TV Girl’s Benny and the Jets is a wonderful affair that features soft ’60s pop with a palm full of soul colors that not only lo-fi fans love but also our grandmothers. Since listening to that EP, I had always wanted to write about the band but did not have the chance to do so. Only this time when I saw TV Girl do a new song from their formal debut next year that inspiration sparked once more.
For Knocksteady, the band performed “I Wonder Who She’s Kissing Now,” a seemingly wordplay of a Ray Charles classic “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” if you would consider TV Girl’s love of sampling soul jams. As always, TV Girl delivers a party of a track backed up luscious bass teasing Trung Ngo’s vocals. “So take me up the mountain/ bring me to the temple/ stole my guts into the sacrificial vessel,” the band charms, promising their debut out on February 16th as exciting as their past EPs.
Listen to “I Wonder Who She’s Kissing Now (LIVE)” below.
Bennett Miller’s Oscar front-runner Moneyball shows off most of this year’s finest performances as well as an astonishing score by Mychael Dana. The film features Texas post-rockers This Will Destroy’s 11-minute opus “The Mighty Rio Grande” in its trailer as well as in its soundtrack. Now it seems that the band’s foray into movies does not stop from there. Rui Cavender’s latest project The Deep Field is scored by the band as well.
Cavender who is also working on another documentary This Will Destroy You about the band of the same name is recently pushing the work for his deeply personal project The Deep Field about his grandmother’s death in January 2010. Filmed during the period of his 102-year old grandmother last moments, Cavender explores the heartbreaking truths of seeing a loved one succumb to her death-bed as the rest of the family becomes more vulnerable and more human to his eyes. In the trailer, images that magnify life as well as moving shots of his grandmother (“Mimi, I’m dying,” “You’re little heart is giving up, you know that, don’t you?”) are shown.
“Why are we here? Did we live our lives to its full potential? Do we have regrets? What comes after death? While there is an un-negotiable sadness in death, I discovered that there is also a terrible beauty that paradoxically goes along with it,” explains Cavender about the experience.
Filmed in Canon HDSLR, a gift from his grandmother, Cavender has taken the project as a celebration of her memory as well as his own coming to terms in fulfilling what he has always wanted to do ever since— filmmaking. Now in its post-production stage, the Portuguese-American filmmaker has appealed inKickstarter for the completion of The Deep Field. With 49 more days to go, a goal of $20, 000 is needed to do the essential editing, sound scoring and color-correction. More details about The Deep Field is available on his Kickstarter page.