Riley Harmon, take a bow. His electronic sculpture dispenses fake blood whenever a gamer dies in the popular online first-person shooting game, Counter-Strike. So players will, perhaps, get a sense of realism mixed in with their decidedly unreal gaming life.
Lisa Hanawalt lives in Brooklyn and got an art degree at UCLA in 2006. She has received multiple awards for her comic books (2009 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Mini-Comic and 2010 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic) and is pretty good at mimicking the sounds of animals.
Designer and illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov has created this startling vision of Africa as seen through American eyes as part of his clever Mapping Stereotypes series.
We’re huge fans of Ghostly International DJ/producer Matthew Dear, who has just wrapped up a successful tour with Interpol across Europe and the UK. Check out his new track, You Put A Smell On Me (Photocall Remix).
Our friends at Geekologie have created the ultimate nerd fantasy: a map of the world that specifies the average breast size in each country. So now you can plan your next vacation based on this valuable planning resource.
The Republic Tigers are one of our bands, with their delicious mesh of epic pop foolery. They have a new EP out, which excites us even more. What’s more, we have a free MP3 of the first song from it. Wow! [Click on this link to download Merrymake It With Me]
It’s been reported that scientists in China have created genetically modified cows that produce “human” milk. To celebrate this wonderful achievement, artist Ron English has created this cheeky interpretation of the news.
We’re digging the sound of Over the Rhine’s February release, The Long Surrender, which received glowing praise from My Old Kentucky Blog, Paste, and others. Check out the epic sound of their single, The King Knows How, along with their other awesome new track, The Laugh of Recognition.
Shangri-La is YACHT’s second album for DFA Records, and fifth for the world. Shangri-La was produced, mixed, recorded, and performed by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, with frequent collaborator and touring member Bobby Birdman, at the Marfa Recording Company, Jackpot! Studios, and in temporary living quarters in Los Angeles, California.
Gloss Drop, the forthcoming album from super alt-rock group Battles, is a brilliant album featuring guest contributions from the dark synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan; Chilean born Kompakt minimal techno producer Matias Aguayo; cult indie-rocker Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead); and Yamantaka Eye, from Japanese cult band, The Boredoms. The album is out on June 7 and […]
We’re digging the melancholy sound of German Error Message, aka Louisiana native Paul Kintzing. What began in 2004 as a solo bedroom-recording project morphed first into his self-titled EP and then, in 2010, German Error Message released an awesome full-length album, To Carry Alongside. This track below is off SPPLIT, a 6 song split EP […]
Oh, sweet animation, how we love you so. This spectacular journey begins in ‘Edinburgh’s iconic West Bow’ before wandering ‘through a desolate magical forest as the sunset leads to starlight’. Clearly inspired by Franz Kafka’s stories and William Blake’s symbolism. Oh, and the music owns, too. Sweeeeetttt!
This year’s Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, staged over 603,000 square meters, was a stunning exhibition of colour and creativity amongst mounds and mounds of ice and imagination.