• Mixtape Monday: Clams on the Half Shell & Roller Skates by Cat Tassini

      CHIC – Good Times Marvin Gaye – Got to Give It Up (Part 1) Mariah Carey, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Diddy – Fantasy Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out Kendrick Lamar – i Neon Indian – Techno Clique Phantogram – Don’t Move Amazing Baby – Supreme Being Roxy Music – Prairie Rose Games – Shadows in Bloom Sebastian – Love in Motion Donna Summer – Hot Stuff Charli XCX & Uffie – Babygirl Glass Candy – Beautiful Object Part Time – Night Drive Stereolab – Miss Modular KC & the Sunshine Band – Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong Theophilus London feat. Devonte Hynes & Solange – Flying Overseas  

  • Music Video Premiere: Man Woman Friend Computer’s “Exordium/Outgrown”

      Inhabiting a sonic space that melds mind and machine, Thomas Echols’ evocatively titled project Man, Woman, Friend, Computer is an exploration of ambient textures and moods. Introspective and meandering, each tracks plays out as a living, breathing entity. When Echols, a classically trained guitarist, reconnected with former student Yuliya Tsukerman, he discovered a mutual interest in creating expansive universes layered with cosmic imagery and autobiographical detail. Tsukerman, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and marionette artist, first set out to create a sparse visual landscape for the album’s opening track — an endeavor that gradually expanded into a sweeping, meticulously handcrafted 15-minute film. Echols mentions that, in the first stages of the…

  • Artists On Our Radar: Cyril Ely & Anatoly Pavlov

    Artists: Cyril Ely ( Instagram ) & Anatoly Pavlov ( Instagram )   TV was created as a way of delivering a visual signal, but it turned into an instrument for mind manipulating. TV broadcast footage filmed on long exposure is an metaphysical space of impaired information where the sum of its parts is not forming the whole. A diversified flow of movies and programs from different channels leads to desintegration of the viewer’s focus when you can watch for a long time but don’t actually see or remember anything. A random sequence of TV channels’ footage is a metaphor for the mindless consumption born by the broadcasting format overloaded…

  • Mixtape Monday with Dead Oceans // Kane Strang Takeover

    Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Dead Oceans has been at the top of our record label love for quite some time. With their roster including the recent release of Slowdive’s self-titled album out earlier this month, A Place to Bury Strangers’ continual mesmerizing live shows and Mitski’s compellingly personal work, we eagerly jumped at the chance to interview founder Phil Waldorf at Austin’s local coffee shop Brew & Brew, located near Waldolf’s headquarters. Before making the move to the city 14 years ago, Waldorf resided in New York and quickly immersed himself in the music industry. He marks working at Other Music, a record store in New…

  • Hysteria

    Photographer & Stylist: Sarah Anne Wu ( Instagram ) Model: Desiree Dahl ( Instagram )   Hysteria: a sudden outburst of uncontrollable emotion, and the proceeding state of endured tension. This story explores alternative styling in the world where fashion is manipulator.  Sarah Wu is an editorial fine art and fashion photographer based out of Columbus, Ohio. She received her BFA in Photography from the Columbus College of Art & Design in May, 2015. Wu’s recent stories are inspired by mental illness and the silent chaos of the mind. Her work has been featured in online and print publications including Vogue Italia, Photographer’s Forum, and Elegant Magazine.       …

  • Castles in the Sky

    Photographer: Griselda Duch ( Instagram )   “Is there a way to describe the aching love we hold for things that cannot reciprocate? The expression to build “Castles in the Sky” means to dream big. To create dreams, hopes and plans that are almost impossible and unrealistic. To aim higher. The series represents a personal perspective, an ultimate collection of dreamlike photos with an open ending. A selection of images focused on the essence of the dreams not beyond a quixotic world where neon lights, cacti and love are the highlights. When the dreamer dies, what happen to the dream? Such a wide interpretation we use to build castles in…

  • Live Review: The Besnard Lakes Are A Vast Wonder Unto Their Own

    Website || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram   Photography by Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram ) Words by Trish Connelly ( Instagram )   Arriving early for The Besnard Lakes’ set in downtown Austin, Barracuda’s inside stage provided a spacious yet intimate environment for attendees to plant themselves up close for the band’s eagerly awaited set after their last designated date in the city was cancelled (due to their vehicle getting damaged after a snowstorm and hitting a deer). Opening with dialogue that embraced the ethereal and wondrous nature of their name, The Besnard Lakes delved into “Pressure of Our Plans” to a cheering and spirited crowd. Exuding harmonious melodies from…

  • Mixtape Monday: From Within by Anthony Flores

    “I used to think that everything Laura experienced was just overly dramatic until I started to realize that her feelings are very true. The same sort of emotional downfall can change you into something else. The fire burns bright. It doesn’t show any sign of going out.” – Dedicated to Laura Palmer    

  • Diego Lozano Is Taking Over!

    Diego Lozano is an award winning Mexican/American filmmaker from Monterrey, MX.  In 2014 he moved to Austin, Texas where he got his start in the Local filmmaking scene through Live Music Videography. Subsequently, he directed his first music video “Mechanical Hounds” which went on to win Best Music Video at DOSFF Film Festival, and was selected by several other festivals including the Austin Music Video Festival and Los Angeles International Film Festival. His second music video,   “Get Up Get Down”  was selected by the TOFF Film Festival, Film Festival 52, LA CINEfest, and The National Film Festival for Talented Youth. His third, and most ambitious music video  “American Dreams”  is currently in its festival run, and as of now,…

  • Poetry by PJ Carmichael

    Poetry by PJ Carmichael   Best-Selling Authors Who’s been chasing the New York Times’ best-seller list again? I’ve been chasing my own tail for the past few years, entertained the idea of freak show success, but they’re not hiring. Besides, there’s too many willing and eager to exploit faulty faculties. A get-rich- quick scheme, the lowest common denominator, chronicles of each fleeting moment: I’ve dug my own grave and there’s no use getting out now. But I guess one man’s trash is another man’s Bible, one man’s codex, another’s torch, and on and on… Accomplices fill their bookshelves with unread trophies, the semblance of sanity, paperback paperweights, hardcore hardcovers, an…

  • Artists On Our Radar: Łukasz Horbów

    Artist: Łukasz Horbów ( Instagram ) Based in Poland, 21 year old artist Łukasz Horbów expertise lies in fashion illustration, where he encapsulates nuances and details of fashion shows in his artwork. He is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.                                

  • Betrayers: 12 Songs To Haunt You

    BETRAYERS 12 Songs To Haunt You Review By Jay Armstrong Three years….three years, what a lifetime lays between then and now in this live fast die young freewheelin’ time we lucky few have found ourselves tried and shaped by. Three years since the last proper Betrayers release and before the album even takes shape we can feel the change, we brace ourselves as the songs play on to see, for good or bad, what it all means. It’s obvious these cats have lost the overt drive to prove themselves, the youthful arrogant confidence of needing to own a proper place in our hearts which we heard on 2014’s Let The…

  • Don’t Let the Average Impede You: An Interview With Acey Monaro of Go Fever

    Photo Credit: Roger Ho Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   In a city of bustling competition, Go Fever strikes gold when it comes to carving out a distinct space for themselves in Austin. Enveloped in a burgeoning indie scene, the band had a knack for making the right moves straight from the get-go, after the five-piece came to fruition last year. Raised in the Australian countryside, lead singer Acey Monaro grew up crafting bold lyrics and playing solo performances before moving permanently to Texas to form what is now the powerhouse act Go Fever, including members from exceptional local acts Sweet Spirit, Glass Grapes and Star Parks. Their…