Heartless Bastards aren’t into anything super-fancy. The Bastards play straight-ahead, rootsy rock with some especially prominent folk influences – nothing more, nothing less. On Tuesday night at the Granada, that was what concert goers got from their stage show, too: a rock band playing its songs, without anything resembling bells or whistles.
Luckily for the Cincinnati-originated band, they’re good enough players that they can keep a crowd interested without much visual showmanship. Singer-guitarist Erika Wennerstrom – the only constant in the band’s nearly nine years of life – possesses a moderate-range voice that can hit some powerful high notes or explode into a wail. She held the stage ably during the band’s 90-plus-minute set, and she had to. Wennerstrom’s bandmates – primarily guitarist Mark Nathan, bassist Jesse Ebaugh and drummer Dave Colvin — handled their instruments well and didn’t look disinterested in what they were doing, but also didn’t project any real excitement.
Singer-guitarist Erika Wennerstrom – the only constant in the band’s nearly nine years of life – possesses a moderate-range voice that can hit some powerful high notes or explode into a wail. She held the stage ably during the band’s 90-plus-minute set, and she had to. Wennerstrom’s bandmates – primarily guitarist Mark Nathan, bassist Jesse Ebaugh and drummer Dave Colvin — handled their instruments well and didn’t look disinterested in what they were doing, but also didn’t project any real excitement.
The vast majority of the band’s set came from their strong new album, Arrow. They opened with Arrow’s first cut, the slow-building “Marathon,” then got through their only obvious stumbling block of the night: something cracked Wennerstrom up, disrupting her performance of “Done Got Old” from the band’s 2005 album, Stairs and Elevators. “I’m fuckin’ this up,” a laughing Wennerstrom helpfully told the crowd. But the band quickly got back on course with more recent material, including the ’70s hard rock-influenced “Got to Have Rock and Roll” and the midtempo stomper “Only For You.”
Midtempo stompers, in fact, are probably what Heartless Bastards do best, and many of the set’s best moments came from those. But showing a good sense of how to build to a conclusion, they saved some of their more uptempo songs for the end – including a particularly rocking performance of “Gray,” the first track on Stairs and Elevators, during the encore. Back in the days of that album, Heartless Bastards were a little bit more of a straight garage rock band. Even though they’ve got a good thing going musically these days, just a couple more rockers would help enliven their show.
If your checklist for a good stage show requires something besides the music and a reasonably compelling frontperson, then you’re not likely to be too impressed with Heartless Bastards as a live act. But if you’re satisfied with seeing a good rock band play good music — as the Granada crowd seemed to be on Tuesday — then you’ll go home happy.
Opening act These United States proved to be an appropriate and solid appetizer. Singer-guitarist Jesse Elliott and Co. kept the early portion of the crowd entertained with even rootsier rock than Heartless Bastards, with rockabilly and country inflections. Members of Heartless Bastards joined TUS on stage for the opening band’s concluding song, and members of TUS returned the favor for part of the Bastards’ set. These United States’s self-titled fifth album is due out June 12.
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Driver Friendly’s new video for “Messidona” shows the band channeling their inner Tom Hanks. In this catchy tune, the band takes on the actor’s roles from classic films such as Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Saving Private Ryan and more. Watch “Messidona” and see how many Tom Hanks films you can recognize.
“Messidona” is off Driver Friendly’s Bury a Dream, the follow up to Chase the White Whale. Bury a Dream is filled with catchy, energetic pop rock tunes that discuss the band’s growth as people and as musical artists at a crossroads in life.
The Austin, TX band is about to embark on a tour and their live show is one not to miss. See full tour dates below.
Jun 07 Red 7 Austin, TX
Jun 08 House Of Creeps Houston, TX
Jun 10 Tekila Rok Beaumont, TX
Jun 12 Will’s Pub Orlando, FL
Jun 13 Burror Bar Jacksonville, FL
Jun 14 New World Brewery Tampa, FL
Jun 15 Grooveshark Gainesville, FL
Jun 16 Soapbox Wilmington, NC
Jun 19 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Jun 20 The Garage Winston-Salem, NC
Jun 23 The Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
Jun 24 Piano’s New York, NY
Jun 26 O’Brien’s Allston, MA
Jun 27 DBGB’s Buffalo, NY Tickets
Jun 28 Cicero’s St Louis, MO
The popular stage musical “Les Misérables” based on the Victor Hugo story is returning to the big screen with a new adaptation featuring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and more big name stars. Set in 19th-century France, ”Les Misérables” tells a story of an ex-prisoner hunted by a policeman. His life changes after he begins to work for a factory worker, caring for his daughter.
The trailer shows some clips from the story set to the iconic song, “I Dreamed a Dream” as sung by Anne Hathaway’s character, Fantine.
“Les Misérables” hits theaters December 14, 2012.
So what do you think? Will this adaptation be any good? Do you trust these actors with performing such well-known musical numbers?
The southern Californian lo-fi band Best Coast played The Granada in Lawrence, KS on Sunday night, with Nashville’s JEFF the Brotherhood as their openers. For a Sunday night, the show was rather packed. JEFF opened the show with a beyond stellar set, almost making you wish they were the headlining band. Jake Orrall with his three-stringed guitar with his brother Jamin Orrall playing ferociously on drums, the sibling duo ripped through their set without apologies. Even with the time constriction of an opening slot, the two were still able to hit some of the highlights off their previous albums Heavy Days and We Are The Champions. Songs like “Hey Friend”, “The Tropics” and “Heavy Days” were crowd pleasers, meanwhile still introducing us to new songs from their forthcoming album Hypnotic Nights, which is schedule to be released July 24 on Warner Records. The highlight of their set was the final song that lasted nearly 10 minutes. To say the song was epic is a serious understatement. The crowd was completely transfixed watching the Orrall brothers play off one another’s cues and enter their own world. By the end of their set, JEFF the Brotherhood left the crowd wanting more, proving yet again that they are a force to be reckoned with and that we have a lot to look forward to from these two brothers in the future.
Next was Best Coast. The band’s sun drenched, melodic tunes seemed to win over the crowd for the most part. Yet, 20 minutes into their 90-minute set, the audience seemed to start to wane. Best Coast played their new album The Only Place in its entirety which was ambitious and tiring. After a while, one song seemed to blend into another and the set began to lose its luster. It’s not to say that Bethany Cosentino hasn’t grown as a songwriter but choosing to play as much of the new material that they did back to back seemed a bit overwhelming and lacked variety. Yet, just when you thought you were about to give up hope, Best Coast came back for an encore with songs from 2010’s Crazy For You. Crowd favorites like ‘The Sun Was High’, ‘When I’m With You’ and ‘Boyfriend’ quickly rejuvenated the audience by transporting us back to those lazy summers, being wild and free with your friends. But what the audience wasn’t prepared for was their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Storms’. This truly showcased Costenino’s vocal abilities.
At the end of the night Bethany Costenino has become somewhat of a heroine for teens and the twenty-something’s age range. She’s the every-girl. Lyrics about pinning away for boys, feelings of alienation and insecurities about one’s looks and intelligence resonates deep with a lot of Best Coast fans. It seems the band is trying to move beyond their catchy innocuous bedroom pop sounds that made them popular to begin with and move towards a more mature sound. Yet unfortunately, The Only Place seems to leave the listeners feeling a bit underwhelmed.
Best Coast has a tour filled summer covering a majority of the US, a few dates in Canada and even a leg of shows overseas. (see tour dates below)
Why do people join cults? What is so entrancing about them that people not only join them, but are willing to die for their cult beliefs? The new indie film “Sound of My Voice” explores these questions, and by the end you might even be ready to sip the kool-aid.
“Sound of My Voice” follows Peter (Chris Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius) on their journey joining a cult group led by a mysterious woman named Maggie (Brit Marling) who says she is from the future. The film is set up in chapters and each chapter introduces a new idea that is completely turned around in another. So when we first see what Peter and Lorna have to do to even enter the cult meeting in the first chapter with the extreme washing, blindfolds and childish secret handshake, the audience is obviously incredulous. A woman claiming to be from the future sounds so obviously crazy, why are Peter and Lorna doing this? Yes, Maggie seems smart and her ideas of peace are sensible enough (but just because communism sounds nice, doesn’t mean it’s a great thing in reality). Then in chapter 2, we learn that Peter and Lorna aren’t buying into the cult beliefs. They’re undercover and trying to film a documentary exposing Maggie as a scam artist. Ok, you think, I can back these two. But in chapter 3, Maggie’s entrancing voice and ideas push us to a painful breaking point. The cult members are gathered in a room and they eat an apple – but the apple is a symbol and Maggie makes the cult members do something that would have made me walk out and give up on infiltrating the cult. For Peter and Lorna though, it just divides them on their undercover mission. They both have a fear, but while one is fearing the cult’s extremeness, the other is fearing that this cult might be right. As an audience member, this also starts to divide your beliefs– what is really going on in this film and who is right? The next few chapters further divide the couple as more things toe the line and a crucial final scene will leave your understanding turned upside down. Though at first it seemed so sure that the cult was a scam, the end will have your surety shattered.
The brilliance of this film is its simplicity. The settings are sparse — half of the film is in a bare basement where the cult members are brought to after being blindfolded. There’s not really any soundtrack to carry your emotions. All there really is the dialogue, and more specifically, Maggie’s voice. Words are not wasted in this film and almost everything said either moves the plot by introducing a new idea, developing the characters or issuing a challenge.
“Sound of My Voice” is not really like anything else and in an era when most movies are big budget special effect extravaganzas with little substance, “Sound of My Voice” has a quiet, refreshing genius. It’s a chilling thriller with intelligence and is a film that should not be missed.
For my eleventh birthday my parents took me and a few of my friends to see what promised to be one of the coolest films of all time, Men in Black. Will Smith was at his climb to an all time high having just released another scifi action film Independence Day the year before, and the premise of the movie had me and my friends pumped. We were not disappointed. Men in Black has forever impressed upon me and my love for going to the movies, and its is a perfect mix of effects, comedy, action and chemistry. Everything about MIB is completely bad ass. Unfortunately I do not feel the same about the whole trilogy.
Oh I saw Men In Black 2, once and quickly dismissed it. It wasn’t horrible but it was something I never cared to see again. Fast forward ten more years and now we have Men in Black 3. Lets just say I had quite the mix of emotions.
Here are my expectations and how the film measured up (mostly spoiler free)
MIB III Expectations
Expectation 1: The film has to go big, and remind us why we fell in love with the first installment all over again
What You Get:
Will Smith plus Tommy Lee Jones amazing chemistry is back in full force, and then some. This film gives us very classic Agent J and K odd-couple personalities but also shows us how their relationship has grown and some of the struggles they have faced. You get the comedic moments between them and amazing lines from Agent J– but nothing that rivals that of MIB, and nothing too memorable.
Unfortunately there aren’t any zingers like “Edgar, your skins hangin off yer bones” or “It’s just be raining black people in new york” in this film. There are a few scenes where J has to give some by standers a new memory after neuralizing them, if you remember form the first film he really struggled with that skill.
The plot does have a mild conflict, yea it is about the end of the world, but with a completely lame villan and a time travel device (both the technology and as a plot device) MIB III has to go an another direction. They go deep into the J and K characters and tug at the audiences heart strings (check out ‘Men In Black III’ journeys back in time and recovers its charm for more details on that aspect of the film)
Exectation 2: Previous character cameos, mentions and tying up of loose ends
With the film being made ten years after a mediocre sequel, and 15 years after the original it is to be expected that not all characters and actors would return. Obviously both principle characters are there, that’s a must. But what about some of the great alien characters and other important agents like Zed?
What You Get:
No more Zed, the film starts of with J and K discussing what K is going to say at Zed’s funeral- followed by a rather awkward funeral inside MIB headquarters. The worms get their only screen time at the funeral by collectively playing the bag pipes and singing. The only other alien cameo is in the form of a gigantic canvas print out of Frank the Pug (or we can only assume thats who it is) over J’s bed at his apartment.
There is the introduction of a new character Griffin, who is an alien that can see multiples pasts, futures and presents simultaneously. He is cute, innocent and quirky and was the perfect addition to MIB characters.
Also look for a Bill Hader cameo, he totally plays Andy Warhal when J is back in time and it’s hilarious.
Exectation 3: Josh Brolin as young Agent K, has to be hilarious
What You Get:I was anxious to see Josh Brolin’s portrayal of Agent K and wasn’t sure how well that was going to work. Tommy Lee Jone’s breathed life into Agent K with specific mannerisms and a firm and direct personality. It would be hard to imitate without coming across as forced or exaggerated.
Brolin NAILED it! He was spot on and perfect for this role and I enjoyed every minute of him on screen, especially with Will Smith. They had to relive the initial J and K conflicting personalties all over again.
Exectation 4: A villan as hilarious and disgusting as Edgar/The Bug
Vincent D’Onofrio as Edgar/The Bug from the original Men in Black was unforgettable. Since MIB II was a let down, as was the villan, I was hoping that this time around we would get something a little bit more.
What You Get:
Nope. Jermaine Clement as Borris the Animal was…. interesting, to say the least. No, lets just say I hated the character Borris the Animal and wish I could go back in time and have the writers change that up. The alien is kind of like a crustacean/sea creature humanoid with a blown off arm (thanks to Agent K circa 1969) and has built in goggles, and a mouth in his hand where a little thorn creature lives. He speaks with a really really weird tone, some of it is classic Clement which is fine, but
most of it is something strange developed for the character and I wanted to plug my ears when ever he spoke, roared or purred?
Men in Black 3 is an enjoyable ride, especially for those of us who grew up in love with the first one. No it in no way compares to the likes of the orignal and yes it is way better in comparison to Men in Black 2. I may have hated the villan in this film, I may hate watching movies in 3D but MIB III was worth seeing and it was great to dive back into the world of suits, gadgets and aliens.
“Men In Black II” was a bland disaster that missed out on all the things that made “Men In Black” such a blast in the first place. The big question with the release of “Men In Black III” is if this film would be able to return audiences to the charm of the first one or if it would get stuck in the muddy mess of the second one. “Men In Black III” journeys back in time and along the way it does recover its original charm; however it’s a bit of a bumpy journey.
In “Men in Black III,” an old alien adversary of Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) escapes from prison. This alien, Boris (Jemaine Clement) plans to seek his revenge against K by going back in time and killing him before K can stop him from taking over the Earth. Agent J (Will Smith) is the only one to remember K when Boris blinks him out of existence and so J follows Boris back in time to help the young K (Josh Brolin) recorrect history and save himself and the world.
The film’s start felt a bit slow. It begins with Boris’ escape and by starting with this unknown character, it was hard to get engaged or care about the threat he could pose…at least not at first. I also could have done without seeing that gross tonguey makeout session. I get that we needed Boris to get us back in time for the really fun part of this movie, but I just never cared about him. I felt like I was stuck in a Nigel Thornberry meme when watching Boris, especially when he interacted with his past self – friargharghargh. And sorry “MIB,” but Nigel Thornberry just isn’t that engaging as a villain.
But once the bumpy juxtaposition is out of the way, we get to the really fun part of this film: when Agent J goes back in time to save K. Now, I try to approach all time travel stories with the “Doctor Who” attitude. As the Doctor would say, with time travel, “it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly….timey-wimey….stuff.” In other words, try not to think too hard about it and just have fun. The logistics of the time travel plot might not make the most sense, but once you get Agent J back to 1969 and reacting to Brolin’s wonderful interpretation of Tommy Lee’s Agent K, you forget about that wibbly-wobbly plot tool and you fall into the story of the characters. I can’t even begin to describe how much fun it is to watch Brolin do his best Tommy Lee. The gags are still there and the same as before, but while it felt tired in “MIB2,” it feels fresh here. The other great thing about the J & K relationship is that there is a relationship. I think “MIB2″ got carried away with the gags, but this movie gives us the gags and also the emotional growth. We have to watch K grow to care and trust J anew with the complicated of J’s mixed bag of conflicted emotions toward this young K. It makes for an interesting dynamic.
We not only get a lot more exploration of J & K’s relationship, but we get a lot more about their own personal backgrounds. The characters are given a lot more depth than what the previous movies had explored. It’s a bit more obvious how K would figure into the background development and I don’t want to reveal too much about these back stories, but this ends up being the most emotional of the “MIB” movies. There might be some tears toward the end for some viewers.
Though the real heart of this movie is the scene-stealing character, Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg). Griffin is like the voice of the audience. He doesn’t necessarily want to be a part of the story, though he does get sucked into it. Griffin is a viewer: he sees
everything: what is and what potentially could be. Some timelines he sees are better than others (“MIB2″ being one of those darker timelines and “MIB” & “MIB3″ being the better ones…jk…sorta). He has a wide-eyed eagerness to him (think a Robin Williams mashed with Elijah Wood) and it’s fun to watch the movie with his perspective. When he says something is his favorite moment, you can’t help but smile. When he says uh-oh or that something makes him sad, you feel the same emotional lump. Like I said, he is the voice of the audience and his character was a brilliant addition to the franchise.
The “MIB” films are comedies in their most general sense and yes, your kids will love the gimmicky 3D (which blows snot out at you, explosions and lasers). You’ll chuckle about the “MIB” interpretation of Andy Warhol (Bill Hader) and the size of the neuralizer. But the reason you’ll walk away loving this film instead of immediately forgetting it is that it remembered that we fell for these characters not just for the laughs, but because we were invested in what happened to them. “MIB3″ might not be able to surpass the initial awesomeness of the first “MIB,” but it comes close and it does remind us why we were charmed by these films in the first place.
Loosely based on a Michael J. Fox film, “Teen Wolf” is about a high schooler that gets turned into a werewolf and has to deal with the struggles of keeping up with a normal high school life while dealing with his beastly changes. His comical best friend, Stiles, is in on his secret and helps him deal. From here the MTV series departs from the cult classic comedy film and takes a darker, more dramatic turn. There’s frequent deaths and attacks in this town, which our werewolf hero, Scott, is worried he might be involved in during his blackouts. To make matters worse, Scott is in love with a girl whose family is from a long line of werewolf hunters. There’s also an alpha werewolf that is trying to recruit Scott to kill or kill Scott if he refuses. And a jealous jock is blackmailing him so that he can get a superpowered boost as well. This show is an MTV summer series and usually summer is where lesser shows are banished to, but that’s not the case with “Teen Wolf.” In “Teen Wolf” there’s plenty of mystery and dark romance, making it a brisk and engaging series to watch. With what they set up in the finale, Season 2 looks to be even more wild.
4.5 out of 5 Stars
As far as summer television programs go, “Teen Wolf,” is a high quality program and the quality from the original airings easily translates to DVD. Images are crisp, but with the abundance of night shots and dark settings, this is one better watched in a dark room to help make it easy to see all the features of the scenes — plus it helps add to the spooky ambiance of the story. Another note about video production is that the style of the show has a tendency to overly use a stark contrast effect to bring out fog and other atmospheric effects. It definitely works for the style of the show, but at times while some of the overly stylized video effects might look cool, it takes the viewers out of the realism that’s otherwise presented. There is a marked improvement as the season goes on in the video quality. Production got braver with camera angles and shots have more variety in the later portion of the season.
4 out of 5 Stars
Audio is a big part of “Teen Wolf” and some of the coolest features are the portions of the episode commentaries that talk about episode audio and music choice. As a MTV series, “Teen Wolf” has lots of music selections and you’ll easily find yourself downloading half the artists used. Many of the bands were up-and-coming indie acts, so this show did a great job discovering new music and finding the perfect scenes. Sound effects are also a big part of this show as they help build suspense…or even passion. From little branch snaps in the woods to a chilling scream, and of course, the werewolf howl, the highlighted sounds are all wisely picked. But what really earns “Teen Wolf” a perfect score on the audio quality is the use of silence. Some of the more poignant scenes are made all that more intense by the use of silence – no music, sound or dialogue. For example, on the season finale when everything’s a whirlwind, this is an effect that is used for the opening sequence. Paired with the slowed down motion of the characters, it makes for a cool sequence. And the scenes where the sound cuts off only to be shattered by a scream or a howl: chilling. Audio is one of the strongest suits of this series.
5 out of 5 Stars
Extended Finale Code Breaker: Extended finales are always tough – there’s a reason certain scenes and bits were cut. If you’re a diehard fan, this extension is just additional minutes with the show you love. The additions don’t really add anything, but they don’t really detract either.
Deleted, Alternate & Extended Scenes: There’s about 15-20 minutes of extra footage in this feature and it’s all a blast to watch. I like that text is often included with these to explain why they were cut or what was used instead. For example, this scene of Kate showing Allison a werewolf was recut to be more dramatic. In regards to the deleted scenes, most of these were cut for time’s sake and because they didn’t move the plot along. But I loved getting to watch them here because they were often little charming moments – an awkward car moment on an early Allison & Scott date, conversations with Stiles – these are great moments, so I’m glad they found a home. My only problem with this feature is that the DVD lumps all these clips into one video to play. I would have liked a menu item breaking them down to be played separately.
Gag Reel: This isn’t the most hilarious gag reel and is pretty forgettable. It’s nice to see the cast interacting and also to see that Dylan isn’t just playing the most comical character; he’s really that funny in life. But otherwise, the goofs are fairly bland and there’s a lot of laughing at farts.
Shirtless Montage: Forget a gag reel, this was one of the most hilarious features that I’ve ever seen included on a DVD. It’s a several minute feature of clips from the series with the various shirtless scenes (and there were a lot). It’s a bit ridiculous of a montage (ridiculous meaning ridiculously great), and they embrace the humor of this feature by pairing the first half with one of those cutesy old 50′s style movie songs. The ones always used for frolicking in the park type sequences with lots of little xylophone melodies.
Following the Pack: Meet the Cast of Teen Wolf: This a short feature and is nice to watch at least once. It reveals a bit about the casting and why these actors were picked for their parts. It also lets the actors say a bit about where they’d like to see their characters go in the next season. But the real reason I liked this feature is there were some behind-the-scenes clips thrown in that showed how some of the special effects were done. For example, Scott’s werewolf run was done by putting him in a hanging harness on a treadmill in front of a green screen. Who knew going wolfy was so complicated? I would have loved to have seen more behind-the-scenes and making the effects type of features included on this DVD.
Love Bites!: This is a feature all about the romance. Much like on the show, Dylan O’Brien’s a scene-stealer when he gets his interview on this feature and talks about the romances (or lack thereof) for his character in the first season.
Teen Wolf: Working the Red Carpet: This is worth watching once just to see the cast interacting, but it’s not the most relevant to the show. This is just a series of red carpet interviews talking to the cast about how they got ready for the carpet and what they’re wearing.
Behind-the-Scenes and Cast Commentaries on Select Episodes: These are probably the best features on the DVD (the shirtless montage is a close second). The cast commentaries are hilarious. The cast jokes around, tweets and chuckles about little goofs – “how’d he get his shirt on so fast? movie magic.” It’s also informative – Holland Roden does a good job keeping the boys on track with the commentary and she’ll give more of the ‘making of’ type of insight. She’s the info gal. They also do a great job answering frequently asked fan questions like where was Derek’s allegiance in this scene or what was so-and-so thinking here. Watching with the cast commentary is a lot like watching with your friends. The Behind-the-Scenes commentaries are with the producers are more technical. If you’re curious about why there was sound or silence in this scene or what’s going on with camera angles here, this is a great feature to listen to. The producers are also a bit more loose about dropping hints regarding Season 2 than anywhere else on the DVD.
4 out of 5 Stars
While MTV gets a bad rap for less-than-quality programs such as “Jersey Shore,” this is one of their redeeming moments. “Teen Wolf” is a story that’s easy to get lost in and it has plenty of twists that keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s worth watching just for the quips of Stiles, but it is also one of those few shows that pulls off the whole package of being dramatic, funny, romantic and scary. Some of the special features were a bit dull and forgettable, but commentaries were fun and informative and make the DVD purchase a good deal.
4 out of 5 Stars
Teen Wolf, Season 1 Trailer:
The new season airs June 3 on MTV, right after the MTV Movie Awards. Watch the Teen Wolf, Season 2 Trailer:
In a surprise fan treat, Yeasayer has released a new track, “Henrietta,” to all fans signed up for their mailing list; they even sent out surprise physical copies to a few random fans. Now, the general public can also hear the new tune.
“Henrietta” was performed a bit on their 2011 summer tour. The band says the track is inspired by Henrietta Lacks, who will ‘live on forever’ (a lyric repeated in the refrain) because a doctor culture her cells in the ’50s without her consent and these are now the most commonly used human cell line used in medical research.
The song is featured on Yeasayer’s third studio album, Fragrant World, due out August 21 on Secretly Canadian. Stream the song and see Fragrant World‘s full tracklist below:
01. Fingers Never Bleed
03. Blue Paper
05. Devil and the Deed
06. No Bones
07. Reagan’s Skeleton
08. Demon Road
09. Damaged Goods
10. Folk Hero Shtick
11. Glass of the Microscope
Austin City Limits has just released its 2012 lineup…and it almost immediately sold out. Hopefully you were one of the lucky ones that got their tickets in time during the email pre-sale because these passes didn’t even last long enough to go on sale to the general public Wednesday.
This year’s ACL will take place October 12-14 in Zilker Park, Austin, Tx. 2012 festival favorites Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Jack White, Florence+the Machine and more join the 130+ artist bill.
Full 2012 ACL lineup:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
The Black Keys
Florence + The Machine
Kopecky Family Band
Bombay Bicycle Club
River City Extension
Trampled By Turtles
The Avett Brothers
Iggy & The Stooges
La Vida Bohème
The Civil Wars
The Eastern Sea
Tegan and Sara
Kenny Vaughan Trio
Two Door Cinema Club
The Afghan Whigs
The Aaron Ivey Band
The Mighty Sincere Voices
Gary Clark Jr.
Band of Skulls
The Devil Makes Three
Asleep At The Wheel
First Aid Kit
Shields Of Faith
The Baylor Choir
Randy Rogers Band
Disciples Of Joy
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Father John Misty
Dry The River
The Boxer Rebellion
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Willis Earl Beal
The War On Drugs
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Peter DiStefano & Tor
The School of Rock
Deep Dark Woods
The Q Brothers