Aural Standards dabbles in music supervision when the vibe is right.
Not the actual poster (don’t sue). David Cross, Julia Stiles and America Ferrera star in the second feature-length film from writer/director Todd Berger, It’s a Disaster. Four couples come together for a weekend brunch only to discover that they’re trapped at the host’s house at the end of days. Features music by Violent Femmes, Baths, Lord Huron, The M’s, PAPA, White Arrows, Big Search, the Cloak Ox, and Slang Chickens. Filming has wrapped. Due out in 2012.
Imagine if the warped team behind MTV’s The State made their very own Paris, je t’aime or New York, I Love You – an anthology film that supplants all of that touchy-feely drama with absurdism and dark humor. Holiday Road collects a baker’s dozen of young, strange directorial minds who take us on a hilarious and occasionally disturbing journey through a single year, one American holiday at a time. Not featuring the music of Lindsey Buckingham, unfortunately.
A series of mini-doc style web shorts directed by Matthew Desotell focusing on the company ethos of Venice Beach-based denim demigods Hudson Jeans and their recent Turbotech Experiment campaign. Featuring the tunes of Sumsun, Ernest Gonzales, and Superhumanoids. More here, here, there, and here.
Someone is killing beautiful young hipsters on L.A.’s East Side. But while the bloody trail is cold for the apathetic detectives, Charlie, a crime scene cleaner with Sherlockian tendencies, finds an unusual clue in the demo CD of an indie band left behind at a murder scene. From there, Todd Berger’s feature-length murder mockumentary takes viewers on a frenzied chase for the killer, who appears to be making an experimental film of his own. Features music by the Sonics, Airborne Toxic Event, Wallpaper., Fog, TOBACCO, the Franks, Thee More Shallows, Le Switch, Barr, Gavin Castleton, and Her Space Holiday.