Latest Blog Posts

Neo-retro-soul diva Sharon Jones appeared with her Dap-Kings on Craig Ferguson’s show last Friday night to play the title track from her 2007 album. As always, she was smokin’.

This new Terry Gilliam film will surely get major play because it features the final performance of Heath Ledger, but that aside, the visual side of the movie looks mind-blowing. Add in Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp and Jude Law stepping in to help out with the lead role (the film had not yet finished shooting when Ledger died) and Tom Waits as the devil and there just might be something worth checking out in there—though it has been a long time since Gilliam directed something great.

Part gritty, working class British kitchen sink drama, part inspirational dance flick? Andrea Arnold (Red Road) took Fish Tank to Cannes this year with mixed results and this lop-sided, over-bearing trailer confirms that the film could either be engaging or terribly cliched.

Noah and the Whale
The First Days of Spring
(Cherrytree/Interscope)
Releasing: 31 August (UK) / 6 October (US)

SONG LIST
01 The First Days Of Spring
02 Our Window
03 I Have Nothing
04 My Broken Heart
05 Instrumental I
06 Love of an Orchestra
07 Instrumental II
08 Stranger
09 Blue Skies
10 Slow Glass
11 My Door Is Always Open

Castanets
Texas Rose, the Thaw, and the Beasts
(Asthmatic Kitty)
Releasing: 22 September

SONG LIST
01 Rose
02 On Beginning
03 My Heart
04 Worn From the Fight (With Fireworks)
05 No Trouble
06 Thaw and the Beasts
07 We Kept Our Kitchen Clean and Our Dreaming Quiet
08 Down the Line, Love
09 Lucky Old Moon
10 Ignorance Is Blues
11 Dance, Dance

Castanets
“Worn From the Fight (With Fireworks)” [MP3]
     

//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

READ the article