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Posted in Music by adamkupratis on May 7, 2009

Hell yea! Oh how long I have been waiting for someone to replace Coldplay and Radiohead! I’m sorry fans, I’m getting tired of Radiohead. I know, I know, how  can I use apple and be tired of Radiohead. Get over it. DM Stith is here and he is taking  the road less traveled but most conquered. The classic soft, piano, artsy road that sounds like he took an Ambien and drank a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. I love it. It reminds me of when Elliot Smith was still alive and all his songs where hypocritical. Then he went and killed himself…. with a kitchen knife…. to the heart….problems.



Posted in Music by adamkupratis on May 7, 2009

The genius’ over at YewKnee posted this new mix for download…FREE. I got it yesterday and am really enjoying the song White Rabbits. Check it out. DOWNLOAD

  1. Bell Orchestre – The Gaze
  2. Micachu – Just In Case
  3. Doves – The Outsiders
  4. The Most Serene Republic – Heavens To Purgatory
  5. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise
  6. Iran – I Can See the Future
  7. White Rabbits – Rudie Fails
  8. Non-Commissioned Officers – Radar Heart (Rody Please)
  9. JG Thirlwell – Tuff
  10. White Denim – Mirrored & Reverse
  11. Fanfarlo – Harold T. Wilkins, or How to Wait for a Very Long Time
  12. DM Stith – Pity Dance
  13. Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, The Commuter
  14. Dewey Decibel – The Dusting
  15. British Sea Power – Come Wander With Me
  16. Sufjan Stevens – You Are The Blood


Posted in Music by adamkupratis on May 6, 2009

The new video for the soung “Sweetest Secret” by Tree Soundz is one of those things that you’ll listen to after a break up and then get so upset you’ll take photos of yourself and comment on all your mutual friends myspace in order to show them that you’re better with out them but really just sad and in no way independent. I’m going to stop now, enjoy the video.


Posted in Music by adamkupratis on May 4, 2009

I’ve recently had the band Arizona on repeat in my car. I can’t stop listening to the music. The purity of the lyrics, rawness of the acoustics and calming vocals make me …. oh….. oh….. ooooooooohhhhhH! yuck… here is the video for their song Life is Great.


Posted in Film, Music by adamkupratis on May 3, 2009

The music video for Waves Machines new song, “The Greatest Escape We Ever Made” rediscovers the “joys and agonies of stop motion” as quoted by director Stuart Lanceley. The song made me bounce a bit in my chair while I sipped on vitamin water and recovered from last night.

For this video, I rediscovered the joy and agony of stop-motion animation. It’s the reason I first got into film-making. I created a paper edit first, then shot the band with a Sony Z1 camcorder. I edited this footage together in Final Cut Pro and then exported every frame as a TIFF. These stills were printed and cut out. It was then re-shot with a digital camera before all the stills were brought back into FCP once again. Et Voila! Hope you enjoy it.
If you want to know more about the band, they have a free download and links to myspace, facebook etc. at – Stuart


Posted in Music by adamkupratis on May 1, 2009

At first I hated it, then I realized it soudned like Peaches and hated it more. Then I had 3 jager bombs, and LOVE IT. Thunderheist music video for “Jerk It”


Posted in Music by adamkupratis on April 30, 2009

The music video for “Lessons Learned” by Matt & Kim is hot. And by hot I mean who DOESN’T want to streak in NYC?


Posted in Film, Music by adamkupratis on April 29, 2009

The music video for the band Firekites is awesome. The song Autumn Story has a video co-directored by Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg. The entirely chalk-drawn animation makes you really appreciate a labor of love.


Posted in Music by adamkupratis on April 28, 2009

This video by the duo “Rainbow Arabia” is what hippie/danse lovers dream of. Its like a Woodstock in Iran. Comprising of husband and wife duo of Daniel and Tiffany Preston out of Echo Park. Its a fun watch…. and a good listen.


Posted in Music by adamkupratis on April 22, 2009

Yesterday I downloaded the April Mix by Shots Ring Out. It really is an interesting blend of relaxing and fun music. Check it out. Heres the list.


1. Welcome To The Heart – Eamon McGrath – 13 Songs Of Whiskey And Light
2. When It Falls Apart – Barzin – Notes to an Absent Lover
3. Nikorette – Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – Outer South
4. Sugar – The Wooden Birds – Magnolia
5. Fetal Horses – John Vanderslice – Romanian Names
6. Sound The Alarms – Immaculate Machine – High On Jackson Hill
7. This Land Used To Be My Land, But Now I Hate This Land – Pomegranates – Everybody, Come Outside!
8. Ships With Holes Will Sink – We Were Promised Jetpacks –
9. Twinkie Twinkie Little Star – Pansy Division – That’s So Gay
10. Open/House – City Center – Mastered
11. Explain Yourselves #2 – Joan Of Arc – Flowers
12. 6 piss face – Andrew Broder – Rap Ballads
13. Tail & Mane – Cryptacize – Mythomania
14. Cheerleader – Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
15. Ava Gardner At The Swimming Pool – Niobe – Blackbird’s Echo