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Music, All Shook Down

Isaac Brock to Perform at the Screening of 180˚ South

James Mercer of The Shins/Broken Bells and Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse both contribute original music to 180˚ South: Conquerors of the Useless, a new documentary about bliss-seeking surfer-mountaineers pioneering from Ventura, CA to Patagonia, Chile. The film follows…
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Music, Broken Bells' pop partnership

Broken Bells' pop partnership

If the Dead Weather, Atoms for Peace, and Them Crooked Vultures have taught us anything, it's that the supergroup is back. While it's easy to forget amid the feedback loop of hype and cynicism that accompanies each marquee-name–studded lineup, there's…
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Music, All Shook Down Track of the Day: Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer)

Track of the Day: Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer)

What happens when you get a little Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) in your James Mercer (The Shins)? Going by the sound of the first track to be released from this partnership, "The High Road," it sounds a little something like…
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Music, Breaking the Seal

Breaking the Seal

The most enduring albums and films allow you to identify with strong central characters. In both mediums, the narrators can gain public empathy by showing they're fallible in ways that are defiant without being standoffishly defensive. The recent releases by…
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Music, Shin Music

Shin Music

If you're one of the thousands who were smitten by the Shins' 2001 debut LP, Oh, Inverted World, then you're familiar with the Pavlovian response evoked by the ghastly whistles and jittery percussion that open the record: the glee in…
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