Peter Hook

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Even though former Joy Division bassist Peter Hook took it to be “quite the compliment,” Disney has decided to stop selling its Unknown Pleasures-inspired Mickey Mouse t-shirt. According to a company rep, “As soon as we became aware there could be an issue, we pulled it from our shelves and our online store to… Read More

The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Adult Swim announced yesterday that it has picked up Loiter Squad, a 15-minute live-action show from Odd Future that’s described as a mix of “sketches, man on the street segments, pranks and, naturally, music.” It will premiere next year. [via LAT]

2. Strange but true: Mel Gibson is writing a movie about… Read More

Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of the Crystal Method and Matisyahu’s Otherworldly New Video


Originally gaining attention as part of the late-90s Big Beat phenomenon, LA-based duo the Crystal Method have stood the test of time for over a decade. On May 12, the pair — Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland — releases its fourth full-length, Divided by Night. The album features guests including Peter Hook, Justin Warfield, Emily Haines, and Matisyahu — the latter of whom takes on lead vocals on the record’s first single, “Drown in the Now.” Tackling the video for the track, New York’s UVPHACTORY created a dark, futuristic world, populated by 3D creatures and comic-book overtones, with Matisyahu holding court at the heart of it all. We spoke with co-directors Alexandre Moors and Jessica Brillhart about the clip and how it came to life; after the jump, watch the video, read the interview, and check out photos from behind the scenes of the shoot.
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