Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Radiant model Amber Anderson and menswear face Hao Yun Xiang plunge into the bright lights and dark corners of L’Avenue Shanghai in Rencontre , the second short directed by Nathalie Canguilhem. Inspired by the luxury mall’s illuminated exterior and architecture centered around its hemispherical dome, the film is set to a hypnotic score by emerging French artist Liza Manili and maverick producer 1963
The artist hosted an event in Riverside Park in Manhattan that asked dancers to evoke seminal artistic periods, from the Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism.
Despite its title, Merchandise’s After the End isn’t an explicitly post-apocalyptic album—except in the sense, maybe, of a personal apocalypse.
Almost 15 years have passed since the release of Seven More Minutes , the second full-length album by the The Rentals. Today, Lost in Alphaville , the band’s third and most explosive offering yet, blasts its way into the public sphere.
In the video for “Vacation,” Bas, the 27-year-old Queens rapper best known for his affiliation with childhood friend and labelmate J. Cole, is standing in a subway car departing First Avenue and 14th Street
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 This week London-based label XL Recordings celebrates 25 years of turning next-big-things into global names—and following Prodigy, The White Stripes and The xx on the independent’s illustrious roster is latest signing, Ibeyi. The 19-year-old French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Díaz are daughters of the late, Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz. “We probably carry his love of mixing different musics and influences on in an unconscious way,” says Lisa, who recorded the debut album with her beat-making sister and the XL owner Richard Russell during a three-month period: “Recording with Richard has been a deep experience, we learned a lot about our music and about ourselves
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Monday, August 25, 2014 For Robert Schwartzman, a new musical outing is not just professional—it’s personal. Fresh from scoring cousin and frequent collaborator Gia Coppola’s recent coming-of-age feature Palo Alto , written by and starring James Franco , the solo artist accompanied footage from the film with an intimate studio session, performing new single “It’s You.” “Working on this movie with my cousin was really special because she’s like my little sister and this was her directorial debut,” says Schwartzman, the musical descendant of the Coppola-Schwartzman dynasty.