White Stripes Are Gone But Still Making Music

White Stripes Are Gone But Still Making Music (photo)

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It seems like just last month that the White Stripes announced that they were breaking up the family and disbanding. Luckily for fans of the bluesy garage rockers, apparently this didn’t mean they were done releasing albums. Thanks to Jack White’s Third Man Records, you can now purchase a White Stripes Vault package featuring a vinyl LP, a 7 inch record, and a DVD. If there are any White Stripes fans on your Christmas list, consider your shopping done.

The LP is “Live in Mississippi”, a complete recording of the band’s final show, which took place in Southaven, Mississippi on July 31, 2007. The album is a true concert album in that it has the band’s entire show, including covers of songs by Robert Johnson, Son House and Leadbelly as well as fan favorites from the duo’s discography.

Also in the package is a 7″ that features some of the earliest recordings the White Stripes ever made. The vinyl includes a cover of Love’s (that’s the band, not the Courtney) “Signed DC” backed with the White Stripes’ version of the Otis Redding classic “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” According to the Third Man Records site, the song was recorded in Detroit in September of 1997, two months after the Stripes’ live debut. Sounds like a must-own relic for die-hard fans. But wait, there’s more! Included is the DVD titled “Under Moorhead Lights All Fargo Night,” which is a recording of a White Stripes show at Ralph’s Corner Bar in Moorhead, Minnesota in June 2000, shortly after the release of their album De Stijl.

Here’s a clip from the White Stripes final concert in Mississippi. Looks awesome, right? So go buy the album:

Photo courtesy of gaelenh via creative commons. Thanks!

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Spirit Guide

Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

TV On The Radio Gets Ready For Their New Album “Nine Types of Light”

TV On The Radio Gets Ready For Their New Album “Nine Types of Light” (photo)

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Tomorrow is a big day for TV on the Radio. After a few years of “indefinite” hiatus, their new album, Nine Types of Light, is out tomorrow on Interscope. As they get ready for their first release since 2008’s futuristic funk album “Dear Science”, which wowed critics and fans alike with its innovative beats, the boys are hitting the press circuit hard. You see, not only are they promoting their album, but their movie as well. Yes, TV on the Radio made a movie as a companion piece to their imminently forthcoming album. Seriously, why make things easy for yourself and coast on the success of your wildly acclaimed albums and the “Young Liars” EP, right? The trailer for the film is only available via Ping so click here, follow the instructions, and then come right back. As you saw, the 30-second trailer is more of a tease than a preview, in that you can’t actually figure out what is going on or if there is, say, a plot. Luckily, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone sat down with the New York Times to explain a bit about their movie:

Turns out, the movie is ten music videos (one for each song on the new album) strung together with some extras. Mostly made by their friends, the movie doesn’t seem to have a narrative arc so much as it tells the story of the songs on the album. Sounds perfect for an ambitious band who once “released” an album by hiding it in random sofa cushions of New York coffee shops.

To get you ready to purchase the new album tomorrow, here’s the video for the first single, “Will Do”:

Foo Fighters Played ‘Saturday Night Live’

Foo Fighters Played ‘Saturday Night Live’ (photo)

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The Foo Fighters visited Saturday Night Live this weekend and they made the most of their time on set. Not only did they play two songs, but Dave Grohl appeared in two sketches, including one where he got to appear inside Dame Helen Mirren’s bosom.

The Foo Fighters are out and about in support of their new album, “Wasting Light”, which you can stream over on Spinner. The new album features Krist Novoselic, which makes it as close as we’re going to get to a Nirvana reunion until they finally get Skype in the afterlife.

Here are the Foo Fighters playing “Rope”:

They also played “Walk”:

Here is Dave Grohl attempting to take over Jason Sudeikis’ job as a DJ at a strip club:

Finally, Dave Grohl stops by Helen Mirren’s Magical Bosom:

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