We’re celebrating a couple excellent new releases out this week — BenZel’s Men and YACHT’s Where Does This Disco? — by highlighting their standout songs. Plus, Screaming Females return, Kanye makes Lorde tolerable, and Tinashé makes Nick Jonas even better.
Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” — from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack is a fast-paced, anxious pop track with an underlying… Read More
This week’s songs pretty much have it all: Softly sung tunes that pray for rain; bored, bearded balladeers; a Kanye verse about getting busy in couture, and synths from John Carpenter. … Read More
You may know him as the guy who rides motorcycles through fake southwestern landscapes straddled by reality TV stars. You may… Read More
Nicki Minaj’s much-anticipated album The Pinkprint is set to be released December 15 via Young Money/Cash Money. Yesterday she revealed… Read More
Another week, another manufactured “controversy” surrounding Kanye West. Yeezus’ recent tour stop in Sydney, Australia garnered a fresh round of publicity — read: media coverage with ugly subtext — when a standard order for the audience to stand up left West momentarily frustrated with a couple of disabled fans. After a few minutes, West got the message and the show went on, but not before Kanye-“yells”-at-innocent-wheelchair-bound-fan became the latest piece of micro-evidence in the “crazed/egomaniacal/[insert loaded descriptor here]” narrative that’s been a part of West’s image from Hurricane Katrina through Yeezus. I won’t link to any of the write-ups, but if you’d like to watch a decent performance of “The Good Life,” the footage is available here. … Read More
Filipino artist Eisen Bernard knows Tilda Swinton belongs in a work of art — which is why he Photoshopped her into one, along with dozens of other celebrities featured on magazine covers, for his Tumblr Mag + Art. The concept is simple and the execution flawless: highly stylized magazine portraits are blended seamlessly into masterworks from the likes of John Singer Sargent, Jacques-Louis David, and Rene Magritte. Click through to see for yourself that Achilles has never looked better than with James Franco’s face. All images courtesy of Eisen Bernard. … Read More