...and it won't be out for months. I guess they just want to get on record early. From The Village Voice:
If you're the type of cynical punk asshole who thinks the movie about CBGB can't be anything but terrible, well GOOD NEWS, the movie's poster essentially proves you right. It was released today on the CBGB movie Facebook page, which has exclusive clips that also prove you right. Still, you'd be wise not to bet money against all the big name stars in this thing: Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Freddy Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Rupert Grint, Richard Deklerk, Mickey Sumner, and Stana Katic. All that AND Foo Fighter drummer Taylor Hawkins? There. There. You feel better now.
More hate can be found here. And then there's this video. Oh, dear.
I feel bad for all the other acts on this list. You spend your whole life getting ready for this moment in the sun and it turns out to be the same moment that a revered icon choses to release his first album in a decade--and his best album in 30 years.
The early favourite for the 2013 Barclay Card Mercury Prize are:
David Bowie - 'The Next Day' (7/2)
Foals - 'Holy Fire' (14/1)
Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle' (16/1)
Biffy Clyro - 'Opposites' (16/1)
The Joy Formidable - 'Wolf's Law' (20/1)
Chvrches - 'TBA' (20/1)
Tom Odell - 'Long Way Down' (20/1)
Everything Everything - 'Arc' (25/1)
Hurts - 'Exile' (25/1)
Noah & The Whale – 'Heart Of Nowhere' (25/1)
I Am Kloot - 'Let It All In' (33/1)
Stereophonics - 'Graffiti On The Train' (33/1)
Savages - 'Silence Yourself' (33/1)
Alice Russell - 'To Dust' (33/1)
New Order - 'Lost Sirens' (40/1)
Goldfrapp – 'TBA' (40/1)
Suede – 'Bloodsports' (40/1)
Example – 'The Evolution Of Man' (50/1)
Johnny Marr – 'The Messenger' (50/1)
Bullet For My Valentine – 'Temper, Temper' (50/1)
The Courteeners – 'ANNA' (80/1)
Keep in mind that it's still very early. The shortlist won't be announced until September 11 and the event itself isn't until October 30.
(Via the NME)
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