So, apparently 2 million people have visited OkTrends in the past six weeks, the blog maintained by Bishop Allen’s Christian Rudder for the online dating site OkCupid. Newsweek just published a fantastic feature on the blog’s analysis and insights. OkTrends blog entries are based off of the data collected from OkCupid users, revealing such important trends as the relative amount of sex iPhone users have as compared to BlackBerry users. Rudder’s also documenting things like “stuff straight people like.” Apparently straight men like Band of Brothers, poker and “a few beers,” while their female counterparts overwhelmingly enjoy flip-flops, Dirty Dancing and baking. There are more than a few laugh out loud moments here, so take a peak.
Dead Oceans is proud to present BISHOP ALLEN’S new video for “True or False.” Featuring lead vocals from Darbie Nowatka Rice, this standout track from Grrr… adapts perfectly to the static-y black and white television set, harkening back to the days of the Ed Sullivan show. Directed by Randy Bell and featuring choreography from Andrea Delmonico, Bishop Allen’s run of amazing videos continues with “True or False.”
Bishop Allen are currently on tour with Throw Me the Statue and Darwin Deez. Although we cannot promise dancing girls on stage, hopefully “True or False” does provide some inspiration for audience members to shake it at these shows. See the full list of tour dates HERE.
BISHOP ALLEN are returning to the road this fall in support of their latest album Grrr… The band plans to preview new songs on this upcoming tour, as well as unfurl some special surprises. Cover songs? Magic tricks? You’ll just have to wait and see. Check out the tour schedule HERE.
In other news, Harmony and Me, the new film featuring Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice and Keith Poulson has been met with critical acclaim. Variety calls the film “bristling with wry wit,” the Village Voice raves that Harmony and Me is “consistently very funny… deceptively lose but always on point,” while Time Out New York calls the film “a finely tuned comedy, complete with precisely scripted jokes and comic set pieces that swerve toward the playfully perverse.” Harmony and Me has a special screening this week at MOMA in New York City September 18-24. Find out more about the film and screening HERE, and watch the movie trailer HERE.
Following a wildly successful European tour last spring, Bishop Allen are returning for another round of club shows and festival dates, visiting Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. We’re thrilled the band has been able to spend so much time with their European fans while supporting Grrr… but for those of you in North America, the band will be touring again before the year is up.
Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice also spends time as an actor, appearing in acclaimed indie films such as Mutual Appreciation and Alexander the Last. Currently, Harmony and Me (written and directed by Bob Byington) starring Justin, as Harmony, a depressed lyricist clinging to the memory of an ex-girlfriend, is gaining notoriety at film festivals worldwide, screening at the likes of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Cine-Vegas Film Festival. Harmony and Me also includes an excellent supporting cast including Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express, Superbad, The Departed), and Pat Healy (Rescue Dawn, Ghost World, Great World of Sound) as well as bandmate, Keith Poulson, who is currently manning the bass in Bishop Allen.
Bob Byington, who directed Harmony and Me was kind enough to shoot a fun, off-the-cuff music video for Bishop Allen for the song “Shanghaied” from their March release, Grrr…. Check out the video below and view the trailer for Harmony and Me HERE.
And see a complete list of Bishop Allen’s tour dates HERE.
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