Winnipeg band Federal Lights are back with a video and new music from their upcoming release of Coeur de Lion, out Jan. 29th, 2016 via Aporia Records. The album has songwriter Jean-Guy Roy writing about the beauty found by examining the gravity of everyday moments; traveling through points of pressure, regret, solace, anticipation, and disquiet, without ever losing sight.
Here’s a photo from our show in New York at The Bowery. What a great night! This is going to be our final tour until the 2016. If you didn’t already know, we’ve put out our ‘debut’ record this year called The Gates and have been touring it since the spring. There are still a lot of Canadian markets that we haven’t had the chance to play yet, so we really hope to get out to see you all soon. We’ll also be back in the US in the springtime.
“The 33” is a pleasing movie about a scary situation. The performances as very good, and credit Riggen for making the movie version of the story compelling. It’s unimaginable what these men had to go through, and it’s remarkable that they overcame the odds. It’s a feel good story that plays good on film, but it’s more than that. It’s a look at how difficult and scary the mining profession is. The struggle people have to make a living in countries like Chile. Ultimately it’s the f
Todd Haynes’ 2002 maniacally melodramatic Far From Heaven was soaked in Sirkian influence. You could see elements of Sirk’s Imitation of Life, All That Heaven Allows, and the drapery of Sirk’s brand of 1950’s filmmaking. But the subtler treat was the influence of David Lean’s achingly restrained British romance, Brief Encounter, one of my most favorite films. The bittersweet ending of Haynes’ Far From Heaven nods to Lean’s Brief Encounter, both films ending with heartbreak at a tra