Hyperrealistic paintings by Borja Bonafuente

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Sunday 12 January 2014

Bands like The Beatles, KISS and Queen not only left deep marks in the world of music, but in the art world as well. Seeing the endless source of inspiration, interpretation and creation, the young Spanish artist Borja Bonafuente Gonzalo combines the history of portraiture with music. Since his life is music, he is reflecting […]

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8 awful 80s band photos that will haunt the members forever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 19 November 2013

We all made fashion mistakes, and we can forgive ourselves for having done so. Just make sure to burn all evidence that it ever happened. But it’s a different story if you’re a popular band from the 80s. The images of mullets, crazy overblown hair, and loud out-of-proportion clothes, will haunt band members forever. Remember guys, never forget.

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501 Photographs: photos by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Nick Zinner, guitarist for the New York indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has been taking photographs since he was in high school. Unfortunately, he was born with a mild binocular vision disorder, which means that he has no depth perception and sees the world mostly flat – like a photograph. 

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Time To Say Goodbye: new music video by PAWWS

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By Micha Hilliard in New Music on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Lucy Taylor has a way of taking sorrow and turning it into something sweetly addictive. With her distinctive high voice and dejected lyrics, the classically-trained pop singer is setting out to woo us all. Time to Say Goodbye and Slow Love are the first two tracks to be released by her solo band, PAWWS. For […]

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Phoenix perform at the Le Chateau de Versailles

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Monday 2 September 2013

French outfit Phoenix recently performed a session for the website La Blogothèque’s long-running Take Away Shows series, in which the band perform a stripped-down rendition of their track, Entertainment, off their fifth studio album Bankrupt!. The video was filmed at dawn in the empty gardens of Le Chateau de Versailles. It was filmed with a drone, in one continuous […]

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Indie-Grees of Separation

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Saturday 31 August 2013

Restless as they are, indie musicians often collaborate with each other or play in more than one band. Paste Magazine looked at about a hundred musicians and came up with a chart that shows how they are connected to each other. Evidently they had a witty way of terming these degrees of separation: the ‘indie-grees of separation’.

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Sugarsweet electronic beats from AlunaGeorge

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By Mareike Muller in New Music on Friday 23 August 2013

AlunaGeorge is Aluna Francis and George Reid, an English electronic music duo from London. Their innovative mix of R&B and so called ‘futuristic pop’ makes their debut album, Body Music’, released in July 2013, great summer listening. George Reid has also done a lot of remixing, on tracks such as Mirrors’ Into the Heart and […]

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New music by Sealion

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By Adam Cramb in New Music on Tuesday 30 July 2013

I had the pleasure of catching Sealion at a local basement show last weekend. He is one of the founding fathers of the coastal Noise scene. Most of his equipment and ideas come from using basic micro-chip boards contected to frequencey nobs to create ‘noise’. This technologival equipment has been sought after by groups such […]

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Sonic Youth’s taco recipe from a 1996 Sassy magazine article

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Sonic Youth shared their favourite tuna taco recipe in an 1996 article in Sassy magazine: ‘I lived on these tacos when I was a poor struggling art student in LA’. explains Kim Gordon. ‘They’re nice and light for hot weather dining’

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I Love You: the new EP by Said The Whale

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By Said The Whale in New Music on Sunday 30 June 2013

My band Said The Whale has recorded a new album, and I think it’s our best yet. Writing for this record was incredible: I made myself laugh hysterically and I made myself weep like a child, and it was all the most rewarding and enjoyable writing process I’ve ever experienced. We tracked the songs over […]

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F: new music from Chilean band Mostro

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By Scratch My Nose in New Music on Friday 28 June 2013

Alongside Dizzlecciko, Animales Exóticos Desamparados and diaBlo, Mostro are one of the most interesting bands I heard during my three years living in Santiago de Chile. Mostro are Carlos and Jaime Reinoso, two brothers who make strange instrumental electronica with live percussion (think UK post punk band This Heat, Mount Kimbie and Jad Fair’s instrumental […]

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Astronomers: the new single from We Are The City

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By Said The Whale in New Music on Thursday 27 June 2013

We Are The City is a band from Vancouver, via Kelowna, BC. They break every rule of pop music while somehow making an entirely listenable record that happens to be one of the best of 2013. They are sinfully underrated, but tour relentlessly with a breathtaking live show, so they’ll be making a wider name […]

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Eureka! The new NIN record will be out soon

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Monday 3 June 2013

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently confessed to being “less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately”. It’s a welcome confession. Apparently he has been hammering away on Nine Inch Nails’ next record with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder. It’s now finished and, according to him, is “frankly fucking great”

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Full Metal Cruise: Headbanging out at sea

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 May 2013

It sounds outrageous, but the Full Metal Cruise, which recently set sail with the Mein Schiff 1 ship from Hamburg for a week, is for real. About 2,000 metalheads boarded the cruise to get their fix of late night metal karaoke, metal workshops, meet-and-greets and movie nights at sea — and also rocked out to […]

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Like Mirrors Like Brothers: music by The Cooling Pearls

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By Anna Dowsland in New Music on Friday 24 May 2013

The Cooling Pearls make original folk that is sung and played with heartfelt honesty and warmth. Their sound is awash with violin, acoustic guitar, baritone, haunting harmonies, drunken poetry and a host of other musical trinkets.

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