Directed by the band themselves, single and title track Mexico, NY is We Barbarians’ first release since 2011 and comes ahead of an eagerly anticipated new EP due June 3rd. Losing a heap of equipment to Hurricane Sandy last last year, their plans for 2013 were pushed back a little but there’ll also be a tour to come from the exciting Brooklyn three-piece. Shooting snapshots of their faces, the video switches focus between the eyes and mouths of Dave, Nate and Derek to create a creepy and encapsulating video as the boys go a little Strokes-y with their sound. Grab a free download from the band’s Soundcloud page: www.soundcloud.com/webarbarians/mexico-ny
Mexico, NY EP is released June 3rd on limited edition 180 gram vinyl and digital
Fast & Furious 6 tears onto screens with a roar and barely stops for breath during the full 2-hour running time. While it’s nothing revolutionary, the producers have certainly ramped things up for the latest outing as even the subtitles speed away from view. more
I’ve got to admit I wasn’t that excited for Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller Gravity, but the teaser trailer will blow you away. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock play two astronauts on a return into earth, only when debris crashes into their space station, they’re left drifting alone into space. Though it’s coming in 3D, at least there’ll be an IMAX release too when Gravity hits theatres October 4th in the States and October 18th in the UK.
The lead track from Wild Nothing’s eagerly anticipated new EP, Empty Estate, Heyley Akin’s playful video sees dancing flowers and stick men wander the technicolour streets. Recorded in Brooklyn at Gary’s Electric, the 7-track EP sees Jack Tatum explore a new sound after the hugely successful Nocturne.
Check out more of Hayley Akin’s music videos on her site: www.hayleyakins.com
Empty Estate is out May 14th on Captured Tracks
Joe Toy (Robinson) and Patrick Keenan (Basso) think their lives couldn’t be any worse. Stuck at home with their frustrating parents, Joe’s single dad Frank (Offerman) is awkward, grumpy and embarrasses him in front of the girl he likes, while Patrick’s parents (Mullally and Jackson) dote and pamper him to the ends of the earth. more
It’s about time Adam Scott got his chance as a leading man, and while he proves his worth in this gently amusing indie rom-com, I just wish it had a little more bite. more
Written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, best known for his work on the lauded Danish TV show, Borgen, A Hijacking is a gruelling and lifelike experience. more
While respecting the structure of two Victorian terraced houses, House House by Andrew Maynard Architects brings them together with a new structure across the rear of the terraces. more
Though Tom Ford might not agree, a good short sleeved shirt and pair of shorts are essential for summer in the city. Ontour can help out with the former in the shape of their light blue Mini Pumpkin shirt. With contrasting buttons, a breast pocket and little pumpkins embroidered all over the shirt, part of Ontour’s summer collection, the 70/30 cotton/linen split is also breathable and flexible for cyclists. You can pick up the Mini Pumpkin shirt from Ontour’s online store for €74.95: www.ontour.nl/collection/shirts/mini-pumpkin1/