14 Jun
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmangilj drops another pop gem

Keyboardist Rostam Batmangilj of Vampire Weekend (and brilliant producer. See bands: The Very Best, Discovery, Boys Like Us, as well as his self-produced solo project, Rostam) has taken Carly Rae Jepsen’s ever so catchy “Call Me Maybe” and matched it up with singer, songwriter, philanthropist & Eurythmics icon Annie Lennox’s “Walking on Broken Glass”. The […]


18 May
Adulation, shimmying, loving forever & the importance of surfing

This week The Drums wrapped up their North American tour on the stage of El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile of Los Angeles, and there was no doubt the night held special meaning — for both the audience and the band itself. Photos by Damon Cirulli After a great warmup set by Stockton-via-Seattle’s Craft Spells, […]


17 Nov
Handmade frames inspired by CC's mascot with Zeiss lenses

France hooks up with Italy and creates sweet eyewear love with the Cool Cats vs. SUPER limited edition sunglasses. The Paris creative collective Cool Cats styles out Milan’s SUPER sunglasses with a pair of frames made to look like Cool Cats’ namesake mascot. Based on a SUPER W frame in either shiny or matte black, […]


6 Sep
New album out October, 24th on Ed Banger Records

New video for the title track from Justice’s upcoming album Audio, Video, Disco, out on October, 24th. The clip was directed by Ed Banger creative director SO ME, and shows the French duo’s transition from pure electronic producers to implementing more live instrumentation. Looking forward to hearing the results…


5 Aug
69 minutes of very brostepish dubstep for weekend juice

Play Me label founder Reid Speed delivers a 69-minute opus of tuff dubstep to get your weekend in order. Not for the feint of heart, or those looking for some tepid background music to while away the afternoon calmly. Demonstrating her multi-genre past (D&B, breaks, 2-step,  bassline, electro et al) the mix lassos a wide […]


5 Aug
Patricia Piccinini's technology-questioning multi-media exhibit

Artist Patricia Piccinini has set out to explore the concerns and issues surrounding today’s technologies, consumerism and the construct of nature. Compiling work she’s done from 1997 to present, her Hold Me Close to Your Heart exhibition at Instanbul’s ARTER gallery includes sculpture, installation, drawing and video to challenge the viewer. Conventional wisdom has given […]


4 Aug
80's dance-offs, Human League twisted & more Another Earth

A 3-pack of brand new videos for your thursday afternoon, started off with Mayer Hawthorne’s “A Long Time”. The clip is the first video for Hawthorne’s upcoming album How Do You Do (Universal), with clips edited from VHS tapes of an old 80’s Detroit public access dance show. Next up comes the incorrigible Chain Swangaz […]


28 Jul
Screenshot: A hipster time travel movie with a twist

UPDATE: Miranda July’s second film The Future opens nationwide tomorrow, July 29, so we’re re-posting The Elf’s review plus adding a deleted scene below. It has been about six years since Miranda July’s first feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, and fans of that oddball love story have been twiddling their thumbs waiting […]