September 6, 2006

Today's Hotness: Marie Antoinette, Junior Boys, Richard Buckner

Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette>> The double-disc soundtrack for the forthcoming Sofia Coppola flick "Marie Antoinette" looks awesome. Granted, we have most of the songs already. But can you ever hear Joy Division/New Order's "Ceremony" too many times? The answer is no, although we recommend alternating the track with liberal doses of "Processional" as well, because the tracks complement each other so perfectly. The soundtrack also includes The Cure's "All Cats Are Grey." It's as if Coppola asked us what our favorite songs are and put them in the movie. If only she included New Order's "Leave Me Alone." Anyway, Billboard has details and the full track listing for the soundtrack here. If you are in Philly in the middle of October you can check out an advance screening of the film at the second annual Philebrity Weekender, four days of music and et cetera featuring luminaries such as Dr. Dog, Yah Mos Def, Pearls & Brass and a host of others to be named later. More details here, and then scroll down a bit.

>> Hey, you can stream the forthcoming Junior Boys record here via the Philebrity player this week. Hot dog! The Canadian duo's record So This Is Goodbye will be released by Domino next week.

>> We hope you've been enjoying Richard Buckner's comical and incisively written tour journal that is being posted sporadically at Merge Blog as much as we have. Here are posts one and two. Skip steps one and three. Okay, that is a pretty irrelevent reference here...

>> L.A.-based psych rockers Darker My Love, one-time aspirants for the coveted Show Us Yours #3 slot (which as you know ultimately went to Relay) and whose debut we reviewed here in July, are finally heading to the East Coast. Tripwire has the tour dates here.

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