We can’t get enough of our Culture Clash Extra pieces, tapping into the habits of some of our favourite artists and finding out what makes ‘em tick, in the field of movies and more.
Our most recent stars of this series – check below for the full list of articles – are …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. The Texans’ new album, ‘The Century Of Self’, is released this week and is the ClashMusic.com Album of the Week – click HERE for the review.
Long story short: it’s really very good indeed.
The band’s Jason Reece fills us in on what’s rocking his cultural world…
I just watched ‘The Wrestler’ and was astounded on how much Mickey Rourke took this to new levels of grit and sadness. This movie does deserve the attention it's getting and it also makes me happy to see Rourke in decent movie. By all means see it soon.
Anthony Bourdain's A Cooks Tour. This is a sort of travelogue on the road book that has Bourdain eating all over the world. His writing is very humour filled and sardonic. This man has the life and also has a really good TV show called No Reservations. I love it when He describes eating in Vietnam and how beautiful and tasty the food was... you feel like you’re right there with him.
‘The Boatman's Call’ by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds... It's such a peaceful album. It's really nice to listen to this album after hearing a bunch of loud music. Y'know, have nice glass of wine and let the darkness take you away.
Erykah Badu’s ‘Honey’. This song is the jam. I mean, it puts me in such a good mood. It's a total party shake-your-rump type of song... she's so talented.
Television show or series
Battlestar Galactica. This show is intense and so well done. It's very adrenaline fuelled and relevant. The characters are very multidimensional... and the story is very layered. It much more than a sci-fi show.
Shepard Fairey had a poster art/rock show that we played at a few years ago and it was just amazing...
I would like to go back to Greece and stay on one those islands... like Crete... The idea of eating really great seafood there and seeing the history would be good for the soul.
We had a really great show at Koko in London... the place is old and beautiful...and it sounds great, too.
Fugazi put on the best live shows ever. They had this magic... they had the physicality to back it up... it was so otherworldly...
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‘The Century Of Self’ is out now and reviewed HERE. The band is featured in the next issue of Clash magazine, out March 5. See …Trail Of Dead live in the UK as follows…
14 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
15 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
16 Manchester Academy 3
17 Glasgow Oran Mor
19 Newcastle Academy
20 Birmingham Academy
22 Bristol Thekla
23 London Electric Ballroom
24 Oxford Academy