Month: November 2009

Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!!

I don’t want to mention that Death Cab is on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack, but they are. No judgement though! I haven’t read any of the books or seen any of the movies, (even though they were filmed here). Maybe if I actually saw the movie, the coupling with this soundtrack would make more sense. Or maybe it wouldn’t.

And Kick Ass looks pretty, well…

Just like in real life, Date Night could be really good or really terrible. It’s Tina Fey and Steve Carell so it has potential, but I’m skittish on this one. Pick your QT and you make the call.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum is the documentary Until The Light Takes Us. All I have to say is, “the story of black metal”. I didn’t need to watch the trailer on the site to know I’m already fascinated.

Enough with the movies and on to the music! Drummer is a band made up of drummers. Appropriate, wouldn’t you say?

A cute video for poppy, catchy Weezer. I still have a soft spot for these guys.

On a rainy, grey Sunday, Low Anthem seems apt.

“Love Comes Close” from Cold Cave starts off sounding like “Goodbye Horses” and has a very Echo and the Bunnymen feel to it – no wonder I like it.

The video for Fan Death‘s “Reunited” chronicles the best hitchhiking journey ever.


Hockey Hair

Some Days Are Better Than Others is a movie coming out which features Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney and James Mercer from the Shins. The thing is, it looks pretty darn good. Check out the trailer here.

Mew is straight-up awesome. And they, too, can act.

Fool’s Gold released a video for “Suprise Hotel” a while back, but have a newer version that is way more fun.

The Röyksopp video for “This Must Be It” is… well, you can pick your own adjective. But it features Karin Dreijer Andersson and despite the loincloths, is a pretty badass track.

If you haven’t picked up In And Out of Control by The Raveonettes yet, quit being a silly-billy and get on that.

Here’s a video from Asobi Seksu for “Transparence” from the Hush album released early this year.

Almost There

Sally Shapiro‘s “Miracle” has really got that 90’s shoegazing sound and I like it.

Clues features members from Arcade Fire and the Unicorns. They also have a video for “You Have My Eyes Now” starring Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame. And it is grand.

Tim also directed Aimee Mann’s Christmas Carol last year and the video for “You Don’t Know Me” by Ben Folds. I hope he keeps it up because I have enjoyed his video work so far.

The modelling industry has been described as “cut-throat”, and is demonstrated in the Silversun Pickups‘ video for “Substitution”. Fierce.

Throw Me The Statue‘s “Hi-Fi Goon” sounds like it could have easily been a Built To Spill song. I like Built To Spill though.