THE 69 EYES: Music Video For New Single “Drive” Now Playing

[Photo by Marek Sabogal]

View THE 69 EYES’ “Drive” video HERE.

Hop into the passenger’s seat and let Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES take you on a wild ride through a sweltering Summer night in the city! With twelve albums under their belts and several number one chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES are back with a catchy new single — the first of several new tracks to be released in the coming months. Remaining true to their credo “Goth ‘n’ roll will never die!,” the band is currently in the studio recording their lucky thirteenth offering to be released in 2023. But fans need not wait any longer to hear new sounds from the crypt…

Comments guitarist Bazie of “Drive,” “The inspiration came from the same pool of music I have always liked, mostly from the ‘80s. I never plan anything; I just grab my guitar and see what comes up. We jammed a lot more as a band this time and came up with song ideas from all the guys. ‘Drive’ started from one little riff, which I had for a long time. It took a while, but it was worth it. It still sounds exiting and that was the goal.”

Adds singer Jyrki 69, “Bazie delivered this music and I was blown away by how fresh it felt again. It sounded like some rock radio stuff! Our songs are on daily rotation on the rock channels here in Finland

, but they are the ones that we did fifteen years ago. So, I thought that we could have some fresh options now; let’s take the airwaves! ‘Drive’ is a traditional 69 EYES sounding, fast rocker with a Sunset Strip slap on it!”

“Drive” was directed by Vicente Cordero and is viewable at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

Must-Have Car Gadgets For A Safer Drive

Worldwide, it’s estimated that around 1.25 million people die from car accidents every year. In the US, there are 6 million car accidents that happen annually, with 16,438 car crashes per day. But compared to the previous years, it has been noted that thanks to the change in driver attitude and the presence of vehicle safety technology, there has been a significant improvement in driver safety.

We use cars and vehicles for everyday transportation, so drivers are always at risk of getting into an accident while on the road. Car accidents are dangerous and can be fatal, which is why there is always an emphasis on having the proper driving skills and following road safety rules. However, sometimes unanticipated events may happen, so owning some of these gadgets for your car may help make your ride much safer.

For better visibility

Rearview dashcams are the go-to car gadget for their useful ability to record anything that’s happening from both the front and back of your car. The live video also becomes especially beneficial as evidence, should you become involved in a car accident. Having a rearview dashcam can also depend on the car brand or model that you have, as newer cars nowadays already have dashcams included. So for those with older vehicles, you’d have to buy your own dashcam. They’re thankfully not that expensive and are relatively affordable. For another inexpensive car accessory to help you with blind spots, you can also consider blind spot mirrors.

To track driving speed

Speedometers can also come in handy to keep track of your driving speed. Aside from your vehicle’s own speedometer, GPS speedometers can be a good back-up by since they have more versatile functions such as the ability to measure mileage, voltage, and engine RPM. Be sure to check first if the GPS speedometer is compatible with your car before buying. Meanwhile, certain cars like Chevrolet feature a “Teen Drive Mode” where parents are able to adjust the car’s speed and audio volumes. This feature also ensures that teens have buckled their seatbelts first before starting the car or listening to music.

For convenience during your drives

For added convenience, there are car accessories, such as smartphone holders that come with strong suction cups or magnets that can charge your phone wirelessly. Meanwhile, Bluetooth transmitters and adapters allow compatibility even with old cars. These can enable you to take calls and play music in a hands-free way, so you don’t have to fumble with your phone while driving. 

With the evolution of technology, many devices have become available for drivers to use. By using car gadgets or accessories that are suited to your needs, you can have a safer drive everyday.

At The Drive In “in • ter a • li • a” Out May 5, New Tour Dates on Sale TBC

AT THE DRIVE IN
“in • ter a • li • a”
OUT MAY 5 ON RISE RECORDS
NEW TRACK “INCURABLY INNOCENT” OUT NOW
NEW TOUR DATES ON SALE TBC

“As precise in its aggression as At The Drive In’s post-hardcore prog-rock has always been; it’s also a gauntlet thrown down”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Ladies and gentlemen, the band is back to… save the day.”—NERDIST

With praise still reverberating from December’s unveiling of “Governed By Contagions,” At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years: “Incurably Innocent” is the second track to be released in advance of that record, titled in • ter a • li • a, now available for pre-order and confirmed for release May 5 on Rise Records.

Pitting spacey phaser and thrash-y riffing against a sidewinder hook and siren wail, “Incurably Innocent,” described by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala as “a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out,” reveals additional facets of the kaleidoscopic in • ter a • li • a (Latin for “among other things”). Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey at Hollywood’s Sound Factory, the 11-song 41-minute in • ter a • li • a picks up where 2000’s Relationship of Command left off… and rockets off into myriad other trajectories as unpredictable as they are intense.

in • ter a • li • a’s release will be immediately followed by a new series of live dates beginning in At The Drive In’s native El Paso, Texas and including headline dates at the likes of the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and more. Le Butcherettes will support on the new dates (below in BOLD). For further information, updates and tickets, go to www.atthedriveinmusic.com/tour/

“in • ter a • li • a” tracklist:

NO WOLF LIKE THE PRESENT
CONTINUUM
TILTING AT THE UNIVENDOR
GOVERNED BY CONTAGIONS
PENDULUM IN A PEASANT DRESS
INCURABLY INNOCENT
CALL BROKEN ARROW
HOLTZCLAW
TORRENTIALLY CUTSHAW
GHOST-TAPE NO.9
HOSTAGE STAMPS

At The Drive In is Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Paul Hinojos, Tony Hajjar and Keeley Davis.

At The Drive In
Live 2017

3/17/17 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
3/18/17 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
3/20/17 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
3/22/17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
3/25/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
3/27/17 – Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
3/29/17 – Toronto, Canada – Rebel (formerly Sound Academy)
5/6/17 — El Paso TX — County Coliseum
5/8/17 — Phoenix AZ — Marquee Theatre
5/9/17 — San Diego CA — Soma
5/12/17 — San Francisco CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
5/13/17 — Los Angeles CA — Shrine Auditorium
5/17/17 — Mexico City — Pepsi Center WTC
6/7/17 — Austin, TX — Stubb’s
6/9/17 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theater
6/10/17 — Houston, TX — Revention Music Center
6/12/17 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom
6/13/17 — Oklahoma City, OK — The Criterion
6/15/17 — Denver, CO — The Fillmore
6/17/17 — St. Paul, MN — Palace Theatre
6/18/17 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom
6/20/17 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
6/21/17 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
8/15-17/17 — St. Pölten, Austria — FM4 Frequency Festival 2017
8/16-19/17 — Paredes De Coura, Portugal — Paredes De Coura Festival 2017
8/16-19/17 — Kiewit, Belgium — Pukkelpop Festival 2017
8/25-27/17 — Weatherby, UK — Leeds Festival 2017
8/25-27/17 — Reading, UK — Reading Festival 2017

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Media Mikes is teaming up with Mimoco to bring you the ultimate MIMOBOT giveaway. What time is it “Adventure Time” fans? Media Mikes wants to you decide who will win in a Jake vs Finn best quote battle. This is for hardcore fans of “Adventure Time” only. The best quote will be chosen and the person will be awarded either a Jake or Finn MIMOBOT Designer USB Flash Drive. If you would like to enter for your chance to win one of this prizes, please leave us a comment below or send us an email with either your favorite Jake or Finn quote. This giveaway will remain open until March 19th at Noon, Eastern Time. This is open to our readers in US and Canada only. One entry per person, per household. All other entries will be considered invalid. Media Mikes will randomly select winners. Winners will be alerted via email.

Finn from Adventure Time is way more than just a little kid with a dog, a sword, and a hat, and Finn MIMOBOT is way more than another flash drive. Armed with his ‘awesome hat’, backpack and sword, there is no evil too scary for him to face, no adventure too big to be adventured, and for Finn MIMOBOT, no file too important. Oh yeah, and when you whip Finn MIMOBOT out, everyone will know that you are King Awesome.

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Also “Adventure Time” fans keep an eye out for the upcoming BMO BatteryBot that’s available for pre-order now, here. Who knows maybe this Summer we will be giving away one of these beauties as well, so stay tuned!

Mimoco Star Trek™ X MIMOBOT® Flash Drive Collection Giveaway [ENDED]

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BUT SINCE THE ITEMS ARE ON BACK-ORDER THEY WILL BE NOTIFIED ONCE THEY COME IN STOCK. PLEASE CHECK BACK EACH WEEK FOR NEW GIVEAWAYS!

Star Trek was and always will be ahead of its time. This beloved franchises has broken-ground in TV, Film, Animation, Comic, and now Flash Drives with the release of Star Trek X MIMOBOT® Series 1.

To celebrate Mimoco’s latest release with it’s Star Trek™ X MIMOBOT® Flash Drive Collection, Media Mikes is proud to giveaway one complete collection including Captain Kirk, Spock, Captain Piccard, and Data. If you would like to enter for your chance to win this great prize, please leave us a comment below or send us an email indicating your favorite Star Trek character. This giveaway will remain open until December 16th at Noon, Eastern Time. One entry per person, per household. All other entries will be considered invalid. Media Mikes will randomly select winners. Winners will be alerted via email.

This first collection of Mimobots features four Star Trek favorites (Captain Kirk, Spock, Captain Piccard, and Data) in classic MIMOBOT style and is available with up to 64GB of data storage. The entire line also comes pre-loaded with exclusive Star Trek Mimory™ content including never-before-seen material from the Star Trek: The Next Generation™ Blu-ray release, classic toy commercials, and vintage comic books.

The line also comes with the MimoDesk™ personalization suite, which includes Star Trek-themed wallpapers, icons and avatars. Last, but not least, each Star Trek MIMOBOT comes equipped with MimoByte™ sound software powered with a huge offering of iconic sounds and character dialogue that play each time a Star Trek MIMOBOT is inserted or ejected from one’s computer.

The Star Trek X MIMOBOT® Series is now available online at www.mimoco.com and at select specialty outposts on planet Earth.

Say what you will about it’s original sets and attitudes, but Star Trek has always been an enduring beacon of humanity’s future potential. Roddenberry’s original goal can be achieved by working together irregardless of Gender, ethnicity, and even Species…we’re looking at you Worf…

DVD Review “Drive”

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 100 minutes

Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

This film is one of those films that are split among most people. You either love it or hate. This film was originally set to be a big budget film but instead took the independent route. Luckily it did because the film plays so well playing it cool and low key. The acting in the film is really superb. Ryan Gosling delivers a fantastic performance (not shocking…he’s always great). Though I have to give the best actor award to Albert Brooks, who returns to the big screen is brought with a  fierce presence. Also notable is Ron Perlman, who plays bad-ass tough guy so well. If you missed this film in theaters like most did, be sure to catch it on DVD or Blu-ray. It is one fun ride (get it?).

Ryan Gosling plays the unnamed “driver”, who is a Hollywood stunt driver but also is a getaway driver for hire. when he meets his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and can’t help falling for her. He finds himself going up against ruthless criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman) in order to save his new love. The driver finds out that he might be in over his head and needs to make a plan to outsmart his new enemies.

The special features on the disc are very production heavy but unfortunately there is no audio commentary present. The first feature “I Drive” focuses on the story and character profiles. “Under the Hood” picks up where the last left off and features in-depth look into the film’s characters and it’s cast. “Driver and Irene” focuses on the film’s subtle love story. “Cut to the Chase” focuses on the driving stunts. Lastly, “Drive Without a Driver: Entretien Avec Nicolas Winding Refn” is the longest feature and focuses on the director and his opinions of the production and the film itself. Overall the features are great despite the lack of commentary track.

Film Review “Drive”

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Rated: R
Running time: 1 hour 40 mins
Film District

Our Score: 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

In a darkened room a man speaks into a cell phone. The rules are simple. You have him for 5 minutes. In that time frame he’s yours, no matter what. A minute before and a minute after you’re on your own. Yes or know?

Hollywood stunt driver by day/robbery wheel man at night, our hero – we never learn his name, he’s identified in the credits as DRIVER – (Gosling) is the best of the best when it comes to driving. So much so that his boss, Shannon, (Bryan Cranston) wants to make a NASCAR driver out of him. To get the money for a car Shannon visits Bernie (Brooks) one of the neighborhood “lenders,” a former film producer looking to invest his money wisely. Years ago Shannon ran afoul of Nino (Ron Perlman) one of Bernie’s fellow “lenders,” whose men demonstrated to Shannon that there really IS a substantial penalty on a delinquent loan. While returning home one night DRIVER meets his neighbor, Irene (Mulligan), a single mom who lives with her young son. Chance keeps putting the two in the same places and a friendship begins to grow. But, like many things we approach, things are not as they seem.

Winner of the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, “Drive” is a stylish film that doesn’t know what it wants to be. Is it a thriller? A romance? A heist film? All of the above? To be honest, I really don’t know. Though based on the novel of the same name by James Sallis, “Drive” has very little dialogue. The majority of the story is told through camera angles and a musical score that seems to have been composed in 1985. Gosling is serviceable here but he’s not given much of a back story – why does he do what he does? All he does is squint, talk softly and resemble a very young Christoph Waltz? He also spends his time constantly clenching his hand menacingly. As the mom next store, Mulligan is fine. Brooks, who I have followed since he started submitting short films on “Saturday Night Live” in the 70s does a good job as a bad guy, a role he’s also played in “The Simpson’s Movie.” Perlman is suitably evil and it’s always nice to see Russ Tamblyn (Riff in “West Side Story”) on the big screen. This is the good part.

I’m still confused as to what story director Refn wanted to tell. There are some fine chase scenes – perhaps an homage to Peter Yates’ “Bullitt” or William Friedkins’ “The French Connection” or “To Live and Die in L.A.” But there are also a lot of moody close ups accompanied by bad songs right out of 1985 – perhaps an homage to John Hughes? And there’s an awful lot of blood – props to Quentin Tarantino? This is the bad part.

I won’t deny that Renf has a way with a camera and, since I don’t know what his competition was, I will assume that he WAS the best director at Cannes this year. But slow motion action and gallons of blood do not a great film make. In this case, it only makes an average one.