Compiled by Ryan

A quick apology for the lack of updates lately.  Summer’s gonna be a bit slower around here, but know that we’ve got something exciting planned starting next week.  Stay tuned.

The links:

-Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes of Futurama.  The show will start again in early 2010.

-No part of me wanted to watch this Liquid Generation mashup of movie quotes, but once it starts, you just can’t help but watch.

-I like Tim Burton, but I’m not sure a MOMA exhibit is appropriate.

-The long-awaited Jim James, Conor Oberst, M. Ward album has a release date.

-Daytrotter doesn’t seem like the best place for a band like Dinosaur Jr., but you’d better believe they kill it anyway.

The YouTube highlights:

Eugene Mirman, one of the better comedians working today, somehow was asked to give the graduation speech at his old high school:

I’m excited for It Might Get Loud, a documentary that centers on a meeting between Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge.  Check out the trailer:

New music spotlight:

Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca

Dirty Projectors have always seemed just a little too ambitious and, for lack of a better word, artsy to really make a universally adored album.  2007’s Rise Against, a reimagining of Black Flag’s Damaged, seemed to be the closest there would ever get to popularity.  But then Dave Longstreth got down to business and made Bitte Orca, an album full of a less-experimental brand of indie-pop that is sure to find its way onto many year-end lists.  There are so many ideas here that just work, a departure from early DP albums.  I encourage you to check out the whole thing (here’s a stream), but here’s the single:

Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is The Move” from Bitte Orca, out now on Domino