Our good friend Lance Bangs–director of the video for “How The West Was Won and Where It Got Us,” and co-directer of the video for “New Test Leper”– has got a new documentary film called the Lazarus Effect premiering on HBO tonight. The film is about the transformative effects of low-cost anti-retroviral drugs in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Over the weekend, Lance (who also directed the tour films for Monster) spoke with NPR’s Liane Hansen about the basis for the new documentary. You can listen to the interview at NPR and also find more information about the film at HBO.
If you haven’t yet checked out the teaser video Tired Pony has posted at tiredpony.com, you’re missing some pretty incredible sights and sounds leading up to the release of The Place We Ran From which will be out on July 12th on Fiction records. The video shows clips of Tired Pony’s songs being performed live in the studio by Tired Pony players Gary Lightbody, Peter Buck, Jacknife Lee, Scott McCaughey, Richard Colburn, Iain Archer, and Troy Stewart with guest appearances from M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel, and Tom Smith.
ARTISTS PROJECT EARTH AUCTION FOR HAITI AND CHILE
Artists Project Earth, an organization that aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to 21st century challenges, will be holding an online auction for Haiti and Chile earthquake relief from June 10th-20th at apeuk.org. R.E.M. has donated an autographed Live At The Olympia poster for the cause which will be auctioned off alongside memorabilia from Kings of Leon, The Killers, Keane, Duffy, Madonna, Beyonce and many others. In its previous initiatives, APE has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to support effective projects and awareness-raising initiatives that combat climate change and raise funds for natural disaster relief. We hope you will support this cause… Find out more about the auction at apeuk.org.