Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Hands Are Shaking

When working on the film Dan In Real Life director Peter Hedges brought in singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche from pretty much the very beginning of production. What Sondre Lerche came up with really compliments the film and adds to its honest feel. Here are my two favorite songs from the soundtrack.

My Hands Are Shaking by Sondre Lerche on Grooveshark

To Be Surprised by Sondre Lerche on Grooveshark

Saturday, May 9, 2009

They Made Me Do It - Songs from Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko had some of best 80's music.  In fact, if it hadn't been for this film I would have continued to believe all my naive friends who claimed "there was no such thing as good music in the 80s."  Here are a few songs from one of my favorite movie soundtracks.

Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears on Grooveshark
Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen on Grooveshark
Notorious by Duran Duran on Grooveshark
Love Will Tear Us Apart [Radio Version] by Joy Division on Grooveshark
Never Tear Us Apart by INXS on Grooveshark

If you like Donnie Darko check out the "Mad World" music video by Gary Jules.

Grapevine Fires

Grapevine Fires by Death Cab for Cutie on Grooveshark
The fires in Southern California are incredibly dangerous, scary, and costly.  I wish we never had to deal with wildfires but in all the destruction there is something awfully beautiful that serves as a reminder of how powerless we really are.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Passion Pit Remix + Dan Deacon

Here's one of the better remixes from the Passion Pit remix contest in anticipation of their upcoming album. I also had to throw in a track off Bromst by Dan Deacon because they both make some very strange and wonderful music.

Woof Woof by Dan Deacon on Grooveshark

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

No One Wants To Hear About Your 97th Tear

Plus Ones by Okkervil River on Grooveshark
Will Sheff incorporated a ton of references to other songs and artists in "Plus Ones." Here's the complete list compiled by Cynthia Closkey:

1 "96 Tears," Question Mark and the Mysterians, 96 Tears (1966).

2 "99 Luftballons," Nena

3 "Seven Chinese Brothers," REM, Reckoning (1983).

4 "Eight Miles High," written by Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn, and David Crosby, recorded by The Byrds and included on Fifth Dimension (1966).

5 "TVC15," David Bowie, single (1976); a song possibly about Iggy Pop hallucinating, or possibly not.

6 "Care of Cell 44," The Zombies, Odyssey and Oracle (1968).

7 "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," Paul Simon, Still Crazy After All These Years (1975).

8 "Three Times a Lady," The Commodores, Natural High (1978).

9 "What’s New, Pussycat?," Tom Jones (1965).

10 "Sixteen Candles," The Crests (1958).

11 "Let’s Get Lost," Chet Baker (1955).

The Hunt for Gollum: A Fan Film

A group of passionate Lord of the Rings fans from the UK produced a 40 minute prequel film to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of The Ring they are calling The Hunt for Gollum. The group was on a budget of only $5,000 but they made a truly impressive piece with professional art direction, cinematography, CG, and soundtrack. Released just a few days ago, the film has already been viewed 500,000 times.

You can watch the entire film online for free by visiting their Dailymotion page.