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New Starcrawler video: Goodtime Girl

Video: Starcrawler – “Goodtime Girl”

Directed by Gilbert Trejo. From the Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack.

Why do edgy people hate eyebrows? What’s up with that? And why do people without eyebrows look so scary and alien? Is it, like, because if somebody doesn’t care about keeping rain and sweat out of their eyes, what could they possibly care about at all? Nothing. Nothing at all. Sociopaths, clearly.

Anyway, this new Starcrawler video features Danny Trejo and David Hasselhoff and a bunch of other Hollywood dudes. It was directed by Trejo’s kid who clearly knows some people. It’s got a sort of “Beat It” by way of Marilyn Manson vibe. Be sure to stick around for the post-credits scene where Trejo and Hasselhoff wonder what they’re doing there.

Mama always said I’d be someone’s queen
Someone to hold me tight, so I can rest in peace
I’ll be your little darling, wait and see
Close your eyes, count to three.

“Goodtime Girl” appears on the soundtrack to Dark Nights: Death Metal, which is a series of comic books. Which apparently have soundtracks now? So nerds have something to listen to while they read? I don’t know.

Starcrawler’s Arrow de Wilde says, “I want a girl who might normally feel like she’s awkward or insecure to put her headphones on and feel like she can accomplish anything.” The song is about “realizing your power and taking complete control of that. I wish I had a song like this when I was in middle or high school. If I did I may have been a lot more confident with myself at the time.”

Right on.

Them Crooked Vultures – New Fang

Stream: Them Crooked Vultures – “New Fang”

Look at that waveform. No dynamic range whatsoever. It’s a good song, but imagine what it would sound like if you could actually hear the sound of the instruments. It’s as flat and squashed as a McDonald’s hamburger. For shame! Grohl’s drums still manage to sound badass though.

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New Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning

Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning

Bad ass new track from the Arctic Monkeys‘ third album, Humbug (August 25, Domino Records) and Produced by Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco). “Crying Lightning” is a simmering creeper anchored with a spooky bass line and reverb guitars. I like.

Arctic Monkeys: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Album track listing and US tour dates after the jump.

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Fun with Forkcast, Round 10

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: just because it’s been months since we’ve done a Forkcast update, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention.

Sally Shapiro – “Time to Let Go (CFCF Remix)” from Remix Romance Vol. 2, out now on Paper Bag

The Broken West – “Perfect Games” from Now or Heaven, due 09/09/08 on Merge

Diplo – “Brew Barrymore” [via Mad Decent

Team Robespierre – “This Feels Perfect” from the “Bad Habit” 7″, out now on Impose

Girl Talk – “Set It Off” from Feed the Animals, out now from Illegal Art

Shugo Tokumaru – “Parachute” from Exit, out now on Almost Gold

Oxford Collapse – “The Birthday Wars” from Bits, out now on Sub Pop

UNKLE [ft. Josh Homme] – “Chemical” from End Titles… Stories for Film, out now on Surrender All

Lots more after the jump…

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