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Exclusive Premiere: Masha Qrella “Take Me Out”


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Berlin-based songwriter Masha Qrella has announced the release of her long-awaited album, Analogies, which will be out on June 5th with Morr Music. This album marks her first original studio material since 2005, which is seven years too long for fans of Qrella’s diverse and dramatic indie rock. As a founding member of Berlin-based bands Mina and Contriva, Qrella is an old hand at making compellingly catchy tunes that veer all over the musical spectrum from lighthearted pop to breezy folk-inflected tunes to mesmerizing guitar rock. She first stepped out as a singer/songwriter in her own right with the release of her first solo album “Luck.” After two more full-lengths, one of which, “Speak Low,” was a collection of beautifully-rendered Kurt Weill and Frederick Loewe cover songs, Qrella finally returned to the studio. Her latest LP, Analogies, is a timeless album full of lilting tunes and riotous emotions. Whatever Qrella has been doing the last six years, she has imbued these life experience into the new album creating a genuine and more mature work, which will thrill old fans and surely earn her new ones.

Today we are premiering the video for “Take Me Out.” The song is part of the soundtrack for an intense award-winning documentary “Meine Freiheit, Deine Freiheit” about women in prison, which premieres this week after garnering buzz on the festival circuit. The song is pure Qrella, a distinct and thrilling singer songwriter stylishness with just enough pop loops to keep you on your toes and rock beats to knock you over. It’s an impeccable return for Qrella and we hope she doesn’t take another six years before making more music.

Masha Qrella “Take Me Out”:

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…