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Hurricane Bells is the basement project of Longwave’s Steve Schiltz. There’s a comment on the YouTube video for “This Year”, from his digitally released Tonight Is the Ghost, that says “you deserve more recognition… you are an amazing musician”, which seemed like the height of wisdom after watching the little toy man venture out into the world. Props, Carlos07.

Watch the new video for Animal Collective’s “In the Flowers”, the stunning, sublime opener to Merriweather Post Pavilion. The incongruent visual montages, going from a lo-fi retrospective (with one cool, hard-ass lookin’ dude), to seas of swirling flowers, to explosions of light, color, and ballet, may be a bit overwhelming at times. Nevertheless, it seems like Animal Collective hemorrhages these beautiful overtures at will.

What is the most WTF moment that Lady Gaga has brought about?  Was it the lyric “let’s have some fun / this beat is sick / I wanna take a ride on your disco stick” (from “Lovegame”)?  Was it Christopher Walken doing a dramatic reading of the lyrics of “Poker Face”?  Was it the TV interview she did where she wore a dress made entirely out of Kermit the Frog dolls?  Oh no, dear reader.  Those moments have now been usurped by Francis Lawrence-helmed, Kubrik-indebted clip for “Bad Romance”, off of the forthcoming re-release of Lady GaGa’s unbelievably-successful debut album The Fame.

Another day, another video collection to celebrate the Fab Four. They haven’t gotten old in 45 years, no reason to think they will any time soon.

“A Hard Day’s Night”

“You Can’t Do That”

British mega-star Robbie Williams’ new album hit iTunes on the 10th, and if his first single is any indication, Reality Killed the Video Star should deliver some solid, enjoyable pop hits. Think a little Elton John mixed with early Whitney Houston.


You Know Me - Robbie Williams (Official full-length video)

Robbie Williams | MySpace Video

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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.

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