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by Tyler Gould

17 Sep 2009


Bear in Heaven
Beast Rest Forth Mouth
(Hometapes)
Releasing: 13 October

Brooklyn-based art rock quartet Bear In Heaven is giving away a pair of tracks off of their upcoming full-length, Beast Rest Forth Mouth, and they come on high recommendation (suspicions of conspiracy between bands with “Bear” in their name aside). The first single, “Wholehearted Mess”, is out now on a 12” EP (limited to 1000), but “Lovesick Teenagers” throbs and plods only on the Internet for the time being.

SONG LIST
01 Beast in Peace
02 Wholehearted Mess
03 You Do You
04 Lovesick Teenagers
05 Ultimate Satisfaction
06 Dust Cloud
07 Drug a Wheel
08 Deafening Love
09 Fake Out
10 Casual Goodbye

Bear In Heaven

Wholehearted Mess [MP3]

     

Lovesick Teenagers [MP3]

     

by Katharine Wray

17 Sep 2009


Some Delights of the Hudson Valley, edited by Danny Shanahan, is a compilation of humor concerning the region, full of stories, jokes, comic books, and poems from such contributors as Robert Kelly and Denny Dillon.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Sep 2009


Grandcrew.com is putting out some impressive videos lately, including this live performance from neo-folk singer Alela Diane in France this past July.

by Timothy Gabriele

17 Sep 2009


After Fact Magazine picked them for their top third quarter 2009 album, Cloaks seemed to be working out. The few small bursts I’ve heard haven’t fully converted me, but there is something to be said for Cloaks’ odd fusion of dubstep with the harsher textures of early Cabaret Voltaire and the menacing repetition of Mescalinum United.

by Eleanore Catolico

16 Sep 2009


Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, a collection of 23 short stories by David Foster Wallace, is now a feature film directed by The Office‘s John Krasinski and opening September 25th in select theaters. The film stars a varied group of actors including seasoned veterans of stage and screen—Bobby Cannavale (Third Watch, Mauritius), Timothy Hutton (Leverage, Ordinary People), Michael Cerveris (The Who‘s Tommy, Assassins), and Death Cab for Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard. These actors play the hideous men or “subjects” of Wallace‘s intellect. The stories themselves are a series of transcripts with questions deliberately omitted. It was Wallace‘s intention for readers to focus on learning about each subject‘s idiosyncrasies, exposing just how vulnerable, alienated, and weird men can be. Sara Quinn (Julianne Nicholson of Law and Order: Criminal Intent), the film‘s protagonist, is a graduate student who conducts the interviews for her anthropological thesis. Constructing a convincing narrative without jeopardizing the integrity of Wallace‘s kinetic prose is tricky, but the snippets of performances in the trailer seem promising:

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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