Eclipse Blue: new music video by Nosaj Thing

Travis Lawrence Reader Find

By Travis Lawrence in New Music on Friday 26 July 2013

Words can not express the choreographed magic in this performance set to the song Eclipse Blue by Jason Chung, aka Nosaj Thing. It was created by Daito Manabe, takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO, with support from The Creators Project.

Read more

Invisible Man: new music by Leftfield’s Ruu Campbell

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Music on Thursday 25 July 2013

He’s handsome, sounds a bit like a mixture between Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow, and his recent single, Invisible Man, comes with a dreamy video produced by the artist himself. Former Leftfield vocalist Ruu Campbell has everything it takes to be a singer-songwriting star. And it’s great to see him switch genres with such […]

Read more

Creative album design by Joe Perez

Saad Moosajee Reader Find

By Saad Moosajee in New Design on Thursday 25 July 2013

Joe Perez is a designer and art director based in Providence, Rhode Island. Glancing at Perez’s album designs, one can see his work carries a certain elegance and rejection of modern day trends. His talents have been recognized by Kanye West and Virgil Abloh of the DONDA collective; and Perez has designed for artists like […]

Read more

Queen of Antlers: new music by heavy metal duo Jucifer

Christopher Stribley Reader Find

By Christopher Stribley in New Music on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Athens, Georgia, heavy metal duo, Jucifer have unleashed a preview of their new album, ЗА ВОЛГОЙ ДЛЯ НАС ЗЕМЛИ НЕТ (There is No Land Beyond the Volga). The song is called Queen of Antlers and is a BRUTAL narrative from the viewpoint of a Soviet female combat soldier in World War II. Not for the faint of heart, but […]

Read more

Kurt Cobain’s handwritten top 50 list of music acts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Wednesday 24 July 2013

This is precious: a handwritten ‘Top 50 by Nirvana‘ note by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain on the best music acts. Besides the usual suspects (Sonic Youth? Leadbelly? But of course), it’s cool to find the likes of PJ Harvey, Public Enemy and Mazzy Star making the list as well.

Read more (3 comments)

Are you ready for this Noisy Jelly?

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Video on Friday 19 July 2013

Jelly sounds good to me after watching this video about French product and interaction designer, Raphaël Pluvnage. His method of tackling two mediums – electricity and food – that usually aren’t combined is truly innovative. By molding jelly in various colours and shapes, the final jelly molds produce funny sounds and noises as soon as […]

Read more

Amanda Palmer tears The Daily Mail to pieces

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in Video on Wednesday 17 July 2013

US singer Amanda Palmer delivered this very witty riposte to that heinous British publication, the Daily Mail, after it dedicated its coverage of her Glastonbury set to the fact that her breast had emerged from her bra. To all that are unfortunately familiar with the tabloid’s output, Palmer very satisfyingly hits many a nail on […]

Read more

Fugitive Air: new single from of Montreal’s upcoming album

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Music on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Fugitive Air is the latest single from of Montreal’s upcoming album Lousy With Sylvianbriar. This single is highly reminiscent of The Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, which is hopefully a preview for the style of the rest of the album. The classic rock ‘n roll feel makes for a refreshing and relaxing listen. The album is […]

Read more

Amazing Asian fusion: gymnastics and ballet

Andrea DelBene Reader Find

By Andrea DelBene in Video on Monday 15 July 2013

I need to know the who and how behind this group. Never in my 20 years of dancing have I seen one girl this flexible and talented, let alone nineteen synchronized together.

Read more

Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands: an illustrated eBook

Contributions Reader Find

By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013

Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.

Read more

Valentine’s Day: a quirky song by Kay Proudlove

Sean Alves Reader Find

By Sean Alves in New Music on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Kay Proudlove is a singer/songwriter from Wollongong, Australia. With an acoustic guitar, distinct voice and a quirky way with words, Proudlove’s EP has been released recently and it is nothing short of amazing. Do yourself a favour and check it out.

Read more

Who’s Triple Nipple? Oh, just Sigur Ros reborn as dubstep DJs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 6 July 2013

Is this a joke? Jonsi, Kjartan Holm, and Sigrun Jonsdottir, the trip behind Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros, have taken up DJing under the name Triple Nipple. They’ve played a set for Boiler Room and you can now hear how well they fare in the streaming DJ mix of Baltimore club and big-room electro house […]

Read more

The daily habits and routines of Nick Cave

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 5 July 2013

Singer-songwriter Nick Cave is a busy man these days. He’s just been slated to star as himself in 20,000 Days on Earth, a fictional drama-documentary by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard that revolves around his a day in his life. In this fascinating 2003 interview, he talks about his daily routines and how he really […]

Read more

Planetary: Explore your music collection as the universe

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Friday 5 July 2013

Brooklyn-based artist and coder Robert Hodgin worked with Bloom Studios to make this really gorgeous iPad app that lets you explore your music collection as an entire universe. Artists are displayed as stars, albums are planets, and tracks are moons. The only thing left for the app to so is to display our minds: blown.

Read more

La La Land tune ensures you’ll never get there

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 2 July 2013

My friend sent me this link to a music video for Croatian pop princess Lana Jurčević’s La La Land as a joke because I have a habit of going ‘la la la’ whenever I can’t make out what he mumbles. It’s full of floppy ribbons, oversized shades, jaunty prancing, garish makeup, too many references to […]

Read more