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Linkdown: 6/28/10 by Barbecue Bros

It looks like Peter Jackson will direct The Hobbit after all

A review from Edinburgh of The Extra Man, the movie based on Jonathan Ames’ novel of the same name

– Holy cow: Paramount has spent $280 million on The Last Airbender, which includes $130 million in advertising

Wavves moves up the digital release of King of the Beach a month early

– Video of MGMT‘s three-song performance from one of last week’s Fallons

A fan video of a new Rapture song

– Vulture rounds up recent odd-but-inspired rap collaborations

– Robert Greenblatt, who “out HBOed HBO,” to step down at Showtime as programming chief

– An interview-slash-post-mortem of “Party Down” season 2 with co-creator John Enbom



Linkdown: 5/12/10 by Barbecue Bros

Ben Folds covers Elliott Smith in the latest AV Undercover

Interview with legendary B-movie director and producer Roger Corman

Psycho gets a 5.1 surround sound Blu-ray release

– Andy Kaufman may or may not have opened a Twitter account and may or may not be appearing this Sunday at The Comedy Store in LA

M.I.A. names her album / \ / \ / \ Y / \ (“Maya,” her name), pushes its release back two weeks to July 13

Interview with Broken Social Scene masterminds Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin

– Consequence of Sound has video of MGMT, Jónsi, The National, and LCD Soundsystem, who all played last night on late night tv

– Rapper Gucci Mane was let out of prison this morning

– Props from “Lost” are making their way to auction; full list of the 100 items here (via The Live Feed)



Linkdown: 4/19/10 by Barbecue Bros

Kick-Ass falls short of its predicted $30M opening weekend at only $19.75M, but gets a 9/10 review from Slashfilm

– Robert Rodriguez’s Machete gets a Labor Day opening weekend date

“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner says the show won’t go beyond six seasons (via Vulture)

– The Star Wars trilogies are heading to Blu-ray…at some point

– Vulture: Fifteen Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

Interview with the dudes from MGMT

Pitchfork: At the same time, something like the “Flash Delirium” video looks pretty insane in and of itself.

AV: On the first album, Ben and I wanted to be in control of everything in the videos but this time we really let go and found some really cool directors. Their ideas are even crazier than ours. [“Flash Delirium” director] Andreas Nilsson is so much more bizarre than we could ever be. [laughs] He doesn’t think the video is weird at all. We just shot the coolest video in Paris with director So Me [Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”] for “It’s Working”. In it, Ben and I find this box and these instructions to put together a machine that’s constantly changing, and we end up losing control over it. Saying this now, it sounds so metaphorical for our musical career, which is really funny.

Another Stereogum “Premature Evaluation,” this time on Broken Social Scene‘s Forgiveness Rock Record

Some photos from this past weekend’s Coachella; also Spin compiles some of thebest and worst moments from day one and two from the festival



Music Video: MGMT – “Flash Delirium” by Barbecue Bros
March 31, 2010, 1:50 pm
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This song has seriously grown on me since my initial “WTF?!” reaction. However, this video will likely give you a similar reaction.

“Mild apprehension…”



Linkdown: 3/30/10 by Barbecue Bros
March 30, 2010, 10:13 am
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– A breakdown of some of the biblical references from “Lost” (via @vultureblog)

– A new video for “Flash Delirium” is available at MGMT‘s website (via Consequence of Sound)

A second quarter music preview from Consequence of Sound

– There might be two Independence Day sequels? For real?

– A Frank Darabont written and directed zombie series is coming to AMC this fall

– A new Hold Steady song can be heard here

– Sad news that Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) was robbed after a show in Brooklyn over the weekend

– Spin’s 9 Best Moments of the Big Ears Festival



Linkdown: 3/29/10 by Barbecue Bros

– AV Club Inventory: Hey, aren’t you…?: 15 actors’ winking nods to past characters

– A video analysis of the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World trailer against the comic book

– Merton the ChatRoulette singer is back!

– Vulture: Noah Baumbach on Why Greenberg isn’t as Depressing As You’d Think

MGMT to appear on “SNL” April 24th

– Are Refused not so fucking dead? A “coming soon…” message has appeared on their website (via Spin)

In Defense of Chillwave (via The Alt Report)



Linkdown: 3/9/10 mp3 edition by Barbecue Bros

MGMT‘s latest song “Flash Delirium” is available at whoismgmt.com and thankfully gets better a couple minutes in

– A new LCD Soundsystem song from the Greenburg soundtrack is available here (via Stereogum)

– Gorilla Vs. Bear has a new Washed Out song from his tour-only CD-R

A CHILLINGR remix of The xx‘s “Islands”

Mumford & Sons covered “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend and Ezra likes it

A new song from the We Were Promised Jetpacks EP The Last Place You’ll Look

– UO Blog has 5 free tracks to download