- Harmony Korine's upcoming Spring Breakers, the movie that stars James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, and looks to be either the worst or best movie of the year, has a new poster. Actually, that poster makes it pretty clear: best movie of the year.
- The voice actor behind Fallout 3's radio DJ, Three Dog, teased an upcoming Fallout project yesterday. No word yet on whether this is Fallout 4 or a movie-related project, but considering that he was supposedly given permission to leak this info, official word on the matter should be coming soon.
- The upcoming documentary Google and the World Brain may be little more than a scare-piece on the titular website, but the new trailer makes it look mighty effective.
- Fans of Big Star (and, in a perfect world, that group includes everyone. I'll leave this as evidence) should get excited: Magnolia Pictures is going to distribute a new documentary on the seminal group, Nothing Can Hurt Me, at some point this year.
- Low, one of the best bands currently working, put out a new song today, in anticipation of March 19's The Invisible Way, their tenth studio album. The album was produced by Jeff Tweedy, as if excitement wasn't already high enough. It should come as no surprise that this is already one of the best songs of the year.
- The best non-Low song of the day comes courtesy of Guards, a band whose debut album comes out Feb. 5th. The lead singer is from Cults, which you can obviously hear in the vocals, but not in this anthem's coursing energy.
- The Men are already releasing their new album early this March. The quick turnaround could be a worrying sign, but the first single, "Electric", should sooth all fears.
- I have to admit that I missed the introduction of Kitty Pryde to the Internet, so I remain unsure if she is being taken seriously, or is an ironic figure. Either way, her new song? It's pretty awesome.
- Tegan & Sara covered The Rolling Stone's "Fool to Cry" for the recently released soundtrack to HBO's Girls. If that sounds like the most unpleasant thing in the world to you, it probably will be, but for the rest of us, it's pretty damn good.
- Jen Lekman wrote this song for two fans that helped get his pianist from New York to Boston, which is a pretty cool thing for both the fans, and Lekman to do, and it's a solid song to boot. Lekman's 2012 album, I Know What Love Isn't, is a solid record that didn't make many "best of" lists (including mine), but definitely deserves a listen.
- The History of Apple Pie, a London-based shoegaze group, have a great new song out, from their upcoming album Out of View, out Jan. 29th.
- Guided By Voices have a new song, which isn't really "news" at this point.
- Videogum found this very pleasant ad from a product that is no way the most horrific and insane product to actually exist outside of a sketch comedy show.
- Celebrities read mean tweets about themselves on this brilliant (apparently recurring) bit from Jimmy Kimmel Live. The best part? Bryan Cranston. Because Bryan Cranston is always the best part.
- Frieke Janssens, a Belgian based photographer, currently has an exhibit in New York City that looks to examine the contradictions of cigarette smoking. The portraits of young children seemingly lighting up (don't worry, they were not. Janssens is not a fool) are affecting, to say the least.
- A fun little game where you, as Julius Caesar, give things "thumbs up" or "thumbs down". It sounds simple because it is.
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