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Lykke Li is back with a new album, and the sound is a bit unexpected. If you’re familiar with Lykke’s previous work, you know her tracks are dotted with synthesizers and 808s, resulting in a sound that feels upbeat, despite it's heavy lyrics. The new album takes a different approach, giving a very personal look into Lykke’s recent experiences. She claims that each track on the album will be a power ballad-- you know, the weep-on-your-floor, throw-the-nearest-object-at-anyone-who-dares-interrupt-you, grab-a-carton-of-ice-cream, soul-baring-sing-along kind.  Co-produced by long-time collaborators Björn Yttling,...
UK artist Joseph Begley has taken on a comedic and artistic venture: to interactively illuminate a room…and fulfill our innate need to touch butts. This ass-sential light fixture works simply enough, using materials such as silicone and pressure sensors to brighten your libido and the room every time you touch a butt-shaped sculpture. The functionality of this lamp is accentuated by the array of gestures that will stimulate the light. This fixture will only ‘turn on’ if you give it a little foreplay and TLC…but can’t...
The Source is a fascinating new interview series designed and executed by celebrated artist Doug Aitken. Aitken artfully presents intimate and revealing interviews that give the audience a new lens through which to view the creative artists we are so familiar seeing, bringing attention to the lesser-seen process of creativity. I first heard about the project at the Sundance Film festival, which is part of the New Frontier program. At Sundance, The installation was constructed inside of a custom built, 2,000-square-feet, circular structure called the Pavilion....
If you don't know Alex Guarnaschelli, or you do but never knew that was how to spell her name, let's take a minute to appreciate this deeply passionate foodie. Guarnaschelli is (in my humble and totally love-struck opinion) the greatest lady chef on food television, and believe me, I have watched a lot of food television.  Just watch this video:  She talks about food like none other. Seriously, every time she opens her mouth about food she is writing a beautiful poetic verse in honor of flavor. Guarnaschelli...
Here’s the thing: those of us that are willing to shamelessly drown in the depths of repetitive, predictable, and overtly romantic bro-rock indie music, tend to welcome almost all attempts at acoustic recordings. That’s why when Seattle group Band of Horses released their newest album Band of Horses: Acoustic At The Ryman the mushy hearts of BUST were totally down. In most other places, the album (released on February 11, 2014) was not as well-received, as the record fell short of expectations for a project rich...