Today we're pleased to premiere an exclusive video of Milo Greene performing the gorgeous "Autumn Tree" for the At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt podcast series. The video was recorded at the Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room, and the song comes from the band's soaring self-titled debut. To hear the band tell the stories behind their music, check out the free interview portion of the podcast here, and be sure to read our feature on the band from the March/April issue of RELEVANT Magazine... Discuss
Instrumental indie rock outfit Explosions in the Sky gained widespread notoriety when their music was used to score the 2004 film adaptation of the book Friday Night Lights. Now, the band has provided the music for another film that also takes place in small Texas towns—director David Gordon Green’s indie comedy Prince Avalanche. The film, which stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, is a dark comedy about two guys whose job it is to paint lane lines on stretches of highway in rural Texas. After the band was asked to contribute the soundtrack back in June, the Texas natives even suggested locations used throughout the movie. You can watch the trailer here. Prince Avalanche and its soundtrack from Explosions in the Sky both drop on August 9 … Discuss
Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill that makes Vermont the fourth state where physician assisted suicide is now legal. The state’s Health Department now must implement rules as to how the procedure can legally take place, but according to the bill, a patient must state three times that they would like a doctor to help them take their own life. The bill has been the source of a years-long legal battle and ethical debate in Vermont. Assisted suicide is opposed by many religious and pro-life groups across the country … Discuss
Do you ever look at the nutritional information on the back of a food item and think, “These chips aren’t that bad for me?” That’s because the number of calories, fat grams and other nutritional stats are based on estimated “servings sizes”, an amount determined by the federal government based on three decade-old research on how much people actually eat. As this video from Buzzfeed points out, we’re probably overeating—by a lot. Enjoy your 11 Doritos! … Discuss
Who was Zach Galifianakis’ date to The Hangover III premiere last night? His 87-year-old friend, who he also helped save from homelessness, Mimi Haist. Before Galifianakis made it in Hollywood as a movie star, he was just a normal guy who regularly visited his local laundromat. It was there, almost 20 years ago, that he met Haist, an elderly woman who worked for tips. Following the breakout success of the Hangover, Galifianakis no longer needed to go to the laundromat, but when he found out that Haist—who is now 87 years old—had become homeless, he knew he could help. For the last two years, the comedian has paid the rent and utilities bill for an apartment that he found for Haist to make sure she doesn’t have to live on the street. She’s also been his date for all of his big movie premieres. Thanks to all the attention she’s getting, unlike at the premiere of The Hangover II, people definitely knew who she was this time around.
At the premiere last night Hollywood, the comedian also said that he felt “silly doing a red carpet thing” in light of the tornados that devastated parts of Oklahoma earlier that afternoon. He told a reporter from USA Today, “All of this is very bizarre to me and silly. The worship of celebrity culture is bad for our culture, to be honest. And I think this is bizarre, all of it is bizarre. But as far as Oklahoma, obviously, you just hope and pray that things will turn up" ... Discuss