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La Femme – “Sur La Planche” Music Video

La Femme is a band whose stylistic choices I do not doubt — both musically and visually. This video for “Sur La Plache” has some technobabble elements, but mixes those with surf imagery and tons of red lighting, like Jaws joining forces with ’50s sci-fi films. Directed by George Trimm & La Femme Starring Danica...Read...
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Friends Brooklyn Band Releases Debut Single March 21 via Lucky Number!

Much bravado, and more bullshit, has been spoken in the name of the like-minded ‘free spirit’ amongst the underbelly of indie-cool hopefuls in NYC’s hippest borough, Brooklyn. Putting all that aside, the nascent quintet Friends is quite probably the finest and purest embodiment of said aesthetic. The band is releasing their debut single, “Friend Crush,”...Read...
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MEN – Talk About Body Album Review

The debut LP release by MEN — JD Samson of Le Tigre’s newest project — released early this month. Known for funky DIY outfits (mouse house hats!) and topical lyrics with the goal of giving a voice to the young and the lesbian, Talk About Body opened to mixed reviews. The album is criticized primarily...Read...
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Bruise Cruise – Limited Edition 7″ Records Album Cover Art Review & Interview

Every year, Bruise Cruise transports a cruise-load of individuals from Miami to the Bahamas, for an alcohol-fueled and music-driven party on the water. This year’s seven-concert event will take place over the course of four days, hosted by Chain And The Gang’s dry-humored Ian Svenonius, and featuring music from Black Lips, Surfer Blood, Vivian Girls,...Read...
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BRAIDS – Native Speaker Album Review

Canada has given us a lot to work with in terms of music, specifically indie rock. Scores of baby Brooklyn bands have tried to imitate the success of giants like Broken Social Scene, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Arcade Fire, with mixed success. BRAIDS is one of Canada’s most recent cultural contributions, and it is...Read...
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The Acorn – No Ghost Album Cover Review

For The Acorn’s latest album, No Ghost, band member Howard Tsui was enlisted to create the album artwork. The chosen cover piece, entitled Spectral Residue, is thematically appropriate, and showcases Tsui’s knack to draw influence from the supernatural. To quote Tsui’s artist statement about the series: “Abstract shapes and gestural brushstrokes are applied to rice...Read...
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