“La Cara Infinita” is about women’s bodies rising to form a giant hand in the sky that brings on the end of the world. The music video takes a cue from Pasolini’s Salò, making an artistic statement with a little sexual deviance by oppressing the men for a change. We attended the video shoot without knowing what would take place. Then all these naked people appeared in the room. By Daiana Feuer
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October 31st, 2012 · No Comments
Tonight, Daedelus is performing at LACMA’s Halloween party, the Kubrick masquerade ball, so it seemed only appropriate that we should find out what’s his favorite scary movie and paste him into a scene from Kubrick’s creepiest film, of course. It also happens to be his birthday today. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
June 12th, 2012 · No Comments
Patti Smith’s records will be on the shelves of people who change the world. Maybe that defines my destiny in some way. Fact is, I almost puked before this interview. I ran to the bathroom gagging, which was weird. It’s hard to believe in things, and really to experience an honest moment of sweaty arm-pit truth. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
May 25th, 2012 · No Comments
We Are The World’s Robbie & Megan breach hyperreal territory with their new project DREAMERS. It’s both menacing and nurturing. For Hecuba’s new album MODERN, Jon and Isabelle went into isolation, shaved their eyebrows, and removed their identities to see what was underneath. Now they’ve joined forces to create a label that goes to infinity and jumps right off the edge.
October 28th, 2011 · No Comments
The first time Zola Jesus performed in Los Angeles, it was just Nika Rosa and some backing tracks. She crawled across the floor between people’s legs and though she was as small and delicate as a cat, she filled the room with her voice like a big shadow or a ghost. Finding a welcoming audience here, Rosa moved to Los Angeles and wrote her second album, Conatus. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
October 23rd, 2011 · No Comments
Fifteen years ago, DJ Shadow released Endtroducing…, a timeless masterpiece that secured his legacy as a pioneer of instrumental hip-hop and inspired several generation of beatmakers. With his latest The Less You Know, The Better, released last month on Verve, the legendary turntablist returns to his roots after experimenting on his confrontational and polarizing 2006 album The Outsider. This interview by Lainna Fader.
October 21st, 2011 · No Comments
champoyhate Before becoming a singer, Anika was a political journalist splitting her time between Bristol and Berlin. But after meeting Portishead producer Geoff Barrow, she quit her job as correspondent and released an album she recorded with Barrow’s latest project BEAK> in just twelve days on Stones Throw/Invada. She speaks here from somewhere in the [...]
September 26th, 2011 · 7 Comments
Hanni El Khatib plays bluesy garage rock with a lot of soul and a little folk for Highland Park’s Innovative Leisure label. He destroys live with only an electric guitar and drums played by his best friend from high school. From Café Tropical in Silver Lake, he speaks about preferring amps to humans, a memorable mushroom experience in the snow and his various encounters with strippers. He celebrates the release of his debut LP at the Echo tonight. This interview by Lainna Fader.
September 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment
Some people seem transported from a parallel universe, sent here to make this world a little more magical or strange. Like Mia Doi Todd—she should be floating, leaving a trail of flowers, or accompanied by a river that washes the city clean of all the creeps and malevolent vibes. Listening to her latest album, a little bit of cosmic energy seems to seep in and that parallel universe becomes visible. Suddenly, you wish you lived in France or Brazil. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
August 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments
Director Sion Sono started out as a poet and staged guerrilla experimental poetry street performances before making films about brutal murders, twisted families, and demonic hair. His latest film is Cold Fish, a twisted tale about a struggling fish store owner who falls into the dark orbit of a rich, charismatic—and murderous—owner of a successful high-end fish shop. He speaks here about crime and creativity, pervert power, and his own cult experiences. This interview by Lainna Fader.