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Stereogum Shares God Help The Girl Video

God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray. God Help The Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been announced for a September 2 release date on Milan Records while the film will be released theatrically and On Demand on September 5 from Amplify. In the UK, the film is being released August 16 via Metrodome with the soundtrack to follow on August 18.

Stereogum unveiled the new video for the title track God Help The Girl, directed by Murdoch himself and starring Emily Browning in a mix of new footage shot for the music video and footage from the film itself.

The soundtrack features three new songs by Murdoch that are sung by the cast: Pretty When the Wind Blows, I Dumped You First and the little ditty I’m Not Rich. All of the other songs have been re-recorded and/or remixed with performances by the cast with the exception of Dress Up In You from Belle & Sebastian’s, The Life Pursuit. Half of the songs were recorded live during the making of the movie with different musicians than the originals. There is dialogue and score interspersed throughout the soundtrack too, all intended to create an impressionistic audio version of the film.

Murdoch aspired to tell the story of “…a better summer or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size and population of Glasgow. Perhaps the canals were a bit grimier, the high-rise buildings taller, the streets emptier when you needed them to be and the beat clubs busier than the ones around here. But on the whole the city was this one.”

The music takes centre stage and many songs resemble in their musical aspect the other work of Stuart Murdoch and Belle and Sebastian. The film was shot, edited, scored and will air in exclusive UK screenings 16 August and opens widely in the UK on 22 August. In the US, it opens 5 September in New York and Los Angeles followed by additional markets on 12 September. It will also be available at iTunes, on demand and on the official God Help the Girl site beginning 5 September.

The soundtrack is out 18 August globally and 2 September in the US via Milan. You can pre-order it here.

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Stereogum.com Premiere Brand New Track, Broken Heart, from Dr Dog

Stereogum.com has premiered a brand new track from Philadelphia band Dr. Dog. The band’s new song, Broken Heart, is an energetic supremely catchy burst of re-imagined soul. It is taken from the group’s upcoming new album B-Room which hits stores October 1.

Dr Dog

Dr Dog

B-Room is the culmination of a complete overhaul of the band’s writing and recording process which finds them in a new self-built studio, writing songs live in rehearsal and using the rock solid groove of the band, honed through workmanlike touring, as a powerful compositional tool. In its purest form, B-Room is a soul album. In an early review of previous single, The Truth, CMJ said this reconfigured sound: “Breezily pays homage to the kings and queens of Philly soul while allowing the boys to keep carving out a path of their own.”

Fans can pre-order B-Room via http://www.drdogmusic.com

Dr. Dog, renowned for their raucous and transcendent live shows, will be touring North American in support of the new album. The itinerary includes an anticipated September 15 sold out performance at the Red Rock Amphitheater with The Lumineers.

Dr. Dog On Tour With The Lumineers:
September 15 Red Rocks Morrison, CO
September 17 Great Salt Ampitheater Magna UT
September 20 King County’s Marymoor Park Redmond WA
September 21 King County’s Marymoor Park Redmond WA
September 22 Rose Qrter Memorial Coliseum Portland OR
September 25 America’s Cup Pavilion San Francisco CA
September 26 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara CA
September 27 Greek Theatre Los Angeles CA
September 28 Greek Theatre Los Angeles CA
October 1 Comerica Theatre Phoenix AZ
October 3 Downtown Airpark Oklahoma City OK
October 4 Chaifetz Arena St. Louis MO
October 8 Mud Island Amphitheatre Memphis TN
October 9 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tuscaloosa AL
October 12 Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN
October 13 Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN
October 14 Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN
October 16 UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans LA
October 18 St. Augustine Amp St. Augustine FL
October 19 USF Sun Dome Tampa FL
October 20 Sunset Cove Amphitheater Boca Raton FL

Dr. Dog Headline Dates:
October 11 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
November 01 Pittsburgh PA ,Stage AE
November 02 Louisville KY, Headliners Music Hall
November 03 Asheville NC, The Orange Peel
November 05 Richmond VA, The National
November 06 Charlotttville, SC Jefferson Theater
November 07 Columbus OH, Newport Music Hall
November 08 Toronto, On Phoenix Concert Theater
November 09 Detroit MI, Majestic Theater
November 11 Cleveland OH, House Of Blues
November 14 Boston, MA, House of Blues
November 16 Baltimore MA Rans Head Live

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