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New Order Magazine: a bible of illuminated street culture

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By Ian Astbury from The Cult in New Trends on Friday 25 May 2012

This is the definitive bible of illuminated street culture for illuminated heads. Adam Bryce and James Oliver give context to the ever-shifting realm of the hunt for cool. Read between the lines.

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Archaic Revival: a book by Terrence McKenna

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By Ian Astbury from The Cult in New Products on Thursday 24 May 2012

Terrence McKenna’s Archaic Revivalis intellectual dynamite to ignite the heart. Beat the dystopian blues as the cracks appear in our frenetic lives. I have returned to this well again and again, and it is best read in your favorite chair after the sun sets.

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For The Animals video for the new The Cult single

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By Ian Astbury from The Cult in New Music on Thursday 10 May 2012

Our new video was made by feral youth guerilla film makers who rarely show their faces. I actually solicited them to make several film clips for The Cult’s forthcoming album, Choice of Weapon.

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New work by Brooklyn artist Kostas Seremetis

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By Ian Astbury from The Cult in New Art on Thursday 10 May 2012

Long before the Beautiful Losers, Kostas Seremetis was stabbing and slabbing in his Brooklyn fortress of solitude. He rips away the layers of perception to penetrate the psyche’s deepest, darkest recesses. Recent shows in Modena and Boston testify to his prowess. Catch this fast rising star while you can still afford the entry fee. His work is coveted by private collectors.

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I Saw the Devil: a film by Korea’s Kim Ji-woon

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By Ian Astbury from The Cult in New Film on Thursday 10 May 2012

This is a brutal revenge film, Korean-style, by Kim Ji-woon. I am a devotee of contemporary Asian cinema. See its original cut before it’s cynically remade for the xenophobic masses. Dark and disturbing, hold a friend’s hand when watching.

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Australian duo The Black Ryder working on second album

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By Ian Astbury from The Cult in New Music on Wednesday 9 May 2012

I love the cinematic vistas that Australian band The Black Ryder evoke, as well as the ravishing beauty of Aimee Nash and her sultry vocals. They are currently working on their second album, and judging by their recent performances at the SXSW festival, they are on to something magnificent. [Read a Secret Playlist by The Black […]

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The Cult’s Ian Astbury’s new clothing label: LAMF

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By Ian Astbury from The Cult in New Fashion on Wednesday 9 May 2012

A while back, I started to make clothes for myself and friends. Now repped by the likes of Lupe Fiasco and M.I.A, this is clothing for savants and dilettantes. The label is available exclusively at Supply Sydney and Union Los Angeles.

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