Crazy Clown Time is the debut album from filmmaker/artist/living legend David Lynch. The album is out on November 8th via Sunday Best Recordings/PIAS America, but you can stream the album in full courtesy of NPR.
Lynch said the album was “inspired by modern blues, folk, indie, dance music, and the work of Lynch’s longtime collaborator, Angelo Badalamenti.”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ front woman Karen O. appears on the opening track “Pinky’s Dream”, which you can hear below...
R.E.M.’s greatest-hits collection Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982- 2011 arrives next month. It features the new single “We All Go Back To Where We Belong” (they recorded just before their break up). They posted two videos, one with Kirsten Dunst, and the other with veteran artist and poet John Giorno.
Indie rock band Surfer Blood have just released a 4 track EP titled Tarot Classics. I mentioned this last week, but I've only recently had time to give it a listen. Tracks 3 ("Voyager Reprise") and 4 ("Drinking Problem") are the real highlights.
Brooklyn indie veterans Nada Surf are gering up to release a new album titled The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy (out early next year). They are now offering up an early preview called “When I Was Young.”
Get the download for the price of an email (trust me it's worth it)...
From writer/director James Westby (Film Geek, The Auteur) comes Rid of Me, a black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends.
Look for the film in select theaters November 18th.
I Melt With You is a film about old college friends that gather for a week in Big Sur to celebrate their friendship and catch-up on each other's lives. They talk about their careers, families, and enormous responsibilities, but there is a lot more going on beneath the surface.
Look for the film in select theaters December 9th.
Some folks who purchased the deluxe edition of Neon Indian’s Era Extraña album also got a bonus disc that was simply labeled “Neon Indian Mixtape”, with no tracklist or extra information attached. The 48-minute mix includes a whole lot of random new wave and synthpop, much of which is in French.
If you're in the mood to hear something wild, give it a listen below...
Canadian synthpop act Diamond Rings (aka John O’Regan) recently released a limited edition 7' single “You & Me”, but the b-side steals the show. It's a cover of “Mellow Doubt” by the criminally underappreciated Scots Teenage Fanclub.
I've been digging the new album from Radical Face (aka Ben Cooper) titled Family Tree - The Roots. This is the first album of three in the Family Tree-project that follows the tale of a fictional family, the Northcotes, through its generations. It is dedicated to the first two generations of the Northcotes' family tree and is narratively based in the 1800s.
The solo debut from former Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, officially releases on November 8th via Island/Merucry. You can stream the 10-track effort in full on PIAS Germany’s SoundCloud.
Forthcoming coming-of-age film Norman features an original score by Andrew Bird, as well as songs from Wolf Parade, Chad VanGaalen, Richard Swift and more. You can stream the album in it's entirety below.
Listen to the soundtrack (and pre-order) right here
I recently watched the film Drive, about a stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman that discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston. I can't get enough of the soundtrack. The score was done by Cliff Martinez, but there are a few proper songs as well.