Garfunkel & Oates’ New Song Is About Anal Sex for Jesus

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[Warning: This is very, very NSFW. Don't come crying to me later because I put this note right at the beginning.]Comedy-song duo Garfunkel & Oates (aka Kate Micucci from Scrubs and Raising Hope and Riki Lindholme from the new Joss Whedon Much Ado About Nothing) are back with another song. This one's called "The Loophole," and it's about Christian girls who think it's okay to have anal sex. This video contains plenty of blasphemy, including church scenes and some … [Read more...]

Vampire Weekend Creates an Indie-Rock Last Supper

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Two Vampire Weekend posts in like a month? Who am I?Anyway, the band has yet another video with spiritual elements. This time it's for their single "Diane Young." In the video, the band, plus fellow musicians like Santigold, Sky Ferreira, and Chromeo create a sort of neo-hipster Last Supper. It's pretty, even if the song's not as good as "Oxford Comma." … [Read more...]

Vampire Weekend’s New Single Asserts That Zion Doesn’t Love You

I think of Vampire Weekend as a disaffected art rock band, but do they have a spiritual side? Their latest single, "Ya Hey" (a pun on one of the Jewish names for G-d, Yahweh) contains quite a few spiritual lyrics, like "Zion doesn't love you/and Babylon don't love you," and refers to whoever "you" is as a "saint."The video is deliberately oblique, just showing people (mostly wearing muslin wraps that look like togas, or standing in front of the Chrysler Building) opening bottles of … [Read more...]

The Very Not-Religious Cat Power Is Wearing a Cross Necklace in Her New Video

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Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, sports a cross necklace in her new video for "Manhattan."Normally, that might not be interesting. But Marshall has spoken out against religion many times in the past and even called it a "pyramid scheme" on Twitter recently, so what's with the neckwear all of a sudden? If you want a sense of exactly how not-interested-in-religion Marshall is, here's an excerpt from a very revealing interview in Dazed magazine: My dad was a Jehovah’s Witness. My parents both … [Read more...]

Tori Amos: ‘I Chose to Look at Christianity As Another Myth’

Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has never shied from talking about religion. She grew up the daughter of a Methodist pastor, and many of her songs reference Biblical imagery or deal head-on with Tori's relationship to religion. Take her first big single, "Crucify," for example.Tori is now out promoting Gold Dust, an album she did of her songs in tandem with the Metropole Orchestra. Unsurprisingly, faith has been a big topic in her interviews. Here are a few quotes from her interview with the … [Read more...]

Please Enjoy This Video of Young Ryan Gosling Performing at a Mormon Talent Show

Although Ryan Gosling is a big movie star who makes women swoon and create internet memes, he used to be a Mormon kid growing up in Canada. Before his big break on The Mickey Mouse Club (yep, the one with young Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears on it), he performed this version of "When a Man Loves a Woman" at a local Mormon talent show. You are so, so welcome. … [Read more...]

We’re About to Find Out What Drake’s Bar Mitzvah Was Like

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Rapper and proud Heeb Drake was spotted filming at a Miami synagogue this week. The Canadian musician was at Temple Israel along with Lil' Wayne and DJ Khaled - the three of them are filming Drake's new video, which reportedly recreates Drake's bar mitzvah. I wonder what his parsha was!Update: Here's a sneak peek at the video. Drake tweeted this picture yesterday: … [Read more...]


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