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News Roundup: Daft Punk in Tron, Venom movie, Doctor Who’s New Logo, Glenn Beck vs. Muse, and More

Plus: Loney Dear, Love Language, Efterklang, Trans Am Live Album, Ulrich Schauss vs. Guns N' Roses, and Slumberland Records’ big 2-0

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Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web:

First off, a big congratulations to Slumberland Records. The label—home to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts and Brown Recluse among others—turns 20 this year. To celebrate, they’re throwing themselves parties.

Fri. Nov 13—Washington DC—The Black Cat

Crystal Stilts
Brown Recluse
Pants Yell!
Frankie Rose and The Outs
The Ropers
Nord Express
Lorelei

Sat. Nov 14—Brooklyn, NY—The Bell House

Crystal Stilts
Brown Recluse
Pants Yell!
Frankie Rose and The Outs
The Ropers
Nord Express
Lorelei
Special Surprise Guest

In other record label news, several new bands are finding homes. After a stint opening for The Rosebuds, Chapel Hill’s The Love language has been signed to Merge Records for their sophomore album. Says lead man Stuart McLamb of the deal in a press release, "As of yesterday I've overdrawn my bank account by $200, my girlfriend dumped me and my car won't start. I think this Merge deal could be a real turning point." Meanwhile, Majordomo Records has snatched up ex-Beulah member, Miles Kurosky. Danish band Efterklang has signed to 4AD. Their next album—follow up to 2007’s Parades—will be available in early 2010.

Speaking of our Scandinavian friends, Loney Dear is set to re-release classic album, Citadel Band via Polyvinyl, November 24th. In support of his most recent release Dear John, he’s also released a video for single “I Was Only Going Out” featuring Amy Seimetz.

We like Loney Dear. Glenn Beck likes Muse—although the feeling might not be so mutual. After announcing his support of Muse on his radio show, as reported by Revivl, the controversial radio broadcaster and Fox News host was asked by the band to retract the statement…. Or was he? No. As reported by MTV, the conservative pundit was “just joking.” Humm…don’t need non-existent e-mails from British glam rockers to tell us this smells like a publicity stunt. (Via Stereogum and NME.)

In other musical beef-related news, there’s no love loss between Ulrich Schnauss and Guns N’ Roses. As reported by Reuters, Schnauss alleges that he band used portions of two songs, “Wherever You Are” and “A Strangely Isolated Place” on Chinese Democracy track, “Riad N’ the Bedouins. (via Pitchfork)

Releases? We’ve got the low down. Trans AM has announced a double LP live record and DVD, What Day Is It Tonight?, due out December 8th. The album will encompass the band’s career from 1993 through 2008.

What Day Is It Tonight?
Album Track Listing:

01.  Conspiracy of the Gods
02.  Outmoder
03.  Futureworld
04.  Shrigley
05.  Firepoker
06.  Idea Machine
07.  Positive People
08.  First Words
09.  June
10.  Tesco v. Sainsbury's
11.  Television Eyes
12.  Slow Response
13.  Play in the Summer
14.  Köln
15.  Don't Bundle Me
16.  Simulacrum
17.  City in Flames

What Day Is It Tonight? DVD Track Listing:

01. Extreme Measures
02. I Want It All
03. Stereo Situation
04. Prowler
05. Armed Response/Enforcer
06. Futureworld
07. Play in the Summer

Whole Live Sets:

Heidelburg 2004
Chapel Hill 1993

In film news, busy man Gary Ross has a plateful. As reported by Variety, while in the mist of Spiderman 4 rewrites, Ross has been tapped to write and possibly direct Spider-Man spin-off Venom—a new franchise based on Topher Grace’s character in Spider-Man 3. It's unclear whether Grace will reprise his role, but it seems unlikely. Ross wrote the screenplays for Big and Dave and wrote and directed Pleasantville and Seabiscuit.

Meanwhile, according to MTV, French band Daft Punk will be making an on-screen cameo in the upcoming Tron sequel, Tron Legacy, set to hit theaters, December 2010. The band is also scoring the film. (via NME)

Finally, in television—Doctor Who. We make no bones about our love of the British Sci-fi Series (see Q&As with David Tennant, Eve Myles and Steven Moffat). In addition to prepping a new season with new Doctor, Matt Smith, the show is also unveiling a new logo. Show-runner Steven Moffat describes the new logo in a BBC press release: “DW in TARDIS form! Simple and beautiful, and most important of all, a completely irresistible doodle. I apologise to school notebooks everywhere, because in 2010 that's what they're going to be wearing.”

Doctor Who
and the new logo will make their on-screen debut in spring of 2010.



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Kelly
June 4th 2010
1:21am

I never liked the 2005-2009 Doctor Who logo. It looked too much like ‘Farscape’ to my eyes, but this, this I like. A lot. Somehow, it feels very retro, as if it’s the logo that could’ve been at some point in it’s early past.

Tamil cinema
September 16th 2010
10:41pm

I like this show , its really very good show .

blogger
December 15th 2010
6:10am

Now there are Doctor Who toys and collectibles available at all great stores and on all of the best sites online, and the range will keep on growing and changing. Just like the Doctor, Doctor Who merchandise keeps on regenerating!