For years the website for Beirut’s DVD claimed more copies would be pressed and made available to the public soon, but many inquiries into the matter proved fruitless… That is until this month, when the entire DVD was made available to fans for a very cheap price: Free!
Though their last two albums have been released on a subsidiary of a major record label, the Magnetic Fields’ roots are firmly planted in the independent music scene. 69 Love Songs, the band’s final release on independent label Merge Records in 1999, has gained near cult following in the past decade. Included in this group of fans is a collective of artists from London, England who have decided to pay tribute to the album through illustration.
A cheeky, literal title written in a hand-drawn font, surrounded by shaky animation, and soundtracked by the latest indie band– Must be an independent film, right? Not so fast! In the latest installment of Strong Bad E-mails, The Brothers Chaps identify the differences between modern day independent film and so-called indie movies.
Don’t let the plot synopsis deceive you: Yes, the movie as about two buddies who during a night of partying drunkenly commit themselves to participating in an amateur pornographic film contest. However, that is pretty much the only thing Lynn Shelton’s mumblecore film Humpday has in common with modern bromance comedies.
I have a confession to make: though I am an engineering student who started a blog, I am by no means a proper nerd. I do not run Linux on my laptop, play Dungeons & Dragons, nor read graphic novels. I do, however, possess the sappy heart of a 20-something indie girl. It is with that authority, that I can declare that Andy Runton’s lastest Owly installment is extremely adorable.