North Arm is the project of Novocastrian, Rod Smith, a founding member of Aussie indie band Firekites who released the exceptional album, The Bowery, in 2008. Now performing under the North Arm name, Smith has stepped up the pop chops and revisited his childhood memories for his new single, Hollow Days, which Lost At E Minor is showing the video for exclusively for the first time above. [Read an exclusive interview with Rod Smith below]
The British lifestyle publication i_D has just re-staked their claim on the internet by launching a brand new website. This 33-year-old beacon of innovation in the fashion industry constructed their new website in collaboration with VICE Media with the intent to provide a unique and personalized i_D experience.
I’m kind of infatuated with the unique, soulful sound of London-based Jacob Banks. I was procrastinating on YouTube one day, going from music video to music video (I really didn’t want to do any work that day) when, all of a sudden … BAM! My speakers hit me with a song – the appropriately named […]
I discovered The Dead Pirates a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. Check out their music video for country/rock inspired track, Wood. The animation is outstanding and the black and white illustrations are created by French illustrator and band guitarist, Matthieu Bessudo (Mcbess). The pen and ink style has an old […]
Preston Reed, the legendary percussive guitarist who has influenced the likes of Kaki King, Andy McKee and the most watched guitarist from South Korea on YouTube, the young Sungha Jung, was invited to TED last year, where he performed. Reed invented this unique style where he uses his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands, which sounds […]
I was listening to one of the excellent mix tapes that MS MR puts out periodically (see below) when I first heard UK producer Theo Bass’s music. The track was Mr. Stellakis and I instantly fell in love. Bass layers a fast and clattering drum beat on top of the soothing melody of a piano […]
London-based art rock band, These New Puritans, have recently shared a clip for Organ Eternal, off their third studio album, Field of Reeds. The clip alternates scenes between an aerial footage of the band performing, natural scenery, and a disturbed woman. The track is arguably the best track off the album, and I’m surprised that it […]
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 […]
I discovered this band a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. Check out their music video for their inspired track Wood. The animation is outstanding and the black and white illustrations are created by French illustrator and band guitarist, Matthieu Bessudo (Mcbess). The pen and ink style has an old cartoon […]
I have to admit, the tunes these three sisters make are my pleasure (notice I didn’t say “guilty”). In fact, I’m proud to say that I’m falling, falling, falling in love with this band. Check out their cover of Hazy Shade of Winter here.
A friend of mine introduced me to Ghost Loft and I got hooked immediately. The soft electric sounds and beautiful beats are mesmerizing and irresistible. It’s the perfect music to make artwork to.
The second video from Happy Music Radio Hour’s EP, The Chicago Manual of Style, features mechanized robot arms, gameboys, nuclear explosions, clones and spaceships, which is entirely appropriate given the subject matter of the song. Set to a relentless Kraftwerkian beat, is it an indictment of technology? A celebration? A portent of the approaching singularity? Whatever […]
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.
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 […]