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Exclusive download: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Dear Believer (Timmy The Terror Remix)”

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros went through a feel-good machine helmed by Ima Robot’s Timmy Anderson, and came out the other end beautifully rearranged. If you’re wary of remixes, let your guard down for this one. Edwarde Sharpe and Ima Robot share at least one member in singer Alex Ebert, and that camaraderie it seems to show in the quality of this track.

“Dear Believer” is a sweetly, triumphant number off of the band’s new record, “Here” (already out on Community Music/Vagrant). Where it’s guitars jangle, Timmy turns their strings into honey-covered rubber bands. Where the original track swells with storm clouds of bright horns, the remix rides a steady wave through a popscape punctuated by Moby-era calls and a heavy synth wash.

 

DOWNLOAD: “Dear Believer (Timmy The Terror Remix)”

 

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros upcoming US tour dates:
September 07 @ Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
September 09 @ Doheny Days Music Festival – Dana Point, CA on sale now
September 11 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
September 12 @ McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
September 14 @ Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park – Vancouver, BC
September 15 @ Marymoor Amphitheater – Redmond, WA on sale now
September 17 @ MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
September 18 @ Edmonton Event Center – Edmonton, AB
September 21 @ Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival – Columbia, MO on sale now
September 23 @ Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
September 25 @ Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
September 26 @ Iroquois Amphitheater – Louisville, KY
September 27 @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium – Asheville, NC
September 29 @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center – North Charleston, SC
September 30 @ Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
October 01 @ Jannus Live – Saint Petersburg, FL
October 03 @ Mahalia Jackson Theater For The Performing Arts – New Orleans, LA
Ocotober 05 @ Crossroads – Kansas City, MO

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

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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Car Notes

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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