‘It’s a Disaster’ Picked Up by Oscilloscope!

One in a two-part series of Big Thangz Poppin’ for Aural Standards. We are tickled pink to announce that Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distro. co. co-founded by the late great Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, has acquired North American rights to It’s a Disaster. This is, of course, our most recent music supervision project with the brilliant Vacationeers team headed up by Todd Berger. Oscilloscope has also recently gotten behind the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, and one of our favorites*, Bellflower. What does this mean? We’ll be in theaters and on demand early next year. This comes thanks to an extremely strong showing at the L.A. Film Fest. Whoo!

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Save a Hipster, See ‘The Scenesters’

Howdy folks. The movie that I handled music supervision for a couple of years back is making its return to Los Angeles and guess what — you can watch it for FREE. The Scenesters, a noir mockumentary set in Silver Lake, is playing on Friday, March 19, at 3 p.m. at The Directors Guild Of America (7920 Sunset Blvd., 90046). Again, admission is absolutely free. Just RSVP by emailing mattg@dga.org or calling (310) 289-2033.

The Scenesters Featured On The A.V. Club

Todd Berger, a good friend and the director/star of The Scenesters (which I supervised, musically speaking), was recently interviewed over at The A.V. Club. I actually had nothing to do with setting this up — the movie’s been generating considerable buzz on the festival circuit — but the shout-out in the opening paragraph doesn’t hurt none. Among the numerous bands featured in the film: The Franks, The Sonics, American Watercolor Movement, Tobacco, Thee More Shallows, Gavin Castleton, Wallpaper, Le Switch, The Cribs, Barr, Her Space Holiday, Fog and The Airborne Toxic Event.

Screening info here.