White Stripes Documentary Film and Live Album

Today marks the release of the White Stripes documentary film and accompanying live cd, ‘Under Great White Northern Lights’ which was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 18th 2009.

Directed by Emmett Malloy, it contains footage both on and off-stage during the band’s tour of Canada in 2007 whilst the cd features a collection of recordings from various concerts during the tour.

Apparently it was the band’s first tour of the country to which Jack White stated: ‘Having never done a tour of Canada, Meg and I thought it was high time to go whole hog…from the ocean to the permafrost…We wanted to play out of the way towns that don’t usually get shows…the shows are better, it’s better for the people, it’s a better experience, it’s way more unique, something interesting is going to happen…hopefully’. To this extent the dvd features the band playing everything from ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ on a local bus to a bowling alley in a way to really connect with their fans.

Track listing for the cd is as follows:

1) Let’s Shake Hands
2) Black Math
3) Little Ghost
4) Blue Orchid
5) The Union Forever
6) Ball and Biscuit
7) Icky Thump
8) I’m Slowly Turning Into You
9) Jolene
10) 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
11) We Are Going to Be Friends
12) I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
13) Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
14) Fell In Love With a Girl
15) When I Hear My Name
16) Seven Nation Army
17) End

A trailer for the documentary can be seen here:

Also, for a limited time the cd can be streamed in its entirety here.

Animal Collective’s ODDSAC – More Screenings and DVD Release

The highly anticipated film from psychedelic indie band Animal Collective was first premiered to the world at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26th this year. ODDSAC which stands for Occipital Dynamic Dysfunctional Surrealism [by] Animal Collective is a feature film or visual album created by Animal Collective and Danny Perez, the mastermind behind the visual projections seen at Black Dice and Panda Bear shows.

It is said to feature six previously unreleased Animal Collective songs, a sad vampire rowing a canoe boat and a family that gets eaten by the marshmallows they are roasting whilst camping, all the ingredients for the perfect movie it seems.

According to Perez “[ODDSAC] was meant to be an open-ended operation of audio-video synthesis, the passing back and forth of visuals and sound so that each would inform the other and create an organic structure.”

Luckily for residents of the US of A following the success of the project, theatres have agreed to put on more screenings which are as follows:

03/17 – Chicago, IL @ Music Box Theatre: 7 p.m./9 p.m.
03/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar: 7 p.m./9 p.m.
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Arc Light Cinerama Dome: 7 p.m./9 p.m.
03/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas: 6:30 p.m./8:30 p.m.
03/29 – Portland, OR @ Cinema 21: 7 p.m./9 p.m.
03/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Egyptian Theatre: 7 p.m./9 p.m.

Sadly for us Brits we will have to wait for a DVD release which has been announced for June 29th and said to feature bonus content alongside the film.

In the meantime, see the trailer here: