Marvel and Disney Team Up for ‘Seekers of the Weird’

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Marvel and Disney officially announced that they’ve teamed up Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird, a limited comic book series written by Witch Doctor and Hellraiser: The Dark Watch’s Brandon Seifert:

“Marvel & Disney are proud to present your first look at Disney Kingdoms: Seekers Of The Weird #1, the first comic series published under the all-new Disney Kingdoms banner! Created in close partnership with designers, producers, and creative directors from Walt Disney Imagineering, the Disney Kingdoms line promises new and exciting adventures expanding upon already beloved lands, attractions, characters, and worlds of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

This January, experience the first all-new adventure inspired by Disney’s legendary – but never constructed – Museum of the Weird! Dreamed up by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump in 1965, the Museum of the Weird was home to a collection of mystical curiosities said to have been unearthed from all corners of the globe.
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Video Premiere: Bell X1 - "Be Careful What You Wish For"

Irish band Bell X1 recently released their latest full length, Chop Chop, a strikingly scaled-back effort that focuses on the band’s basics, leaving additional instrumentals behind in favor of focusing on basics. “From the moment I heard demos, I knew this was a special batch of songs, nestled in the sweet spot between wistfulness and joy. The challenge was in making the songs rich and robust without losing the fragility and intimacy that made them so striking in the first place,” Thomas Barlett explains in a recent press release. In the latest video from the band, it’s obvious they’re maintaining...
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Villagers at HMV Institute Birmingham 14/2/2013 – Live Review

Towards the end of the set, Conor O’Brien – who to all intents and purposes is Villagers – comments that the last time they played this very venue, it was only half-full. Tonight though, you can barely move. People are even stood shoulder to shoulder on the stairs flanking the rammed balcony overlooking the stage. Villagers are moving up in the world.

Villagers have toured with Neil Young, Tracy Chapman, Elbow, Bell X1, Grizzly Bear and Tindersticks. Is there an official term for the point at which a band graduates from opening-act to beloved headliner – capable of selling-out small-to-mid size venues across the country and encouraging people to travel to Birmingham from as far afield as Derby to see them? For me at least, Villagers have certainly breached said point, but special guests Stealing Sheep haven’t. That said, give it a year and you might find it quaint that such
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Lady GaGa extends Irish album chart reign

Lady GaGa extends Irish album chart reign
Lady GaGa scores a second week at number one in the Irish album chart with Born This Way. The LP, which has already become the fastest-selling of 2011 worldwide, continues to hold former chart-topper Adele in second and third position with her 21 and 19 collections respectively. This week's highest new entry is another showing for the cast of Glee. whose latest collection of tracks from the show debuts at number four. Meanwhile, Bell X1 enjoy a 13-place jump into the Top 10 with Bloodless Coup. Gemma Hayes charts at number 11 with Let It Break, while Aloe Blacc enjoys a huge 73-spot rise to number 16 with Good Things. Other new entries to hit the chart this week include Seasick Steve's You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks at number 18, Death Cab For Cutie's Codes and Keys at 23, Neil Diamond's (more)
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Adele reclaims Irish top spot from Mary Byrne

Adele reclaims Irish top spot from Mary Byrne
Adele has reclaimed the number one spot in this week's Irish album chart. The 'Rolling In The Deep' star ends Mary Byrne's two-week reign as 21 moves back into pole position, pushing Mine & Yours into the second spot. However, the X Factor singer held off competition from The Foo Fighters, who score this week's highest new entry with Wasting Light. The top five also sees a second new entry from the cast of Glee. Bell X1 fall three to number six, while Declan O'Rourke's Mag Pai Zai debuts at number seven. Jessie J, who unveiled the video for her new single 'Nobody's Perfect' today, climbs back inside the top ten with her LP Who You Are. Cry Before Dawn's The Best Of charts at number 12, while Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and the Two Door Cinema Club all (more)
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Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, TV on the Radio lead April 12 new albums

Foo Fighters,  Paul Simon, TV on the Radio lead April 12 new albums
Expect at least six new debuts in the top 10 next week from this slew of April 12 releases that holds something for everyone. Rockers have Foo Fighters’ “Wasting Light,” as well as softer efforts from BellX1. Fans of heavenly voices can fight over new sets from Alison Krauss and k.d. lang. Anglophiles get pop’s next big thing, Jessie J, while the indie set can salivate over new collections from Low and TV on the Radio. Plus, famed singer/songwriter Paul Simon returns with his first new album in years. Bell X1, “Bloodless Coup” (Yep Roc): New album from melodic Irish rock...
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Mary Byrne LP continues to lead Irish chart

Mary Byrne remains at number one in the Irish album chart for a second week. The X Factor star's debut collection Mine & Yours continues its chart reign, holding Adele in second place with 21. Bell X1 score this week's highest new entry with their LP Bloodless Coup. It pushes Adele's debut album 19 down one spot to number four, while Ronan Keating holds firm at number five with When Ronan Met Burt. Elsewhere in the Top 10, The Villagers climb 27 places to number nine with Becoming A Jackal. Jamie Lawson's Wasn't Expecting That debuts at number 11, while Britney Spears falls eight to number 12 with her seventh album Femme Fatale. Other notable climbers this week include: The Overtones at number 24 with Good Ol' Fashioned Love, Pink's Greatest Hits (more)
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Bell X1 Announces Acoustic Tour

Update: Due to publishing issues, the Don Henley cover is no longer available for download. — Bell X1 is hopping across the pond this October for an all-acoustic North American tour. The Irish trio will be playing tracks from their latest LP, Blue Lights on the Runway, as well as some new material that will be released next year. Kicking off at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia, the tour spans much of the East Coast while also hitting Toronto and California....
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Bell X1: Blue Lights On The Runway

Irish indie-rock lads carry momentum on latest

Ironically for a band named after the first aircraft to shatter the sound barrier, the lads in Bell X1 have been a little slow transporting the success they’ve enjoyed in their native Ireland across the teeming Atlantic to the United States. But while 2008’s Flock landed them a spot on Letterman and song placements on a number of TV shows (most notably a high-profile episode of The Oc), their new record Blue Lights On The Runway has the potential to turn X1 into a stateside #1. The digitized percussion opening lead single “How Your Heart Is Wired” quickly spills into a lush guitar riff that suggests a more adrenalized version of Radiohead’s “Talk Show Host.” Lead singer Paul Noonan is a savagely brilliant, left-field lyricist. You’ll find a lump in your throat even when you don’t know exactly what he’s getting at.
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