15 Nov 2015

Frieze New York: Plaster and Canvas

Frieze Art Fair made it’s debut in New York on Randall’s Island, with the VIP opening on May 3rd and is open to the public from May 4th-7th, 2012. The fair, stemming from London, has made its entrance into New York and not long after the onslaught of fairs just a short month ago (the Armory, Volta NY, Scope, etc.).

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15 Nov 2015

Family Band Talks Night Song

Family Band recently released their latest full-length album Grace and Lies (No Quarter). The record’s lead single “Night Song” is an insomniatic track driven by its hypnotic guitar riff and eerie, repetitive backbeat while its mysterious lyrics builds on the imagery of late night contemplation. For lead vocalist and visual artist Kim Krans, the song has always suggested the need for a slideshow accompaniment inspiring the simplistic, but captivating footage. Spawned from Krans’ visually-stimulated mind, the talented artist puts on multiple hats to bring a music video that beautifully captures the non-linear everyday thoughts that seem to consume our internet-obsessed, ADD generation. Pulp Lab was fascinated by the end result and wanted to learn more about how this Renaissance woman made her vision come to fruition. So it was greatly appreciated that Krans was kind enough to take the time to answer our interview questions.

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15 Nov 2015

Empress of Seventh Avenue

Nearly 70 years from Press Week’s inception, Eleanor Lambert’s role as a pioneer continues to pave the way for the fashion industry, that ultimately shifted from France to America. Her prowess and vision as a publicist for American designers lead us to today’s internationally celebrated semi-annual event, known as New York Fashion Week. In three days, designers from all over the world will present their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.

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15 Nov 2015

Doldrums – “Parrot Talk”

We particularly liked this track by the Doldrums off their “Empire Sound EP,” which was released October 31 by No Pain in Pop. You can get a full listen on Altered Zones, where they sum up the album by saying that “…despite the album’s fast-forwarded samples, feedback squelches, and pitch-shifted chicken sounds, Eric Asher’s elastic voice bears Empire‘s twists and turns with pop grace.” It’s noisy, gritty, experimental, and fills a much needed void between total witch house and psychedelic rock. Have a listen for yourself.

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15 Nov 2015

SXSW: Pulp Lab x MSN Postbox Showcase

Pulp Lab arrived ATX on a cold and very rainy Friday, 3/9 afternoon, attended official, unofficial and offsite parties, hosted a showcase in East Austin, and unofficially ended its experience sitting and standing on grass during St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of providing daily coverage, reflecting on those nine days about SXSW‘s socioeconomic impact and key moments, became more worthwhile.

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15 Nov 2015

Talking Heads #4: Tarboo

We caught up with Matt and Maikoiyo from Tarboo at their studio in the historic Yesler Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square while they were working on our collabo Chambray project. Pulp Lab: Can you talk to me a little bit about your journey towards the perfect shirt? Matt: I’ve always worn button-up shirts, but they […]

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15 Nov 2015

This Is Your Brain on Pizza

What started as a fascination “with the seemingly boundless cultural reach of pizza” has inspired Brian “Brain” Dwyer to amass according to Guinness World Records, “the world’s largest collection of pizza-related items,” which is housed in Pizza Brain, the nation’s first and only pizza museum and slice shop. The anomaly located in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood is where you can find a stainless-steel pizza cutter shaped like the USS Enterprise, an original film poster print of Do The Right Thing in Spanish, a large mural by food artist Hawk Krall, more than 150 vinyl records honoring pizza on their album covers and in song and lyrics, and much, much more along with a tasty pie garnished with fresh ingredients and served up by a team of musicians and artists. You can also find in the back of the museum the “World HQ” of flavor daredevils Little Baby’s Ice Cream, who were the subject of our piece “Surrealist Creamery.” To quote Dwyer, “We’re a neighborhood pizza shop on acid.” We had a chance to chat with Brian so you can read our interview with him below where we’re sure you’ll be able to find more quotable quotes about Pizza Brain and possibly life in general

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15 Nov 2015

Creator’s Project Re-Cap; Stream “The Body Electric Vol. 1″

CMJ 2011 officially kicks off tomorrow and to celebrate we’ve compiled a “mixtape” of some of our favorite festival artists, streaming live on our own Pulp radio. Our mix includes showcase artists, Millionyoung,Beat Connection, Infernal Devices, Dinosaur Bones, Quiet Lights,Syvia, and Moon Furies, all of which share a musical likeness with Body Language, Celestial Shore, […]

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15 Nov 2015

CMYK by hamansutra

    Created by Persian-German avant-garde fashion designer, graffiti writer, graphic artist, and internationally acclaimed DJ, Haman Alimardani’s CMYK by hamansutra combines the aforementioned artistic disciplines into beautiful and simple male and female specific footwear. This New York City-based designer’s eclectic background consists of being born in Tehran, Iran, being a citizen of Germany and a New […]

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15 Nov 2015

Chuckwagons of Today

The name Charles Goodnight may not ring any bells yet, but as the grandfather of the early food truck in the 1860’s, this man has since kick started a movement. In 1866 to be exact, Goodnight introduced the chuckwagon (“chuck” being slang for “food”) to feed the influx of workers heading out West. This first mobile kitchen served up simple, robust eats such as beans, coffee, and biscuits. Jump forward nearly 150 years and today’s food “wagons” are still running by the same rules – to feed hungry patrons on the go. The greatest difference, however, is that their offerings have become more inventive and eclectic.

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15 Nov 2015

Award Winning El Dorado Rum Sponsors our CMJ Showcase

The 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition bestowed six awards upon Demerara Distillers Ltd. and El Dorado, including a win in the prestigious Trophy category. In a repeat of last year, DDL outshone not only fellow Rum Distillers but was named the premiere Distiller (all spirits) in the Americas and Caribbean while the flagship Special Reserve 15 Year Old took home to Guyana the IWSC Trophy for Rum. A “perfect sipper” with “perfect balance and [a] rich, mature finish,” the 15 may have reached that peak of perfection DDL strives for with all their offerings.

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15 Nov 2015

Art in the Age ROOT

While we certainly enjoy cozying up to a good gin and tonic to help take the edge off, the foodie in us often desires something a bit different, more tantalizing to the taste buds. That’s where the uniquely delicious, certified-organic Art in the Age ROOT comes into play. “What’s that?” is probably running through your mind right now.

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15 Nov 2015

Armed Flâneur

  Bill Cunningham is, in all and more than the meaning of the word flâneur, as coined by Charles Beaudelaire. The camera that arms him captures the public’s “garbed” yet candid, non-verbal expressions on the streets. Since 1978, his photographic mosaic on newsprint has inspired domestic and international publications to follow suit. The Metropolitan Report […]

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14 Nov 2015

The Year of the ForceField

We’ll officially release our top 20 albums of 2011 soon. In the meantime check out selections from the rockin list that ForceField PR sent us. It includes many of our favorites from this year and we hope you enjoy what we’ve picked out.     [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/6474301″ params=”show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=000000″ width=”25%” height=”81″]     [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/9888963″ params=”show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=000000″ […]

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15 Oct 2015

Runway Dragons

Gung hay fat choy! 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and today is the celebration of the Lunar New Year. In tandem with the centuries-old festivities, and New York Fashion Week’s near-term arrival, here are a few profiles of Chinese-American designers who continue to innovate the world of fashion. Derek Lam, Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam and Jason Wu, to name a few.

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15 Oct 2015

CMJ Music Showcase @ Bar Matchless

Pulp Lab // Paper Trail Records //The Sky Report Present: Unofficial CMJ Music Showcase, 10/22/2011 @ Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn Bands Start @ 7PM DJ Sets by Scot Bowman and Mike Dextro $8 Cover // Free with CMJ Badge 21+ NEW YORK: Six of the most talented indie-electro bands will take over Bar Matchless on […]

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