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That leaves just one financial hurdle between MC5: A True Testimonial and its long-delayed release: the filmmakers have to pay Warner/Chappell for sync licenses for the MC5 songs they're using in the movie. Freddie Brooks, a Detroit music producer who's helped Legler and Thomas over the years, has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money—they're trying to come up with $27,000 by May 9. So far $2,070 has been pledged. As one of the lucky few who got to see MC5: A True Testimonial, I can attest to the documentary's quality: with its gripping story and knockout performance footage, it's definitely worth making a donation.
Luigi Archetti, Null (Die Schachtel)
Various artists, The Roots of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru (Barbès)
LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening (DFA/Capitol)
Johannes Dahle/Gunnar Dahle, Slattar Fra Telemark I (Talik)
Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Viva la Tradicion (Concord Picante)