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Exclusive premiere: Sam Shelton “Lazy For You”

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Singer and actress Sam Shelton should provide a glimmer hope for hopelessly troublesome men everywhere with this dreamy confessional about a pretty girl who just can’t move on, even though she knows she should.

“Sometimes it’s easy to get comfortable in a routine, complacent in familiarity, static in a situation, despite it’s ups and downs,” Shelton confided. “I wanted my video for the song to reflect that languid, distracted, downright lazy inability to pull the trigger either way, even though you know what the right thing to do is. The girl can’t seem to break up with her boyfriend, though he’s quite literally a beast.”

This song clearly doesn’t reflect her current amour, who agreed to dress as a gorilla for her in the self-directed video. “Most of the Gorilla scenes are played by my husband,” Shelton said. “I think he is quite believable!”

You might note the splendidly whimsical drumming, which is actually performed by Shelton (though not while in the suit) with producer Ben Lee helping out on the track. “I am decidedly not a drummer!” Shelton exclaimed. “We just banged on the drums when the spirit moved us and that’s what you hear in the recording.”

Shelton got her start in music co-fronting the cabaret band “The Pretty Babies” with Zooey Deschanel, and is currently a voice on the animated series “Bob’s Burgers” (her aforementioned husband is also a writer for the show). She shot and edited everything with her iPhone and laptop, directing her man and Lem Jay Ignacio, who co-wrote the song, as they traded off in the sweaty gorilla suit.

“The song is very dreamy, and I surrendered to that dreaminess while making it. As an actor, it was fun to be able to do several takes and go deep into the heart of the character’s internal monologue,” Shelton recalled, experimenting with the bad relationship dynamic. “She knows in the long run he’s no good for her, but he is also just sweet and thoughtful enough to keep her on the hook.”

 

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Shelton shot the roller skating sequence at the Hollywood Reservoir while pregnant… on roller skates. The LA based singer, songwriter, and actress delivers her new album “Reservoir,” February 19th.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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