Here’s a good reason to catch the new episode of Portlandia airing on IFC tomorrow (not that you need one). J Mascis makes a cameo, complete with braids and an electric guitar in hand. He teams up with members of Dirty Projectors and Carrie Brownstein to compete in the “Battle of the Gentle Bands.” See J Mascis like you’ve never seen him before – quiet and unplugged! You can preview the new episode above!
Dinosaur Jr. starts their tour next Wednesday, January 30 at Glasgow’s Arches. You can see the full list of tour dates HERE.
We are very happy to announce that Lia Ices/Jagjaguwar are pairing with IFC to announce a video contest surrounding her song “Love Is Won.” Lia’s video was shot by herself on Super 8 film while on vacation in Rome with her partner. It’s an intimate look at two people in love, and we thought it would be great to see other video directors interpret their own love stories.
We are inviting all filmmakers, artists, novices, experts, etc. to contribute their own video set to “Love Is Won.”
To take part in Lia Ices’ “Love Is Won” contest, send your video love stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apart from that, here’s a few key details you need to know:
•Use Lia Ices “Love Is Won” as your soundtrack (download below).
•Partial and full-length videos are eligible, the submission need not be the full 5:23 of the song.
•Videos should be submitted by noon on November 15th.
•All videos submitted will be posted on Jagjaguwar.com
•A winner chosen by IFC and Lia Ices will debut on IFC.com on November 21st.
Go HERE to download “Love is Won” at IFC.com. We can’t wait to see what people come up with!
Jagjaguwar’s first feature film release,The Builder, will have its New York debut on July 7, with a very special, free screening at Brooklyn’sZebulon. The evening will also include a performance from songwriterSharon Van Etten, who has contributed an original song to the film’s “foundtrack,” available digitally on the Jagjaguwar site. Listen to Van Etten’s stark, crushing “I Couldn’t Save You” HERE. The film’s director R. Alverson will also be in attendance.
To help announce the Zebulon screening, The Independent Film Channel recently ran pieces of a video interview with Alverson. These somewhat surreal interview clips find the director touching on the films of Cassavetes, rationality versus intuition, and his one and only visit to a psychiatrist. Alverson’s vision is one devoid of film gimmicks and set firmly on a celebration of humanity, be it unsettling or touching.