Posts Tagged ‘Music’
Perfectly-timed to coincide with this month's SXSW festival, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs' current show Boombox Retrospective at The Contemporary Austin, is a powerhouse tribute to the artist's mad genius and inimitable vision. While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the Read More
Interpol took art rock back to the stone age last week when the band rocked the Metropolitan Museum of Art's ancient Temple of Dendur in celebration of their excellent new album, El Pintor, and the museum's new app that brings the museum's collection into Read More
Enigmatic & brilliant multi-genre producer Flying Lotus will be dropping his forthcoming & much-anticipated album, You're Dead, featuring collabs with artists like Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, & Kendrick Lamar on October 7th. In the meantime, to hold his rabid fans over, the artist known in real life as Steven Ellison has released this amazing heavy psych freakout video featuring original Artwork by legendary Japanese artist Shintaro Kago & animated by Strangeloop. Let the tripping begin...
For the newest installment in french luxury style house Saint Laurent's Music Project, creative director Hedi Slimane has enlisted robotic French electronic duo Daft Punk to rock some of his glittery new black smoking jackets in a series of beautiful black & white photos. Read More
French rockers Phoenix killed it on Saturday Night Live yesterday with two new songs, "Entertainment," and "Trying to be Cool/Drakkar Noir" from the great new album "Bankrupt" Read More
Needless to say, young Pharrell is more than a little outgunned in this artist discussion with legendary Black Flag frontman and punk icon Henry Rollins, but it's fun to watch the two dig in. Luckily, the topic of conversation never turns to wanton hedonism, conspicuous consumption, or overt consumerism, but hey, why would it?...
The name Bombino is likely news to the majority of Westerners, but now that The Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach has taken up his cause, we can only hope that his cryptic moniker will soon become a household name among discerning rock fans. Hailing from the Tuareg region of Saharan Africa, the nomadic guitar virtuoso was discovered by the Ohio guitar player turned mega rock star via a short online clip of his music. What Auerbach saw immediately compelled him to invite the musician to a session at his Nashville studio where the Key's leader produced Bombino's breakthrough recording, "Nomad," (adding subtle Nashville touches like pedal steel guitar to Bombino's shredding African riffs) released this week internationally. Read More
Having sold off the majority of his original guitar collection to benefit his own Crossroads rehab program in recent years, rocker/art collector/style connoisseur Eric Clapton has now teamed up with Fender, Gibson, and Martin Guitars to create the vintage "Crossroads Collection." The series is comprised of reissues of some of his favorite historial axes, including his 1957 refinished Les Paul Goldtop, "Lucy," and his maple neck '50s Strat, "Brownie," with profits from all sales going to his foundation. Watch him play all three: Read More
Easily the most influential chameleon in rock history, David Bowie's storied career has seen him inhabit more personas than an accomplished schizophrenic, and at age 66, release a new album last month that debuted at #1 on iTunes and on UK record charts. The foremost arbiter of rock style and fashion at every generational and cultural pivot point, Bowie's avant-garde futurism and absolute abhorrence of stasis has seen him generate a massive archive of personal artifacts, that, despite years of massive chemical intake and general debauchery, he had the presence of mind to preserve in an institutional grade archive (complete with its own full-time dedicated archivist) for posterity. It is from this incredible collection that London's Victoria & Albert Museum assembled its current blockbuster visual retrospective of Bowie's life & times, titled, appropriately enough, "David Bowie Is..." Read More
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs just released the official video for their ripping new single "Sacrilege," directed by Hal Needham, aka: Megaforce, and starring English actress Lily Cole. The track will be featured on the band's upcoming fourth album, Mosquito, releasing on off their upcoming new studio album Mosquito, dropping on April 15th on Interscope Records. Read More