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Revered early-‘00s New York rockers the Strokes surprised fans by releasing a new song today (January 25), “One Way Trigger,” offering it as a free download on the band’s official website.  

Bearing little resemblance to the band’s spiky, angular hits like “Hard to Explain” and “Juicebox,” the new song features a jaunty synthesizer riff and unexpectedly light, falsetto vocals from the band’s singer Julian Casablancas. Closer in tenor to Casablanca’s 2009 solo album, Phrazes for the Young, “One Way Trigger” eschews the Strokes’ trademark downtown grit for something much catchier and poppy, especially considering the song’s main melody striking a strong resemblance to A-Ha’s ‘80s smash hit, “Take on Me.”

Read more here http://bit.ly/VteJnP

-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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In 2009, Quentin Tarantino did a brief interview with Sky Movies ahead of the release of Inglorious Bastards. Long regarded as a walking movie encyclopedia, Tarantino rattled off a list of his 20 favorite films since 1992 — the year he made his directorial debut with Reservoir Dogs. Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale is the only film the director cited as his runaway pick for number one, but he declined to rank the others, opting instead to name them in alphabetical order (listed below).

1. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
2. Anything Else (Woody Allen, 2003)
3. Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999)
4. The Blade (Hark Tsui, 1995)
5. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
6. Dazed & Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
7. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
8. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
9. Friday (F. Gary Gray, 1995)
10. The Host (Joon-ho Bong, 2006)
11. The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999)
12. Joint Security Area (Chan-wook Park, 2000)
13. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
14. The Matrix (Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski, 1999)
15. Memories of Murder (Joon-ho Bong, 2003)
16. Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992)
17. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
18. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994)
19. Team America (Trey Parker, 2004)
20. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)

More about Tarantino here: http://bit.ly/Vt86Sz image taken from fansshare.com

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UK modern rock power trio Muse has revealed big plans for their performance during the upcoming BRIT Awards, where the band is nominated for Best British Group and Best Live Act.

“We’re going to perform there hopefully with a full orchestra and choir to do a full rendition of ‘Supremacy,’ which is the first song on the album,” singer Matt Bellamy said during an exclusive interview with Radio.com in regards to the latest single from the band’s most recent full-length, The 2nd Law. “It’ll be nice to perform that with an orchestra.

Read more interview with Bellamy here: http://bit.ly/124MYUD

The 2013 BRIT Awards are scheduled for February 20 at London’s O2 Arena, ten days after the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10 at 8 p.m., where Muse is up for Best Rock Album (The 2nd Law) and Best Rock Song (“Madness”).

-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

 

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