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by Bill Pearis

Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy'
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The music lineup has been gradually rolling out for SXSW 2015, and now the film festival has announced its features lineup. It includes a few notable music-related titles: unconventional Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy which stars Paul Dano and John Cusack as the Beach Boys leader at different ages and Paul Giamatti as Wilson's psychiatrist/manager Dr. Eugene Landy; Breaking a Monster, the documentary about NYC tweenage metal band Unlocking the Truth (who just played T5 with Marilyn Manson); 808, a documentary about the famed Roland drum machine; All Things Must Pass, Colin Hanks' documentary about Tower Records; Nirvana doc Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck; and Julien Temple's The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson about the legendary Dr. Feelgood guitarist and cancer survivor.

There's also: Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro which follows the comedian on tour playing fans houses and other unconventional spots; Russell Brand documentary BRAND: A Second Coming from DiG! director Ondi Timoner; a "work-in-progress" screening of Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, written and starring Amy Schumer (and mainly filmed in Williamsburg last summer); and Ryan Gosling's supposedly very weird directorial debut, Lost River, which features a score by Chromatics's Johnny Jewel (stream a track below).

Film Festival badges are on sale now. Full list of 2015 SXSW films, below....

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"Thank you, Brisbane!" - Obits Instagram
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Like we've done with a lot of bands this year, we asked Brooklyn's Obits for a list of their favorite albums of 2012. Guitarist Sohrab Habibion wrote back saying, "It usually takes some time to figure out if a record is really going to stick with me, so even though I liked what I heard from Beak, Disappears, Oneida, Pontiak, Royal Baths and Zomes, I'll submit my best of 2012 in a few years," and instead said, "since Obits is working on a new record, here are the Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off." You can check out that list, complete with YouTube clips for each one, below. Drummer (and onetime Girls Against Boys member) Alexis Fleisig also submitted "Top Ten Things I Completely Took For Granted This Year" which is below as well.

Sohrab, who also reformed his old band Edsel for a couple shows this year, also gave a rundown of Obits 2012 activity and what's in store for 2013:

Despite not putting out a full LP, we kept pretty busy. We released two 7"s - one on Sub Pop with 2 covers and another on a Spanish label called La Castanya with 2 originals on it.

And along with some east coast shows, Austin and Denver (a new US city for us), we went to Europe twice this year, getting to play in Greece, Portugal, Italy and Sweden for the first time. We also went to Australia, which was truly as cool as every band that goes there says it is.

On the horizon ... a couple NYC shows.

1. January 18 = Obits at Rock Shop with Browns & Wrong Dots (tickets).

2. January 19 = Obits at Cake Shop for a Norton Records benefit with The Psyched, Flying Teeth & Entartete (tickets).

3. Finishing our next album. We have bunches and bunches of song fragments in various stages. The next few months we will be deciding what's worth keeping or working on or tossing in the trash.

4. Going back to Europe in June. It'll be a combination of places we've been and haven't been, including Poland and Ukraine, which we're looking forward to.

Also, this year there were some Hot Snakes shows and an Edsel reunion & re-issues (http://www.comedyminusone.com/023.php), which was kind of unexpected. Next year there might be a handful more Hot Snakes shows, maybe an Edsel appearance or two (along with additional re-issues and tunes from the vault), as well as some Girls Against Boys activity.

Sorhab and Alexis' Top 10 lists are below...

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