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Exclusive premiere: Miniature Tigers “Sex on the Regular” [NSFW]

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Miniature Tigers recast themselves as masters of dance pop on their third album, “Mia Pharoah,” wielding a potent dose of 80’s cool like a pair of Woody Allen glasses. Yes, they’re dated, whimsical things, but indispensable devices with which to view the world through — seen here in super VGA color. It’s a bit jangly, a bit disco, and thick with 8-bit synth. Like the playful album title, frontman Charlie Brand conjures winks and cheesy nods, with lines like “you can take me out and play me like a saxophone,” but it’s no joke. It’s a recipe for a fruitful summer hit.

There’s plenty of innuendo in the song, but we wouldn’t tag a video NSFW just for that, not even for the cartoon snake-penises, which also slither about in this sing-along that, if not for it’s sexual imagery, looks like it could have been pulled from a wacky  candy commercial circa 1988. But a singing vagina, even animated, might just be over the line. You decide! The video was directed and edited by Max Goldblatt, with the animation created by Brand.

 

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Miniature Tigers Spring 2012 Tour with Fun.:

4/13/12 The Brick Minneapolis, MN
4/14/12 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
4/15/12 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
4/19/12 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
4/20/12 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
4/25/12 The Guvernment Toronto, ON
4/27/12 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
4/28/12 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
4/30/12 Cabaret Du Mile End Montreal, QC
5/3/12 9:30 Club Washington, DC
5/4/12 9:30 Club Washington, DC
5/5/12 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA

 

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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