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Mandy Coon, Billy Reid, Antonio Azzuolo, Daryl K and Preen at NY Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

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James Murphy was one of the first working Mandy Coon’s crowd as they were seated, appearing as a proud, nervous dad-to-be while the rest of us were zenning out to his intro music, which sounded like an undulating, futuristic heartbeat, building to its apex just as the show started.

14 Sep 2011 | 3 comments | More

Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson – ‘Self-titled’

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This Norwegian band isn’t content to slip a disc into a sleeve and slap on some clever artwork. Rather, they’ve published a heavily-illustrated hardcover book, with a one page story about puzzling the detective, to go along with their recent two-disc album.

14 Sep 2011 | More

The Hours to Tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds This November

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U.K.’s The Hours, hailed by the mighty Gallagher as well as artists like Damon Albarn and Bono, have announced their next appearances in North America this November for nine dates opening for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds…

12 Sep 2011 | More

XL Records Giving Away Vinyl Today, Like There Is No Tomorrow

XL Records decided to do something entirely un-digital: they’re giving away actual vinyl that they will actually ship to your home/bunker/office/card board box. On the vinyl is a mix of artists from their label, and it’s a good one, see for yourself:

8 Sep 2011 | More

Death Grips Go On Tour, Now You Know It

This latest Death Grips video is for “Known For It”, one of the more esoteric songs off of the Ex Military “mixtape”. This is something of a jazz-hip-punk blended concoction, it’s difficult to dance to, not a song you yell to, but both are possible with the right syncopated mind set.

Death Grips are also going on tour, hitting up Montreal, one city in Scotland that starts with the letter G, and a few dates in England

8 Sep 2011 | More

The Kooks: The Future Sounds Like Sunshine

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It’s been a few years since Luke Pritchard had taken up temporary residence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a break after the Kooks’ heavy touring in support of their debut album Inside In/Inside Out and I’d bump into him at local spots like Trash Bar. He’s now settled back in the UK, but earlier this summer, the Kooks returned to the States to play a few club venue shows and to shoot a new video in Los Angeles. I meet up with Luke in a penthouse at NYC’s Chelsea Hotel…

7 Sep 2011 | 2 comments | More

GHXST to Play London, Paris and Brooklyn Shows

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There’s no rest for the wicked, as the saying, and their EP title goes. Brooklyn’s dark and lovely trio GHXST play their first transatlantic shows this week…

5 Sep 2011 | More