Music // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In this glorious interview, recorded on cassette tape in London in 1988, Chris Roberts interviews Tom Waits. Blank on Blank is one of our favorite PBS series and Tom Waits one of our favorite people, so naturally, we thouroughly enjoyed this.
Music // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Remember a few weeks ago when we told you we were excited about the new Deerhunter album, Fading Frontier, out on 4AD on October 16, 2015? Well, we are still really excited about the Atlanta bands new LP, and now even more so because the track "Breaker" has a video, a video that is simple and nice, for a track that is a nice return to a more experimental pop sound that made us love the band in the first place.
Music // Monday, August 31, 2015
The electro group Le Le recently premiered their newest video, "Styrofoam People" directed by Mr. Boonstra and featuring Parra's robot characters. The band consists of vocalist and rapper Faberyayo, producer Rimer London and Parra himself! Their latest record, Flapped Sadly in Our Faces is out now.
Music // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
There are a lot of musicians who also paint or create other forms of art, and we have covered many on the site and in the mag in recent years. Arrington de Dionyso is one musician and artist we really love right now, and our friends at Saint Laurent made us aware of his fine art-side of his career recently, and we gathered a great group of works from Arrington, which seem to compliment, if not illuminate, his music.
Music // Monday, August 17, 2015
Deerhunter is back! The Georgia-band had been on a slight hiatus due to lead singer Bradford Cox being hit by a car, but now they are set to release Fading Frontier on 4AD on October 16, 2015. Which means by then we will have a ton of leaks and tracks already heard, the first one being a video for the song "Snakeskin" directed by Valentina Tapia.
Music // Friday, August 14, 2015
FKA twigs has to be one of the leading musicians working in the world of art and video right now, with just a fantastic canon of crazy work already in her young career. The newst WTF goodness comes on her new 16-minute music video for the release of her new EP, M3LL155X, which includes treatments for the tracks "Figure 8", "I'm Your Doll", "In Time", and "Glass & Patron". She calls this opus "an aggressive statement conceptualising the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation."
Music // Friday, July 31, 2015
Consistently one of our favorite music video directors, Nabil's latest video for Foals was created using GoPro cameras and is best viewed in the Youtube App on your phone. All you have to do is stand in on place and watch the video while moving your phone around... it's trippy.
Music // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Our friends at Brixton held their Brixton Broadcast event in Barcelona a couple weeks back, here is all three installments of their video series documenting performances from Aliment, The Saurs, The Parrots, Thee MVP’s, Bazooka, Sultan Bathery and Wau y Los Arrrghs!
Music // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thundercat just shared the video for "Them Changes," the single form his The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam album released earlier this year. Ih the video, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, a pair of samurai's battle, arms get cut off, and it gets even better from there...
Music // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
On May 5, 2013, Brooklyn-based rock band The National proved not only that practice and repetition makes perfect, but also makes for poignant performance art. Collaborating with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson as part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions, the band played their three-minute and twenty-five second song “Sorrow” from their 2010 High Violet LP live on stage, repeatedly and continuously, for six hours. Not only did the tableau create a unique perspective on the concept of live performance, but it elevated the band to the fine art realm, as each note painted a veritable brushstroke that delivered contained, almost necessary improvisation. Simply, the project was called A Lot of Sorrow.