THR posted their latest Directors Roundtable which featured great directors Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell, Lee Daniels…….and it also featured Ben Stiller.
By Cal Meacham
Australia is quietly churning out some great indie rock groups, including previous P.N.B. pick Field Trip. The latest, Service Bells are a dark sprawling secret waiting to be told through a pulsing guitar riff and monotone vocals. Unlike their kin Interpol, Service Bells are more concerned with interesting harmonies without all the glum. They know how to rock a chorus without cluttering up the sound with overdubs. Their new 2 song Ep Prospector’s Waltz/Metropolis shifts from the robotic thrust of GVSB to a pop chorus in a strong swift blow. While these are the only 2 songs that we have heard from them, they are in process of writing a follow up EP for early 2014 and will be featured on a Duran Duran tribute album due out in February.
R.I.Y.L. – Interpol, Girls Against Boys, TV Ghost
If anyone is looking for a good idea for a Christmas present (for me), look no further than Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession. Released on December 3rd by Stones Throw, Beat Box is 200 pages of coffee table bliss, in the form of 75 different drum machines including info and great pictures. The $49.95 price point makes this a great addition to anyone’s living room and documents a great piece of music history.
Pre-order the book here – Link
Earlier this month Jim O’Rourke (a FOH Favorite) released his ninth album of rare material via his Steamroom bandcamp page. Like the other 8 releases, it features the experimental works of Mr. O’Rourke which varies from mesmerizing to utterly boring.
For those of you who are craving more of his traditional music, make sure you check out the new Eiko Ishibashi album which features Jim and fits perfectly with his other related releases.
Notice Jim playing guitar in the video:
It is that time of year again where i dive head first into the classic Monster movies and give them a quick write up. Last year I tackled The Wolf Man and Creature From The Black Lagoon which both held up over all these years and enjoyed The Invisible Man as well (hopefully I can get around to a review this year). My write ups will launch this year with the 1932 version of The Mummy and will tackle a few other classics and maybe a few pieces of crap (I’m looking at you Leprechaun).
For now, check out some of our older Scary/Monster movie reviews and stay tuned for more!