APRIL

If you were here in New York last weekend, you know how GLORIOUS it was! And yet, today I woke up and there was ice on the ground. That’s how it goes with April. You never know what you’re going to get. 

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Hiding
  2. The Rolling Stones - Rocks Off
  3. Little Green Cars - Big Red Dragon
  4. Paul Simon - The Obvious Child
  5. Bibio - À tout à l’heure
  6. Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better
  7. St. Vincent - Digital Witness
  8. Paul McCartney - Coming Up
  9. Alpine - Gasoline
  10. Phil Collins - I’m Not Moving
  11. Rhye - The Fall
  12. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Lariat
  13. MØ - Never Wanna Know
  14. SWV - Right Here
  15. Vampire Weekend - Step
  16. Diiv - How Long Have You Known
  17. James Blake - Retrogade
brightwalldarkroom:

Ladies and Gentlemen: ISSUE #11 IS HERE! 
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Bright Wall/Dark Room, April 2014: The Magnificent Andersons
Letter from the Editor (free)
No, Man, It’s Not Evil. It’s An Illusion.Elizabeth Cantwell on Boogie Nights
A Film in a Minor KeyAndrew Root on Magnolia
Like I’d Never Seen BeforeMichael Arbeiter on Punch-Drunk Love
I Just Wanna Feel EverythingAlexandra Tanner on Violence, Love, and Emotion in the Films of Wes and Paul Thomas Anderson
Growing Up with Bottle RocketDaniel Reynolds on Bottle Rocket
Les Enfants TerriblesKarina Wolf on The Royal Tenenbaums
I’m Trying to Tell You the Truth About MyselfBebe Ballroom on Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson is Looney TunesMichelle Said on The Grand Budapest Hotel
Is This the (Hyper) Real Life?a comic by Marieke Pras

All I’m saying is, you should definitely read this. 

brightwalldarkroom:

Ladies and Gentlemen: ISSUE #11 IS HERE! 

(Go, read, subscribe!)

—-

Bright Wall/Dark Room, April 2014: The Magnificent Andersons


Letter from the Editor
 (free)

No, Man, It’s Not Evil. It’s An Illusion.
Elizabeth Cantwell on Boogie Nights

A Film in a Minor Key
Andrew Root on Magnolia

Like I’d Never Seen Before
Michael Arbeiter on Punch-Drunk Love

I Just Wanna Feel Everything
Alexandra Tanner on Violence, Love, and Emotion in the Films of Wes and Paul Thomas Anderson

Growing Up with Bottle Rocket
Daniel Reynolds on Bottle Rocket

Les Enfants Terribles
Karina Wolf on The Royal Tenenbaums

I’m Trying to Tell You the Truth About Myself
Bebe Ballroom on Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson is Looney Tunes
Michelle Said on The Grand Budapest Hotel

Is This the (Hyper) Real Life?
a comic by Marieke Pras

All I’m saying is, you should definitely read this. 

“Ultimately, I can’t stop thinking about the silenced women and girls that color the margins of modern noir like True Detective. Those dead-eyed baby doll whores, modern femme fatales, smooth operators and women of violent means who use sex and wit and bared teeth to gain leverage in a sick world trying to keep them powerless. The screen sirens, the depressed wives, those suicide blondes with runs in their stockings and freedom on their mind deserve as much narrative weight as men like Rust Cohle. All these yearning silenced women that writers like Nic Pizzolatto for all their skill seem unable to truly write or understand except for how far their flesh yields. It’s time we started telling their stories again.”

Bright Wall/Dark Room.: True Detective (2014) 

I helped edit this gorgeous piece and I was pumping my fist towards the end. An epic, definitive analysis. Go read it! 

brightwalldarkroom:

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BROADCASTING BEAUTIFUL VIEWS 24 HOURS A DAY: YOU’RE TUNED TO THE SCENERY CHANNEL

by Michelle Said

When I was 15 years old, my best friend Melissa and I wrote letters to our future selves at 25. Would we be married, would we have children? Where would we live? At that point in our lives, 25…

We’re only one year away. Egads. 

MARCH 2014

Decided to do a different kind of take on this in-between month. Not quite winter, not quite spring. Let me know if you can figure out what the theme is. 

  1. The Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin’
  2. The Royal Concept - Gimme Twice
  3. Matt White - Gimme What You Got
  4. Abba - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  5. Britney Spears - Gimme More
  6. Justin Timberlake - Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)
  7. Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign
  8. Spinal Tap - Gimme Some Money
  9. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
  10. John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth
  11. Foo Fighters - Gimme Stitches
  12. Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More
  13. Star Slinger - Gimme
  14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Gimme The Loot
  15. The Vines - Gimme Love 
  16. Beck - Gimme
  17. Metric - Gimme Sympathy (Acoustic)

FEBRUARY 2014

February is the loneliest month. The shortest month. The most miserable month, if we get down to it. All the hope of January abandoned in an apparently endless slog of cold winter days. If you don’t live in more temperate climates, I mean. (Looking at you, California.) I’m fine with this. I’m so fine with this that I’m posting seventeen songs to show you how fine with this I am. 

  1. Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade of Winter
  2. Massive Attack - Teardrop
  3. Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
  4. Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing
  5. The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
  6. CHVRCHES - Recover
  7. Beck - Gimme
  8. Deerhunter - Pensacola
  9. Cults - Shine a Light
  10. The Sugarcubes - Birthday
  11. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Hoshi Neko
  12. Drake, Rihanna - Take Care
  13. Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
  14. Snowblink - Unsurfed Waves 
  15. Timber Timbre - Magic Arrow
  16. Sufjan Stevens - That Dress Looks Nice On You
  17. Dave Van Ronk - Hang Me, Oh Hang me
brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #8 IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Hot off the presses - go and grab yours now!

You can officially access the issue in full ON YOUR BROWSER. Go forth and buy it! 

brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #8 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Hot off the presses - go and grab yours now!

You can officially access the issue in full ON YOUR BROWSER. Go forth and buy it! 

What would we be without comment sections on lyrics sites? 

What would we be without comment sections on lyrics sites? 

JANUARY 2014

For people who have followed this blog for awhile, you may remember that year when I made mixes every month. (That year was 2012.) Well, I’m doing it again. Finding strength, healing, and discovery through music has always been something I’ve enjoyed and having a monthly structure to the process has been something that I’ve missed over the past year. So let’s start again. Hey January. Hey 2014. Let’s go.

  1. Bastille - Pompeii
  2. T. Rex - Bang A Gong [Get It On]
  3. The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
  4. Patti Smith - Gloria
  5. Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer
  6. George Harrison - What Is Life
  7. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
  8. Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
  9. Beyonce - XO
  10. Metric - Help I’m Alive
  11. Talking Heads - Slippery People
  12. Rihanna (feat. Drake) - What’s My Name?
  13. The Replacements - Can’t Hardly Wait
  14. The Men - Candy
  15. Alabama Shakes - Be Mine
  16. Odetta - Baby, I’m In The Mood For You
  17. The Beta Band - Dry the Rain