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Thursday, Oct 1, 2009

Adam Goldberg and Marley Shelton engage in what appears to be feature-length japery at the expense of the contemporary art world. One character in the trailer says, of an artist’s work, “What attracts me to his work is how uncomfortable it makes me feel.” Goldberg’s character centers his performance art around the kicking of a metal bucket. If you are of a mind that thinks “contemporary art is impenetrable nonsense”, you’ll probably find a few chuckles at a culture depicted as being as self-important as it is asinine, but if you find that notion frustrating to no end, maybe avoid (Untitled) when it hits theaters October 23rd.



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Thursday, Oct 1, 2009

More Scandinavian pop music for fans of the peninsula. Loney Dear kicked off a U.S. tour with Asobi Seksu in San Diego just last night. Look below for a short interview and video of the inimitable Emil Svanängen playing “Everything Turns to You”, and a free download of “Airport Surroundings”.


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Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009

Langhorne Slim
Be Set Free
(Kemado)
Releasing: 30 September


Langhorne Slim released his new album, Be Set Free today on Kemado Records. His U.S. tour kicks off October 15th in Brooklyn, New York. Dates after the jump.


SONG LIST
01 Back To The Wild
02 Say Yes
03 I Love You, But Goodbye
04 Land of Dreams
05 Cinderella
06 Be Set Free
07 For A Little While
08 Sunday By The Sea
09 Leaving My Love
10 Yer Wrong
11 Blown Your Mind
12 So Glad I’m Coming Home
13 Boots Boy


Langhorne Slim - Back to the Wild from Kemado Records on Vimeo.


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Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009

Sunny Day Real Estate performed “7” on Jimmy Fallon last night, reminding us that “emo” used to have a very, very different meaning. The band has reunited for the first time in 15 years, and kicked off a U.S. tour this month.


Dates after the jump


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Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009

Brand New
Daisy
(Interscope)
Release: 22 September


New Jersey rock band Brand New has gone through a lot of incarnations since their emo debut, Your Favorite Weapon. With each album Brand New’s sound, while always infectious, becomes more sarcastic and less brooding. Daisy is very dark, very good, and still as clever as the first album.


SONG LIST
01 Vices
02 Bed
03 At the Bottom
04 Gasoline
05 You Stole
06 Be Gone
07 Sink
08 Bought a Bride
09 Daisy
10 In a Jar
11 Noro



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