Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Have Written a Song for Banksy and His Player Piano
The Walled Off Hotel is the latest project from the artistic enigma that is Banksy, an art installation that doubles as a full-service hotel located in Bethlehem. The hotel’s opening marks the anniversary of Britain’s occupation of Palestine 100 years ago and features the ‘worst view in the world’ with windows that overlook the wall separating Palestine from Israel. The hotel itself has been designed as an art installation, where guests can have a drink at the cocktail bar while taking in vandalized oil paintings and angels in gas masks.
Adding to the aesthetic will be Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who have now written an original composition to be played nightly for the next several weeks on the lounge’s player piano, a haunting little number titled ‘Green Lines’.
Should you find yourself in Bethlehem anytime soon, this seems like the place to stay. Check out the website for more information on this fascinating project.
Deerhoof Set to Headline Toronto’s Camp Wavelength Festival
In addition to opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers during their upcoming stops in Montreal, Ottawa, and Hamilton, it has been announced that experimental rockers Deerhoof will be headlining the third annual Camp Wavelength festival in Toronto. The festival is set to take place August 18-20 at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Islands and is generally considered one of the more laid-back of the local festival circuit. Other performers include Dilly Dally, as well as Hamiltonian Jessy Lanza.
Check out the website for the full lineup and information on getting tickets.
Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists to Perform Benefit Show
Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists have announced that they will be performing a benefit show together in Seattle, with all proceeds from the event going to American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. The concert will take place on June 9th at the Paramount and has been described as an “acoustic evening”. The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy released a statement addressing the event:
“There are enough stories from this last week alone—the Trump administration’s attempts to curtail first amendment protections and the GOP’s passage of the heartless AHCA—to remind us that organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU need our support now more than ever. We Decemberists are proud to do our bit to help those orgs stay funded and active in their communities, both local and nationwide. RESIST!”
The Decemberists’ last EP Florasongs was released in 2015; Death Cab released their LP Kintsugi the same year.
Phoenix to Provide Original Music for Sophia Coppola’s New Film
Sophia Coppola’s upcoming remake of the 1971 film, Beguiled, has revealed what can be expected of the film’s soundtrack, which will include original music from Phoenix. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as the two have collaborated on previous Coppola films including Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. Also, Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars and Sophia Coppola are married.
An official soundtrack has yet to be announced, however, Phoenix will be releasing their new album Ti Amo on June 9th. They will be in Toronto on June 4th for the Field Trip Festival. Check out all their tour dates here.