Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
“Cecilia and the Satellite”
NEW! Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - “Cecilia and the Satellite”
Joyce Manor - “Christmas Card” (Never Hungover Again)
NEW! Bon Iver - Heavenly Father
We know that music is important to Zach Braff. The soundtrack to his last film, Garden State,was integral to the story and introduced many to bands like The Shins. While working on his new film, Wish I Was Here, he asked a number of musicians to write new songs. There are four specifically written songs on the new soundtrack and one of them is by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver).
Wish I Was Here is a follow-up in spirit to Garden State. As the music supervisor, Mary Ramos helped choose the music for the new film. She flew to Wisconsin to screen a rough-cut of the film for Justin Vernon and his brother Nate late one night in their living room. She told us via email, “They were enjoying it and laughing, but at a certain point, they just got quiet. When it was over, Justin started humming. We talked afterwards about the relationship between Zach’s character and his brother [Josh Gad], and Justin and Nate talked a little about their father — all the while Justin kept distractedly humming. Eventually, he sang out the words ‘heavenly father.’ Before I even left their house, Justin was recording the first version of the song in his downstairs studio. His inspiration was that immediate.” This song is one of two tunes Bon Iver has on the soundtrack. The other is “Holocene” from the band’s self-titled 2011 album. (NPR)
See more pieces from the Tacos and Burritos show.
Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. The design team of Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, also known as DKNG, call these images “Icons,” and they are the subject of their first ever solo show at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles opening Saturday June 14.
The show, called simply Icon, is comprised of 50 pieces featuring iconic places and things from some of your favorite movies and TV shows of all time. Things like Star Wars, Beavis and Butthead, The Shining, Back to the Future, Office Space, Groundhog Day, Arrested Development, Willy Wonka, Jurassic Park, the list goes on and on. Each piece is small – 12 inches square – and is of one thing that sums up an entire movie. And of course, each is done in DKNG’s distinctive bright, geometric yet detailed style. (See/buy prints here.)
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms - “Jim Bogart” (Rose EP)
Story time! Yesterday I attended a taping of The Colbert Report. It was a great experience. Elizabeth Warren was the guest, and then we got a bonus guest: Matt Weiner! He’s on tonight’s show, but filmed his interview last night.
Before they tape the show, Stephen comes out (not in character) and takes questions from the audience. The guy sitting behind me raised his hand, and this guy happened to be wearing headphones around his neck, so Stephen pointed at him and said “yes, the guy with the headphones - and thank you for bringing your own headphones, most people just leave theirs at home. And to the gentleman in front of you, thank you for bringing your own beard.”
You’re welcome, Stephen. You’re welcome.