Jukeboxparables

Metric – Help I’m Alive; documentary

Posted in Music by jukeboxparables on April 18, 2009

Metric are a band in it for the long-run. It’s been four years since their last album Live It Out. Four years much to long in my mind. But good things come to those who wait. So whilst I take some time to digest their latest effort “Fantasies” before I review it check out this. It’s a mini-doc about just what exactly lead singer Emily Haines has been up to. It also shows some footage of her playing the first single off the new album “Help I’m Alive”.

Fasterlouder also have the “world debut” of the Music Video for the first single available for viewing here.

Fantasies is in stores as of April 14th (USA & Canada) From what I’ve heard so far, it’s a diverse and eclectic leap for the band. Great news for us fans.

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John Safran; Crucifiction video!

Posted in Film & TV by jukeboxparables on April 11, 2009

Yes, actual video footage of the event. I’ve been browsing the net for more info on this and only A handful of people seem to ‘get it’ because they know Safran’s shenanigans. But more of the comments have been the typical “Christians up in arms” that Safran is making a mockery of A ritual. But I mean; It appears that he’s actually going through the ritual. So satirical theatrics or not it’s going to make for great TV. Is this Life imitating Art or Art imitating life?

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Zero” music video debut.

Posted in Music by jukeboxparables on March 10, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero

Yes the new music video for the first single off It’s Blitz! Click the link Above! Drool worthy for the Karen O fanboys out there (like myself) Cool video, simple and not over the top yet flamboyant and to the point. Everything YYY’s are. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs always manage to pick directors who pull off the right feel visually. Without going for big-budget crap.

Take; Maps, Down Boy, Cheated Hearts and Date With The Night for example. The opening scene of Maps one of deer-in-the-headlights bemusement or Down Boy which granted is a Live gig taping but the neon-green night vision camera work bleeds the seduction of the track. Cheated Hearts a compilation of fan made videos from around the world along with actual footage of the band spliced together gives the same ‘fuzzy’ feeling of warmth the track does. Lastly Date With The Night although a relatively typical/done to death tour/on the road montage still resonates with the party binge lifestyle that track invokes.

So here are those aforementioned older videos/previous singles which manage to perfectly capture the feeling the songs radiate;

Maps

Down Boy

Date With The Night