One in a two-part series of Big Thangz Poppin’ for Aural Standards. We are tickled pink to announce that Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distro. co. co-founded by the late great Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, has acquired North American rights to It’s a Disaster. This is, of course, our most recent music supervision project with the brilliant Vacationeers team headed up by Todd Berger. Oscilloscope has also recently gotten behind the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, and one of our favorites*, Bellflower. What does this mean? We’ll be in theaters and on demand early next year. This comes thanks to an extremely strong showing at the L.A. Film Fest. Whoo!
OMG. Am alive. Thx AUS. SXSW is over and most of its attendees escaped unscathed. Actually, most left with a little blood on their shoes (thanks to the amazing Odd Future, or that terrible fuckstick Ben Weasel), but most of us are better for it. We’re survivors, and our iPods shall forever be fatter and better curated thanks to the magnificent aurual deeds we witnessed in Austin. Catch up on what you missed, or relive it via my next few posts. The Spin team came and conquered. Here’s Day One, as seen by yours truly (and friends).
The Best and the Worst: Yuck, James Blake, Freddie Gibbs (shout out to Mexicans With Guns), Gold Panda, Baths, Grouplove, and Big K.R.I.T., with mini mentions of Matthewdavid and Tech N9ne.
Not to beat a dead horse, but Baths is playing the Troubadour on Saturday night (tomorrow!) with Braids and Gobble Gobble. His will be one of the best sets you’ll see all year, so you should probably see it. Also, I’ve posted about this before, but Will Wiesenfeld’s ambiently inclined side project Geotic has since made it onto the greater blogosphere’s radar, and it seems like a good time to remind all-a-y’all that his entire oeuvre under that name is available for free over here. <Click there. Get Hearth and Mend.
This is a fun one. I’ve been a big fan of Baths since the little dude first popped onto my radar (LA Weekly ran the first feature on him), and we’ve stayed in touch since. For our latest collabo (ha), we sat down and flipped through his Flickr account as a way to look back on his huge, hectic 2010, and even to muse a bit on the future of Will Wiesenfeld’s music.
Here’s an excerpt: “It’s [pauses] everything I want in life, basically. A gay romance between Batman and Superman would be the best thing ever.”
Yeah, that was taken out of context. Read the whole thing at the A.V. Club.
In honor of the seven-night, 14-band spectacular going down at the Downtown Independent in honor of The Scenesters screening, we’ve got an album’s worth of songs for you — one from every artist on the bill.
Tickets here. Or, pay $15 at the venue to come back all week.
We at Funny Ha Ha like SoundCloud almost to a fault (we may actually have three free accounts), but our indulgence is your guilt-free gain. In honor of our very own music + film festival (basically) that kicks off THIS FRIDAY at the Downtown Independent, we’ve assembled a playlist featuring music from each of the announced artists on the 14-band bill.
Almost every track can be downloaded, excepting the two offered up via the L.A. Times and L.A. Weekly (links to those here). Dig in:
Also, watch the most recent trailer for The Scenesters, featuring Wallpaper’s “I Got Soul, I’m So Wasted,” after the jump:
Baths will play 'The Scenesters Run L.A.' on Sunday Night
It’s been tough to keep our mouths shut this long, but the news is out! L.A. beat scener extraordinaire and one of the city’s fastest rising music makers in general, Baths, a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld, will be joining San Diego’s Jeans Wilder to play THIS SUNDAY at the Downtown Independent after a screening of The Scenesters. Buy tickets here.
Dublab gives away four tickets to 'The Scenesters'
The excitement doesn’t stop! This morning Dublab sent out it’s weekly newsletter with an exclusive ticket giveaway to “The Scenesters Run L.A.” event — two sets of tix to the night of the winners’ choice — and within minutes, the people had spoken. Our quick-draw champs are:
SASHA WISOTSKY (+1), who decided to attend on Wednesday, August 25, the night that Big Search and a special guest perform.
LAUREN ZALMAN (+1), who’s coming on Sunday, August 22, to catch Baths headlining with support from Jeans Wilder.