The indie trio is prepping to release their third EP.
Stereo Off have changed their sound quite a bit since 2012. After going through several iterations of the band, its current incarnation has revitalized itself as a three piece made up of lead singer and synth player Sebastian Marciano, guitarist-turned-bassist Niall Madden, and lead guitarist Bridget Fitzgerald, who was trained in viola at the Juilliard School. The eclectic mix of musicians made a name for themselves through a desire to experiment with their sound to the point that they don't play their main instruments. With a band so open to learning and incorporating new sounds, it's no surprise this Brooklyn indie band has revitalized themselves in a more electronic direction.
The band are prepping to release III this Friday, a Popdust exclusive premiere that will solidify the band's new sound. As of now, the record has been preceded by singles "Sunsetting" and "Venir," both of which draw on the indie sound the band is known for while making the move toward electronic, incorporating a sinewy synth-pop sound, gnashing electronic beats, and an ear-grabbing guitar.
Marciano and Madden spoke to Popdust about III, bringing Fitzgerald into the fold, and their aspirations for upcoming live shows.
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.