6 Thoughts about Fast & Furious 6


Once upon a time, a dude named Tayne stole the honor of writing “Five Thoughts About Fast Five” from Sir Morpiedra himself. And, now, the tradition continues, as I – Sahar – have commandeered the Fast & Furious 6 mini-review from Tayne. (HAH! So, eat it!) Very graciously, I might add.

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Liars: New Video and Free Downloads

Following two special NY shows this past weekend at The MET and Le Poisson Rouge, Liars are offering fans a free download of two new tracks, “I Saw You From The Lifeboat” and “Perfume Tear.”  A download of  these tracks will “automagically” enter you in to win a piece of original artwork by Liars.

Be sure to watch the video for “I Saw You From The Lifeboat”, embedded below.

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Review // Hemlock Grove, More Than Twilight For Grownups?


Forgive me father, for I have sinned.  I liked Hemlock Grove.

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IHL Music Notes: Mick Harvey, Girl Band, Kurt Vile, Majical Cloudz


“I Wish That I Were Stone” is the mascot track from former PJ Harvey collaborator Mick Harvey‘s sixth solo album, FOUR (Acts of Love), out via Mute April 29th in the UK and June 11th in the US.  Give the track a spin in the embedded SoundCloud player below.  According to Mute’s copy on the forthcoming LP, FOUR is a bittersweet meditation on romantic love; “its loss, re-awakening, our ongoing struggles with it and its place in our universe.”  The album is divided into three acts and plays out as a continuous song cycle.  Unsurprisingly, PJ Harvey makes a canorous cameo on the track, “Glorious.”  Harvey’s renown is three-fold: His career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; his soundtrack work on Chopper, To Have And To Hold and Australian Rules; and his production acumen on PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake.  [Via Mute].

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Ducktails’ Official Video for ‘Letter of Intent’ is Smooth

The single is part of their 2013 LP, The Flower Lane (DominoRecords).  For the uninitiated:  Ducktails represents Matthew Mondanile’s mellow side project, a turn from his more ubiquitous outfit, Real Estate.  Here, we have an appropriately insouciant female vocalist who looks like she’s watched The Royal Tenenbaums one too many times.  My favorite part is the random saxophonist — oh, and how the clarinetist is Macaulay Culkin’s doppelganger:

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The Suicide Of Western Culture Release Their Second Single

The track is curiously titled, “Hey, guys! I Know The name Of The Culprits,” and can be streamed via the embedded player below.  The track marks the second single to spawn from their upcoming album, “Hope Only Brings Pain” (Irregular Label), releasing March 14th.

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