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Interview // The RAPTURE
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Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
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Gratuitous Burger Post
Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
Bassike
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
The Dø is back!

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The Dø are Dan Levy & Olivia Merilahti, a French/Finnish duo known for having one of the oddest and most beautiful debut albums ever, A Mouthful. With a variety of songs that range from muscular tribal to the most fragile moments, the couple became everybody’s secret favorite band. For the last two years, they’ve tried to make ‘At Last!’ and ‘On My Shoulders’ the hits they deserved to be, but now they are finally ready to move on.

 

Next Monday (December 13), they will be releasing a new EP. Although we lack information, we know it’s going to be called Dust It Off and will feature a song with the same name plus the new single ‘Slippery Slope’. We have no Idea if there is going to be any more songs. And we only know this because both songs have been released already!

 

‘Dust It Off’ is a simply song that relies only on Olivia and a piano. It doesn’t take much to be convinced that this combination is more than enough. This charming little song can be download for free from the band’s website in exchange for your e-mail.

 

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But the song that impressed me the most was ‘Slippery Slope’. Flirting with all types of cultural percussion, the song seems to be designed to justify why the band has three drummers at their gigs. Olivia is an event apart, showing all her weird personas in a hypnotic and bizarre melody. 'Slippery Slope' got a video that looks like a fashion editorial centered around Olivia and it's pretty cool.

 

The Dø - Slippery Slope

 

 

Now we are just waiting for an e-mail to arrive with details about the long-waited second album...

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