Diane Von Fürstenberg’s new collaboration with ROXY is set to launch just in time for spring break! Being released online and in stores on March 7th, the surfer-chic collab between the high-profile designer and the Huntington Beach, CA.-based apparel line is a celebration of natural beauty and confidence. All pieces “reflect Diana Von Fürstenberg’s love of beach culture and nature as well as ROXY’s active and trailblazing spirit.” By combining DVF’s fun, bold prints with ROXY’s signature swim silhouettes the line is playful and empowering. Designed “for women who want to be the women they want to be” the collection includes ROXY’s beach essentials such as swimwear, cover-ups, board shorts, rash guards, and beach bags. For the most part, the bikini separates can be mixed and matched to create a bikini that’s perfect for your body type and style sense. We especially love the pastel tribal print of the Hopscotch Multi bikini with Knotted Bandeau Top! (top: $54, bottom: $46)
Big news has dropped today in the festival circuit: New York’s Governor’s Ball has officially announced its 2012 line up. For those not familiar with the Ball, it’s a two day fest featuring diverse tunes, a myriad of activities, and all the usual shenanigans that accompany any outdoor music festival. Situated on Randall’s Island—stock prison backdrop included—this fest boasts headliners Beck, Modest Mouse, Chromeo, Ducksauce, and Passion Pit (to name a few). Interspersed throughout the two days, the line-up looks fiendishly delicious, with June 23 & 24 shaping up to be quite the weekend.
New coffee blends and trends are already roasting in the new year as Starbucks switches from dark roasts to blondes and multiple celebrities, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, filmmaker David Lynch, Dave Mustaine from Megadeth and Lcd Soundsystem star James Murphy, enter the profitable industry.
After years of everyone being told by the coffee connoisseur that dark roasts are superior, coffee companies decided to attract a new market of coffee drinkers during this economic slump. This trend has already become a norm in many European countries, where they brew the blondes strong.
James Murphy struck Caucasian dance rock a serious blow when he disbanded LCD Soundsystem earlier this spring. Thankfully the two men of Junior Boys were hiding in the DJ booth with a new LP cocked and loaded. By the time their third full length Bygone Dull Care dropped in 2009, the duo of Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus had proved themselves to be masterful producers, gussying up old drum machines and dusty synths like the Six Million Dollar Man. They had an apothecary's sensitivity to mixing genres, dosing dub with soul and house with hip hop. But ultimately their Midas touch on the mixing board weighed heavy on their hopes as their music became lighter. Slick with pristine sonics, Bygone Dull Care spun so inconsequentially light that it threatened to fly off the turntable with too few hooks to keep it anchored. Greenspan and Didemus had become content with style without giving too much thought to substance, letting the how obscure the what.
Lasting for over three hours, comprised of five separate sets with 29 total songs (covers included), an appearance by Arcade Fire, and cascades of white balloons falling from the ceiling at the finale, LCD Soundsystem definitely went out with a bang for their last show on Saturday (4/2) at Madison Square Garden.
There's even a full video below that documents it all.
- 2:10 - Dance Yrself Clean (with “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc intro)
- 12:40 Drunk Girls
- 17:09 I Can Change
- 23:45 Time To Get Away
- 28:16 Get Innocuous!
- 35:18 Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
- 41:45 Too Much Love
- 46:53 All My Friends
- 55:30 Tired (with “Heart of the Sunrise” by Yes snippet)
Well Joonbuggers, it's that time again, Festie time! This time we are preparing for Austin City Limits. This is one of my favorite festivals of the year, not only because Austin is home, but also because it might be one of the most musically diverse. We are seeing some of our electronic, oldies, Texas country and pop favies this year. Here is what we were looking most forward to.
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Audio Bullys Higher Than The Eiffel
Band Of Horses Infinite Arms
Bo Bice 3
The Black Keys Brothers
Club 8 The People's Record
The Depreciation Guild Spirit Youth
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Mary Gauthler The Foundling
Harvey Milk A Small Turn Of Human Kindness
John Hughes Reset The Warehouse
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Jamie Lidell Compass
Miggs Wide Awake
Nas and Damian Marley Distant Relatives
Not An Airplane Things And People
Carson Taylor Truly Without
Tracy Thom Love And Its Opposite
Toots & The Maytals Flip & Twist
Woven Bones In And Out And Back Again
Yes, it's finally here but no one knows how long it's going to be available. What am I talking about? LCD Soundsystem are streaming all nine tracks of their much-anticipated album This Is Happening on their site.
With all the buzz of leaked versions and live performances going on YouTube, it only makes sense for the band to stream the album. James Murphy has asked those at concert not to leak the band's new album. "We spent two years making this record and we want to put it out when we want to put it out. I don't care about money - after it comes out, give it to whoever you want for free but until then, keep it to yourself."
James Murphy's electro gang LCD Soundsystem is finally going to give the fans what they want, a new record. Set for a May 18th release for the as-of-yet-untitled third album, Murphy stated on the bands blog, "Looks like we added another Paris gig. Oh, and something else. The fucking record is done." Murphy sent it off to be mastered by Bob Weston and by the looks of his comments; it seems to be a relief. Murphy spoke to Rolling Stone about the struggles of recording and coming up with song titles, "You ever listen to a song 40 times?" he asks. "That's why I don't write the lyrics until as close to the day I sing it as I can, so I don't get sick of them." And when it comes to the titles Murphy thinks it should be, "the most repeated, obvious phrase... because that's what people are going to say anyway!"
Wheezing their way through New York City's top venues, Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler have proven that vodka and cigarettes aren't as sinful as we thought. A slow night at Marquee in winter 2007 brought the dynamic duo together, and ever since they've been rocking parties, blackening lungs, and "bringing a rage room dance energy" to NYC's hottest venues. Now if only they could land that Phillip Morris sponsorship...
Going into a set, do you mix according to the crowd, or do you have pre-mixed sets that you play?