Unlocking the Truth: a heavy metal band of 12 year-olds

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Unlocking the Truth is a heavy metal band made up of 12-year-olds Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins. Based in Brooklyn, Malcolm and Jarad started playing music with each other at the age of 5. They met bassist, Alec, at a children’s day care centre. Unlocking The Truth first gained national attention on, where […]

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Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams (the biggest hit of the year)

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By Milan Topalovic in New Music on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Coming off the back of Get Lucky – the collaborative massive comeback single from the legendary Daft Punk – Pharrell Williams adds another feather to his feather-filled cap with this ice cool summer tune. Written and performed with Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines is sitting at the top of the charts as the highest selling song […]

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A Celebration of the Computer Cusor by Moniker

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By Jessica Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 20 June 2013

Amsterdam-based studio Moniker have created an interesting way to celebrate what they believe is where the cursors can be seen for one last time. Using a music video by the band Light Light, viewers of this website are told that their cursor movements are being recorded and are told to follow certain instructions in rather […]

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Where The Whales Sleep: music video for Zen Death Squad

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By Contributions in New Music on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Zen Death Squad are a trio of young producers and multi-instrumentalists creating dark widescreen textures and cinematic atmospheres. Their new single, Where The Whales Sleep, is part of an upcoming trilogy released over the coming months, each with an accompanying video and artwork, and is available for free download from their website. The video was […]

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Bowie, as shot by Brian Duffy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 19 June 2013

An exhibition showing Brian Duffy’s photographs of David Bowie is now showing at White Cloth Gallery. Duffy worked with David Bowie’s iconic look on his albums Aladdin Sane, Lodger and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and the previously unseen contact sheets and behind-the-scenes footage of the cover shoots are fascinating to gaze at.

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Kanye West bans pre-orders of his new album

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By Mathew Ingham in New Music on Thursday 13 June 2013

If it wasn’t hard enough already to grasp sneak previews online of the new Kanye West tracks, Black Skinheads and New Slaves, you’ll feel even more hard done by to find out that pre-sale orders have also been banned by the rapper in order to maintain the hard-worked-for anticipation. See you on June 18 then, Mr […]

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Silk: Interactive art controlled by your computer mouse

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By Sara Halas in Tech on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Silk is a website/art experiment designed by Yuri Vishnevsky, a software engineer from Massachusetts. With just a few clicks of your mouse you can unleash your creative side, playing with colours, shapes and a mirror to make your own designs. The background music by Mat Jarvis gives the whole site a very spacey feel. You can […]

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Funny dance compilation for Daft Punk’s Get Lucky

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By Simon James in Video on Wednesday 12 June 2013

The folks of the Huffington Post make funny and satirical web videos for people who want a little more meat on the bone of their comedy chicken than just finger-pointy-ha-ha. Eschewing knee-jerk snark, they often use a blizzard of cinema & pop culture references to make their laughs broader, warmer even. Check out their video […]

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How to use your cheeks to listen to music underwater

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Two things we learnt today: there is such a thing as bone conduction technology, and it is how California-based FINIS’s Neptune music player works underwater. Traditional headphones won’t work thanks to water seeping into your ears, so bone conduction is used to transmit crystal clear audio through the cheekbone directly into the inner ear. We […]

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Literal band logos: a visual re-cap of new music from May

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Thursday 6 June 2013

Let’s do a quick music re-cap here. May was a pretty good month for new album releases: The National, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, and more. Take a look at this collection of extremely literal logo GIFs from Paste Magazine. There’s one cool little design to celebrate each new release. See if you can guess which is […]

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Coffitivity: ambient cafe sounds to boost your workday creativity

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By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 June 2013

According to a study conducted by the University of British Columbia and the University of Virginia, moderate ambient noise (70 decibels), like that found in cafes, can boost your ability to come up with creative ideas. Justin Kauszler, Business Development Liaison at Virginia Commonwealth University, has created an online app called Coffitivity that will deliver the […]

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Atoms for Peace do Thom Yorke’s UNKLE collaboration Rabbit In Your Headlights

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 6 June 2013

Atoms For Peace are heading out on their world tour, and their YouTube channel has been buzzing with new black-and-white rehearsal footage uploaded daily in the past week. One of the latest clips is Rabbit In Your Headlights, the tune from the UNKLE-Thom Yorke collaboration in 1998. Gives us all a good tingle in our […]

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Ex-Groupon CEO writes business inspiration rock

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Andrew Mason is recording his first album, Hardly Workin’, ‘a seven song album of motivational business music targeted at people newly entering the workforce’. For quite a while, Mason had the job of managing over 12,000 people at Groupon. Most of those people were under 25 and had no clue when it came to basic business […]

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Slow Magic’s new EP: Triangle

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By Mkaio in New Music on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Somewhere buried in label-land, a new subgenre of electronic music is invented with each slight shift of subtle variation and divergence. These labels don’t offend me, but they also have become so minute and marginalized that a movement like “post-rock”, “chillwave” or even “dubstep” is deemed dead, practically stillborn. A style that is seen as new and inventive […]

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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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