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March 31, 2010

{The Living Wake}

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The Living Wake is a dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Binew is a dreamer who elevates his drab and somewhat pitiful existence into a personal mythology. For his final day K. Roth Binew enlists his best friend, the unrecognized poet and biographer Mills Joquin to chronicle his final hours.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Tiger Saw}

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Tiger Saw's 2007 Self-titled album will be re-released on April 6th by Burst & Bloom Recordings and is also available as an exclusive download at www.daytrotter.com. Tigers on Fire features a four-person horn section and numerous collaborators from Dirty Projectors' Nat Baldwin and Angel Deradoorian (who sings the show-stopping 'Catalina'), to White Hinterland’s Casey Dienel, and Deer Tick’s John McCauley, among many others.

Tigers on Fire explores the joys found in soul music, basement dance parties, house shows, and the electricity of attraction. Currently based in Portland, ME, the ever-changing collective Tiger Saw was founded in Massachusetts in 1999 by Dylan Metrano and has toured extensively on three continents, and is known for playing unorthodox venues from beach bonfires to treetop sing-alongs, as well as basements and barrooms from coast to coast. Tiger Saw has performed shows with many bands, including Grizzly Bear, Explosions in the Sky, Kimya Dawson, Jens Lekman, Magnolia Electric Co., The Gossip, and Man Man.

Have a listen...

"Tigers on Fire"

"Catalina"

"Distance"

Hear more from Tiger Saw's MySpace

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{Foreign Office}

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I got this great track from London four-piece Foreign Office, who are about to drop their debut double A single ('Leaving The House'/ 'Voices') via This Is Playground Records on March 29th.

Nailing pop hooks with post punk austerity, the band makes music that embraces Talking Heads, Roxy Music and the twisted disco of Hot Chip. To celebrate they've employed the sharp skills of East End electro duo Warrior One. They've crafted an infectious Italo-disco song with catchy melody and pulsating bass line.

Have a listen...

"Leaving The House" (Warrior One Remix)

Hear more from Foreign Office's MySpace

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{Thathipsterporn Easter Mix}

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I got a link to Curtis Vodka's excellent hour and fifteen minute Thathipsterporn Easter Mix.

Download the mix Right Here

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{Hooray For Earth}

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New York City and Boston-based indie foursome Hooray For Earth are thrilled to announce their signing to Dovecote Records and re-release of their MOMO EP June 1st. Originally only digitally available as a 5-song EP through the exclusive eMusic Selects program, Dovecote's reissue will be available on CD, special clear vinyl, and digitally and sees the addition of sixth track, "Rolling/Nectarine," which features Jessica and Cristi Jo Zambri of Zambri.

The NY Press wrote "A little bit 80s synth pop, a little bit indie rock and a hell of a good time".

Have a listen to the catchy first single...

"Surrounded By Your Friends"

Here's a clip of the band on ABC's Amplified...



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{Balkan Beat Box}

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I got this new Balkan Beatbox song "War Again" with Radioclit Remix of "Move It". Balkan Beat Box’s forthcoming album Blue Eyed Black Boy is due out April 27 on Nat Geo Music. SPIN called their '07 album Nu Med “a global peacekeeping mission that you can dance to”.

I was asked to remove "Move It" (Radioclit Remix), but have a listen to "War Again"...

"War Again"

Here's a clip...



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{Onra}

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I got this teaser video from Parisian producer Onra, in anticipation of his forthcoming album Long Distance (set for release by All City Records in May). Judging from the clips this is sure to be one of his strongest albums yet.

Check it out...

Onra - Long Distance - New Album (Teaser) from enozoib on Vimeo.



Here's a classic:

"Anthem"

Hear more from Onra's MySpace

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March 30, 2010

{Exit Through the Gift Shop}

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Exit Through the Gift Shop is a documentary directed by British street artist Banksy. It was originally being put together by French filmmaker Thierry Guetta, but when he lost his handle on the project, Banksy took all of his tapes and finished the film on his own.

Look for Exit Through the Gift Shop in select theaters April 16th.

Watch the trailer Here or Right Here...



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{Best Worst Movie}

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Quite simply this documentary offers a look at the making of the cult classic film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time".

Look for Best Worst Movie in select theaters April 23rd.

Watch the trailer Here or Right Here...



For a real laugh watch the trailer for Troll 2...



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{Twin Sister}

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I posted about this band last week, but now Twin Sister are offering their new EP Color Your Life as a free download on their website.

The first single is "All Around and Away We Go".

Have a listen:

"All Around and Away We Go"

Download their Color Your Life EP for FREE Right Here

Also, download their Vampires with Dreaming Kids EP for FREE Right Here

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March 29, 2010

{Easier with Practice}

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This indie film received a Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature.

The story follows Davy Mitchell, as he sets out on a road trip to promote his unpublished novel with his younger brother. Being on the road proves to be a lonely and unfulfilling experience until one night in a motel room he gets a random phone call from a mysterious woman.

Look for Easier with Practice on DVD April 6th.

Watch the trailer Here or Right Here...



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{Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings}

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Listen to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings new album I Learned The Hard Way!

Stream I Learned The Hard Way in it's entirety Right Here

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{Jonsi}

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Listen to the new album Go from Jonsi (Sigur Ros).

Stream Go in it's entirety Right Here

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{Dr. Dog}

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Listen to Dr. Dog's excellent new album Shame, Shame over on NPR .

Stream Shame Shame in it's entirety Right Here

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March 25, 2010

{Artois the Goat}

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Got a trailer in the mail today for this indie comedy! It's the story of lab technician Virgil Gurdies, who struggles to choose between his truelove Angie and his newfound quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known.

Artois the Goat will screen in L.A. on April 10th.

Watch the trailer Here or Right Here...



You can pre-order the DVD Right Here

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{Beck's Record Club}

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For Beck's Record Club's fourth installment they perform Kick by INXS. The lineup features Beck, Annie Clark and Daniel Hart of St. Vincent, Liars. Here's a clip...

Record Club: INXS "Guns In The Sky" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.



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{Jamie Lidell}





"The Ring" is off Jamie Lidell's forthcoming album Compass out 5/18 via Warp.

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{Joker}

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18-year-old Joker from Easton, Bristol, UK has defined the colourful synth-led melodic style within dubstep that’s become known as ‘Purple w0w’. Here's his latest track "Tron" along with a remix.

Have a listen:



Hear more Right Here

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{Plastic Bag}

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Plastic Bag is a fantastic short 18-minute film directed by Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop) and narrated by the legendary German auteur Werner Herzog.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{James Murphy}

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Brooklyn ance-rock band LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy scores the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach's forthcoming film Greenberg. Most of his tunes seem like they will work for the film, but not as standalone songs. It does have it moments though, and this is one of my favs.

Have a listen:

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{Phoenix}

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The French pop band Phoenix are giving away a live album, which consists of songs from their last album Wolfgang Amadeus!

Grab Live in Sydney Right Here

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March 24, 2010

{Oreo Jones}

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Indianapolis hip-hop artist Oreo Jones will release the Delicious EP (via Heavy Gun Records) on April 1st. The lead single "Good Times" is a great party track.

Have a listen:

"Good Times"

Hear more from Oreo Jones' MySpace

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{The Good, The Bad, and The Weird}

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I posted about this one before, but there is now a US release date. IFC Films will be bringing Kim Ji-woon's Korean action extravaganza The Good, The Bad, The Weird starring Song Kang-ho (The Host), Lee Byung-hun (G.I. Joe), and Jung Woo-sung (The Restless) to limited theaters as well as VOD on April 23rd next month, before arriving on DVD.

The plot goes a little something like...The Weird steals a map from a Japanese official. The Bad is paid to get it back. The Good is a bounty hunter who tracks them down.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{I'm Here}

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The Spike Jonze thirty minute short feature film titled I'm Here is up online!

The short stars Andrew Garfield as a library assistant who goes through an ordinary life in LA until a chance meeting opens his eyes to the power of creativity and love.

Watch the film Right Here

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{Twin Sister}

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Twin Sister released the first single, "All Around and Away We Go", off the forthcoming full-length Color Your Life (to be released sometime this Spring through Infinite Best Records).

Have a listen:

"All Around and Away We Go"

Download their Vampires with Dreaming Kids EP for FREE Right Here

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{The National}

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Have a listen to The National's lead single "Bloodbuzz Ohio", off their forthcoming album High Violet (out 5/11 via 4AD).

Get the download over at Stereogum

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March 23, 2010

{Nick Andre & E da Boss}

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After taking two years off to work on separate projects (E as a part of Myron & E with The Soul Investigators and Nick with indie electro project City Light and touring as part of Her Space Holiday,) the production duo is back with Robot Practice. The EP features Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious), Marc Stretch (Foreign Legion), Bicasso (Living Legends) and Z-Man (One Block Radius) and is the first in a series of singles to be released from Nick Andre & E da Boss. Up coming singles will feature Medusa, Rashaan Ahmad (Crown City Rockers), Jern Eye, Night Cluber Lang (Boom Bap Project), OMNI and more.

Have a listen individually:

"Left Side of the Brain (Nick Andre Remix) ft. Gift of Gab":

"Greedy ft. Z Man, Bicasso, and Marc Stretch":

"Robot Practice":

Or download the EP in one zip file Right Here

Check it...

Robot Practice from totempole pr on Vimeo.



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{The Gaslight Anthem}

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Working class rock band The Gaslight Anthem just released title track off their forthcoming album American Slang (set to release June 15th).

Have a listen:

"American Slang"

Hear more from The Gaslight Anthem's MySpace

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{The Hold Steady}

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The Hold Steady have released a track from their forthcoming fifth studio album Heaven Is Whenever.

Heaven Is Whenever is out on May 4th via Vagrant (May 3rd on Rough Trade in the UK).

Have a listen:

"Hurricane J"

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{Teenage Fanclub}

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Teenage Fanclub return with a brand new album Shadows (to release May 24th), five years since their last album Man-Made. The album promises to be harmony driven classics you'd expect to find on a greatest hits album.

Have a listen:

"Baby Lee"

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March 22, 2010

{The Black Keys}

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The Black Keys’ have posted the track “Tighten Up” from their forthcoming album titled Brothers on their myspace. It’s the first track from Brothers (set to release May 18th via Nonesuch Records) to be made available to the public and it’s the only track on the album produced by Danger Mouse, who produced their last album Attack & Release. The rest of the album was produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Mark Neill.

Have a listen:

"Tighten Up"

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{Godspeed}

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Godspeed is an intense thriller set in the sublime light of Alaska's midnight sun. The story follows Charlie Shepard (Joseph McKelheer), who is a modern day faith healer. Living hand-to-mouth with his young son and wife, Charlie ekes out a meager living from his "healing" sessions.

His marriage seems to be failing and an old drinking habit is coming back to haunt him, when his family is brutally attacked by unknown assailants for seemingly no reason whatsoever.

Look for Godspeed in select theaters March 26th.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Mimicking Birds}

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Mimicking Birds are a trio from Portland that recently signed to Isaac Brock’s (Modest Mouse) Glacial Pace label to release their debut album.

There’s even a hint of Modest Mouse in some of these songs, although this band has more of a hypnotic and acoustic (think Jose Gonzalez) sound.

Stream the album in it's entirety Right Here

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March 18, 2010

{Mystery Roar}

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Boston's Mystery Roar sent over a link to their synth-disco first single "Mayhem" from their forthcoming self titled EP.

For fans of Roxy Music, Georgio Moroder or Chromeo. The EP is due on Dopamine Records April 13th.

Have a listen:

"Mayhem"

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{Archie Bronson Outfit}

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Domino Records sent over a link to stream Archie Bronson Outfit's brand new album Coconut (coming out on March 23rd). They describe a bit of New Order meets The Fall meets PIL meets Butthole Surfers meets the future.

Have a listen to the first single:

"Shark Tooth"

Stream the album Right Here

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{ARMS}

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Brooklyn trio ARMS (Todd Goldstein of Harlem Shakes & co.) have announced a FREE download of their brand new self-titled EP - the follow up to their celebrated US debut, Kids Aflame.

Have a listen to the first single:

"Heat & Hot Water"

Download the s/t EP Right Here

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{El Secreto de Sus Ojos}

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El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) is the latest from Argentinean writer-director-editor Juan Jose Campanella.

The film is a multi-layered thriller interweaving the personal lives of a state investigator, a judge, and a manhunt spanning twenty-five years. When this one came out in Argentina last year it got plenty of rave reviews.

Look for El Secreto de Sus Ojos on DVD.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Children of Invention}

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Got this trailer in my inbox from this film that got some pretty rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.

The story revolves around the Cheng family who are being evicted after the hardworking single mom falls for a pyramid scheme. After she goes missing the children are forced to look after themselves.

Look for Children of Invention in select theaters March 12th.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{The Harimaya Bridge}

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The Harimaya Bridge is a drama about an American man who must travel to rural Japan to claim some important items belonging to his late son, from whom he was estranged.

Look for The Hariyama Bridge in select theaters March 12th.

Watch the trailer right here...



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March 17, 2010

{Please Give}

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Please Give is a new film from Nicole Holofcener (Lovely and Amazing). The plot revolves around Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt), a married couple who run a successful business reselling estate-sale furniture (checkout all the great furniture). They live in Manhattan with their teenage daughter Abby and want to expand their two-bedroom apartment. However, they have to wait for the occupant next door, Andra, a cranky elderly woman, to die. The wait becomes complicated when the family develops relationships with Andra and her two grown granddaughters.

Look for Please Give in select theaters July 2nd.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Echo & The Bunnymen}

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On the heels of their latest release titled The Fountain, Echo & The Bunnymen will embark on a US tour. Here's the catchy single "Proxy".

Have a listen:

"Proxy"

Hear more from Echo & The Bunnymen's MySpace

Purchase the album Right Here

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{Greenberg}

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Here's one I'm really looking forward to.

Greenberg is the forthcoming film from Noam Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale). The film stars Ben Stiller as a hopelessly adrift, narcissistic neurotic staying at his younger and more successful brother’s house for six weeks after some sort of nervous breakdown.

Greenberg also stars Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh (who co-wrote the script), and Greta Gerwig. The soundtrack is from James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem).

Look for Greenberg in select theaters March 19th.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Ellen Allien}

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I got this medley from electro fav Ellen Allien's forthcoming album Dust (out May 18 on BPitch Control).

Have a listen:

"Dust Medley"

You can listen to the new album in it's entirety from Ellen Allien's MySpace

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{Cate Le Bon}

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You may recognize Cate Le Bon's name from her featured guest vocals on Neon Neon's "I Lust You" or her name may ring a bell because she signed a deal on Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys' British label.

Her debut album Me Oh My, full of folk-meets-psych rock, will release in the US on May 4th.

Have a listen:

"Shoeing the Bones"

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{The Square}

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I got a trailer for this Australian film noir styled movie The Square. The plot centers on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder.

The Square opens in New York & Los Angeles on April 9th and nationwide in May.

Watch the trailer right here...

THE SQUARE Official Trailer from The Square on Vimeo.



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{Sia}

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Sia is set to drop her 4th (and noticeably upbeat) album on June 8th. The first Single “Clap Your Hands” will release May 25th.

You can listen to Six Songs From The Album over on her Official Site

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{Spirit Animal}



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Last week I posted a track from Spirit Animal's Brazen Brand mixtape. He recently sent me a link to the entire mix. and while I haven't had a chance to listen to the whole mix as of yet, I know I will be putting this first track (a killer remix of Jackie WIlson's "Lonely Teardrops") on my next party mix! Have a listen:

"My Heart is Cryin (Spirit Animal Remix)"

Download the Brazen Brand mix Right Here

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{The Good Heart}

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I got this trailer for The Good Heart (by Dagur Kári) featuring Brian Cox, Paul Dano and Isild Le Besco. The film follows a homeless boy (Lucas) who meets a grouchy bar-owner (Jacques) whose unhealthy lifestyle has resulted in five heart attacks. Jacques takes Lucas under his wing with the intention of having him continuing his legacy. Everything is going according to plan until a drunken stewardess (April) enters the picture.

Look for The Good Heart in select theaters April 30th.

Watch the trailer right here...

The Good Heart trailer from zik zak on Vimeo.



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{No One Knows About Persian Cats}

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I got this trailer for the documentary No One Knows About Persian Cats. This is the fifth feature by award winning director Bahman Ghobadi (A Time For Drunken Horses, Turtles Can Fly).

The film is an indictment of cultural repression in Iran’s underground music scene and a celebration of an entire generation of Iranians striving towards personal and creative freedom. The film was shot in secret and features performances by real underground bands. the film follows a pair of young musicians, recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe.

Look for No One Knows About Persian Cats in select theaters April 16th.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Jason Collett}

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Jason Collett (Broken Soical Scene) is back with a new album titled Rat A Tat Tat. He's still in that Bob Dylan/Neil Young territory, but it seems like he's branched out a little more this time around.

Listen to "Love is A Dirty Word"

Also, this is one of my favs... "Bitch City"

You can listen to the new album in it's entirety from Jason Collett's MySpace

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March 10, 2010

Casper Bangs}

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I got this Casper Bangs remix in my inbox.

Have a listen...

"Always On" (Spirit Animal Remix

Also, hear "Kiss Me Goodnight" and "Skylark"

Download Casper Bangs self-titled EP Right Here

Hear for from Casper Bangs MySpace

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{Mimicking Birds}

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Lately I've been listening to the mellow sounds of Portland, OR trio Mimicking Birds self-titled debut album, which was produced by Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock.

Listen to "Burning Star" and "Cabin Fever" over at Captain Obvious

Also, here's some home recordings (not included on their debut album). Listen here

You can hear more from Mimicking Birds MySpace

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March 09, 2010

{The Heart is A Drum Machine}

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I got this trailer for the documentary The Heart is a Drum Machine out on DVD today (March 9th via Lightyear Entertainment)

The film features: Wayne Coyne, Jason Schwartzman, Elijah Wood, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Juliette Lewis, John Frusciante, Maynard James Keenan, and more, all answering the question "What is Music?" Looks like an entertaining film for all kinds of music lovers.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Andy Clockwise}

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Andy Clockwise is an Australian singer/songwriter living in LA and I am currently obsessed with his song "Cassanova (I Remember Love)" off his Australian version of his Are You Well? EP

"The Casanova" (I Remember Love)

Here's the video...



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March 08, 2010

{Rockie Fresh}

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I recently got a mixtape from Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh in my inbox.

The free mixtape features tracks from: Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc, Chromeo, Phoenix, Duck Sauce, Junkie XL, Holy Smoke!, Florence & The Machine and more.
Download it Right Here

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{How To Make it in America Mixtape}

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HBO's new show How to Make It in America follows several young New Yorkers as they make moves in the Big Apple. How to Make It in America airs on HBO every Sunday at 10pm.

The free mixtape features tracks from: Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc, Chromeo, Phoenix, Duck Sauce, Junkie XL, Holy Smoke!, Florence & The Machine and more.
Download the free mix Right Here

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{The Happy Poet}

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Premiering this weekend at SXSW in Austin, TX, writer/director/star Paul Gordon's The Happy Poet is, "an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a poetry-loving customer"

Watch the trailer right here...

The Happy Poet - Official Trailer on Vimeo.



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{Pharrell vs Chromeo}

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I got this Pharrell vs Chromeo bootleg from DJ Bence.
Have a listen...

"Can I Bone It Like That? (Bence’s Bootleg)"

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March 04, 2010

{La Belle Personne}

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I recently got this trailer from one of my recent favorite directors Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris)! La Belle Personne (The Beautiful Person) is the story of a sixteen-year old girl who changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She quickly finds herself the talk of the town and caught up in a love triangle.

I read that the soundtrack is full of Nick Drake songs, and at one point (in true Christophe Honoré fashion) a character bursts into song on screen.

La Belle Personne stars: Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, and Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet. The film is currently out on DVD.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Electric President}

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Jacksonville, Florida indie duo Electric President have just released their latest album, mixing folk and indie pop with electronic elements. I haven't had a chance to listen to the album in it's entirety yet, but I have listened to the catchy first single "Safe and Sound" numerous times already.

Have a listen...

"Safe and Sound"

Hear more from Electric President's MySpace

Order the album Right Here

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{Aloe Blacc}

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I got the lead single off Aloe Blacc’s forthcoming album, Good Things. The song as it debuted as the theme song for HBO’s How to Make It in America.

Have a listen...

"I Need A Dollar"

Order the digital 12inch from Stones Throw

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{Royksöpp}

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Royksöpp continue their new series of free, unreleased material with a track they’ve done that samples Gustavo Santaolalla’s De Ushuaia a La Quiaca – as heard in the film The Motorcycle Diaries.

Have a listen...

Royksöpp - "De Ushuaia a La Quiaca"

Also, (in the same email) I got these tracks from Alex Patterson (aka The Orb) and Dom Beken together as HFB. The duo celebrate a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Video Game Score for their HFB project’s soundtrack to the video game Shooter, by giving away their remixes of The Nextmen’s Lion’s Den and Talvin Singh’s Decca.

Talvin Singh - "Decca (HFB Remix)"

HFB vs. The Nextmen - "Lion's Den"

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Hear more from Talvin Singh's MySpace

Hear more from HFB's MySpace

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March 03, 2010

{The Vicious Kind}

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This film is about the relationship between two brothers, a father trying to connect with his sons and the young woman who gets between the three of them. Lee Toland Krieger is up for a Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.

The Vicious Kind is out on DVD now.

Watch the trailer right here...



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{Frankmusik + Computer Club}

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I got the track "Losing Streak", the musical lovechild of Frankmusik + Computer Club, in my inbox this week (plus a bonus). Frankmusik’s debut album, Complete Me, was released on August 3,09 and made it to number 5 on the UK Albums Chart. Computer Club is known for his many remixes including artists such as Mr. Oizo, Jewel Kid, and New Order.

Included is the single version of Losing Steak PLUS a DJ edit, and as a bonus check out Computer Club's edit of The Human League's perennial electro classic "Don't You Want Me". This updated jaunt down memory lane should be fun for everyone from entry level alt-kids to the most jaded of old indie-rockers.

Have a listen...

"Losing Streak" (Single)

"Losing Streak" (DJ Edit)

"Don't You Want Me (Computer Club Remix)"

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{The Postelles}

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NYC buzz band The Postelles have just released their White Night EP (Astralwerksl) and are offering the title track for FREE!. White Night includes three brand new songs, “White Night,” “Sleep on the Dance Floor,” and “Looking Glass,” which were produced by The Strokes Albert Hammond Jr.

Download "White Night" below...



Previously mentioned...

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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{The New Year Parade}

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This film follows a brother and sister through the first year of their parents' separation. This one is up for the John Cassavetes Award (presented to the creative team of a film budgeted at less than $500,000 by Film Independent) at the Spirit Awards, which are taking place this weekend.

The New Year Parade is out on DVD now.

Watch the trailer here or right here...



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{The ABC Club}

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I got an email about this Leeds-based band The ABC Club's new double A-side "Theiving Magpie"/"Friend Of Mine" (hear both over on their MySpace), which are being offered as a limited 500 vinyl run. The band draws influence from both The Smiths and The Strokes, with circling guitars and snapping rhythms.

This is a standout is from a previous compilation. Have a listen...

"Get Set Go

Hear more from The ABC Club's MySpace

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{Ajami}

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Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. The film follows five stories about everyday life in Ajami. This one is up for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and it looks like a strong contender.

Look for Ajami in select theaters Feb. 12th.

Watch the trailer here or right here...



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March 02, 2010

{Pretty Lights}

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Pretty Lights' first EP in the trilogy to be released in 2010, Making Up A Changing Mind, is out now and available for download (for a pay-what-you-like charge) at PrettyLightsMusic.com.

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 a standout track...

"I Can See It In Your Face"

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{Field Music}

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Stream Field Music's latest album, titled Measure, courtesy of KCRW. The album will be streaming til it's release date on March 16th.

Stream the album in it's entirety Right Here

Here's an old video for "You're Not Supposed To"...



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{Broken Bells}

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Broken Bells (aka Dangermouse and The Shins frontman James Mercer) is set to drop a full length album March 9th. You can stream the album in it's entirety courtesy of KCRW.

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Hear the first single "High Road"...

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{Gorillaz]

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Stream the new album from animated supergroup Gorillaz, titled Plastic Beach, it it's entirety courtesy of NPR.

Guests include: Lou Reed, De La Soul, Snoop Dogg, Mark E. Smith, Gruff Rhys, Mick Jones & Paul Simonen, Bobby Womack, and Mos Def. The album officially releases on March 9th.

Stream the album in it's entirety Right Here

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{The Morning Benders}

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Stream The Morning Benders new album titled Big Echo, which 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"...



Listen to the album in it's entirety here or right here...



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