TUNES: The debut album from Atlas Sound sees Deerhunter's lead singer Bradford Cox venturing out to experiment with a new, innovative solo sound. In Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, Cox's vocals are immersed in an ambient backdrop, often infused with tambourine jingles and electronic beats that create a feeling of muddled tranquility. The record hits stores February 19.
DRAMA: Taking a novel twist on the all too common trope of gay bashing, actor-playwright Victor Bumbalo's new drama, Questa, explores a gay teen's guilt and search for redemption after he finds himself responsible for the death of a straight young man who tormented him for his sexuality. Presented by New York City's off-off-Broadway Wings Theatre Company, the show's performances begin February 23, with opening night set for March 1. Tickets available online now.
FLICK: Everyone loves a good chase, and, of course, 1920s Paris, where Antoinette (Jeanne Balibar) skirts the affections of eye-catching general Armand de Montriveau (Guillaume Depardieu) in the film The Duchess of Langeais. Loving the attention and seductions of Montriveau, Antoinette plays along but initially refuses to give in, causing a stubborn Montriveau to nearly give her up. Brush up on your French before the flick's limited release on February 22. See the trailer here.
ADVOCATE: Tackling the often tenuous relationship between Biblical scripture and homosexuality, Daniel Karslake's award-winning documentary For the Bible Tells Me So makes its DVD debut February 19. The seminal film, which highlights the telling experiences of Episcopalian bishop Gene Robinson and former House Majority leader Richard Gephardt, among others, is one that should find a snug fit in your home library. Catch the trailer here.