The new film by Jonathan Caouette is set to premiere in the cinema tent at End of the Road on August 31st, as part of the Bella Union takeover day.
Our very own Simon Raymonde acted as music supervisor for the film, which has been showed at the Cannes and Moscow film festivals. So if you can spare 90 minutes on August 31st or need a little sit down and a rest from running around watching (all the best) bands, then may we suggest you spend it in the cinema tent?
Picking up where his trailblazing, internationally celebrated, first-person fever dream TARNATION left off, director Jonathan Caouette returns with WALK AWAY RENEE, a bold, brave, and emotionally potent documentary reverie.
Caouette embarks on a road trip to move his mentally ill mother Renee from Texas to New York, a journey that both tightens and tests their familial bond. As they encounter roadblocks in the present, the film flashes back to moments from the past, giving us insight into this anything-but-ordinary mother/son relationship, and bringing us up to speed on the heart-rending events that led up to the road trip.
While Renee fights to maintain a grip on reality, Jonathan is faced with impossible decisions that pit sanity against mortality, familial devotion and personal survival. Through candid home movies, split-screen verité, musical montage, hallucinatory psychedelia, and dramas both actual and imagined, the film raises questions about love, sacrifice, and the slippery instability of consciousness.
I wish this cat was my pillow.
Van Dyke Parks talks ‘Discover America’, watch below:
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PINS set to release new EP ‘LUVU4LYF’ on Bella Union // Release date October 1st
Notching up gigs in disused office blocks and hotel basements to name a few, it was with little incredulity PINS should record their debut EP in an industrial estate. A natural confines for the chilling thrum of near whispered vocals, gutter-grimed guitars and the tribal, thumping percussion. Pins whilst steeped in the entrancing abrasion of their local Mancunian heritage, bring something new to the foreground, something unique.
Exploring themes of heartache and existentialism, the group put out their debut single Eleventh Hour/Shoot You through the band’s own label, Haus of Pins on gold cassette, selling out within a day.
This new EP delivers on the scintillating promise of their hyped live shows and acclaimed debut release – offering four tracks of oscillating, reverb-drenched noise, with a decidedly poppy edge.
Released on limited edition 10″ vinyl via Bella Union on 1st October 2012, the band will be performing live on the following dates:
10 – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
11 – School of Art, Glasgow
12 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
13 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
17 – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
19 – Louisiana, Bristol
20 – SWN Festival, Cardiff
24 – Sebright Arms, London
Head to The Fly to vote for ‘best live act’ at the AIM awards.
We have three acts up for it – The Walkmen, Zun Zun Egui and Dirty Three. Give ‘em a vote if you have a second…
The Olympics are over. You may return to a gloomy countenance until Christmas.
Will you join us?
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