My Secret Playlist: by SOARS

SOARS Reader Find

By SOARS in New Music on Thursday 5 April 2012

SOARS is a reflection and by-product of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, a fertile creative pool over the past decade, spawning a healthy number of noise/experimental/punk artists, bands, and venues. Comprised of four long-time mainstays of the Lehigh Valley’s spirited independent community (members of Memes, Goodnight Stars Goodnight Air, Dark Circles and We Have Heaven), the band’s atmospheric-scapes of dream-pop are awash with gauzy hints of Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, propelled by lockstep industrial rhythms. While destroying and rebuilding sonic textures and lyrical myth, SOARS mirrors the depth, beauty, and character of their regenerative post-decay rust-belt colony. [Read on below about the music that inspires SOARS, written in their own words]

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Arty, crafty My My store in New Hope, Pennsylvania

Theresa BrownGold Reader Find

By Theresa BrownGold in Cool Travel on Wednesday 30 November 2011

‘Handmade and totally awesome’ is Maureen Ferguson’s way of describing some of the goods in her shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Ferguson is My My’s owner, artist-in-residence, and gal with an eye for the sublime and bewitching. She stocks her store with her own creations and those from local artists, as well as vintage clothing, […]

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Benjamin Edmiston

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Thursday 8 April 2010

Pennsylvanian-born folk artist Benjamin Edmiston is an emerging creative force to keep your eye on. His work encompasses multi-media applications, including painting, drawing, and silk-screening.

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Aya Kakeda at the Metropolis

Yuko Shimizu Reader Find

By Yuko Shimizu in New Art on Wednesday 30 April 2008

My friend, the extremely talented artist Aya Kakeda, is launching a solo show of her new works at Metropolis Gallery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on May 2.

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