Photography: Maria Jose Govea Speaking at the Red Bull Music Festival in New York City’s MoMA last night, Swedish artist Robyn talked about her long-anticipated next studio album, as well as sharing early demos of some of her biggest smash hits, like “Dancing on My Own.” “It’s almost there,” she said of her new record, which she confirmed will come accompanied by a new tour. She added that her approach to creating this album has been much “softer” than in the past, and that she spent a good deal of time in the studio by herself figuring out rhythm before inviting in collaborators.
Sandwiched between the hipsterrific neighborhood of Clerkenwell and, to the west, Fitzrovia , which has also been generating fashionable buzz these last few years, Bloomsbury (with its glittering literary history) is one of those areas of London which doesn’t necessarily beg for attention.
The curious and curiouser thing about goth, is how many of its musical progenitors have felt the need to distance themselves from its lugubrious tenets…even as they mostly clung steadfastly to its aesthetic and stylistic codes (let’s be honest, has Robert Smith ever not looked goth?) The members of Bauhaus , arguably goth’s cradle of civilization, have generally gone along with it through the years, rewarding the unshakeable loyalty of their dark-hearted minions with dada-esque reunion performances and a steady flow of caliginously packaged re-issues. And now a striking new coffee table book by drummer Kevin Haskins , titled (what else?) Bauhaus Undead: The Visual History and Legacy (which was released March 16 through Cleopatra), gloriously celebrates the band’s exalted place at the throne of the most steadfast subculture in all of modern history. A deliciously decadent collection of anecdotes and images, it strikingly serves to remind of Bauhaus’ conceptual and confrontational pretension/brilliance, as well as the visual and intellectual depth of their oeuvre
For almost half a century, Interview Magazine has remained one of the bedrocks of American media culture.
Cardi B is a blushing bride and a grieving widow simultaneously in her new “Be Careful” music video, out today. The clip, which is set in a Southwestern-style desert church, seems to flip from joyful wedding to dramatic funeral as Cardi switches from a wedding gown to a black visor dripping in jewels. Jora Frantzis directed the video, her third off the album Invasion of Privacy following “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi.” Cardi B revealed her pregnancy when she recently appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live
The Obamas have signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix, Deadline reports. The news was announced over Twitter by Netflix this morning: “President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.” President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features
It seemed virtually inevitable, a collab between Goldfrapp and some or other member of Depeche Mode – having not only been longtime Mute labelmates (the latter are now signed to Columbia), but obviously also aesthetic/ideological kin. And so it is that this stunning new version of the former’s “Ocean” has just appeared, with Dave Gahan sharing vocal duties with Ms. Alison
I think leopard is such an underrated pattern in menswear. For me, it’s like camo and seems to work with everything if you know how to work it at all
Photo by Pieter M. Van Hattem When the B-52s self-titled debut album was released in 1979, it was at once one of the most inexplicable records to ever grace the pop canon, and also simply more unbridled fun than any collection of music really even has the right to be. Indeed, with its monster-movie organs, twisted surf guitar riffs, herky jerky dance beats and Fred Schneider’s peculiar, stentorian vocal delivery, it perfectly epitomized the emerging “anything goes” new wave ethos.
When one thinks of the so many reasons to love Singapore, pop music probably doesn’t come first to mind – especially as compared to, say, the scenes in Seoul or Tokyo. But everything about artful songstress Linying seems to suggest she’s poised to even capture imaginations out here in the West – having already won praise from the likes of Billboard and NPR. She first caught attention as a featured vocalist on dance tracks by KRONO and Felix Jaehn; but now signed to Nettwerk , she has delivered a wistful but sultry new single, “Tall Order,” that we hope is a harbinger of more to come.
Sicily or Capri or Amalfi Coast or Puglia? Jenny and I have a few days after men’s fashion week to spend in Italy on the beach but we can’t decide which heaven to choose! We are so channeling The Talented Mr. Ripley this Summer (but without all the killing)
DUMBO is at last becoming a thing. Emerging as a new Brooklyn “it” neighborhood in the post-Millennium, it somehow managed to avoid the out-of-control development of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
HBO’s Insecure , Issa Rae’s series about black women, friendship, and the awkward insecurities of everyday life, has steadily become one of our favorite shows on television. And now she wants to include the fans.
The new redband trailer for Sorry To Bother You has us thinking this could be the movie of the summer. In addition to its stellar cast, which includes Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, and sees faves Armie Hammer and Kate Berlant in supporting roles, the film looks wild and unpredictable. It follows the story of a telemarketer who rockets to mega success after using his “white voice,” entering a wild world that appears to include lots of drugs, sex, and performance art.
One of the greatest, but perhaps least discussed legacies of punk, was that, despite its share of laddish louts, it was a startlingly gender-blind movement. Indeed, the likes of Deborah Harry, Siouxsie Sioux and Exene Cervenka were paid equal reverence to their male counterparts, while Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett could be found veritably “reverse gender-bending.” It was, on so many levels, unbelievably exciting. But perhaps the most revolutionary of those women, London’s The Slits , tragically never achieved the commercial success of the aforementioned, despite the universal reverence for their incredible debut album Cut .
Non-binary comedian and actor Peter Smith gives a quirky, committed performance as the lead of the new short film Long Term Delivery, out today, which sees him playing a postal worker fixated on delivering a package to a mysterious recipient, known only as “Mom.” The film was shot in the gorgeous rural towns of upstate New York, and sort of feels like a Wes Anderson creation, with its unusually abrupt characters and stylized cinematography.
Last summer’s devastating Hurricane Irma did nearly $65 billion in damage – and was considered amongst the worst storms in American history. Sadly, many are still picking up the pieces. But the plucky Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the Florida Keys has cleared away the destruction and at last reopened its doors to guests
As most New Yorkers will attest, some common opinions are just inalienable.
Jamie Campbell Bower really is a modern Renaissance man – literally. He’s played characters from centuries past time and time again, including a young, strapping William Shakespeare in the TNT drama Will – as well as King Arthur in the Starz series Camelot.