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Exclusive Premiere: Matt Pond “Love To Get Used”

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After releasing a series of critically-acclaimed albums and earning an ardent fanbase, some artists would leave well enough alone. Not so for Matt Pond, who after releasing eight albums under the moniker Matt Pond PA, has dropped the “PA” and is releasing his first official solo album, “The Lives Inside The Lines Of Your Hand,” which is due out on February 5th.

The album features Pond’s trademark moody and subdued indie rock, with a subtle dance infused vibe. “I broke my leg last year on tour,” Pond explains in the album’s electronic press kit (EPK). “When you can’t move, you kinda wanna be able to move, to dance, or something. There’s a lot of movement on this album, and that was definitely intentional.” “Love To Get Used” is the first single from Pond’s new album. “The song specifically references the explorer side of my family,” says Pond. “An endless loop of pride and regret, battling through a history of late nights.”

Watch our exclusive premiere of Matt Pond “Love To Get Used”:

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Matt Pond Tour Dates

12.07 – St. Augustine, FL @ Anchor Botique ^
12.08 – Naples, FL @ Fleischmann Park ^
12.09 – Orlando, FL @ Lil Indies ^
02.06 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
02.07 – Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern *
02.08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
02.09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
02.10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe *
02.12 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Theatre *
02.13 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s *
02.14 – Columbus, OH@ Wexner Center *
02.15 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird *
02.17 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
02.18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [Purgatory] *
02.19 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar *
02.20 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
02.22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston [Bronze Peacock] *
02.23 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr. *
02.24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
02.26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
02.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
03.03 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
03.04 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic *
03.05 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
03.08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
03.09 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
03.10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
03.11 – Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe Tavern #
03.13 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt #
03.14 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
03.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
03.16 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club #

^ Matt Pond Acoustic Show
* = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & Lighthouse and the Whaler
# = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & The Spring Standards

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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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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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