Damon McMahon’s current band, Amen Dunes, has a name that perfectly encapsulates the odd, secretive majesty of their music. I must admit, I hadn’t seen Damon perform since before he moved to China three years ago and his latest project, an intense trio, is even more all-encompassing than the last…
I’ve experienced Williamsburg Fashion Weekend since its inaugural unveiling in the ‘hood in 2006, and with the event now in its tenth season and back at Glasslands Gallery, the shows have become longer and more involved.
When some of us get bored, we nap. But slacking off has never been so extreme as when Aussie duo Bleeding Knees Club take it to the wind and get all Harry Potter on us in their latest video for “Nothing to Do”, title track from their upcoming debut album.
It hurt like going to the dentist, except that your dentist was Kanye West, except that Kanye West was produced by Crystal Castles, except that Crystal Castles has just revealed that they had been borne of the ashes and silt of the krautrock scene. My expectations and excitement were through the roof for this album, so it was easy to be let down (I was indeed). For all of the school-shooter imagery, the whole thing felt a little wrist-slashy…
The handful of Italian indie bands who make it stateside is a pitiable few, but Bologna’s lush sextet A Classic Education have already worked their charms around the world, with shows played with the likes of Arcade Fire, Crystal Stilts and Wolf Parade.
You are awesome and amazing. Rest in peace Whitney.
I may have punk roots, but a few of my favorite things have evolved to include other decades mixed with the present: glam, fur accents, worn leather jackets, slim silhouettes and floppy hats.
Southern-born gent Billy Reid had his first, full-on runway for men and women at Chelsea’s Eyebeam Studios tonight, keeping pre-show crowds tame with a scintillating mix of Dogfish ale and sultry blues… until the night began.
California duo Magic Wands, who’ve dubbed their sound “lovewave”, are set to release their first full-length, Aloha Moon, on April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. Dexy and Chris Valentine, who met on MySpace, will make some key appearances at SXSW 2012 starting March 15th before their own tour starts.