Arts preview: upcoming fall releases

Music

Interpol S/T

Brooding New York City rockers Interpol return with their self-titled fourth studio album on Sept. 7, which promises to be an indie hit for the fall season.

Recorded before bassist Carlos D left the band, Interpol will stand as the band’s last album as a quartet.

Thee first single “Barricade” is out now.

Weezer Hurley

Weezer returns to the scene with their eighth album Hurley on Sept. 14.

Featuring a photo of Lost’s loveable Hurley (Jorge Garcia) on the cover and a guest appearance by Michael Cera, fans of the band can only hope that Hurley makes up for Weezer’s three previous lackluster efforts (Make Believe, The Red Album and Raditude).

Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown

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Radio darlings Kings of Leon release their new album Come Around Sundown on Oct. 19, which will surely be a chart-topper.

The first single “Radioactive” is set to debut on Sept. 14, though the band has been playing it live for some time now.

After the somewhat unexpected success of their last album Only By the Night, it will be interesting to see how the band’s musical stylings have been affected by the newly acquired fame.

Kanye West Dark Twisted Fantasy

Rapper and drama queen Kanye West is slated to release his fifth album Dark Twisted Fantasy on Nov. 16.

With collaborators like Drake, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T.I. and Kid Cudi and singles like the previously leaked “Power” the star-studded album should be an entertaining listen.

Film

Howl

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Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s film Howl depicts Allen Ginsberg’s obscenity trial in 1957.

A leader in the San Francisco beat poet movement, Ginsberg (James Franco) becomes the centre of mainstream society’s attention after claims of obscenity are filed against his poem Howl.

Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Hamm and Jeff Daniels also star, promising to deliver an interesting interpretation of one of literature’s greatest controversies.

In theatres Sept. 24.

The Social Network

Previews for The Social Network have not been all that impressive, but the story – which documents the beginnings of Facebook and creator Mark Zuckerberg’s rise to fame and riches – should be a fascinating movie-going experience for any of us that have developed an unhealthy attachment to the networking site.

In theatres Oct. 4.

Due Date

Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School, Road Trip) returns to the silver screen with his new comedy Due Date.

The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as an unlikely pair, racing the clock to get home before Peter’s (Downey Jr.) wife gives birth to his baby.

Naturally, chaos and hilarity ensue along the way.

In theatres Nov. 5.

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