The Hollywood version of the best-selling book, Robert Pattinson plays a veterinary student who abandons his studies after his parents are killed to join a traveling circus as their vet. Reese Whitherspoon is the show’s star who he falls for.
Ok, this is pretty clever: Wick-It The Instigator just released a mashup of Big Boi’s Son of Chico Dusty and The Black Keys’ Brothers, two of 2010’s best albums. Two great tastes that mash great together.
OK Go is back with their most recent video, “White Knuckles”, from 2010’s Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. The song is catchy, and you just can’t argue with amazing dog choreography.
The Horror’s first single. Disturbing images master Chris Cunningham came OUT OF RETIREMENT to shoot this clip for them, starring Samantha Morton. But the BBC said the strobe lights were too disturbing and could trigger epilepsy. The video was immediately banned.
Paul Bettany plays a priest who disobeys church law in order to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Karen Elson, former supermodel and wife of White Stripes/Dead Weather frontman Jack White, released her debut album in 2010. The Ghost Who Walks was produced by Jack White (of course), but Elson did all her own guitar work and writing.
Colin Firth is King George VI of Britain, who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life when he suddenly finds himself the monarch. With England on the brink of war and in need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), arranges for him to see a speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).
Arcade Fire, Wilco, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Lauryn Hill, Lupe Fiasco, John Legend and the Roots are included in this year’s Jazz Fest lineup.
Jogger are Amir Yaghmai and Jonathan Larroquette from LA. I don’t think their genre even has a name, but they combine techo and death metal with dreampop, and it works. Required viewing.
Broken Social Scene played a sold-out gig at Terminal 5 in NYC earlier this week, and Bowery Presents was nice enough to record the whole show. Here is “KC Accidental”.
The chill wave continues. Toro Y Moi (Chazwick Bundick) is a 24 year-old from Columbia, SC. “Talamak” is from his 2010 release, Causers of This. The next album, Underneath The Pine, is due in the next couple of months.