Paris-based photographer Baudouin wants to get into your apartment. If, that is, you are a stylish Parisian creative (or a Parisienne, for that matter). Renowned for his work in French magazines and for advertising clients, Baudouin shoots his subjects in their personal environments, their homes or their workspaces, posed in cheeky positions around their everyday things. His work is graphically satisfying and often about as funny as a serious portrait can be, all winks and nods mixed in with a strong sense of color. Click through to see a few of our favorites of Baudouin’s portraits, and then be sure to head on over to his website to check out more of his work. … Read More
Rejoice, because we’ve conquered our CMJ hangovers and got down to the serious business of our regular Monday roundup of albums streaming for free over the course of the coming week. And there’s a particularly exciting link to share this time around: the new Tom Waits album, Bad As Me, which is now available for your listening pleasure via NPR. Clearly, everything else that’s streaming this week is going to pale in comparison somewhat, but there’s still plenty of other goodness to be had: the new Justice album, along with upcoming releases from Florence & the Machine, and Joker. And, um, the Lou Reed/Metallica album. It’s all after the jump, so click through and get listening! … Read More
After the bumper release schedule in September, the music industry seems to be starting its slow pre-Christmas wind-down this month — but even though there’s not quite the surfeit of quality new records that there was last month, there’s still plenty of interesting new releases in October. As we do at the start of every month, we’ve sat down and picked out the 10 albums that we’re most interested to hear over the next four weeks — and just for posterity, this doesn’t include the albums we covered last month which had their release dates sneakily pushed back (yes, Zola Jesus and Björk, we mean you). What’s on your listening schedule in October? … Read More
Since next week is considered Spring Break by some and SXSW Week by others, this mix is fully stocked with airport jams, roadtrip jams, and for once you’ve reached your destination, chill jams. So to avoid silent awkward car rides or loud obnoxious passengers, don’t forget to right click + Save As — or save yourself some time and download the entire Flavorpill Mixtape here. … Read More
Books: Google pays authors $60 bucks per scanned in book.
Dance/Opera: Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson joins DWTS.
Design: Gehry’s expensive new modeling software keeps building costs down.
Film: Dark Knight‘s Christopher Nolan will do his own sci-fi project.
Music: Justice design a Coke bottle, so sez Kanye.
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Musicians like Obama: KANYE WEST and JAY-Z made a song about Obama’s win and leaked it yesterday. “WE MADE HISTORY” is supposed to appear on Jay-Z’s forthcoming album BLUEPRINT 3. THOM YORKE is also in on the post-election euphoria, remixing his 2006 “HARROWDOWN HILL” to celebrate the president-elect. As of last week, it’s been available for free download on his site, because RADIOHEAD likes to do that. [Gigwise, NME]
But they don’t like fur: Apparently BURBERRY makes more than just expensive plaid — they also make clothes using real fur. And apparently many indie rock bands don’t like this Furberry fiasco and have made their opinions known. LOS CAMPESINOS!, ART BRUT and aptly named groups like SUPER FURRY ANIMALS and THE WOMBATS are among the bands that have signed a PETA petition, and some musicians have released statements decrying the abuse of our furry friends by the label. Maybe they’ve all been watching too much Shiba Inu Puppy Cam. [NME]
Can you guess which indie band recently cried wolf? … Read More
French electronic dance duo JUSTICE is one of those bands who are better when you see them live — if for no other reason than you don’t feel as self conscious when you’re dancing in the safety of a group of people in a club.
This Grammy-nominated pair is releasing a documentary on November… Read More