Interview // The RAPTURE
Interview // The RAPTURE
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Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
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Gratuitous Burger Post
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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.
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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.
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Interview // The Rapture

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'How Deep Is Your Love' is a song title claimed by multiple bands. Most recently, The Rapture took it for the lead single from their latest album In The Grace Of Your Love. Its a fun fact to note that self-proclaimed bad boys of late 90s R&B, Dru Hill (which also happens to be a park in Baltimore that the band are named after) also lay ownership to the song title. "Sisqó and I are from the same state," Gabriel Andruzzi, the band's multi-instrumentalist (and the best goddamn cow-bell dinger I've ever seen) announces. "And actually, I was at dinner next to Dru Hill two nights ago." 

 

Last night they played the newest shiniest jewel in São Paulo's venues, Cine Joia. And now seems the perfect time to share the interview we did with Gabe, where he shares his thoughts on Sisqó, frustration surrounding the bands evolution and what he's going to do about being scared shitless to be one of those ageing rocker bros.

 

Since the unexpected announcement of the release of another album, it's been well documented that The Rapture have spent the past few years getting through and getting over lots of stuff. Births, deaths, break-ups, make-ups and finally, an album produced by Philippe Zdar that deals with it all. 'It all' being any number of the hurts and resentments that happened which in turn, enabled the band to find some redemption and acceptance enough to make an album themed with that very process. It's been greeted critically with mixed reviews, but regardless of what people think, the boys are happy with the record. And so they should be.

 

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