Band Crush: Slander

How did it get to be mid-February and I’m just finding my first band crush of 2013? Whyyousoslow2013?

Major hat tip to Stereogum for introducing me to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets The Kills & Band of Skulls sounds of Slander. “Magnets” is the perfect song to score any late-night film scene where two slightly dirty but intensely hot characters decide they can’t keep it in their pants any longer and have sex in the dark corners of a bar and/or the bar’s bathroom. “Ghosts” is for the awkward morning/week/month montage of emotions that starts the morning after.Slander the Band


Karen O, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross “Immigrant Song”

Does anyone else feel like it has taken forever for the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to finally come out? The build-up is pretty much making me expect the worst – particularly because I’ve already seen the incredible (but graphic & disturbing) version from Denmark and if it’s anything similar, I fear that American audiences will find it too disturbing. Of course, if it’s too different, it will lose vital parts of the story. Also making me worry? A badass soundtrack. It seems as though ad execs and the Hollywood elite have caught on to the fact that a great soundtrack will bring audiences in to see terrible movies.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have already proven their ability to take their craft from sold-out concert arenas to small dark film editing rooms and have an Oscar to prove it. Add Karen O to the mix and you have a team that is about as close to perfection as one can get.

With any luck, I’ll be able to sit through the film for a longer amount of time than I was able to sit through the book before happily adding it to my donation pile.