Charlotte Gainsbourg, the daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer Serge Gainsbourg, is releasing a new EP, Terrible Angels, on September 6th. The video for the title track, written and produced by Beck, is posted above: watch many Charlottes dance and fight each other in a parking garage. Beck also produced Gainsbourg’s breakthrough [...]
Given the recent turmoil in England, I think it’s time to revisit Panic by The Smiths.
The old Metropolitan Opera House was derided for having excellent sight lines from box to box without regard for the spectators’ view of the stage. Many New York restaurants feel the same today, except that instead of shining a spotlight on the diner, restaurants are interested in themselves. The old Met was built so that [...]
The Canadian swan Feist is releasing a new album, Metals, on October 4th, four years after her universally acclaimed The Reminder. (Everyone was into that album; remember her performance of 1234 on Sesame Street?) You can listen to the first new single How Come You Never Go There below.
Mayer Hawthorne is Andrew Mayer Cohen’s stage name; it’s a combination of his middle name and the name of the street where he grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Resurrecting (and reinvigorating?) classic Motown soul, Hawthorne’s music sounds like it could have been recorded in the 1960′s. The music video for his song A Long [...]
Last month I spent a few days along the Oregon coast in and around Newport. The scenery was spectacular, the seafood was remarkably fresh and delicious, and the cooler weather was a welcome respite from the sticky heat of a metropolitan East Coast summer. (Descending into the New York subway at this time of year [...]