Books, Celebrities

Second Lady Gaga Comic Book To Be Released

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 5:55 pm

In October 2009, Marc Jacobs stores sold Lady Gaga-centric comic books for two dollars a pop.  The small book was a short, witty piece that focused less on Gaga’s history and more on the Lady’s famously freaky penchant for high fashion.  The illustrations, drawn by the artist Brian Enersen, were very simple and sketched in stark black lines.  An upcoming comic book, titled “Fame: Lady Gaga,” is another approach to portraying the singer in pictures.

The two covers for the book, featured today on MTV News, are full-color portraits of Lady Gaga.  The comic book itself is supposedly biographical.  It’s slated to be released in May. Nerdy, comic-book-lovin’ pop enthusiasts, take note.



Jay Reatard Autopsy Released Today

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 3:25 pm

Despite a few rumors that Jay Reatard’s death was being investigated as a potential homicide, his death has been ruled to be a tragic result of “cocaine toxicity and…alcohol,” according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. His death is believed to be an accidental suicide.  Reatard passed away on January 13 at the age of 29.  Here is the cover story about Jay, his music, and his lifestyle in the current issue of Death+Taxes.



Witch “Mutated” Video Premiere, New Album Releases

Adam Kearney :: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 3:35 pm

Hard-rock J. Mascis side project Witch have a video available for “Mutated” off their sophomore album “Paralyzed.” It is shot in HD, in the newest Witch member Graham Clise’s living room. Mario Rubalcaba of Earthless sits in for J. Mascis on drums. The video is shot by director William McConnaughy, who has also worked with Band of Horses and Mudhoney. MORE »


Record Reviews

Surfer Blood debut with “Astro Coast”

Adam Kearney :: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 2:40 pm

Spraying the world with the fine, ocean breezes of their first album “Astro Coast,” Surfer Blood stand poised to deliver the sounds of the Reef to the ears of an indie generation thirsting for good vibrations.

‘Astro Coast” begins with swaggering guitar chords and drums on “Floating Vibes”, anticipating the throwback to some warm, nostlagic era.  Those expecting straight up surfer rock will be surprised by the modern, shoegazy sound tsunamis interspersed with the usual melodic pop hooks. MORE »



New Music From jj nº 3: Download “Let Go”

Adam Kearney :: Monday, January 18th, 2010 2:50 pm

In anticipation of the March 9th release of jj nº 3, the follow-up album to jj nº 2 (with blue pot leaf album cover), the single “Let Go” can be downloaded now for your listening pleasure.  It’s a mellow passage with harmonica lead-in, twinkly synths and demure vocals.

jj, who are Swedish though recently signed to Secretly Canadian records, derive their name from the French film Jules et Jim.  They will begin touring with the British band the XX beginning in March. MORE »


Movies, Trailers

The Runaways Teaser Hits the Web

Danielle Johnsen :: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 11:16 am

The highly anticipated biopic on the all girl rock band who put a strangle hold on the music industry in the late 1970’s has finally hit the web. And if these clips are any indication, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and the rest of the ladies fully embodied what it takes to be in The Runaways. The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month and hits theaters nationwide in March 2010. Check out the trailer after the jump! MORE »