Sorry / not sorry for not posting in forever. Featured above is the English musical 4some “Arthur Beatrice,” posed, it seems, to look a lot cooler than they probably are in life (note how half the band is too Gucci to face the camera at their own photo shoot). Whether Arthur Beatrice is the name or names of the musician(s), I don’t know. Their only EP to my knowledge, Carter, was released this July. Sorry / not sorry for posting a song that’s been out for more than three months. Listen.
What just happened? Why is Andrew VanWyngarden dressed like a cave man Elton John? Why is he smacking a giant cowbell? Why are they playing this boring and overly repetitive song on national television? Why does it suck so bad? Oh, that’s right, I forgot; I wouldn’t “get” it. Of course! Silly me! But let me give it my best shot nonetheless. Maybe the whole point of the song is to be mindless and droning, thereby illustrating that our lives are monotonous and unavailing. Clever enough. But here’s an idea; if you want to sell records, don’t make bad songs.
However, I really did enjoy that cringe-worthy pause after the end of the sone before the audience started to awkwardly clap.
Ben Affleck will be playing Batman opposite Henry Cavill in the upcoming Superman-Batman “film” directed by Zack Snyder (because we needed that in the first place?). Listen, we don’t have anything against Ben Affleck, really. But how are we supposed to take seriously the same guy who made out with Cartman’s hand as the new Batman?
Ridley Scott has teamed up with the best living American author, Cormac McCarthy, to adapt McCarthy’s first original screenplay, The Counselor, for the big screen. Starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, and Cameron Diaz, The Counselor tells the story of a lawyer (Fassbender) who gets in too deep with drug smugglers. Suffice it to say, it looks amazing. The Counselor is out October 25th.
The band famous for ’80s staples such as “Shout,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and nothing since then popped out of nowhere today with a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start.” It’s not bad. But we think they would gain more notoriety if they next took on “Whip My Hair.”