It’s time to get literal! Spanish graphic design studio Tata&Friends illustrated these minimalist and extremely literal posters to represent rock bands. See if you can name them all just by the simple drawings. There’s a radio on a man’s head (Radiohead), a leaf and a calendar (Green Day), a collection of doors (The Doors), and […]
One of the things on my bucket list was to see a gig at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. Earlier this month I was able to tick this off my list with the help of Scottish indie rock quartet Django Django. It’s only fitting as their album was one of my favourite albums of 2012. […]
As an illustrator, David V. D’Andrea specializes in poster art for some of the bigger doom and 70’s-inspired rock bands around today, such as Black Mountain and Sleepy Sun. Beyond the beautiful details in his black line work, he achieves an impressive level of depth combining dark ink with bright colors and careful shading.
Add N to (x) – Avant Hard. This record is kind of like if punk was made with synths, except it doesn’t really sound like punk. All of their records are great, but this one just totally kills it. It’s worth checking out their video for Plug Me In, as well – it’s pretty much the definition of NSFW [watch below]. They split up about 10 years ago and I feel like they left a big gap in music that has yet to be filled.
LA art-rock trio, The Happy Hollows, released their debut album, Spells, last month and have just unleashed their awesome new video, Death To Vivek Kemp. We’re giving away a Happy Hollows prize pack featuring a copy of Spells, a t-shirt, 7″ vinyl, magnet and two autographed stills from the video. To enter, just leave the name of the city you live in below this post.
Following on from Michael Lavine’s seminal portrait of Kurt and Courtney for the cover of Sassy! [pssst, he also took the photo for the Nevermind album cover], we got the inside word from British music journalist, and infamous Nirvana bedfellow (in the least literal sense of the word), Everett True on Kurt, Courtney, and those damn persistent rumors: ‘No, I don’t believe he was murdered. I don’t particularly go into this in my most recent Nirvana book — partly through lack of time, partly through lack of interest — but let’s view it this way. Examine any event that has happened in the past, however trivial, and discrepancies will appear. 9/11. John F Kennedy. The death of Princess Diana. The fact my cat had to be put down at the age of sixteen. Why I forgot to take my iPod to London this morning. All of these could be contested, violently and with real — and valid — opinion. That’s because history does not exist except in books. Suicide is particularly ripe for innuendo: after all, the only person who can tell you what really happened is — er — dead. Still. I have nothing against conspiracy theories, especially if they’re fun’.
I can say with an unwavering amount of conviction that kaleidoscopes are the greatest things ever invented. Well, one of them at least. Brisbane band, The John Steel Singers, take that statement and turn it into a super cool video for their song, Rainbow Kraut. I think Oliver Sacks would agree: phantom hands should always […]
We have an awesome Oasis Limited Edition Box Set to give away to a randomly selected new subscriber to the Lost At E Minor weekly publication. To be in with a chance of winning, sign up to receive the newsletter, then leave a comment under this post with the name of your favourite Oasis track.
Last week when the 2008 ARIA nominations were released, I was so happy to see the recognition of Melbourne’s Eddy Current Suppression Ring. Their album Primary Colours is pure, unadulterated Aussie rock, standing out from the numerous electro releases we’ve had this year. The band manages to capture that wonderful pub-vibe without any pretension or […]
There’s an ethereal feeling about the music of London-based, Aussie exports Howling Bells. It washes over you in waves of pure melody, always tinged by the faintest whisper of longing. We checked in recently with frontwoman Juanita Stein.