Texas Sun EP Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Dead Oceans Records Columbia Records Night-Time Stories By John-Paul Shiver channelsubtext (@channelsubtext) From their start in 2010, Houston-based Khruangbin — the genre-bending psychedelic band consisting of guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson — have pursued projects dedicated to craft, not trend. Founded on […]
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Streaming service Netflix is an undisputed giant of online film and television delivery, but its offerings can sometimes be a bit
Excerpt via AngelList Spotify’s strategy, it seems, is to build something between radio and Netflix. Like radio, Spotify can be the portal by which every consumer discovers and enjoys audio content—hence its acquisition of Gimlet, one of the most popular podcast producers. At the same time, Spotify seems increasingly interested in producing original, Spotify-exclusive content—hence […]
At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, a music, art, film and creative event with artists curated by the filmmaker, Lynch plans to debut a new Twin Peaks virtual reality experience. The game, titled simply Twin Peaks VR and made with Collider Games and Showtime, will take players through locations from the original series and the […]
Filmmaker Zach Both has been traveling across the united states in a self-built mobile studio. ‘Filmmaking by nature is a nomadic pursuit,’ both describes. ‘it’s a constant migration to and from different locations based on what the storytelling requires. with this van, I now have complete freedom to write a script surrounded by mountains, direct […]
Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your private messages are stored in a permanent cloud somewhere? There’s a handful of websites and apps, such as DeleteMe and JustDelete.Me, which can help you to disappear online by automatically […]
An evolving body of science suggests that VR immersion and interaction fires up your brain in ways a big-screen movie or a book can’t. That’s allowing studios like Baobab to drive the art of storytelling.
SHOP THE STORY 1. Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack Why it makes a great speaker test: This song is the acid test for sub-woofers – there is a hidden thunderous quality to the intro that only the best bass speakers or headphones will reveal. 2. Hotel California – Eagles – Live From Hell Freezes Over Why […]
By John-Paul Shiver With a plethora of new UK Jazz artists and beat scene producers getting airplay around the planet, February acts as a compass type of set-up month. Pointing to what the year will have an abundance of sonically. From the adventurous Quelle Chris and Jean Grae group project to the chopped and screwed […]
Excerpt via CNET Wall-sized TVs. Connected everything. Smart mirrors. Autonomous electric vehicles. The world’s thinnest laptop. Here are the Top 5 Trends that mattered at CES 2018: 1. Smart home rising: More assistants and ‘AI’ everywhere CES 2017 was all about the rise of Alexa. This year Google came ready to fight back: Its Google […]
On December 12, entrepreneurs, creators, and makers including rock star fashion designer, DJ, and creative director Virgil Abloh gathered at Skylight Modern in New York City for the grand finale of the American Express OPEN Success Makers series. The event showcased the intersection of art and design with interactive art exhibitions created exclusively for the night. The feature […]
New software uses bits and pieces from actual celebrities to create new synthetic ones. Looks like AI will take celebrities’ jobs, too.
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 […]
From “Big Little Lies” to “GIRLS” to “Peaky Blinders,” here’s the television-inspired playlist you’ll want to listen to all summer long.
Author and icon Joan Juliet Buck comes from the world of cultural disruptors — from her childhood days spent in the company of filmmaker John Huston, for whom her father worked as a cameraman, to her tenure as the London correspondent of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, to editorials for Harper’s Bazaar on art photographer Taryn Simon, Patti Smith, and an essay about the contemporary […]