Short Film

Broken Bells After The Disco Short Film Part 1

Before Broken Bells release their new album After The Disco next January, they will release a short film, of the same title.

It’s based on a story that Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse wrote. The film is directed by Jacob Gentry and produced by The Creators Project. They’ve released part one of the short film, titled “Angel and The Fool.”

It stars actors Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Kate Mara (House Of Cards), features some new music, likely from the album. It’s quite a little journey. Check it out below.
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Watch Arcade Fire On SNL | Live Special: Here Comes The Night

By Will Oliver, September 30th 2013 — with 1 comment

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Arcade Fire
had a big weekend. On Saturday they were the musical guests on SNL and played new single “Reflektor” along with brand new song “Afterlife.” They also participated in a few live skits on the show. After SNL their live concert special “Here Comes The Night” aired. It featured footage from their special hometown show earlier in the month at Montreal’s Club Salsathèque.

Not only did they play 3 new songs for the special (“Here Comes The Night Time”, “We Exist” and “Normal Person”) but a shit-ton of special guests made cameos. Try this list on for size:

Bono, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, Ben Stiller, Rainn Wilson, Michael Cera, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Jason Schwartzman. Wow.

Below you can find the special, along with both SNL performances.
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Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Donald Glover from Community (well not really anymore, sigh) has released a 24-minute short film titled “Clapping For The Wrong Reasons” The film was directed by Hiro Murai, and features appearances from Flying Lotus, Chance The Rapper, Trinidad James, actress Danielle Fishel (Topanga from Boy Meets World) and porn star Abella Anderson.

It’s a very interesting watch, with a lot of stuff happening that will need to be looked at carefully and analyzed. I will say this, I fucking envy the life of Donald Glover if that’s really where he is. Clearly, I need to step up my game.

Watch “Clapping For The Wrong Reasons” below.

Beach House – Forever Still (Short Film)

By Will Oliver, February 5th 2013 — with 1 comment

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Beach House released their short film “Forever Still” today via Pitchfork.tv. I finally got around to sitting down and properly watching the entire thing. It’s a thing of beauty. It shows the band playing tracks from Bloom (Wild, The Hours, Wishes, Irene) in various outdoor settings in El Paso & Tornillo Texas. It starts with day turning into night and goes through another sunset and into dawn.

The band directed the video along with Max Goldman. If you’re a Beach House fan, then this is a must for you. Victoria Legrand is going to take a few unsuspecting hearts along the way.

Watch “Forever Still” below.
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[watch]: Dirty Projectors Short Film: Hi Custodian

By Will Oliver, September 7th 2012 — with 1 comment

Last night I caught the preview screening of the Dirty Projectors short film, Hi Custodian at the Sunshine Cinema. It was really outstanding to see/hear the film on the highest quality screens/sound system. The film was a great watch, and interestingly put together.

As promised, the band have uploaded the whole film to youtube. You can watch it below.

The film was written and directed by Dave Longstreth. During a Q&A after the screening last night, Longstreth spoke about how he went into this without any prior film experience. One fan brought up the influence of Kanye’s short film, Runaway, and Longstreth agreed, and had high praise for the film. He also is a big fan of Die Hard, and Ghostbusters.

[watch]: Flying Lotus’ Short Film: Until the Quiet Comes

By Will Oliver, September 6th 2012 — with 1 comment

Flying Lotus’ new album is titled Until the Quiet Comes (it comes out October 2 via Warp). He has released a short film, directed by Kahlil Joseph that features three songs from the album.

One of the songs featured is the Erykah Badu collaboration “See Thru to U” that we already heard. The oher two songs are called “Hunger” and “Getting There” and both feature Niki Randa.

The short film is visually stunning, and at times made me feel like he watched one too many Terrence Malick films.

Watch the film below.
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