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by Tyler Gould

25 Nov 2009


I get the feeling that if it weren’t for music videos, we’d be really dry on chances to see any beautiful 2-D animation. Scott Marvel directed and illustrated this clip for Headlights’ “Love Song for Buddy”, from their recent Wildlife, and the color palette alone is commendable. I’ll commend it right now if I have to.

by Tyler Gould

25 Nov 2009


Final Fantasy
Heartland
(Domino)
Releasing: 12 January

Owen Pallett’s first album since He Poos Clouds in 2006 is a concept album about a farmer named Lewis, who, if you’ll notice the track list, takes off his shirt at some point. Pallett has been jumping around the world to record Heartland, spending time in Reykjavik to lay down some tracks and Prague to record the Czech Symphony. He still has a couple dates left on his U.S. tour with the Mountain Goats (dates after the jump), and recently stopped by IFC’s Dinner With the Band to perform “Keep the Dog Quiet” and eat some lamb.

SONG LIST
01 Midnight Directives
02 Keep The Dog Quiet
03 Mount Alpentine
04 Red Sun No. 5
05 Lewis Takes Action
06 The Great Elsewhere
07 Oh Heartland, Up Yours!
08 Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
09 Flare Gun
10 E Is For Estranged
11 Tryst With Mephistopheles
12 What Do You Think Will Happen Now?

by Tyler Gould

25 Nov 2009


This video is NSFW, but when you get home you should check it out and see if you can connect the bizarre visuals to the song’s apparent lyrical connection to Joe Louis fighting the best boxers in Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. The song takes a condescending, yet inspiring, perspective: “if you learn one thing, you’ve learned it well / It’s true, you must give fascists hell.”

by Allison Taich

25 Nov 2009


I’m sure you’ve heard “Slight Figure of Speech”, the latest single from the Avett Brothers, but have you seen the official video? Catch it now on Funny or Die, featuring The American Budget Network (TAB).

by Faye Rasmussen

25 Nov 2009


Me and Orson Welles, starring Zac Efron and Claire Danes, is releasing today, November 25th.

Efron plays a teenage actor who nabs a minor role in a Welles-directed production of Julius Caesar. The movie portrays one fateful week in the young actor’s life and his encounters with Welles and love. The period drama screened at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival,  but found no buyers.  Luckily for Efron and co., and surely all of us, Freestyle Releasing bought the rights and the movie can be seen tomorrow in a few theaters in L.A. and New York City.

Catch the trailer below:

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