June 2010

While the King is away on a trip (and the next episode of B3 in post-production), the Bastards would like to present a sneak preview of a (possible) upcoming side-Podcast show.

The trailer for the upcoming RPG game Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou has just been released, and man does it look gorgeous.

Pity must be given to the Japanese viewers who watch the recent season of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei without a DVR player. There are so many hidden gags in the show that if they blink they’ll probably miss at least ten of them. In this case, that’s not a good thing.

For almost a year her name has been spoken of, but no one knew if she truly existed. This week she makes her grand debut, making it the first time ever the five original Bastards are in the same episode.

The Bastards love it when a plan comes together!

Calling all bastards, bastettes, wenches, sistahs, brothas, geeks, jocks, otaku, gamers and all-out lovers of pop culture! We've got a shameless plug for you to bite down on and swallow like a tasty chocolate morsel!

About three years ago a small Irish indie film called Once made waves across the world with its wonderful music and vibrant characters. The two lead roles (named in the film Guy and Girl) were played by the Frames’ Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová respectively; better known as the duo The Swell Season.  Hansard and Irglová both wound up winning an Oscar for the song “Falling Slowly,” one of the best songs of the last decade.  Last year the duo returned with the new album Strict Joy, walking in familiar grounds and drawing listeners in once again.

Every successful band runs into it: the sophomore album confrontation. It is here where musicians must face head-on their second release following a critically-acclaimed debut album. Some artists have fallen apart here, whereas others treaded forward triumphantly. For Mutemath and their newest album Armistice, they have fought through victoriously; though not without a couple of battle wounds.