Archive for May, 2012

The Bourne Legacy – new extended trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by dc

“Jason Bourne was the tip of the iceberg”… “You think that Jason Bourne was the whole story? There’s a lot more going on here” – so says the new trailer for The Bourne Legacy (well, I say new – I mean slightly longer than the previous one in all honesty).

Anyway, yeah, we get it, Matt Damon isn’t in this one. As trailers go it’s not the subtlest – but the new Bourne film looks like a cracker nonetheless – even if Jason Bourne isn’t really in it (his photo is – but that’s cheating):

The Bourne Legacy is out on 13th August.

King Tuff – Bad Thing – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by dc

The Flaming Lips set to release Heady Fwends album on CD

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by dc

So far, the Flaming Lips‘ recent Heady Fwends collaboration album (which features collabs with amongst others, Ke$ha, Biz Markie, Bon Iver, Prefuse 73, Tame Impala, Nick Cave and Erykah Badu) has only been available on limited edition vinyl – be that the Record Store Day coloured vinyl release or the bizarre human blood soaked super-limited edition copies that came a few days later.

If, like me, you’ve not managed to bag a copy and have only heard a select number of the tracks on the album, Warner Bros have announced plans to release it as both a digital download and on CD.

The release date is 26th June, and will also include an as yet-unreleased track with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory.

Rumour has it that The Lips are also working on a new album which is due for release sometime this Autumn.

Street art – Blue Tit – Manchester, Northern Quarter

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by dc

Our streets should have more art strewn across them…

El-P – The Full Retard – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by dc

The Full Retard is taken from El-P‘s brilliant new album, Cancer 4 Cure – you can buy it here.

Kanye West and Jay-Z ft Frank Ocean – No Church In The Wild – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by dc

Ween split

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by dc

After over 25 years of quirky musical strangeness it seems the Ween boys are calling it a day – or at least one of them is.

Yesterday Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) told Rolling Stone that, “It’s time to move on – I’m retiring Gene Ween… It’s been a long time, 25 years. It was a good run.”

Rumours of problems in the Ween camp first surfaced in Vancouver last year when Freeman had a drug and alcohol-fueled meltdown on stage. But according to Freeman, (who’s currently touring and promoting his new solo album, Marvelous Clouds) he’s been considering calling time on Ween for the past eight years, even though rumours of a twelfth album have been stuttering around for the past two years.

It seems all this ‘break-up’ talk is news to Freeman’s longtime bandmate Mickey Melchiondo (aka Dean Ween) though. Melchiondo was clearly surprised by Freeman‘s statement. The breakup “is news to me, all I can say for now I guess,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

Ween’s publicist also seemed to be caught offguard by Freeman, telling The A.V. Club, “I actually don’t have any further info at the moment but will alert you once I do.”

So, when will the truth finally emerge? And is this really the end for Ween, a band known by those ‘in the know’ as probably the ‘ultimate stoner cult band’? If it is then it’s sad news indeed.

Here’s hoping those who’ve not heard Ween before, give their back catalogue a thorough rifle. In our book (possibly titled ‘The Beautiful Sneer Of Musical Snobbery’) any record collection that doesn’t feature at least three of the following – GodWeenSatan : The Oneness, The Pod, Pure Guava, Chocolate and Cheese, 12 Golden Country Great and The Mollusk – doesn’t deserve the right to rotate and make sounds.