What are your feelings on Daft Punk’s massively (over) hyped long play Random Access Memories? While it’s a solid piece of work with moments of brilliant production (e.g. “Contact”), it’s clear that it lacks the immortality of Homework. Chilean/American tech house phenom Nicolas Jaar seems to agree. He’s collaborated with Dave Harrington on a series […]


19 Jun
Documentary on the indelible influence of artist Raymond Pettibon

Finally able to watch the first episode of MOCAtv’s new The Art of Punk series, and it’s well worth your 20 minutes. Where else would they start than with Los Angeles’ Black Flag, a band embedded with its art to a profound depth that few — if any — can claim. Not only is their […]


23 May
Complete with chromed gloves, balaclava & LED scroller

So you pre-ordered Random Access Memories way back in 2012, and have been playing it on loop since it arrived in your inbox. You’ve bought the MEDICOM Action Figures for yourself and the LEGO-like MEDICOM Toys for your little cousins. You have a tattoo of the dancing mummies from “Around the World” wrapping around your calf (arguably […]


10 May
Bob contributes to the seventh installment of the VICE series

The seventh episode of VICE’s Random Access Memories: Collaborators series is out, this time with DJ Falcon. The French producer has an especially interesting perspective of his android friends Daft Punk, as he grew up with them skateboarding and just causing all around havoc on the streets of Paris in the early 90s. The interview […]


1 May
Fred Armisen as the frontman of the only pro-Thatcher punk band

In one of the funnier Saturday Night Live skits of late, longtime SNL staple Fred Armisen plays Ian Rubbish — fictional frontman of the punk band Ian Rubbish & the Bizzarros. It’s pretty clear from the History Of Punk skit that Armisen is a huge fan of the music, as his portrayal of a late […]


25 Apr
An Animal Collective in the fifth installment of the VICE series

So we’ve had Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams and now it’s time to hear from Panda Bear. The VICE crew’s fifth episode of their Random Access Memories: Collaborators series features the vocalist and key member of Animal Collective, who draws comparisons to his band’s early use of masks with Daft Punk’s, […]


15 Apr
The fourth installment in the VICE series

After the first three episodes with Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards and Nile Rodgers, the VICE crew unveil the fourth episode of their Random Access Memories: Collaborators series. In the series, which highlights interviews with the exceptional artists that are working with Daft Punk on their upcoming Random Access Memories album, always shine a new light on […]


12 Apr
The 3rd VICE episode with the legendary producer & guitarist

The boys from VICE have been busy, putting together yet another installment of their Random Access Memories: Collaborators series. Last week we saw Giorgio Moroder, earlier this week Todd Edwards, and today we get Episode 3 of the series — this time with legendary producer/guitarist Nile Rodgers. It’s all to build anticipation for one of […]