Out There On The Ice by Cut Copy
When the Melbourne based trio Cut Copy released their first album Bright Like Neon Love in 2004 they sounded to me like a less robotic Daft Punk. I still enjoyed the album a lot though, and was excited for their next album. Well that time has finally come, and the four year wait was definitely worth it. Their new album In Ghost Colours takes the bones of their last album and makes something entirely new and fresh out of it. Whereas the last album sometimes had some slow moments, this album is consistently good all the way through, treading somewhere electronic,disco,80′s and synth pop.
Dan Whitford’s vocals have never sounded better, and the intense amount of harmonizing really makes them stand out any more. I also really like the fact that they have a drummer, which makes them almost a rock band? The single So Haunted definitely makes a good impression, but I’ve put the song Out There On The Ice above to give everyone a good idea of what they have to look forward to. I’ve had this album for almost two weeks now and I’m still not sick of it.
The album came out last week in Australia, comes out next week here in the States, and the following week in the UK, so keep your eyes peeled, this is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year!
Scott Barry, the brains behind Birdstand, has a new show coming up on Saturday at the Receiver Gallery in San Francisco. The show is titled One Foot In The Other World, The Other Foot In The Other World (which may be the longest name for a show ever). The show features pieces that make Mr. Scott smile, which I think is a pretty rad idea. For example, he recently “walked in to a liquor store in Las Vegas and a man was at the counter buying a bottle of Courvoisier. [Sadeâ€˜s] `Smooth Operatorâ€˜ was playing on the radio in the store, and he looked at me and smiled and his grill sparkled.â€ If that’s not a good reason to this show, then I don’t know what it is.
If you’d like to see more pieces from the show, head over to the Receiver Gallery> The show goes from 7 to 10, and some dude named Nathan is gonna be serving “soy milk white russians and some kind of wheatgrass thing.”
Usually when I think of skateboard graphics I don’t think about photographs, which is what makes the new partnership between Marilyn Minter and Supreme so damn rad. Marilyn Minter was born in 1948, and since then she’s been creating some absolutely amazing photos and paintings full of glitz and glamor, mostly inspired by beauty and pornography.
There are three boards in the series so far, and the images are absolutely stunning. This borders on fine art, like I would want to put one of these on my wall to show people. I also have to say it’s a million times better then that absolutely retarded Kermit the Frog thing they were doing, I don’t care if Terry Richardson shot it. Hopefully this sparks a new movement in skate decks to use more fine art photography. Think about guys like Ed Templeton, Mike Mills, and Spike Jonze who shoot tons of photos that would work great on the bottom of a deck?
Found through High Snobiety
Rumor has it over at Ain’t It Cool News that tomorrow will see the release of a new Batman: The Dark Knight trailer on a new viral advertising looking site called Clown Travel Agency. Seeing that tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, who knows whether or not this is going to be real, but I hope it is, I think this movie is going to be amazing. Does it look like there’s blood on the suitcase to anyone else?
Good morning everyone!
I hope everyone had a nice week last week! I had a really great trip and it was so nice to be able to see Jeff again. It seems like while I was gone that the blogosphere was kind of quiet, so hopefully I can write up some fun new things to check out. I’m also pretty glad to be back in LA. Going away for a week really made me realize how much I really love Los Angeles. Also, tomorrow is kind of a big day, so I’ll try and get some fun things together for this event! Now onto blogging!