Adam Bhala Lough’s documentary on Weezy F. Baby made waves at Sundance and is set for a DVD release on November 17th. Lil Wayne is certainly one of music’s more enigmatic megastars, and the trailer looks pretty provocative, not only for its in-depth look at the man and his talent, but also for glimpses of him under the influence of his beloved cough syrup.
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Releasing: 1 February [U.K.] 16 February [U.S.]
“Marlene”, the first single from the sophomore Lightspeed Champion (of Test Icicles fame) album has a pretty snazzy trailer. They way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if everything started getting trailers. Vaccinations. Traffic violations. Filibusters. It’s a slippery slope. Nigh frictionless, dare I say.
01 Dead Head Blues
03 There’s Nothing Underwater
05 Faculty of Fears
06 The Big Guns of Highsmith
08 I Don’t Want to Wake Up Alone
09 Madame Van Damme
10 Smooth Day (At the Library)
11 Intermission 2
13 Etude Op.3 “Goodnight Michalek”
14 Middle of the Dark
15 A Bridge and a Goodbye
Australian hard-rockers Karnivool have released avideo for their new single, “Set Fire to the Hive”, from Sound Awake, which hits the States on February 16th (having already been released to critical acclaim in Australia). Hopefully, Karnivool can overcome their alt-rock facial hair and be the antidote to alt-rock drudgery.
Monsters of Folk continue to blanket the airwaves and intertrons with performances from their self-titled debut, which we found to contain precisely 8 PMEUs (PopMatters Enjoyment Units) out of 10. “Temazcal” is a cool affair, maybe deserving better treatment than the video can deliver, what with its sepia tone and cheesy scratched film effects and all, but such is life.