Should You? for the week of March 12, 2018

Should You? is a weekly roundup of what's come through my inbox. Should you listen / watch / download / buy / read whatever the PR folks are pimping? Maybe. Maybe not. Let's run through.

GNUČČI, "Fuck What They Want We Are What They Need" Feat: Charity (Zean Remix)

"Ana Rab, better known by her stage name GNUČČI is an exuberant performer proving herself a reckoning force as a DIY artist.  Today, GNUČČI is ecstatic to showcase her versatile skill with the release of a remix of "Fuck What They Want We Are What They Need," with Shanghai producer Zean and Chinese hip-hop prodigy, Charity. The remix applauds the original (Rachel Green & Subp Yaoas) as GNUČČI playfully mingles her raps over Zean's hard-hitting bombastic bass, and bridges the East and West, with lucid Chinese spitfire bars from rapper Charity. A catalyzer of energies, GNUČČI implants her high-spirit and frenetic creativity on the mix, aiming to soundtrack the good times." https://soundcloud.com/gnucci/fuck-what-they-want-we-are-what-they-need-zean-remix Should You Listen? Yeah. Not exactly as much of a banger as I'd hoped for -- it's pretty laid back -- but Charity's verse is pretty hot. This is definitely an end-of-the-night track, more than anything else. Available: Now.

Sorry To Bother You trailer

"In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XthLQZWIshQ Should You Watch? Someone on Twitter described the feel of this as Bamboozled meets Brazil, and I feel that. Plus, the talent involved -- written and directed by Boots Riley, with Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, and Danny Glover --  would have me going to see it, even without this amazing trailer. Available: In theaters July 6.

Bad Wolves, "Zombie"

"The unstoppable hit single was first released by The Cranberries in 1994, the original track hit #1 across the globe, including the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart. The song returned to the Top-Ten on the US Rock Charts shortly after news of Dolores O’Riordan’s passing earlier this year. O’Riordan was slated to record vocals for Bad Wolves’ cover of the track (which she described as “killer”) on the day of her passing. The band decided to release the song in her honor with all Bad Wolves’ proceeds going to her children." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XaS93WMRQQ Should You Listen? God, no. I appreciate all the money from the song going to the singer's children, but I was opposed to a hard-rock cover of a song I never really liked in the first place. Personally, I was always more into "Dreams" or "Linger," but the point of a cover is to do it your own way, so the fact that O’Riordan was going to be on it is kind of ridiculous in the first place. It's the same song as before, but now there's some gravel-voiced dude yelling instead. Yay. Available: Now, via all streaming and digital outlets.

The Pendletons, "Funk Forever"

"Titled "Funk Forever," the new single stands as the first cut from a soon-to-come EP of the same name due out on March 30th. Playing into the obvious theme of the record, "Funk Forever" delves into a heavy dose of groove that could easily be mistaken for a classic tune from the genre's 1970s heyday. The jazz flavored boogie affair with soul inspired song-writing evokes old school vibes thanks to the use of horn lines, Yamaha dx7 keys, and snapping hip hop inspired drum programming. For the remainder of the 'Funk Forever' EP, expect to hear four additional tracks including collaborations with Elive, Potatohead People, and Ishtar." https://soundcloud.com/bastardjazz/the-pendletons-funk-forever-2 Should You Listen? Fuck and yes. Somehow, the Pendletons figures out a way to bridge '70s and '80s soul and funk into something which instantly reminds you of an entire decade's worth of music, while also existing outside all of that as something new. It's fresh, despite the myriad nods to any number of artists, and it's fucking infectious as hell. I was fully blown away, and yo -- that jazz flute? It's sick. Available: You can pre-order the EP digitally or on vinyl from Bandcamp, and it drops March 30.

Women in Horror Month: Katie Stottlemire on Majorly Owning Minor Roles in TRAGEDY GIRLS & MY FRIEND DAHMER

Women in Horror Month: Katie Stottlemire on Majorly Owning Minor Roles in TRAGEDY GIRLS & MY FRIEND DAHMER

Women in Horror Month: Katie Stottlemire on Majorly Owning Minor Roles in TRAGEDY GIRLS & MY FRIEND DAHMER

Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is

Source: www.cinepunx.com/Writing/women-in-horror-month-katie-stottlemire-on-majorly-owning-minor-roles-in-tragedy-girls-my-friend-dahmer/

Films From the Void: THE SNAKE WOMAN

Films From the Void: THE SNAKE WOMAN

Films From the Void: THE SNAKE WOMAN

FILMS FROM THE VOID is a journey through junk bins, late night revivals, underseen recesses and reject piles as we try to find forgotten gems and lesser known classics. Join us as we lose our minds sorting through the strange, the sleazy, the sincere and the slop from the past and try to make sense

Source: www.cinepunx.com/Writing/films-from-the-void-the-snake-woman/

THE RITUAL – Starburst Magazine

THE RITUAL - Starburst Magazine

THE RITUAL - Starburst Magazine

The release of director David Bruckner’s feature debut, The Ritual, to Netflix in the US was accompanied by the simultaneous digital release of the score by composer Ben Lovett. Lovett had previously collaborated with Bruckner on the director’s segment for 2007’s The Signal, entitled Transmission 1: Crazy in Love and the Bruckner described the process of … Continued

Source: www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/the-ritual-2

MESSIAH OF EVIL (1973) – Starburst Magazine

MESSIAH OF EVIL (1973) - Starburst Magazine

MESSIAH OF EVIL (1973) - Starburst Magazine

It’s entirely possible that more people have seen 1973’s Messiah of Evil via the 2003 documentary visual essay Los Angeles Plays Itself than have ever seen the film itself. Despite being co-written, co-produced, and co-directed by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, who would go on to write the screenplays for massive blockbusters for American Graffiti … Continued

Source: www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/messiah-evil-1973

Bookshelf: CULT EPICS

Bookshelf: CULT EPICS

Bookshelf: CULT EPICS

Cult Epics: Comprehensive Guide to Cult Cinema was the subject of a successful IndieGoGo to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the label dedicated to releasing “the most sought-after, obscure, provocative and previously unknown films to the home video market.” Cult Epics produced a limited-edition

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Films From the Void: The otherworldly dreaminess of THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE

Films From the Void: The otherworldly dreaminess of THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE

Films From the Void: The otherworldly dreaminess of THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE

Director Vicente Aranda’s 1972 vampire film, The Blood Spattered Bride, is a film that has always escaped my attention. It’s been pointed out here and there that Spanish horror doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves, due to the relatively small output size, in comparison to its neighbor, Italy.

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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Ministry & A.I.

From the Stereo to Your Screen: Ministry & A.I.

From the Stereo to Your Screen: Ministry & A.I.

"What About Us?" by Ministry from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKo_73_hzLI There have been numerous pieces over the years since the 2001 release of  A.I., debating whether or not Steven Spielberg’s direction was inappropriate for the work begun by Stanley Kubri

Source: www.cinepunx.com/Writing/from-the-stereo-to-your-screen-ministry-a-i/

Commodore Gilgamesh of Everything Is Terrible! on ‘The Great Satan’ & Video Mixtape Madness

Commodore Gilgamesh of Everything Is Terrible! on 'The Great Satan' & Video Mixtape Madness

Commodore Gilgamesh of Everything Is Terrible! on 'The Great Satan' & Video Mixtape Madness

Over the last ten years, Everything Is Terrible! has reinterpreted our shared memory into 3,000+ daily web videos, collected 15,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes, and forever altered the collective consciousness of like-minded movie weirdos. Now – in partnership with their longtime collaborator, Lucifer –

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Panic Fest: Every single feature playing this weekend’s event in Kansas City

Panic Fest: Every single feature playing this weekend's event in Kansas City

Panic Fest: Every single feature playing this weekend's event in Kansas City

Starting out as a small, weekend event, 2018’s Panic Fest is kicking off January 25, at the Screenland Armour in Kansas City, with screenings running all the way until the first of next month. Seven days of genre fare; encompassing horror, animation, shorts, and live podcasts from the likes of Adam

Source: www.cinepunx.com/Writing/panic-fest-every-single-feature-playing-this-weekends-event-in-kansas-city/