Thursday, 29 March 2012

Leonard Cohen Announces “Old Ideas World Tour 2012”

Excellent news - hoping for a return to Australia!


Following the release of Leonard Cohen’s highly acclaimed twelfth studio album ‘Old Ideas,’ the legendary singer/songwriter/poet will once again return to the stage with a World Tour beginning August 12, 2012 in St Peters Square in Ghent, Belgium. Tickets will go on sale on 30 March 2012.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Round-a-bout Etiquette

So this happened to me the other week...

I was driving along a local street near my house and came to a round-a-bout. At exactly the same time as I arrived at the intersection, three other cars also arrived from each of the other three directions. We all stopped and no-one moved; there was a car to the right of each of us to which we were all required to give way, so technically none of us could go anywhere. In programming terms, we were stuck in an infinite loop; had we all be completely law abiding citizens, we'd all be sitting there still. Fortunately for me, after about 20 seconds I got bored of the whole thing and decided to just go through the intersection and end the dead lock. This is neither nor interesting, but it happened and it is now blogged.

Pre-orders for the new Beach House Album *Bloom* Available Now

Awesome band...if you haven't heard of them, go get their music NOW!. "Norway" (from the album Teen Dream) is one of the greatest pop songs I've ever heard. Haven't fully listened to their new release yet, but I just know it'll be awesome.

'Tales From Development Hell' Author David Hughes Talks Movies That Almost Were - Screen Rant

Books worth reading:

'Tales From Development Hell' Author David Hughes Talks Movies That Almost Were - Screen Rant:

Screen Rant

'Tales From Development Hell' Author David Hughes Talks Movies That Almost Were
Screen Rant
David Hughes: The chapter on Neil Gaiman's wondrous comic book 'The Sandman' is my favourite. Seeing bone-headed studio executives try to turn 'The Sandman' into the next 'Batman' (which, as Neil says in the book, is a bit like trying to make Great ...

News: Epic Mickey 3DS is a 2D platformer

I wasn't a huge fan of the first Epic Mickey game on the Wii, but a 2D platformer on the 3DS sounds like a winner to me...will it better than Rayman Origins 3D?

News: Epic Mickey 3DS is a 2D platformer: Power Of Illusion follows on from Castle Of Illusion.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Her Vanished Grace

Her Vanished Grace - one of the greatest Dream Pop/Shoegaze bands of all time, and well and truly under-appreciated. Check out their latest on Bandcamp (FREE Download!) after the jump, then go to CD Baby to get more of their music.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Ask Me This by Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission was born in Brooklyn in 2006. Since then AFM has grown into a six piece indie collective with four critically acclaimed albums and more than a 120 shows in Europe and USA. Their new(ish) album Ask Me This has just been released in the US; have a listen &/or buy after it after the jump and also check out their other three albums.

Pioneers - EP by The Lighthouse and the Whaler

Awesome Indie-Folk band hailing out of Ohio, US. Check out their new EP ahead of the release of their as yet untitled 2nd full length (due sometime 2012).

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Young Liar – EP2

ALBUM BIO: Catcall – The Warmest Place (out 4 May 2012) [Ivy League]

Catcall is a great Australian artist. Her single 'Satellites' is one of my favourites releases of the summer.

Check out details of her upcoming debut LP below.

SINGLE BIO: Lanie Lane – Bang Bang [Ivy League]

I love Lanie. Her debut album To The Horses is excellent. Go get it NOW!

In the meantime, details of her new single after the jump...

Congratulations to THE JEZABELS for their Australian Music Prize Award!

Love these guys - one of my favourite Australian bands at the moment. They definitely deserve the win!

Do yourself a favour and check them out.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Pandoras Tower hits Australian Wii consoles April 12th

 Far as I can tell, this means we're getting it first:
Pandoras Tower hits Australian Wii consoles April 12th: The last of the epic Wii RPGs is here and we get it first and with a new box art.

Dark Shadows - Trailer

  Dark Shadows - Trailer

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet--or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David's new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Thomas McDonell, Gulliver McGrath

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Hyrulean Travel Poster Series

These are freakin' AWESOME. Must own them all!

Check out GamerPrint for more awesomeness.

The Raven (2012) - IMDb

Seriously hoping this turns out to be a good film...trailer looks very cool!

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
The Raven (2012) - IMDb

Friday, 2 March 2012

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Watch the New Avengers Trailer on Apple Trailers

Click on over to Apple Trailers right now for the exclusive debut of the second full trailer for "Marvel's The Avengers," in theaters May 4!

Get a better look at Earth's Mightiest Heroes in this action-packed new trailer as they get ready to assemble on the big screen for the very first time this summer. Plus, keep your eyes peeled to in the coming weeks and months as we get closer and closer to the film's May 4 debut!

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013; and "Thor 2" on November 15, 2013.
Awesome Trailer! Cannot wait to see this.

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