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Exclusive premiere: Emily Wells “Passenger”

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Emily Wells retired to a cabin on a Topanga Canyon horse ranch to record her forthcoming album, “Mama.” And in the same kind of one-woman show spirit, the multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, violin, drums, cello), directed this video of herself for its first single. “Passenger,” Wells told us, “is a collection of short videos taken while touring, moving postcards of light and wind, me banging on drum, and many experiments with stop motion and my homemade buffalo.”
 
“Mama” is out on Partisan April 10th, and Wells’ alluring collaboration with Dan the Automator, called “Pillowfight” will follow later in the year. Watch the “fleeting nature of all the places encountered” on Wells’ journey. Then give her the keys, she wants to drive.

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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

Catch That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-10P on IFC.

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.


15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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Exclusive premiere: Dreamers “City of Hope”

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LA’s Dreamers are a high voltage maelstrom of punk and techno. Robbie Williamson and Megan Gold, who were also affiliated with the extremist fever dream known as, We Are The World, have paired off for this more minimal, but no less aggressive project. The debut is out May 22nd on Germ.

“They were sick of the redundant dicklessness all around them,” notes their official bio, in the best possible terms. That was not directed at any of their other collaborators, just LA in general, I think. I dig the vaguely Native American presence hovering around behind Williamson as he goes animal spirit on his drum kit. Meanwhile, Gold, who will be goddamned if she let’s this moment slide through her hands, alternates between dazed and cutting, between Siouxsie Sioux and Perry Farrell, like a white hot Jane’s Addiction incarnate, in a leotard.

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Exclusive premiere: Band of Skulls “Hometown”

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Southampton export, Band of Skulls, weren’t fully appreciated in their native kingdom until they had first roused audiences across the rest of the world. Touring, with a memorable soundtrack for a Mustang commercial — “I wanna see you in the morning!” — combined with other bits of luck like the inclusion on a “Twilight” soundtrack gave them a ton of unexpected attention.

They say the were insulated from all the teen throbbing, but knew something was up when, “for a period of a couple of months we saw younger people turning up to shows in Edward Cullen T-shirts, but they sort of disappeared again,” noted bassist/vocalist Emma Richardson.

Watch the band in this short documentary talk about going from working the bars to the relief they feel now, playing music in a hometown that appreciates them.

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Band of Skulls released their second album, “Sweet Sour” on Vagrant Records in February. They are on tour now:

3/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/28 – Providence, RI @ The Met
3/30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/31 – Montreal QC @ Corona Theatre
4/2 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
4/3 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
4/6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
4/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex (Grand Room)
4/9 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
4/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/11 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
4/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
4/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival

 

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