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House Playlist: Girls, The Good Natured, & Buddy Guy and B.B. King

Not a damaged wail and not a burst of joy either. It’s the wizened sound of acceptance.

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House Playlist: Girls, The Good Natured, & Buddy Guy and B.B. King

Girls, “Heartbreaker.” Nervous, buoyant strumming begins “Heartbreaker,” echoing last year’s “Lust for Life,” but the first single from Girls’s upcoming EP Broken Dreams Club doesn’t have any of that song’s drug-kid sneer. Instead, “Heartbreaker” drifts along, finding comfort in the little things (“I still got a lock of your hair”) and being weirdly okay with everything inevitably screwing up: “When I said that I loved you honey, I knew that you would break my heart.” The song’s strange form of solace is best communicated through that simple guitar solo near the two-and-a-half-minute mark. Not a damaged wail and not a burst of joy either. It’s the wizened sound of acceptance. Brandon Soderberg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UULgtgGrBcs


The Good Natured, “Be My Animal.” In what must surely be the most visceral and unhinged come-and-get-me plea of recent times, Sarah McIntosh asks—or, rather, demands—you to be her animal and hunt her down. This sprightly electro-pop number stands out for its pert innuendos and prickly lyrics, offering a more stout angle on feminism than we’ve seen from the likes of Lily Allen or Kate Nash (who, up until now, were the female of the species’s most matter-of-fact voices.) McIntosh’s “I want some more/Give me some more/What are we made for?” is just the tip of the iceberg here, summing up the sex-obsessed teen culture and turning the tables on the patriarchal views of sexual gender roles. Not bad for three-and-a-half minutes. Huw Jones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fVrnu2jAD0


Buddy Guy featuring B.B. King, “Stay Around a Little Longer” As far as blues collaborations go, Buddy Guy and B.B. King’s “Stay Around a Little Longer,” from the former’s new album, Living Proof, is the equivalent of Jay-Z and Kanye trading verses. In five minutes, the slow, laidback song, which is built around a perky church organ, gives us soulful voices appreciating lives well-lived, intertwining guitar solos, and a spoken-word outro in which the two legends give each other props for making it this far. It doesn’t haven’t the typical blues lament or much of Guy’s piercing guitar, but these two guys have earned a chance to lean back and relax, and “Stay Around a Little Longer” is like a satisfying stretch set to 12-bar blues. Michael Kilpatrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emyt-agLE_s
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Watch: The Long-Awaited Deadwood Movie Gets Teaser Trailer and Premiere Date

Welcome to fucking Deadwood!

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At long last, we’re finally going to see more of Deadwood. Very soon after the HBO series’s cancellation in 2006, creator David Milch announced that he agreed to produce a pair of two-hour films to tie up the loose ends left after the third season. It’s been a long road since, and after many false starts over the years, production on one standalone film started in fall 2018. And today we have a glorious teaser for the film, which releases on HBO on May 31. Below is the official description of the film:

The Deadwood film follows the indelible characters of the series, who are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

And below is the teaser trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcftIUE6MQ

Deadwood: The Movie airs on HBO on May 31.

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Watch: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gets Teaser Trailer

When it rains, it pours.

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When it rains, it pours. Four days after Quentin Tarantino once more laid into John Ford in a piece written for his Beverly Cinema website that saw the filmmaker referring to Ford’s She Wore a Yellow Ribbon as Tie a Yellow Ribbon, and two days after Columbia Pictures released poster art for QT’s ninth feature that wasn’t exactly of the highest order, the studio has released a teaser for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film was announced early last year, with Tarantino describing it as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.”

Set on the eve of the Manson family murders, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tells the story of TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), as they try to get involved in the film industry. The film also stars Margot Robbie (as Sharon Tate), Al Pacino, the late Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, and Bruce Dern in a part originally intended for the late Burt Reynolds.

See the teaser below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scf8nIJCvs4

Columbia Pictures will release Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on July 26.

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Watch the Stranger Things 3 Trailer, and to the Tune of Mötley Crüe and the Who

A wise woman once said that there’s no such thing as a coincidence.

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A wise woman once said that there’s no such thing as a coincidence. On Friday, Jeff Tremaine’s The Dirt, a biopic about Mötley Crüe’s rise to fame, drops on Netflix. Today, the streaming service has released the trailer for the third season of Stranger Things. The clip opens with the strains of Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home,” all the better to underline that the peace and quiet that returned to the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana at the end of the show’s second season is just waiting to be upset again.

Little is known about the plot of the new season, and the trailer keeps things pretty vague, though the Duffer Brothers have suggested that the storyline will take place a year after the events of the last season—duh, we know when “Home Sweet Home” came out—and focus on the main characters’ puberty pangs. That said, according to Reddit sleuths who’ve obsessed over such details as the nuances of the new season’s poster art, it looks like Max and company are going to have to contend with demon rats no doubt released from the Upside Down.

See below for the new season’s trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEG3bmU_WaI

Stranger Things 3 premieres globally on July 4.

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