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John Cameron Mitchell’s Podcast Musical

With Anthem: Homunculus, director John Cameron Mitchell and co-writer Bryan Weller have crafted a six-hour, 10-episode, 31-song original musical podcast. Mitchell, who reinvented the rock opera with 2001’s groundbreaking stage play-turned-film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, tapped immense talent for the production—including Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard and Laurie Anderson. Read more about Anthem: Homunculus, (which debuts on the podcast platform Luminary today) at the New …
Tags: Culture, John Cameron Mitchell, Music, Musicals, Podcasts, Rock, Rock Music


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From dark and enthralling to sweet and dreamy, some of favorite new music this week Flying Lotus feat. David Lynch: Fire is Coming Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collaboration between experimental magicians Flying Lotus and David Lynch is gloriously dark, demented and enthralling. The spoken-word track revolves around an ominous story, told by Lynch, over a soundscape that includes far-away thunder, rumbling, garbled hums, haunting strings and …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Jazz, David Lynch, Spoken word, Ambient, Listenup, Four Tet, Electronic, Collaborations, New Music, Tycho, Lynch, Flying Lotus


Leper Messiah: Dig This New Sculpture Of Iggy Pop’s Most Iconic Pose

A new company called Wax Face Toys is launching with a remarkable figurine of Iggy Pop. Wax Face make licensed figures in resin and vinyl featuring cult heroes from the world of music and film. The Iggy figurine was sculpted in London by former Madame Tussauds artists and measures 15.7 inches (40 centimeters). More: Wax Face Toys h/t: dangerousminds It is based on the well-known photograph taken... Source
Tags: Music, Design, London, Rock, Sculpture, Wax, Classic, Iggy Pop, Wax Face Toys, Iggy Pop Wax Face


The JBL Jr Pop is a wireless bluetooth speaker just for the kids

“Big Sound for Music’s Tiny Fans” is perhaps the best way to describe the JBL Jr Pop, a conceptual speaker created by Shenzhen-based Kim Hyojin.A winner of both the Red Dot Design Concept Award and the iF Design Award for the year 2019, the JBL Jr Pop is a junior speaker, designed to be child-friendly, and give children their dedicated music-listening device. The Jr Pop is small, light, rugged, and comes with a leash that the child can use to carry their sound with them. A comforting ring of lig...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Awards, Shenzhen, Product Design, Portable Audio, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, iF Design Award, Red Dot Concept 2019, JBL Jr Pop, Kim Hyojin, Jr Pop


Tycho: Easy

The multi-talented Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) has just released the first track from his upcoming fifth album—his first since 2016’s Epoch. The dreamy song, called “Easy,” is filled with pulsing and groovy bass lines, airy synths, and hazy vocals by Saint Sinner. Hansen says of the tune, “‘Easy’ is about coming to terms with my past and defining a clear vision moving forward. It’s a …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Ambient, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Tycho, Scott Hansen, Chillwave, Saint Sinner Hansen


Four Tet: Teenage Birdsong

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has just released a new track and it’s a sweet, flute-and-synth-led tune called “Teenage Birdsong.” Minimal to begin with, the song becomes more and more layered, shimmery and beguiling. While it’s meditative and ambient, the song’s flawless production makes it deeply engaging. Hebden announced on Twitter that he’s been working on new music, but it’s not clear if this song …
Tags: Music, Design, Experimental, Culture, Ambient, Listenup, Four Tet, Electronic, New Music, Kieran Hebden, Birdsong, Hebden, Teenage Birdsong Minimal


Premiere: Vitamin String Quartet’s Rendition of Björk’s “Wanderlust”

A live album and entrancing visuals in homage to the beloved Icelandic artist Culminating in a special release for Record Store Day and a digital debut on 19 April, Vitamin String Quartet (known for 20 years worth of classical covers of popular songs) pays homage to Björk with a full-length offering entitled Vitamin String Quartet Performs Björk. The 13-track release spans Björk‘s discography—with obvious fan …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Visuals, Colors, Bjork, Premiere, Classical, Wanderlust, Arrangements, Animated, Vitamin String Quartet


Flying Lotus feat. David Lynch: Fire is Coming

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collaboration between experimental magicians Flying Lotus and David Lynch is gloriously dark, demented and enthralling. The spoken-word track revolves around an ominous story, told by Lynch, over a soundscape that includes far-away thunder, rumbling, garbled hums, haunting strings and tinkling piano. The video—directed by Steven Ellison and David Firth—depicts a distorted Lynch telling the tale to a mesmerized group of wolf-children. The track …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Culture, David Lynch, Spoken word, Listenup, Collaborations, Lynch, Flying Lotus, Soundscapes, Short Films, Steven Ellison, David Firth


This 3D-Printed Metal Guitar is Absolutely Indestructible.

A lot of moments in rock history are defined by the iconic guitar-smash… and while I personally don’t think it’s particularly nice to smash musical equipment, what if you designed a guitar that, if you look at the image immediately below, couldn’t be smashed?That’s what Sandvik decided to do. Designed to show off their advanced titanium additive printing techniques (and also their engineering prowess), they designed the world’s first guitar that can’t be smashed. Literally. Many have even trie...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Guitar, Steel, Titanium, Product Design, Unbreakable, Yngwie Malmsteen, Andy Holt, Sandvik, Malmsteen, Printed Metal Guitar


fold: Teacher

Over fold’s jazzy new instrumental, a recording of James Baldwin’s moving 1963 speech given at Oakland, CA’s Castlemont High School plays. The speech, for predominantly black students, is about education and self-worth, and begins, “If I were your teacher, I’d beg you to fight me and not let me get away with anything.” The psych- and funk-infused “Teacher” layers several organic movements—and works seamlessly with …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Blues, Jazz, Leeds, Spoken word, Listenup, New Music, James Baldwin, Oakland CA, Instrumental, Fold, Castlemont High School


Premiere: “Lessons” by The Cinematic Orchestra

Binaural chemistry with imagery to match On 15 March, symphonic electronic group The Cinematic Orchestra released To Believe, their first album in 12 years. This welcome news followed that of two track launches—and a US performance announcement (their first in a decade). For those already transfixed by the vision of Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith, the guiding forces behind The Cinematic Orchestra, the releases of …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, US, Culture, Electronic Music, New Music, Premieres, Dominic Smith, The Cinematic Orchestra, Cinematic Orchestra, Jason Swinscoe


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Sad bangers, bedroom-pop, house-inflected bops and more this week Kaytranada feat. VanJess: Dysfunctional From CH-favorite Kaytranada, a new track featuring Nigerian-American duo VanJess. “Dysfunctional” features house influences, a precise combination of live and digital percussion, excellent vocal accompaniment and Kaytranada’s trademark bouncy, danceable energy. It’s the producer’s first release of 2019 and could be a teaser for an upcoming album—which would be his first since …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Pop, House, Indie, Island, Listenup, Collaborations, Funk, New Music, Kaytranada, Listen Up, Bedroom Pop


“Untypical Girls”: Early Photographs Of Women In Punk From Between The Late 1970s And Early 1990s

Punk girls with Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go’s in the center. Los Angeles, 1978. Photo by Mike Murphy. These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. From the advent of punk in late-70s Britain to grunge via no wave, indie... Source
Tags: Photography, Music, Design, Women, Rock, Punk, Retro


Solange: When I Get Home

Solange’s 19-track When I Get Home is available on clear vinyl, for those who enjoy the ritual and sound of real-life records. With tracks featuring Sampha, Panda Bear, Tyler the Creator, The-Dream, Abra, Dev Hynes and others, it’s a lush album that waxes and wanes effortlessly between ballads, interludes and beyond.
Tags: Music, Design, Records, Vinyl, Release, Solange


Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li: Late Night Feelings

British musician/producer Mark Ronson has tapped Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li for the latest of his self-proclaimed “sad bangers.” With island, funk and disco influences, “Late Night Feelings” offers up a lush and rich instrumental for Li to sing atop. With steel drums, forlorn vocals and a pared-back breakdown, the song is also the title track of Ronson’s upcoming album (set for release 21 June), which …
Tags: Music, Design, Disco, Pop, Culture, Mark Ronson, Island, Lykke Li, Listenup, Funk, New Music


Verner Panton’s Bond Villain Seating in Reproduction

Several of Danish furniture and interior designer Verner Panton’s creations have been used to decorate Bond villains’ hideouts—from decadent shell chandeliers to minimal lamps and beyond. Perhaps the most recognizable, the Pantonova seating system, is back in production. Bond antagonist Karl Stromberg perched atop the iconic, curve-framed seat in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me and it was just unveiled once more at this year’s Salone …
Tags: Design, Milan, Film, Industrial Design, Furniture, Pop Culture, Denmark, Interiors, Bond, Danish, Milan Design Week, Scandinavian Design, Verner Panton, Karl Stromberg


Kaytranada feat. VanJess: Dysfunctional

From CH-favorite Kaytranada, a new track featuring Nigerian-American duo VanJess. “Dysfunctional” features house influences, a precise combination of live and digital percussion, excellent vocal accompaniment and Kaytranada’s trademark bouncy, danceable energy. It’s the producer’s first release of 2019 and could be a teaser for an upcoming album—which would be his first since his 2016 debut.
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, House, Listenup, Electronic, Funk, New Music, Kaytranada


Nokia’s Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Now if a Google Home or an Apple HomePod could give me inputs on how to stay healthy, by collating my information and giving me tips on how to live a better life, I’d definitely consider it. If a home assistant could tell me if my sleeping patterns needed improvement, or that my diet could use some tweaking, or perhaps some outdoor time for my heart-rate, that’s what I’d really value in a home assistant. Nokia’s Home tries to be that guardian. Designed as a conceptual device by Rik Oudenhoven du...
Tags: Android, Home, Music, Design, Fitness Tracker, Privacy, Audio, Speakers, Nokia, European Union, Health Tracker, Product Design, Sleep Tracker, Smart Speaker, Home Assistant, Google Home


Roberto: With A Song

With a bass line and percussion that encourages head-nodding, LA-based singer/songwriter Roberto’s “With A Song” is a lovely bedroom-pop song with a perfectly unfinished tinge. “Unreleased demo” is all the song’s bio reads, but the track gleams with promise. Roberto shows writing prowess and an uncanny ability to weave in and out of the melody. There’s autotune, a distortion and playfulness—and it all works.
Tags: Music, Design, La, Los Angeles, Pop, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Roberto, Bedroom Pop


The Symfonisk Speaker Lamp has the style of IKEA, but the soul of Sonos

Designed by IKEA, and Powered by Sonos, you’re looking at the Symfonisk, a range of offerings by the two collaborating companies. Designed as a table-lamp-speaker and a bookshelf-speaker, the Symfonisk aim at merging home-decor with smart-technology, and powerful audio to create products that simply enrich houses. The table-lamp comes with a lamp and lampshade at the top and a speaker at the bottom, while the bookshelf speaker is designed to occupy the spatial footprint of an encyclopedia (somet...
Tags: Apple, Home, Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Lamp, Ikea, Wireless, Speaker, Sonos, Product Design, Bookshelf, Airplay 2, Symfonisk, Ikea Speaker


The Cavalier Air is a hipster-looking smart-speaker that also wirelessly charges phones

Cavalier’s approach to audio is best described as classic. It uses classic materials and styles to create audio devices that don’t look particularly uber-tech. The Air, Cavalier’s latest offering, much like its ancestor, the Maverick showcases an absolutely retro-hipster attitude by ditching the boring plastic for knit fabric, wood, and leather.The Air is essentially a combination of three things. A smart-speaker, a clock, and a wireless charger. Its unique shape allows it to be all three, as th...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Speakers, Wireless, Speaker, Air, Qi, Alexa, Hipster, Product Design, Cavalier, Wireless Charger


Tairey feat. Badboxes: Lowlands

Pittsburgh artists Tairey and Badboxes collaborate on a genre-blending burner titled “Lowlands.” Badboxes, aka Harrison Wargo, provides the initial vocals—he sings of full moons, slow dances and the lowlands overtop drums and guitars. Tairey raps a well-written minute-long verse with impressive cadence—initially self-reflective, it slowly turns wiser.
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Hip-hop, Indie, Pittsburgh, Listenup, Collaborations, New Music, Tairey, Badboxes, Harrison Wargo


“Ivry” by Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith

Inspired by and honoring the life of French poet Antonin Artaud With The Peyote Dance, Patti Smith joins experimental sound outfit Soundwalk Collective in a work in tribute of French poet Antonin Artaud. Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stéphan Crasneanscki traveled to the Norogachi municipality of Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara (otherwise known as the Copper Canyon), where Artaud himself traveled in 1936—curious to know whether a peyote shaman from …
Tags: Music, Design, Mexico, Albums, Culture, Patti Smith, New Music, Copper Canyon, Antonin, Antonin Artaud, Premieres, Artaud, Sierra Tarahumara, Stephan Crasneanscki, Soundwalk Collective, Norogachi


Mini Mansions feat. Alison Mosshart: Hey Lover

Mini Mansions and Alison Mosshart’s “Hey Lover” is a sarcastic love song from the LA-based trio’s forthcoming album Guy Walks Into A Bar… The Kills’ Mosshart and Mansions’ Michael Shuman give and take for some six minutes backed by guitars, drums and sprawling, atmospheric synths. It’s slow-burning and growling, and undeniably enjoyable. The lo-fi music video depicts their duet materializing over corded phones—emphasizing a great …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Culture, Indie, Listenup, Collaborations, Mini Mansions, New Music, Alison Mosshart, Michael Shuman, Kills Mosshart


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From scorching guitar solos to jazzy hip-hop and indie-electro, plenty of new music this week Kishi Bashi: F Delano Upbeat instrumentation envelops the complex subject matter of Kishi Bashi‘s new track “F Delano.” As one may assume, the lyrics address the reputation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt—specifically his perception as a hero in contrast to his use of internment camps for Japanese-Americans. From the singer/songwriter/violinist’s forthcoming …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Hip-hop, House, Indie, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hot Chip, Folk, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Dream Pop, Holy Ghost, Kishi Bashi, Listen Up


Kris Kelly: Birthplace

From Brooklyn-based indie-folk artist Kris Kelly comes “Birthplace,” an elegant, poetic track with delicate strings and a steady guitar. Accompanied by an Adi Halfin-directed video, the song unfolds as characters come and go—all of which do so solemnly and suddenly. “He grew tired of carrying / a past so weighted / then forgot to remember / and I thought that he might be a runaway …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Brooklyn, Indie, Music Video, Folk, Listenup, Adi Halfin, Kris Kelly


The $500m Shed: inside New York's quilted handbag on wheels

This puffed-up cultural citadel was meant to be an endlessly evolving, telescopic arts complex. But the glistening billionaires’ playground rising up beside it had other plansIt seems fitting that the cultural centre of New York’s latest luxury private development should look like a quilted Chanel handbag. Rearing up at the northern end of the High Line on Manhattan’s reborn West Side, the Shed presents a 10-storey wrapping of puffed-up diamond cushions to passersby, standing as the gaudy gatewa...
Tags: Music, New York, Design, US, Society, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Museums, Stage, Manhattan, Michelin, Regeneration


Kishi Bashi: F Delano

Upbeat instrumentation envelops the complex subject matter of Kishi Bashi‘s new track “F Delano.” As one may assume, the lyrics address the reputation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt—specifically his perception as a hero in contrast to his use of internment camps for Japanese-Americans. From the singer/songwriter/violinist’s forthcoming album Omoiyari, this song falls among many others tackling the geopolitical strife from the past and its parallels to …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Indie, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Listenup, New Music, Delano, Kishi Bashi


Hot Chip: Hungry Child

Fresh from their upcoming record, the gloriously named A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, Hot Chip‘s first new track since 2015 is “Hungry Child”—a song that straddles high-energy and low-key in a seamless manner. Undeniably Hot Chip, the tune is layered and infectious with a deep house influence and glittery glaze. The release comes ahead of a tour across Northern America and Europe that will last …
Tags: Europe, Music, Design, Culture, Hot Chip, Listenup, New Music, Electro, Northern America, Indie-electro


These sustainable headphones are making a debut just in time for Earth Day

The Exodus headphones are The House of Marley’s first release in its new 2019 line of eco-friendly audio products, and trust us when we say they are everything you’d want in a pair of headphones. Made from materials like FSC-certified wood, stainless steel, recyclable aluminum and soft natural leather, the Exodus headphones allow you feel good about your purchase while having a comfortable listening experience. The House of Marley doesn’t stop at headphones, either — the company also creates tu...
Tags: Music, Design, Review, Interview, Interviews, Africa, Earth, Headphones, Marley, Bob Marley, FSC, Green Products, Cnet, Green Technology, Eco-friendly, Earth Day



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