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Honeydrum’s new EP: Pleasures of the Sun

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Thursday 14 July 2011

Honeydrum has a new EP called Pleasures of the Sun for AMDISCS coming out on July 15. These lo-fi kids are cranking out really wonderful cassettes of swirly baritone pop, totally pure and perfect.

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Yacht: Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Monday 4 July 2011

Weird little video from Yacht for new song Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire). The spatial environment in the video is a 3D visualization of the ideas of the radical architecture group Superstudio, whose vision of Utopia was a world without buildings and objects.

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Stunning chair artwork by Romy Scheroder

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Art on Saturday 2 July 2011

Sculptor and conceptual artist Romy Scheroder transforms chairs into distorted surreal artwork that totally bends your spacial perception. Her awesome work is currently on display at the Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial at Wave Hill until September 5.

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Nobody Canna Cross It by Dj Powa

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in Video on Wednesday 29 June 2011

This could quite possibly be the most addictive news-to-music mash-up since Bed Intruder: Nobody Canna Cross It. You will be singing this tonight when you’re going to sleep and crooning it tomorrow on your way to work. Just watch out for the flash floods, because, you know, your bus can’t swim.

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Stunning time-lapse video of Manhattan

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in Video on Friday 17 June 2011

Josh Owens, aka Mindrelic, spent a month or so hotel hopping in Manhattan in order to put together an amazing time-lapse video of the heartbeat of the city. Beautiful!

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Hooray For Earth: True Loves (Cereal Spiller Remix)

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Monday 13 June 2011

Imagine Sim City going fractal from the outer edge of the universe to the smallest cell in your body. It all looks that amazing in the new music video for Hooray For Earth’s True Loves (Cereal Spiller Remix), animated and directed by Cyriak Harris.

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Awesome video for the Cults song Abducted

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Friday 3 June 2011

This is a beautifully disturbing and catchy video and song by Cults called Abducted. It was directed by David Altobelli.

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Videoclip for the song David Lynch Good Day

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Friday 3 June 2011

Digging this new direction that David Lynch is taking into electronic music, something totally different from the iconic filmmaker. Check out the video for Good Day Today, directed by Arnold de Parscau.

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Corduroi’s All Ways music video

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Wednesday 18 May 2011

Corduroi, aka Cody Wilson, has a great video for the song All Ways, directed by Color Chart — a collaborative effort between Prague, the Czech Republic, and now Austin, comprised of directors James Longmire, Tristan Love, and Edward Shore.

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Blank City: documentary about renegade indie filmmakers

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Film on Monday 16 May 2011

Blank City is a documentary that I want to actually step into and go back in time. It’s an oral history of a group of renegade NYC indie filmmakers from the 70s and mid 80s. Think Nick Zedd, Jim Jarmusch, and John Waters, with commentary by Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi, Thurston Moore, and Fab 5 […]

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Yoh Nagao

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Art on Saturday 14 May 2011

I’m loving these weird pieces by Yoh Nagao a clothing/tshirt designer and artist from Japan. With such a unique color palette, furry arms, multiple eyeballs, and day-glo psychedelic painted nails, you just can’t go wrong.

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Rebel Rave video series

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Thursday 12 May 2011

Deep house music label Crosstown Rebels’ Rebel Rave video series is quite remarkable. Check out their visit to Machu Picco and Peru’s first ever day time beach party. Featuring Damian Lazarus, Clive Henry and Jamie Jones. Beautiful!

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Weirdo art by Jim Nutt

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Art on Wednesday 11 May 2011

Messed up art from Chicago-artist, Jim Nutt. This piece, called Miss T. Garmint (she pants a lot), is from 1967 and is a great example of how his last name exemplifies his wonderfully crazy art. An exhibition of his work entitled Jim Nutt: Coming Into Character runs until May 29 at the Museum of Contemporary […]

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Brilliant augmented dance mutation video

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in Video on Wednesday 11 May 2011

Wow! This augmented dance mutation tracks the human skeleton with a computer program. It’s a performance by 1024 Architecture.

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Awesome collage work by Living Feral

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Art on Monday 9 May 2011

Living Feral, aka Tracy Jager, does really wonderful collage work that makes you feel very nostalgic and acidic at the same time. This is one of my favorites called ‘you’d planned to move with a kind of largeness’.

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