Film At 11: Grizzly Bear

Brooklyn art-rockers Grizzly Bear just released the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2006 album Yellow House. Already a contender for album of the year, Veckatimest (Warp) has been praised and praised and then praised some more. “Two Weeks” is one of the livelier tracks on the album.

Film At 11: The Sounds

In the wake of third album Crossing The Rubicon, Swedish quintet the Sounds debut the video for the album’s first single, “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake.” Currently on a summer tour supporting No Doubt, the band will be performing the song on The Late Show With David Letterman on June 15. The video features some generous close-ups of singer Maja Ivarsson’s ripped stocking-clad thighs.

Film At 11: Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy

Dave Douglas is a modern jazz trumpeter who’s played with John Zorn and collaborated with Tom Waits; he’s a multi-genre (he’s been involved with spoken-word and dance, klezmer and avant-garde), multimedia kind of guy. Filmmakers Jem Cohen (Fugazi’s Instrument) and Christoph Green (Wilco’s Ashes Of American Flags) made three shorts about Douglas and his band, Brass Ecstasy, working in the studio on Spirit Moves (Greenleaf, out June 16). The album features eight original compositions alongside arrangements of songs by Hank Williams, Rufus Wainwright and Otis Redding. MAGNET will be debuting a clip each Tuesday night—here’s part two:

Film At 11: Miss Derringer

Out of Los Angeles comes Miss Derringer, a group that steams off the influence of great American music from the ’50s and ’60s. New album Winter Hill is filled with upbeat tempos and somewhat dismal lyrics that bring you back to the days of sock hops and fallout shelters. Winter Hill comes out July 14, and the band is on a summer tour from now until July 24. This is a video for album track “Black Tears.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeidJVzqFGQ

Film At 11: Franz Ferdinand

To see Franz Ferdinand live is a singular experience unmatched by most other bands. The group encourages crazy dancing and audience participation at all shows, making concerts where the band blandly performs and the audience sways slightly while sipping their drinks seem like an exorbitant waste of time and money. This is a live clip of “Ulysses” from Franz Ferdinand’s February performance at the New Musical Express Big Gig.

Film At 11: Placebo

Placebo announced the June 9 arrival of Battle For The Sun (Vagrant) with a sneak leak of the entire album on its website. Watch frontman Brian Molko bat his coal-rimmed eyes on the title track. Sun is the first Placebo album to feature drummer Steve Forrest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZhvHP4JMqs

Film At 11: Loudon Wainwright III

Nearly 80 years after the death of Charlie Poole, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has created a project that examines and celebrates the country-music pioneer. The two-CD set High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project will be released on August 25 and features not only Poole songs performed by Wainwright and friends, but also some new songs written about Poole’s life and times. Guests on the tracks include Wainwright’s son Rufus and daughters Martha and Lucy, the Roches and Chris Thile. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage.

Film At 11: Vivian Girls

The Vivian Girls have a retro sound, citing influences such as the Wipers, Nirvana and the Shangri-Las. The Brooklyn ladies’ sophomore album, Everything Goes Wrong (In The Red), drops on September 8. Here’s the video for “Moped Girls,” the title track from their April-released seven-inch.

Film At 11: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Since the release of It’s Blitz! in March, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been quite busy. Between a world tour, Coachella and late-night appearances on Letterman, Fallon and Saturday Night Live, it’s amazing they’ve had time to round up a Geico caveman/werewolf to co-star in the new “Heads Will Roll” video. Which, come to think of it, is an especially interesting choice given drummer Brian Chase’s recent (and extensive) blog entry about his “physical and spiritual” conversion to vegetarianism. Karen O may want to use that perennially half-gloved hand to cover his eyes for the last 40 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt0IlrQYOxM&feature=channel_page

Film At 11: Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy

Dave Douglas is a modern jazz trumpeter who’s played with John Zorn and collaborated with Tom Waits; he’s a multi-genre (he’s been involved with spoken-word and dance, klezmer and avant-garde), multimedia kind of guy. Filmmakers Jem Cohen (Fugazi’s Instrument) and Christoph Green (Wilco’s Ashes Of American Flags) made three shorts about Douglas and his band, Brass Ecstasy, working in the studio on Spirit Moves (Greenleaf, out June 16). The album features eight original compositions alongside arrangements of songs by Hank Williams, Rufus Wainwright and Otis Redding. MAGNET will be debuting a clip each Tuesday night—here’s part one: