Adrian Younge presents: Voices of Gemma Adrian Younge Linear Labs By John-Paul Shiver Musician and producer Adrian Younge writes his compositions in a visual language for the big screen, independent of whether it makes it there or not. His current project, Voices of Gemma, is an amalgam of David Axelrod orchestral bravado merged with Burt […]
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Cold Specks Fool’s Paradise Arts & Crafts By John-Paul Shiver Ladan Hussein, who performs as Cold Specks, excels most effectively on her recent release “Fool’s Paradise” when her sound design is just as bleak and terse as the immutable odds she sings about. This vocal presence, ingrained by wavering staying power, conveys the license of being […]
By John-Paul Shiver The Canadian born, LA based singer/songwriter/producer ANML aka Lila Rose, has always injected her career with grand cinematic gestures. Leading with messages that are fierce and unapologetic and then emboldened further with a highly distinctive voice. All being driven by this animated exuberance that refuses to be silenced or ever quit. It is by […]
Gasbagging School Damage Chapter Music By John-Paul Shiver Clocking in at a trim 2 minutes and change, the Melbourne quartet called School Damage, have assigned the precise audio translation to the annoying behavior associated with the flatulent term: Gasbagging. The fussbudget demeanor of the band members in the video, coupled with the monster Claymation creations, links the blowhard description to one […]
Mean It Terence Ryan 3QTR / Kobalt By John-Paul Shiver In what seems to be a continuous one-shot detailing the goings on at a Boston industrial door hinge factory, the video for “Mean It” by Terence Ryan conveys the bare bones reality of working class America. Ryan, who was born and raised in the Boston suburb of Pembroke MA, comes from an “act […]
TOPS Petals Sugar At The Gate Artbutus Records By John-Paul Shiver Jane Penny, lead singer of the Montreal quartet TOPS, decided to direct all the band’s videos for their upcoming June 2nd “Sugar at The Gate” release on Arbutus Records. The video “Petals”, which showcases an afternoon Los Angeles house party with C-List Madonna, Michael Jackson and […]
Fazerdaze “Lucky Girl” By John-Paul Shiver Fazerdaze, aka Amelia Murray, has shared the first single and video “Lucky Girl” from her debut album Morningside. Murray, a New Zealand native, will release the 10-track journal May 5th via Flying Nun Records. “Lucky Girl”, a subliminally hypnotic song, combines euphoria and melancholy into one multifaceted emotion. With numerous camera shots punching […]
Xuly Bët (“Keep an open mind” in Wolof), the label founded by Mali-born designer Lamine Kouyaté, showed a collection inspired by his mother and her fight for women’s rights at the Kelly Cutrone/People’s Revolution show on Wednesday morning. One printed dress directly referenced International Women’s Day.
If you haven’t watched Stranger Things on Netflix yet, you really should. It’s the best Netflix original so far, beating even its closest competitors handily.
These destined-to-be-cult faves slipped under the radar, but each warrants another look