

Here's the new video for "Undercover Martyn"...



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{Gil Scott-Heron}

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Street poet/singer Gil Scott-Heron’s new album, his first in over a decade and a half, titled I'm New Here is a mix of spoken word with bluesy, jazzy trip-hop tinged rhythms.

The song, which is also the album’s title, I’m New Here, is from Smog’s outstanding A River Ain’t Too Much To Love, where Smog aka Bill Callahan is told by a woman at a bar that he has “an ego the size of Texas.” And he asks her, "I’m new here, and I forget, does that mean big or small?"

The musical pioneer behind The Revolution Will Not Be Televised even has a little Kanye in the backround of his story of his struggles growing up "On Coming From A Broken Home".

Have a listen...

"Me and The Devil"

"Where Did the Night Go"

Watch the video for "Me and The Devil"...



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February 03, 2010

{Boy}

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Boy is the new film from New Zealand comedian/filmmaker Taika Waititi, better known as Taika Cohen (director of Eagle vs Shark and episodes of Flight of the Conchords). I heard this film got a warm reception when it premiered at the Sundance Film Fest.

The story begins when a father returns after many years away and 11-year-old Boy (James Rolleston) and his little brother Rocky (Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu) must reconcile reality with a fantasy dad they created in their minds.

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{The Diary of A Wimpy Kid}

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The first trailer for the forthcoming comedy adaptation of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid (a graphic novel by Jeff Kinney) has recently popped up online.

The story follows one boys torture that is middle school. Look for it in theaters March 19th.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Frightened Rabbit}

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Frightened Rabbit have a brand new video for "Nothing Like You" (off their forthcoming album The Winter Of Mixed Drinks). it's becoming quite clear that these guys are getting better at creating catchy upbeat tunes with great lyrics. Look for The Winter Of Mixed Drinks to release March 9th.


Frightened Rabbit on MUZU

Also, have a listen to the previous single...

'Swim Until You Can’t See Land’

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February 02, 2010

{Hot Chip}

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I recently picked up Hot Chip's new album One Life Stand and I've had it on constant rotation ever since.

I don't really know how to classify this album, electro/disco/pop perhaps? I just call it good music.

This song is my immediate fav off the album...

"I Feel Better"

Also, listen to the title track "One Life Stand" and "Alley Cats" courtesy of Indie Rocker

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