God damn is there anything by this guy that isn't really really (really) good? This is from his latest EP, So Outta Reach. Can't wait to see him soon at the Oxford Art Factory.
Who doesn't love a good ol' meme? The internet's latest party trick is Money Face, a simple mash up of a folded bill and your face. Check out more of them over at Visual News.
One of my favourite eras of music was going down in our cuzzy bros backyard of Dunedin, New Zealand in the 1980s, when the Flying Nun label was producing amazing lo-fi bands like The Chills, The Bats and my favourites, The Clean. Their jangly, melancholic guitar pop sound has had a bit of a comeback lately, but nobody has nailed it quite so well as Melbourne's Twerps. You can stream their entire debut LP over at their soundcloud page, and below is a sample of the album, opening track 'Dreamin''. Great stuff!
"Self Publish, Be Naughty is a provocative and uncompromising portrayal of contemporary love, sexuality, desire, gender and the taboo. This book presents 122 photographs from 75 contemporary artists in homage to, (and in radical subversion of), traditional mainstream erotica.
A call for “naughty” photos was launched in March 2011 resulting in more than 5,000 submissions from Self Publish Be Happy’s international network of both established artists and young up-and-coming photographers. The most engaging, titillating and downright odd photographs were chosen and are now presented, together revealing the raw ideals envisaged and experienced by an eclectic mix of contemporary artists.
Printed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, each copy of SPBN is unique. Art director Antonio de Luca has designed a beautiful ever-changing book, a collection of A4 posters (in the manner of Playboy centrefolds), bound together with a removable elastic band. Each copy will have an individual sequence of pages, an echo of the fragmented and subversive nature of desire. SPBN also includes a selection of texts (ranging from Plato’s Phaedrus to erotic stories anonymously posted online)."
These painted polymer clay sculptures by Korean artist Choi Xooang are brilliant but seriously creepy. They remind me of something out of Pan's Labyrinth.
Hopefully you've all already heard the fantastic new M83 LP Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Well now one of the standout tracks has an excellent video to go with it. Directed by Fleur & Manu, the video is "a tribute to Village of the Damned, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other Akiras:.
I know it's coming into summer here in Aus, but hey you can't beat a good snowboard teaser like this one from the Nitro team.
These smoky looking photographs (all taken on film) by Carlos Pereira are making me want to leave the office and dive in the ocean and laze around for the rest of the afternoon. Sighhh.
Ooh I just love a thumping bassline/drum combo that's so nasty it will kick you in the plums and steal your lunch money for no good reason. Melbourne's Absolute Boys play the kind of rhythmic/badass post-punk that I love, similar to My Disco or that first Liars album (that nobody listens to but is really pretty great). They're playing their first show in Sydney in a while tonight, supporting Collarbones at a new night at Goodgod called Club Love Monkey. It looks like it's going to be a super fun night, so make sure you head down and check it out.