Dee Barnes has written an essay for Gawker titled "Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up," detailing her experience being assaulted at the hands of Dr. Dre and her reaction to the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which ignores Dre's violence towards women entirely. One of the most disturbing pieces of information is that the Compton director F. Gary Gray was the cameraman filming the interview between Barnes and Ice Cube that led to her assault. I can not encourage you to read the entire piece here enough.
Arcade Firewill releaseThe Reflektor Tapes, described as "a unique cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history" directed by Kahlil Joseph, on September 24th to theaters worldwide for a limited time. You can watch a trailer for the film as well as an eight-minute clip featuring the band's song "Porno" in the replies.
It's been a while since we talked about Nils Frahm, though the Berlin based composer has certainly been busy. He's currently prepping for the release of his first score for the one-take feature film "Victoria" which is out on June 10th via Erased Tapes. Until then, head to the replies to listen to his new song "Them" and read a lovely note from Nils himself.
"I was listening to that calming, placating music and thought, we need to tap into this. The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that's attempting to give you a hug." The result is a score composed of lilting, haunting synths interspersed with doleful piano melodies and accentuated by the orchestral arrangements.
Burial's "Rival Dealer" was used to soundtrack a short film titled Dealer. Though not an official visual for the track, Burial and his label both gave the project their blessing. Check out the chronicle of a drug dealers night in the replies.
The poster for Kanye's Hype Williams-directed Yeezus film has been released, and it comes with some information about the production of the film. No word on a release date or much of anything else yet. Check it out in the replies.
Yeah! Films - the guys who have produced all of Seaway's music videos - are releasing a 24-minute documentary, Going Down On America, that chronicles Seaway's first US tour and studio time. It premieres on November 4th on YEAH! Films' YouTube channel. Watch the trailer for it in the replies.
The documentary Blood Brother is currently hitting the festival circuit. The film, which won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Documentary Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival was produced by Steve Hoover and Danny Yourd. The directors have shot videos for the likes of Anberlin, The Devil Wears Prada and August Burns Red. Head to the replies to see the trailer.
Worm is the newest movie from independent film maker, Andrew Bowser. The film was shot completely with a GoPro Hero 2 camera and features only one edit, meaning the film was shot in two takes. Aaron Marsh of Copeland is writing the score for the movie. Andrew needs help funding the movie and has started a Kickstarter explaining the film and it's costs. You can watch the trailer in the replies as well.
Last night I was fortunate enough to attend a screening of LOVE with Tom DeLonge, a film by William Eubank featuring a score by Angels and Airwaves. You can read my thoughts on the film here. I was also able to talk with DeLonge a bit about the upcoming Angels and Airwaves release, LOVE Pt. II, writing for Neighborhoods and our ideas of punk rock as we grow up. You can read that interview here.
The Gaslight Anthem is promoting a film on Facebook directed by the director of their music videos "I'da Called You Woody, Joe" and "Old White Lincoln." The filmmakers need funding and 5% of the donations, as well as a matching donation from the director goes to the Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter.
As previously reported, the Catch-It Kebabs, the United Kingdom's leading swing-ska outfit, will be filming their live performance on April 14th at the Ska Bar in London, England, which is scheduled to be released via DVD, aptly-titled Live in London, at a later date. For more information, please click here.
The Jonbenet just shot a video this week with director DJ Joost, for the track "Behold, the White Whore". The video is expected to debut later this month. You can catch the band live alongside The Fall Of Troy later this month as well.