🐮 you’ve got troubles and i’ve got ’em too

🐮 you’ve got troubles and i’ve got ’em too

It’s been quite the week. Ever since we opened up submissions and got listed on The Submission Grinder, we have been inundated with pretty awesome stuff. It’s been tough to keep up with.

We are also working on rolling out a couple new features for [**+]** paid subscribers:

  1. a Notion database/calendar that includes all of the upcoming tv shows, movies, albums, and comics worth keeping an eye out for in 2024.
  2. weekly playlists of tracks from albums featured in sonic vibrations.

Don’t quite have the rhythm yet for the playlists, but the media calendar is 99% ready and should be made available to subscribers through tomorrow’s review of links.

This week we have some pretty exciting shows, some kick-ass albums, two #1 issues from the V, and a slew of indie movies (along with some big boys too).

Let’s get to it!

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We regret the following errors…

I don’t know how it happened because I had been talking about it previously, but I completely missed including Manhunt on Apple, which debuted it’s first two episodes last week. This has been rectified in the schedule.


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what’s on tv this week

New Shows

👪 3 Body Problem (Netflix) — 21 March

We’ve discussed this in review of links, but I think the GoT guys should be able to nail it. Early reviews are generally positive on it as well. If you haven’t read the books–it’s some pretty intellectual sci-fi that I personally struggle to see how they pull it off on the screen.

3 body problem poster of a broken satelite

🏖️ Palm Royale (Apple) — 19 March

Kristin Wiig is back on TV in this period comedy mini-series based on the novel Mr. & Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel. I’m excited for this and hoping it can deliver in a similar way _Lessons in Chemistry _did.

🦡 X-Men ’97 (Disney) — 20 March

We talked about this one in review of links too after the show runner was fired. We still don’t know why… But this seems like a pretty big nostalgia trip that should grab anyone who grew up with the original animated series.

the schedule

Days based on streaming availability for the majority of people

Tuesday

  • Constellation (Apple) 1:7
  • Shōgun (Hulu) 1:5

Wednesday

  • The New Look (Apple) 1:8
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney) 3:8
  • Palm Royale (Apple) 1:1-3
  • X-Men ’97 (Disney) 1:1-2

Thursday

  • The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin (Apple) 1:5
  • Invincible (Amazon) 2:6
  • The Girls on the Bus (HBO) 1:3
  • 3 Body Problem (Netflix) S1

Friday

  • Manhunt (Apple) 1:3

Sunday

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) 12:8
  • The Regime (HBO) 1:4

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this past Friday’s best album releases

Release of the Week

🌐 WORLD WIDE WHACK** **by Tierra Whack

I don’t think there was ever a second of doubt what album would be crowned this week. It was predetermined as soon as this album was announced. There are few people as wild and creative as Tierra Whack. A lot of modern, mainstream rap is done in a mumbly voice with a basic rhythm where rappers never leave “the pocket”. Whack shows that, sure, she can do that too. But she does so much more.

There’s a reason her first big debut was the visual album Whack World. She is able to paint a picture with her sounds. Even if you ignore the words, her voice and her cadence flow with the production that if you close your eyes, you can see the pop art nature of it all. It’s truly glorious.

world wide whack album cover featuring tierra whack in a black and white studio light

Runner-ups

🦧 Boeckner! by Boeckner

👬 friends, vol. 1 by bob junior

🪨 Rockmaker by The Dandy Warhols

Other Releases

  • Stray Dog by Kristiane
  • What Could Go Wrong? by Spose
  • Cautionary Tales: Jukebox Classiques by Pavement
  • Vitamin D by Cousin Kula
  • Dead Club City by Nothing But Thieves

Bits and Bobs

  • Nothnxlol (EP) by 95COROLLA
  • Permanent Damage (Live at 45) (EP) by Josef
  • work in progress (EP) by Holly Humberstone
  • Griot (EP) by Boko Yout and Boerd
  • Eyeballer (EP) by JJ and the A’s
  • Suck (Ep) by Helenor
  • Starchild (EP) by Sweet Pill

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this weeks best comic releases

No. 1s

🦮 Man’s Best (Boom) #1

The first of two Ram V #1’s this week! This one features art from the incomparable Jesse Lonergan. Lonergan is truly special. He makes music with his art, utilizing incredibly high panel count per page and tells stories in a way you don’t even need dialogue or descriptions half the time. I’m incredibly excited for this book.

two dogs and a cat looking up at the sky

🦿 Dawnrunner (Dark Horse) #1

The second #1 from Ram V sees him paired up with Evan Cagle who has been the cover artist on Ram’s excellent Detective Comics run. Those covers are gorgeous so I’m thrilled to see Cagle work on interiors based on a Ram V script.

The Best

  • The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement (Image) #10
  • Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees (IDW) #4
  • Once Upon a Time at the End of the World (Boom) #13
  • Kill Your Darlings (Image) #7
  • If You Find This, I’m Already Dead (Dark Horse) #2
  • Cobra Commander (Skybound) #3

The Rest

  • The Holy Roller (Image) #5
  • The Displaced (Boom) #2
  • Something Epic (Image) #8
  • Spawn (Image) #351
  • The Scorched (Image) #27
  • Duck and Cover (Comixology) #3

The Big Two

  • Fantastic Four (Marvel) #18
  • Superman (DC) #12
  • Nightwing (DC) #112
  • Catwoman (DC) #63
  • Titans (DC) #9

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movies hitting the big screen this week

😈 Late Night with the Devil

In 1977 a live television broadcast goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation’s living rooms.
late night with the devil poster of a man frowning

🌏 Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

An overworked and underpaid production assistant shoots a workplace safety video commissioned by a multinational company, but a scandal erupts when one interviewee reveals the company’s liability in an accident.

🗺️ You’ll Never Find Me

On a stormy night, Patrick, a seemingly troubled man, is visited by a mysterious woman, asking for shelter at his mobile home. As the night unfolds, their anxiety and mutual mistrust grow, causing fear and paranoia to engulf the small RV.

🕵️ Limbo

A jaded detective travels to a remote Outback town in Australia to investigate the cold case murder of a local indigenous girl 20 years earlier.

The Rest

  • Road House
  • Immaculate
  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire 

outro

Quite the week.

I’m working on streamlining these issues a bit–less of my voice, more to the point info–in order to free up some time to bring other cool things to the table. You’ve gotten a hint of that already with this week’s (and last’s) silver screen voyage section where I’ve only included the quoted taglines.

Let me know if you hate this decision.

Stay sane,

–humdrum

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