The film-maker John Hillcoat is listing the things about Johnny Cash that appeal to him. It’s quite a list, from his distinctive voice and constant championing of the underdog to the way he’d play guitar (“he’d string it up, almost like a rifle”). Indeed, Hillcoat’s fandom is such that when he was presented with the opportunity to direct the video for Cash’s She Used To Love Me a Lot, the lead track from the forthcoming release of his “lost” 1980s album Out Among the Stars, he jumped at the chance. “I’ve been a lifelong fan,” he says. “The first film I made was a prison film [Ghosts … of the Civil Dead] so there’s definitely a connection there with the whole Folsom prison thing. I was also inspired by his voice, which has a truth to it at all times – that’s always helped me in terms of working with actors, no matter how big.” [Source]
Music video by Depeche Mode performing Soothe My Soul. (c) 2013 Venusnote Ltd., under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
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The Strokes have unveiled the music video for new single ‘All The Time’. The promo is a montage of the band’s career to date, taking in clips of their live shows from the past 15 years. ‘All The Time’ is taken from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album Comedown Machine, which is released on March 25 via Rough Trade Records. The Strokes had previously unveiled teaser track and free download ‘One Way Trigger’. The Strokes’ first album was 2001’s Is This It, which was followed by 2003’s Room on Fire and 2006’s First Impressions of Earth. The group then took a five-year break before 2011’s return with Angles. [Source]
Celebrities aren’t usually the ones doing the stalking, but David Bowie re-imagines the role famous people play in other people’s lives in the video accompanying his new single “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” Bowie and Tilda Swinton play a nicely settled middle-aged couple whose comfortable existence is upended when a celebrity pair – Saskia De Brauw and Andrej Pejic, who’s made to look startlingly like a young Bowie – follow them home from the grocery store and take over their space, both physical and emotional. The couples’ roles slowly reverse, calling into question exactly what Swinton and Bowie’s characters mean at the market when they agree, “We have a nice life.” [Source]
In The Vaccines’ video for “No Hope”, a young boy gets caught up in the tornado of young love. His experience is a particularly intense one, which sees him run with all his might in order to collect flowers and wrack his brain writing an ode to his beloved. Will he get the girl and live happily ever after? Or, will she do the Mexican hat dance all over his heart? [Source]