NEW VIDEO: Kings of Leon – Radioactive

I’ve been hearing about Kings of Leon working on their new album but now that I know “Come Around Sundown” is coming out October 19, I can’t wait. I think next to Metric (side post: when are THEY coming out with another album? Jeez..), these guys are probably my favourite band.

Anyway, back to the video: I love this track! It’s a catchy tune with that typical Caleb Followill raspiness that is the Kings of Leon sound. The song (and video) has that southern American feel to it; I guess the guys wanted to head back to their roots, which are showing a lot. In an MTV article, drummer Nathan Followill is quoted saying the type of music was what they grew up with.

“Gospel music was a big part of us growing up,” the drummer said, “so to be able to come back and revisit that part of our lives at this stage in our lives is a very special thing.”

It’s good to see the band taking a fresh approach to their music. I’m excited for the upcoming one and will definitely be keeping an eye out for it. What do you think of the “Radioactive”?

Hey Jon Hamm, can you play Batman?

For a while now my nephew and I have agreed that Jon Hamm, of Mad Men fame, should be Batman. The conversation recently started up again after watching the trailer for his newest movie, The Town (trailer). I thought we were pretty original, but a simple Google search shows that isn’t really the case (bonus means I don’t have to edit a photo (thanks for posting it on, MovieTheaterLad!)

I was not happy with the way Christian Bale plays The Dark Knight. His growling was the biggest annoyance in the movie and if I recall, caused me to give it only 4.5 stars out of 5.

Even Kevin Smith agrees, though he takes it a little far saying he should also play Superman, which is dumb.

Last year, in a video interview with Splash Page, an MTV blog, Smith said, “He’s always brooding on that show. He comes off like Bruce Wayne. That voice of his—the Don Draper voice—that’s f—ing Batman!”

Perfectly describes my reaction.

While we’re still on the Batman topic, what about Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell, Mad Men) as Robin? I say IT’S PERFECT!

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