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Aphex Twin: Syro 13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way...
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Kilo Kish: Locket The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song...
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Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O'Riley
In a private residence on NYC's Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance organized by Culture Shock featuring pianist Christopher O'Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces...
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Best of CH 2013: ListenUp
As 2013 comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect upon the hundreds of songs that hit our headphones, had us dancing and influenced daily life throughout the year, many of which we reported on in our weekly feature, ListenUp. Below are 12 of our...
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Interview: JIHAE
Many singers these days produce albums that have been laboriously groomed and primped—from almost-too-perfect Autotuned vocals to the overly airbrushed album cover—so it's refreshing to meet a singer and songwriter with a sultry voice and raw energy...
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Kitten Pyramid: Uh Oh As the UK celebrated the birth of a future prince on 22 August 2013, the hilariously named British prog rock band Kitten Pyramid released their own gem when their debut single "Uh Oh" hit iTunes on Monday. Those disappointed...
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Interview: Hanni El Khatib
San Francisco-born, LA-based Hanni El Khatib's new album Head in the Dirt—produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys—is perfect summertime listening. It contains more of that blues and garage-influenced rock that the singer-songwriter is best known...
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The Joint Project, Nashville
Nashville may be famously known as Music City, but a new event is helping to raise the presence of visual arts in the city. Joint Project is the brainchild of independent curator Susan Sherrick and social media consultant Libby Callaway. The project...
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Cool Hunting's Hibernating Playlist
As winter sputters along in New York, we're finding plenty of reasons to be homebodies —an activity that calls for the appropriate soundtrack. Like Atlas Sounds' opener "The Shakes," some of the best music for the season seems engineered for...
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Rocked
Mick Rock is probably not the first name that pops to mind if you're thinking about seeking some career advice. Dubbed the world over as "the man who shot the Seventies," Rock is known as much for his own rock star reputation—he claims his...
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Hedgehog
A standout in Beijing's underground rock scene (learn more about it from our story on five other bands) returns to the U.S. this month for a few shows in NYC before swinging through the South. Hedgehog, formed in 2005, is one of the most notorious...
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Nightmare and the Cat
"Drink your shots, pick up your beer and come watch us perform," Django Stewart commanded the crowd at Mercury Lounge last week. "We're Nightmare and the Cat," punctuated his brother and fellow frontman Sam Stewart, kicking off the show to launch...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Savannah Stopover
by Gregory Stefano Savannah, Georgia may be more well-known for its BBQ, but students attending the Savannah College of Art and Design have helped redefine the Southern city as an artistic hub. In response to its burgeoning local music scene, earlier...
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Alternative to Everything
Of the '90s artifacts, "Parental Advisory" labels, Riot grrrls, the Internet and Napster, personal technology like the iMac and Palm Pilot, Donna Martin marrying David Silver in Malibu and O.J. Simpson driving his white Bronco up the 405 stand out...
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Cool Hunting's Summer Warm-Up Mix
While the season's transitional weather lends plenty of opportunities for staring-out-the-window-at-the-rain songs, spring's soft sunshine also inspires a feel-good faster pace—so that we can get it all done in time for dreamy do-nothing summer...
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Designed by Diesel
by Tacita Vero Already having put their name to olive oil and a Fiat, as well as backing Miami's Pelican Hotel, Italian fashion magnate Diesel launched their sexy, rock 'n' roll-tinged Designed by Diesel collection at the 2009 Salone del Mobile...
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Tom Tom Magazine: Interview with Founder Mindy Abovitz
Tom Tom Magazine, a print publication for, about and made by female drummers, appeals to any girl who has ever been told she can't do something because of her gender. “Women just aren't encouraged to play drums,” said founder and editor...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Diesel:U:Music Tour 2009
by Gregory Mitnick Invited by Diesel to check out the Miami stop of their annual Diesel:U:Music Tour last month, we shot a video taking it back to rock and roll basics with headliners Kid Cudi and Santigold. Talking to them about how the genre influences...
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Photographer Tim Mantoani
by Alison Zavos for Feature Shoot Tim Mantoani remembers the moment he first held a 35mm camera in his hand and raised it to his eye to take a photograph of his high school counselor. His love of image-making drew him to Brooks Institute of Photography...
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Who Shot Rock 'n' Roll: A Photographic History, 1955–Present
Long a critical part in spreading the look, attitude and emotion of a burgeoning culture to the masses, the new book "Who Shot Rock 'n' Roll" helps define rock photography as a genre of it’s own. Historian and...
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Cool Hunting's Summer 2009 Playlist
This collection of tracks (click here to launch a player) represents a selection of our favorite new jams and a few classics, all inspired by the warm days of summer and activities like beach trips and rooftop parties. When we all started listening...
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The Great Frog London Jewelry Online Store
Fans of bold, rock n' roll jewelry will be excited learn that cult jewelry store The Great Frog recently joined the 21st century by launching an online store that carries. This family business, located just off London's bustling Carnaby Street...
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Harlem Shakes: Technicolor Health
If one were to throw a rock in the western part of Brooklyn, it'd likely hit the supporting member of some transplanted indie rock band. With everyone and their mother's band relocating to the borough, it presents a problem for a five-piece...
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