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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”
Birds of Tokyo rolled through Sydney last week to showcase their new album March Flies at the Hi-Fi, and we were there to enjoy the Live@HTC performances, thanks to HTC.