Saturday, January 29, 2022

Around the Tubes: January 28, 2022


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting.  This post includes blurbs on Super Pumped: The Battle for UberYour Attention PleaseRick and Morty, The CircusSaint X, bülow, Chelsea Cutler, Em Beihold, Kate Tempest, and Foxes.

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER, the first installment of a new anthology series, which is set to premiere on Sunday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Emmy® winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Emmy winner Kyle Chandler (Bloodline, Friday Night Lights) and Oscar® and Emmy nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction), the first season is based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Brian Koppelman and David Levien (BILLIONS, Rounders) and Beth Schacter (Soundtrack) executive produce, write and serve as showrunners on the series.  

Host Craig Robinson is back in the Black History Month series that takes us on a visual journey into the lives, ideas, and purpose of a diverse group of Black innovators and creators who are leaving their mark on the world. This season spotlights celebrity dog groomer Ashley Ann, ice cream scientist Dr. Maya Warren, NASCAR pit crew member Brehanna Daniels, and many more.  Season 3 of Your Attention Please premieres February 1st on Hulu.

From creators Justin Roiland (“Solar Opposites”) and Dan Harmon (“Community”), go on an intergalactic adventure across the multi-verse with the epic release of the Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-5 boxed set on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on March 29, 2022. Get Schwifty while you binge on one of cables #1 watched comedies - and follow the misadventures of America’s favorite crazy scientist and his grandchildren with this outrageous boxed set which includes all 51 episodes from the first five seasons of the award-winning series, along with copious special features, including audio commentary, deleted scenes, “Inside the Episode” segments, numerous featurettes, past animatic sketches, and more. For a limited time, fans who purchase the set will receive an exclusive poster from the series. Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-5 is priced to own at $89.99 SRP for the Blu-ray ($99.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only) and $79.99 SRP for the DVD ($89.99 in Canada). Rick and Morty is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

The seventh season of the Emmy-nominated series THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH premieres on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Hosted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, and Jennifer Palmieri, the 16-episode season will air in two parts of eight episodes apiece, with the program returning in the fall for the second installment.  To watch and share the trailer, click HERE:  THE CIRCUS will hit the ground running in March, covering the lead-up to the most consequential midterm elections in our lifetime. As President Joe Biden's agenda stalls, his poll numbers slide, inflation spikes and the nation grows ever more divided over the Covid-19 pandemic, the November midterms will not only determine control of Congress but the future of the Biden presidency. The program will also pull back the curtain on this extraordinary and precarious moment, examining how former President Donald Trump continues to undermine the country's electoral process, and as the Republican Party, under his sway, passes laws in state after state restricting voter access to the polls and changing how votes are counted. As THE CIRCUS returns, nothing short of the future of American democracy is on the line.  

Hulu has given an 8-episode drama series order to the adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin’s acclaimed debut novel, “Saint X,” from ABC Signature.  Logline: “Saint X” is a psychological drama, told in multiple timelines and perspectives, which explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre. It’s a show about how a young woman's mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth. 

- This week, alternative pop singer and songwriter bülow unveils a new single entitled “Don’t Break His Heart" via Republic Records. The new track unleashes a new sound from bülow, with much more to come this year.  Regarding the track, she shared, “I let my curiosity lead me and ended up getting way too deep with somebody I didn’t have business going deep with. I tend to go with the flow if it feels good and sometimes it gets me in trouble. It’s weird sometimes I don't understand my emotions entirely, but that’s why I wrote this song.”

After releasing her critically acclaimed sophomore album When I Close My Eyes last fall and (unintentionally) shaking up the internet and music industry earlier this month, Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Chelsea Cutler returns today with her new single “the lifeboat’s empty!” out now alongside the official video—listen HERE and watch HERE. The new song will be featured on her upcoming deluxe version of When I Close My Eyes, set to be released later this spring.  On the inspiration behind the new song, Chelsea says, “I’m so excited to continue the When I Close My Eyes era with the deluxe album and start it off with one of my favorite songs I’ve ever made – ‘the lifeboat’s empty!’. I had a lot of fun making this one and think it’s going to absolutely go off on tour.”

After captivating millions across social media, buzzing Los Angeles singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Em Beihold shares a new single and music video entitled “Numb Little Bug.” It marks her debut for Moon Projects and Republic Records—as announced earlier via Variety.  Listen to “Numb Little Bug”— HERE.  Watch the lyric video for “Numb Little Bug”HERE.

Following the release of Kate Tempest’s new single “More Pressure” with Kevin Abstract earlier this month, the British spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright drops the official video for the song today—watch HERE. The video was directed by Harris Elliott and Manny Bonett and features live performance footage shot during the original vocal recording of the album, recorded on the day by Brian Rogers, alongside abstract animation created by 3D visual artist Zongbo Jiang.  Tempest says, “The best experience of making a music video I’ve ever had, testament to the incredible talents involved. Huge deep love and thanks to Harris Elliot, Zongbo Jiang, Brian Rogers, and Kevin Abstract. Watch it. It’s so fucking good.”

Ahead of the release of her highly-anticipated new album, The Kick due out February 11 2022 via [PIAS] Recordings, Foxes shares the new single "Body Suit."  Produced by Ghost Culture (Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens), "Body Suit" is one of The Kick’s most tender moments. Continuing the themes of freedom explored on recent singles ‘Absolute’, ‘Sky Love’, ‘Dance Magic’ and ‘Sister Ray’, it’s an intimate description of the euphoria that comes with another person seeing the real you and accepting you as you are.