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Christopher Willits: OPENING
We've come to expect Ghostly International to push boundaries. The independent label excels in everything from product design to lo-fi house records, and their roster of artists is deft in crossing creative lines. San Francisco-based multimedia artist...
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Nightmare and the Cat + Gary Baseman
When artist Gary Baseman was asked to collaborate on the album cover art for the band Nightmare and the Cat, he did more than art direct the band’s photo shoot, captured within his interactive museum exhibition "The Door is Always Open" at the Skirball...
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Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film
Each track Bill Callahan crafted during his (thus far) 24-year career posses unfathomable depths of beauty and thought. There's an ever-intimate progression within the singer/songwriter's lyrics—moving, melodic and masterful—which all the while keeps...
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Interview: Sin Fang
We've come to expect nothing short of wonderment from the Icelandic music that reaches global airwaves—expressive and exploratory, but with recognizable pop tinges. Sin Fang delivers all of the above and his 2013 album Flowers was one of the year...
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Dukes of Chutney: Domino EP
We first came across Dustin Lynn’s visual creativity in connection with David de Rothschild’s Adventure Ecology initiative back in 2007. When we interviewed him last, Lynn was with de Rothchild on the Toxico Mission in Ecuador, where he was working...
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Interview: Tim Heidecker
Sometimes just looking at a certain comedian can make you giggle, and cult alt-comedy star Tim Heidecker is certainly one of them. Heidecker and his longtime partner in crime Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric fame have been making audiences laugh (and...
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Interview: Will Epstein of High Water
Since graduating from college last year, musician Will Epstein has kept a low profile despite assembling an impressive resume. Born and raised in NYC's TriBeCa neighborhood, Epstein went on to study electronic music at Brown University, where he...
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Studio Visit: Silas Hite
by Mya Stark Minds that are equally as agile in the realms of art and music are rare, but not unheard of. While most of the examples are musicians who dabble in visual art, there's the odd one like Tony Bennett whose paintings are in the collection...
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Interview: Christian Tiger School
Cape Town, known for its sweeping mountainous coastline, vineyards and historical role in South African politics, is home to a young, vibrant music scene making an international impression. At the foot of Table Mountain, Luc Veermeer and Sebastiano...
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Deform from Within
Born in Chongqing, China, musician Wu Na holds the distinction of being one of the world's premier guqin players, a seven-string instrument strummed by Confucius and revered as one of China's four classical arts. Her instrument of choice is one of...
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Interview: Matt Vasquez
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DESIGN
Whipping + Post Vintage Messenger
Musician turned designer Ryan Barr's latest accessory is a refreshingly simple take on a classic messenger bag. Like the rest of the products under Barr's leather goods label , Whipping + Post, which include instrument cases and other accessories...
DESIGN
Comet Substance
With his wide range of projects and mediums, it is no wonder why the technical sketcher turned screen printer Comet Substance uses collage in his works. Armed with a broad background, Comet Substance, also known as Ronny Hunger clips images out...
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Matthew Dear
The life of Matthew Dear is anything but black and white. Originally from Texas, the multi-faceted artist cut his teeth in the music world while studying at the University of Michigan—where he also co-founded record label Ghostly International...
TECH
Center of Attention
Bringing their passion for the emotional connection to sound, Sonos opened the Sonos Studio in LA to celebrate the listening experience. The new event space will host listening parties, screenings, lectures, workshops, concerts, and art installations...
TECH
Remote Recording
For outdoor live shows, off-set film shoots and small club gigs, on-site recording isn't as easy as it sounds. Bringing a solution to locations where facilities aren't available, Remote Recording puts a fully functioning studio inside a coincidentally...
DESIGN
Lenny Kravitz for Kartell
Each spring Salone del Mobile arrives in Milan, bringing with it the world's top designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Among the many highly anticipated product launches, pop ups and parties, this year saw iconic Italian furniture company...
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The Tea Rockers Quintet
One of the most interesting phenomena to hit Chinese avant-garde music is The Tea Rockers Quintet—a tea ceremony performed by master Lao Gu and accompanied by the all-stars of Chinese contemporary music: contemporary folk singer Xiao He...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Blood Orange
In our latest video we had the chance to sit down with Devonté Hynes, the musical mastermind behind Blood Orange. This latest iteration of Hynes' music talent combines live performance and vocals with a driving, otherworldly electronic backbone...
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The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is committed to an inclusive approach to music-making, opening up their expert ensemble to a range of site-specific musical experiments and collaborations with musicians from around the greater New York area...
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Tap Into SXSW
Sponsored content: We're bringing you exclusive content from Austin and bringing a little bit of the city to you courtesy of MasterCard PayPass®. You're familiar with the Cool Hunting motto "Always More", so it's no surprise that one party...
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Ariane Moffatt
We recently visited the acclaimed Canadian singer Ariane Moffatt at her Montréal studio in the Mile End section neighborhood of Plateau-Mont-Royal just days before she launched her latest album, MA. Having written in both French and English...
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Pearl and the Beard
At the close of a recent show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Jocelyn Mackenzie of Brooklyn-based band Pearl and the Beard held a screen-printed poster before a stupefied, packed house. Foregoing the disposable medium of CDs or LPs, the band...
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Brain Pulse Music
In the wake of last year's devastating tsunami, artist Masaki Batoh sought to address the emotional wreckage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The multi-talented Batoh has combined two decades of acupuncture work with his career as head...
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