Alice Russell interviewed for her album, To Dust, for Boxx Magazine:
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Tags: empire of the sun, ice on the dune, lily moayeri, reviews, under the radar magazine
Empire Of The Sun Ice On The Dune (Astralwerks)
If you were among the million plus individuals who (legally) purchased Empire Of The Sun’s debut album, Walking On A Dream, you will not be disappointed with its follow-up, Ice On The Dune. The second lovechild of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore shares its predecessor’s compelling cinematic, sci-fi/fantasy personality both aurally and visually. In fact, Ice On The Dune is Walking On The Dream Mark II, only with more sheen, more elements of ‘80s synth-pop, wackier, more incomprehensible stories being told, and more soundtrack readiness—for a psychedelic, Technicolor film that exists in its creators’ minds and realized in their videos.
Harnessing a number of pop hit-making producers and mixers guarantees Ice On The Dune the requisite polish and shininess necessary for everyman’s ear. On their own, however, the songs still have the relentless hooks, the danceable rhythms, the chiseled melodies, plus the mysterious lyricism that production alone cannot create. The effervescent “DNA” twinkles like a floodlit fountain with a lighthearted, irrepressible chorus. “Concert Pitch” bounces along a bike path of synthetic basslines. “Old Flavours” goes further back into the soundtrack vault channeling corny ‘70s police action adventure flicks in the best possible way while the sugary “Celebrate” turns the disco corner at the threshold of the ‘70s and ‘80s with its bubbly chorus. Steele’s voice rises and falls, in turns falsetto and verging on tenor, riding the waves of the multi-layered compositions.
Anything on Ice On The Dune would have been on heavy rotation during the time MTV took its cues from new wave bands funneled through the UK. Ice On The Dune would also have been a regular guest of the UK’s now-defunct music chart program, Top Of The Pops. Thirty years later, it’s time to do it all over again—ever more stylishly.
Tags: alex frankel, grammy museum, holy ghost, nick millhiser, ringo: peace & love
•Ringo: Peace & Love media preview at the Grammy Museum on Tuesday June 11, 2013 (background some of Ringo’s drums, top left some of Ringo’s artwork, bottom left some of Ringo’s clothes [costumes?], middle bottom lyrics to “Don’t Pass Me By,” center postcard from Ringo to his parents with egregious yet endearing spelling errors, Ringo). •Interview with Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost! (two dudes in the middle) for Soma Magazine on Thursday June 13, 2013.
Tags: am, am & shawn lee, la musique numerique, lily moayeri, reviews, shawn lee, under the radar magazine
AM & Shawn Lee la Musique Numerique (Park The Van)
On AM & Shawn Lee‘s second album, the former’s ’70s psychedelic funk slots ever more comfortably into the latter’s spacey groove. “Special Disco” sounds like it’s traveling through water, while the duo’s cover of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out” has never been so distortedly blunted. Temperate disco for the sophisticated set.
Tags: black rebel motorcycle club, dj times magazine, el rey theatre, futurebound, getty center, gold fields, hollywood forever cemetery, lily moayeri, Masonic Lodge, matrix, mayer hawthorne, peace, quadron, respect club, sonic overdrive, weekly wanderings, white arrows, wiltern theatre
•Sonic Overdrive at the Getty Center (bottom center) and Peace at the Echo (top left) with Jim Tremayne from DJ Times Magazine on Friday May 31, 2013. •White Arrows at the El Rey Theatre (top right) and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Wiltern (center and center right) on Saturday June 1, 2013. •Quadron (bottom left) at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Wednesday June 5, 2013. •Interview with Mayer Hawthorne for his upcoming album at Intelligentsia, Gold Fields at the El Rey Theatre (bottom right) and Matrix at Respect (top middle and center left) on Thursday June 6, 2013.
Listen to Peace’s single “Follow Baby” via their Soundcloud page.
Listen to amazing music from White Arrows on their Soundcloud page.
Watch Part Three of of a six-part short film series on the making of the latest Black Rebel Motorcycle Club album.
Listen to selections from Quadron’s first and current album on their Soundcloud page.
Watch the album trailer for Mayer’s upcoming album, Where Does This Door Go.
Listen to the latest single from Gold Fields “You’re Still Gone.”
Watch the official video for Matrix and Futurebound’s single, “Magnetic Eyes” featuring Baby Blue.
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