Monthly Archives: February 2010

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT

by pacific ocean A special art installation is making its way across the country with a stop at the Brooklyn Art Library on March 6th. The exhibition was originally scheduled for tonight but postponed due to some more over-hyped snow in the Northeast. Sketch books were sent out by request to individuals around the world, [...]

DEVO’S COLOR STUDY + NEW TRACK

by kate ‘face’ maxwell Devo’s back with a new album as well as an abstract color study to involve their fans in their marketing strategy. With questions such as “What color will not lift this woman’s sinking depression?” and “What color will intoxicate this man the most?” the band prompts us to use color to consider [...]

AMAZING BUILDING PROJECTIONS

by bmac Projecting shit on buildings is cool.  I’ve seen movies, music videos, random artwork, and even projected laser graffiti, but this is taking light art to the next level. Custom animations made for a specific building and projected with super high res equipment. I like how they all have a part where a giant monster [...]

MID-WEEK MUSIC MIX

by judy denchenstein ► With the World Cup going down in June, it’s a good time to highlight South African music. Duncan Brooker and Francis Gooding successfully compiled an album of classic South African music from the 60′s and 70′s. Next Stop … Soweto is already out digitally and hits stores on March 2nd. This [...]

QUASI: AMERICAN GONG

by Mike Schoeck Out this week is “American Gong,” the sixth studio-effort from indie-pop patron saints, Quasi, and their first album for Kill Rock Stars. Formerly a duo, singer/keyboardist Sam Coomes and drummer Janet Weiss, the group is currently a trio with the addition of bassist Joanna Bolme (current bassist for Stephen Malkmus, ex-girlfriend of [...]

EMILY REO: “METAL ON YOUR SKIN”

by kevin diamond On a calm day, after the final winds of a storm of creative excess had passed, a wounded mind seeking sanctuary. A simple melody and a cushion of key strokes, wood on metal, echos of struck drums to keep time. Unwound yarn in a pile on the floor, a candy coated path [...]

QC INTERVIEW: RJD2

by marisa brown Quiet Color: You’ve been with a couple different great labels, but The Colossus is your first new release on your own, RJ’s Electrical Connections. How has that process been different, and what has it been like running your own? RJD2: Well, it’s probably obvious, but it’s a lot of work. There were [...]

MUITO LEGAL

by dave sherman The Federative Republic of Brazil is the fifth-largest country in the world, both geographically and population-wise. Musically speaking, Brazil has a deep history that would be ridiculous to understand completely. So here is my oral history as I sit in NYC, one continent or two subcontinents away. I am just a fan [...]

FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

by marisa brown Got some hot shit for you this edition of Fistful of Dollars, and no, that’s not an allusion to Hot Chip. A little disappointed in One Life Stand, I have to say. Single’s all right but the record feels so…slow.  And people, it’s cold, it’s dark, it’s miserable out, we do not [...]

EL PERRO DEL MAR PLAYS BK / COVERS THE XX

article, photos & video by kate maxwell El Perro Del Mar covering The xx Last night, El Perro Del Mar played a spirited show at BK’s Knitting Factory. Flanked by fellow Swedish counterparts Taken By Trees, El Perro put on a reverent display for the sold-out crowd. It was the first show to draw me [...]