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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:

by Tyler Gould

24 Nov 2009


Citay
Dream Get Together
(Dead Oceans)
Releasing: January 26

I couldn’t remember a single note from “Careful With That Hat” after I listened to it once through, but when there are a gaggle of people in your band and your most salient characteristic is guitar fuzz, that sort of comes with the territory. After another go, it’s less monotonous and muddled than I had originally thought. The groove is insistent, but there are a few morsels of goodness nestled in there, making it about as benign and harmless as their last record, Little Kingdom.

SONG LIST
01 Careful With That Hat
02 Return From Silence
03 Dream Get Together
04 Secret Breakfast
05 Mirror Kisses
06 Hunter
07 Fortunate Sun
08 Tugboat

Citay
Careful With That Hat [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

24 Nov 2009


The Polvo reunion was better than we could have imagined. In Prism is out now on Merge, and the album opener, along with its new video, oozes a refreshing quality of being from another time.

by Tyler Gould

24 Nov 2009


One of the innumerable upsides of playing minimalist post-punk is that people describe your records with words like confidence, maturity, subtlety, and the like, and it all fits for The xx, who seem to have emerged from the other side of the recording studio with an identity that is all their own. Their debut LP kills it, and so does this performance of “Basic Space”.

by Allison Taich

24 Nov 2009


The San Miguel Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain has already booked an enticing lineup. Taking place in May 2010, the festival will be celebrating its 10th year with confirmed headliners the Pixies and Pavement. In recent days the bill has grown, boasting acts Wilco, Panda Bear, and the New Pornographers. Other announced bands and streaming music after the jump.

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