Director and Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam’s latest venture into sci-fi, The Zero Theorem, has been described as the third part of a trilogy that started with Brazil and Twelve Monkeys. The film stars a hairless Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Muppets Most Wanted) as a reclusive mathematical genius who is charged with the mind-bending task of finding the meaning of life. The film is set to be in UK cinemas on March 14, and has a US release for later this summer. Check out the trailer, behind-the-scenes videos, an awesome cover of Radiohead’s Creep by Karen Souza (from the film’s official soundtrack) and more below.
Here’s a fanvid for Arcade Fire’s song “Joan of Arc” (from their new album Reflektor), using footage from classic silent films—particularly “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer). (As seen on Indiewire’s blog, The Playlist.) Check out the live performances below! (Also available to watch on YouTube).
Just in time for Halloween, They Might Be Giants release a free MP3 of the spooky-crazy song “The Darlings of Lumberland” from their most recent album Nanobots. Check out the TMBG-approved fanvid below, and look out for them on tour this fall!
Brooklyn-based band King Luan gives us all the facts we need to know about a surprisingly gnome-less Sweden in their quirkily funny (and Sweden-approved) tune, There Are No Gnomes In Sweden. Just one more reason to go Nordic. Also noted: Danes aren’t very tasty to gnomes. Who knew? EP now available on iTunes and Spotify. (via io9)
On Monday September 9th, the Canadian indie band Arcade Fire released two videos for their new single, Reflektor (featuring David Bowie on backing vocals): one interactive video, and one more traditional video. The second video has received almost 1 million views in 48 hours. The double album, Reflektor, drops October 29th. Watch the video below.
You’re On Fire is the latest song from They Might Be Giants’ 2013 album Nanobots to get the official music video treatment from the Brooklyn duo. Check out the Buzzworthy video below! TMBG will be touring throughout the fall. Directed by Hoku Uchiyama and Adam Bolt, and starring Lauren Lapkus from Orange Is The New Black. (via Laughing Squid)
Dear Mr. Watterson is a Kickstarter-funded film, exploring the enduring popularity and influence of “the greatest comic strip in the history of the universe: Calvin & Hobbes.” The trailer & poster are below, and it will be released in theaters & VOD on November 15th.
TMBG has totally reinvented their song Black Ops into a real barnburner—from their latest album Nanobots. Watch the video (recorded live at NJ’s famous music venue The Stone Pony) below.
Moon Hooch has gone from busking in the NYC subways (where they were “banned from performing at the Bedford Ave stop off the L line in Brooklyn for ‘starting too many dance parties’”) to opening for acts like They Might Be Giants, charting on Billboard, and jamming with cows! Check out their mix of house, jazz and dubstep (which they refer to as “cave music”) in the videos below.
Be sure to watch in a room with the lights off to get the full effect! They Might Be Giants recently dropped a new video for their timely and surprisingly political song Black Ops (from Nanobots), which was written from the point of view of an amoral drone operator. (Contains some strobe effects.)