Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Robert Pollard – Moses On A Snail
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul
M.I.A. – /\/\/\Y/\
Panda Bear – Tomboy
Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises
The Love Language – Libraries
The Books: The Way Out
Bill Callahan: Letters to Emma Bowlcut
Department Of Eagles – Archive 2003-2006
Sleigh Bells – Treats (Physical Release)
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Dean & Britta: 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
Miniature Tigers: Fortress
Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception
The Kids are Alright
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Dinner for Schmucks
Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour – July 20
Here are a couple of big stories we missed while taking Memorial Day Weekend off:
- R.I.P. Dennis Hopper: The legendary actor lost his battle with prostate cancer on Saturday. Hopper made his name by writing, directing, and co-starring in Easy Rider with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, and he’d go on to earn his icon status in films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and Hoosiers. A frail Hopper attended a ceremony recently presenting him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- M.I.A. Goes Crazy on NYT Reporter: Sunday’s New York Times Magazine featured a less than flattering profile of M.I.A., in which it’s asserted that the rebel rapper has embellished her ties to Sri Lankian terrorism, lives a lavish lifestyle in spite of her claims of being of the people, often makes political statements without considering the ramifications, and apparently loves truffle flavored french fries. Well Mya didn’t take this lying down, and after tweeting journalist Lynn Hirschberg’s personal phone number, she’s posted actual clips from the interview online with a new song called “Haters,” which predictably, calls out journalists.
- Del Toro Out of The Hobbit: With the financial woes of MGM shelving the project indefinitely, director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy) has dropped out of the highly anticipated two part adaptation of The Hobbit. Says the director, “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life. After nearly two years of living, breathing, and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures.” Producer Peter Jackson added that part of Del Toro’s decision was the fact that he’d now be dedicating close to six years on the project instead of three, and let’s face it, if your film has been shelved, it’s probably gonna stay that way for a while. Either way, sucky news.
- New Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Trailer!
The last big American music festival of the year has it’s lineup, and the Austin City Limits festival will be headlined by…The Eagles? Yep, it appears ACL will be headlined October 8-10 by the chillest band of the 1970s, along with Muse and Phish, with The Strokes, M.I.A. and the Flaming Lips taking the second string headliner bill. The rest of the lineup is filled in with big guns including LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monsters of Folk, The National, and the Mountain Goats and lesser but good guns including The Black Keys, Broken Bells, Yeasayer, Beach House, Matt and Kim, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Girls, Local Natives, Devendra Barnhart, The Morning Benders, and White Rabbits. You can check out the whole lineup here.