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Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, Beck & Bat for Lashes, The Black Keys.

Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, Beck & Bat for Lashes, The Black Keys. (photo)

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I’m continually fascinated by the phenomenon that is the “Twilight” Saga, especially baffled by its mass appeal. More than your little sister’s favorite, it’s also your girlfriend’s and your mom’s, and your grandmother’s guilty pleasure. You’re probably powdering your face by now and rubbing diamonds on your chest while I write this.

[Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan]

“Twilight” has taught me three things about this moment in American life:

No one cares about long established myths and legends, in fact the average ahistorical American would rather see something new with no basis in tradition.

2nd, girls still love much older men (even 100 years old) as long as they have boyish good looks – watch for a rash of cosmetic plastic surgery among men at the end of the next decade.

And C, everyone from The Black Keys to Howard Shore is trying to get on the next soundtrack, any apprehensions about being associated with the franchise laid to rest by the likes of Thom Yorke and Grizzly Bear on the previous soundtrack. All those potential new fans.

The coming episode, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” due out June 30th, is helmed by David Slade, who as I said earlier, was responsible for the unsavory castration thriller, “Hard Candy.” But the music supe responsible for all this has been Alexandra Patsavas – whose work varies in quality from “The O.C.” to “Mad Men.”

Some of her new conquests for the “Eclipse” soundtrack include a special duet by Beck and Bat For Lashes, Vampire Weekend, and the aforementioned The Black Keys (see yesterday). Muse returns again with the ungainly title “Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever).” You can see plenty of their cheeseball guitar arm swinging antics in a sneak peek of the song on MTV.

Details of the Beck and Bat for Lashes collaboration are unknown, save that it is a duet with lyrics penned by Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan and music by Beck according to NME. Here’s everyone’s favorite Bat For Lashes tune, the dreamy ballad, “Daniel” in case you’re unfamiliar.

Full soundtrack list:

1. Metric — Eclipse (All Yours)
2. Muse — Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)
3. The Bravery — Ours
4. Florence + The Machine — Heavy In Your Arms
5. Sia — My Love
6. Fanfarlo — Atlas
7. The Black Keys — Chop And Change
8. The Dead Weather — Rolling In On A Burning Tire
9. Beck and Bat For Lashes — Let’s Get Lost
10. Vampire Weekend — Jonathan Low
11. UNKLE — With You In My Head (feat. The Black Angels)
12. Eastern Conference Champions — A Million Miles An Hour
13. Band of Horses – Life On Earth
14. Cee Lo Green — What Part of Forever
15. Howard Shore — Jacob’s Theme

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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

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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.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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

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