>> This awesome documentary short makes us feel like even bigger jerks for not travelling to Hartford to see Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start when they were in New England last winter. Apparently the band has officially stopped touring and only plays a handful of shows each year. What the hell were we thinking. Anyway, the featurette "Filmed Entirely On..." captures the band as it is setting about recording its live set, which includes tracks from its free, digital-only EP Girl's Names released in January. Incidentally, you can still download the tunes here. The video short was directed by Robert Emmons, and filmed completely over the course of about five hours on March 28 of this year. Emmmons also directed the stunning video for the band's tune "Perris, CA," which you can watch at the band's MySpace casa here. Whoah! We just checked the band's MySpace and they are actually planning a tour to promote Girl's Names. Wowsers! Someone please book these guys in Boston.
>> If recent estimates are exact, filming for a forthcoming Ian Curtis biopic recently wrapped. Shooting for the film, which is titled "control" and based on the Joy Division singer's widow's book Touching From A Distance, commenced July 10 and was slated to end Aug. 26. This very thorough fan site was last updated Aug. 22, so the information is pretty fresh. "Control" is expected to be released next year; it has a very basic web site right here where you can sign up for updates. We did earlier today and received shortly thereafter a message authored by director Anton Corbijn.
>> Swoon reports here that there's a new Colleen EP in the works. The Leaf Label will issue Colleen Et Les Boites A Musique Oct. 2. The record features compositions created completely with music boxes, as its title would suggest to those of you with a working knowledge of French. Colleen is the musical vehicle of French school teacher Cecile Schott. Ms. Schott's sophomore set The Golden Morning Breaks topped our list Ten You Should Have Heard For 2005, which you can read here.
>> Pun Canoes here reports that a new CD from The Evens will be released Nov. 6. The set will be issued by Evens member Ian Mackaye's Dischord label. The band released its self-titled debut last year.