The Strokes have released the music video for their first single from Comedown Machine, the band’s follow-up to 2011’s Angles.

“All The Time” sounds like classic Strokes and it looks like classic Strokes… and I don’t hate it. So there’s that. Comedown Machine is set for release March 26th via RCA.

 

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Ah, the sweet sweet sounds of some trusty old chords… Face to Face have unveiled the first song from Three Chords And A Half Truth, out April 9th on Rise.

All is “Right As Rain” as the band tap into their inner Social Distortion on the new track. You can pre-order the new album in endless bundles here and you can grab the single from iTunes here.

I always through Tegan & Sara were a cutesey little indie folk thing who did their bit while twee girls and boys swooned. But while at the gym a few weeks ago, I was caught off guard by this synth-soaked, gyratingly catchy dance number I dismissed as another quick fire radio grab by some fresh faced band plucked by greedy A&R suits from obscurity. Alas, it was Tegan & Sara going dance pop.

It was quite….. good. And as strange as it is to admit, I’ve listened to this song a plenty and still enjoy it. I won’t be listening to the rest of the album (c’mon man, I’ve got some self respect) but this song, well, good enough for me to have watched the only 3-4 minutes of Ellen’s show I’ve ever watched.

Fat Mike needs to write another song, maybe this time about creepin’ out Tegan.

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New Bad Religion Video Sucks

Bad Religion. I love them to death. And no matter how old I get, or how old they get, there’s still a lot of punk rock in me that gets ready to riot riot upstart upstart whenever I crank “I Want To Conquer The World”. Their latest release, True North, some 30+ years into their careers, still holds its own against anything considered remotely punk rock these days.

But let’s not beat around the bush, the video for their latest single “True North”, just fucking sucks. Rolling Stone describes it as some young punk kid jamming to the song while waiting to go out for some “rockage”. No true punk rocker ever looked liked Justin Bieber. Rolling Stone sucks and while Bad Religion don’t, this video is just lame.

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Video: Explosions In the Sky – Last Known Surroundings

It’s hard to believe that in their 12-year existence, Explosions In the Sky have never released an official music video, until now. Their first, designed and directed by Ptarmak, recently made it’s debut. The visual aspect of it all is just as beautiful as the song itself.

“Last Known Surroundings” is taken from their most recent album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. I hope you already have a copy of this album (or any of their back catalogue), otherwise…

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Trailer watch: The Hangover: Part II

The first teaser trailer for anticipated comedy The Hangover: Part II has premiered online. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2009 comedy sees the return of “the wolfpack” as Doug, Phil, Alan and Stu travel to the exotic locale of Thailand for Stu’s wedding.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha return to reprise their roles from the first while returning supporting cast members Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor are joined by Jamie Chung and cameos from Liam Neeson (replacing the controversial Mel Gibson) and former President Bill Clinton. Todd Phillips returns to direct as well.

There isn’t much to see in the first teaser, but hints at what we can expect. The film opens May 26th.

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Trailer watch: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Source Code’

The second trailer for upcoming science fiction flick Source Code has made its debut. Directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie’s son), the flick stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is about a soldier taking part in an experimental military program in hopes of preventing a train bombing.

The film takes a turn when Gyllenhaal’s character drawn towards saving a female passenger of the train (Michelle Monaghan) during the process. Questions also come to play about the man whose body he takes.

Co-written by Billy Ray (State of PlayVolcano) and Ben Ripley, Source Code is set to open April 1, 2011. Canadian comedian Russell Peters and Vera Farmiga co-star. Check out the new trailer below.

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Trailer watch: X-Men First Class

The first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class has made its debut online. Set in the 1960s, the film details the early life of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensher before they became their more famous namesakes, Professor X and Magneto and sets itself as a prequel to the recent X-Men film series.

First Class stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as the two main characters and features January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Oliver Platt and Ray Wise in supporting roles.

Many of the recognized mutants from the Bryan Singer-directed films make an appearance in their younger guises, including Mystique and Beast.

X-Men: First Class opens everywhere June 3rd.

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