Their style’s unique, their energy’s infectious, and their talent’s undeniable. Get ready to fall in love with Lake Street Dive just like we did when they stopped by to play two songs (“Godawful Things” and “Mistakes”) from their latest LP, “Side Pony.” Featuring Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Bridget Kearney (upright bass, vocals), and Mike Calabrese (drums, vocals). Recorded live at Bose studios, “Better Sound Sessions” features our favorite artists playing music that sounds and feels the way you know music should.
The process of painting for me begins as a kind of soliloquy through which I work out my fascinations with the contemporary landscape and the connections that tie me to my own place in the world. I discover painting sites without seeking them. Often motifs are the serendipitous results of trips to the grocery store or other practical routines of daily life.
I paint on location, executing small, quick studies in which I attempt to respond to the transience of light and weather. The challenge is to distill the essential color, form, and space from the "blooming, buzzing confusion" of nature using only my eyes and the language of painting. Balancing these outdoor studies are longer meditations worked out on a larger scale in the studio from drawings, photographs, and experimentation at the palette. The two practices complement each other but are essentially self-sufficient activities. When working outdoors I rarely think of the studies as preparations for studio paintings. If anything the reverse is true. A long season of studio work often drives me outdoors to escape the inevitable ditches I drive myself into when the direct reference to nature has grown thin.
Divesting myself of limiting preconceptions is a necessary condition of painting from observation, and so the act of painting is not so much about the resulting commodity as it is a game of consciousness. Receptivity is my primary aim. The goal, ultimately, is to construct a living metaphor in color, shape, and mark for my experience of the concrete world. The thrill when the first crude likeness appears is still as fresh and exciting as it was when I first started painting.
Jamie xx released a new music video for “Gosh,” off last year’s excellent album In Colour, early Friday morning. Debuting on iTunes and Apple Music and directed by Romain Gavras (M.I.A.’s “Born Free”), the clip features an enormous cast – more than 400 actors filmed with no CGI or 3D effects, according to a release – moving in near-synchronization.
'River In Me' is the first single from the new album 'Fixion' (Out September 16th, 2016).
Music credits: All instruments played by Anders Trentemøller. Lyrics written and performed by Jehnny Beth. Additional bass played by Jeppe Brix.
Video credits: Directors: RITON EMENIUS (Åsa Riton & Andreas Emenius) Producer: Linnéa Andersson DOP: Nadim Carlsen Editing: Riton Emenius FAD: Jacob Eklund Art Direction: Riton Emenius Junior Art Director: Alexandra Stroemich Junior Art Director: Lisanne Fransen 1st AC: Malin Gutke Technical assistant: Andreas Almkvist Hair & Make up: Sóley Ástudóttir Production assistant: Lisa Jonsson Actors: Nim Sundström, Cajsa Wessberg, Ida Jagerfeldt, Caroline Johansson & Andreas Eriksson Director assistant: China Yggström Colorist: Ola Bäccman Online: Oscar Gullstrand/ Naive Production Company: Camp David Film
Thank you to: Annika Pehrson & Swiss, Billy Söderin, Liljeholmskollektivet Special thanks to: Tomas Jonsson, Per-Arne Sundell, Susanne Kottulinsky & Anders Fluch (Driving Event Producers) and Daniel Thisell (Ljud&Bildmedia)