"Shut Up And Play The Hits" documents the lead up to James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem's final ever concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC. I saw these guys play a pretty wild show a few years back and absolutely loved it... So if you're an LCD fan too I think this film will be essential goosebump-worthy viewing.
I love this strange series of photographs by Toronto artist Alex Kisilevich. Dark and banal, but oddly funny, I'm looking forward to seeing more work from Kisilevich.
Here's a rad little snowboard/skateboard video by Think Tank, featuring some pretty original tricks by Scott Stevens...
Here's yet another great artist who would've passed me by if it weren't for the excellent Aquarium Drunkard's end of year list. Charles Bradley, the "Screaming Eagle Of Soul" is somewhere in the middle of Otis Redding and James Brown, and at 63 years old shows us all that it's never too late to make your debut album ("No Time For Dreaming", out on Daptone Records). I absolutely love this album, try and snag yourself a copy.
I really love this project by site specific artist Zander Olsen...
‘This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.’
Every other man and his blog are compiling the mandatory end-of-year lists so we thought we'd share our personal favourites. It was such a great year for music, and even though there were plenty of critically acclaimed albums we enjoyed (M83, James Blake, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver etc) these are the ones that got the most burn on our stereo...
21. Panda Bear - Tomboy
20. Ty Segall - Welfare Bread
19. Jonti - Twirligig
18. Peaking Lights - 936
17. Clams Casino - Instrumentals
16. Wu Lyf - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
15. Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
14. Youth Lagoon - The Year Of Hibernation
13. Atlas Sound - Parallax
12. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
11. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
10. Washed Out - Within And Without
9. SBTRKT - SBTRKT
8. The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
7. The Weeknd - House Of Balloons
6. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
5. Royal Headache - Royal Headache
4. Twerps - Twerps
3. Yuck - Yuck
2. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
1. Real Estate - Days
*I did originally have a song embedded for each of these albums so you could sample them, but it basically killed our blog with too much info. Feel free to check out any artists you're not familiar with on Hype Machine.
Ice Cube and architecture... of course!