Singer/keyboardist Erika Forster (Au Revoir Simone) has released the first single ‘Hidden‘ off her forthcoming self-titled debut EP, coming out on pop label Cascine on July 10th. Backed by Jorge Elbrecht of Violens on percussion (who she released a 7″split with last year), she experimented with effects and instrumentation, recording a handful of tracks at his Greenpoint home studio in 2011.
Erika first discovered her affinity for keyboards with Brooklyn band, Dirty On Purpose, and it wasn’t before long that she formed Au Revoir Simone with similarly synth-minded friends. In 2010 the group was put on hold so that members could focus on continuing education and starting a family. Erika seized this opportunity to explore some personal musical territory and we’re glad she did!
Take a listen to her first single, “Hidden”.
See Erika live:
7/12 – New York, NY – Ivana Helsinki Space
8/01 – Los Angeles – The Echo
8/02 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop (Popscene)
Rachel Schwartzmann is a street style aficionado. Her blogs The Style Line and Le Style Child are go to spots if you’re looking for style and trend inspiration. We’re thrilled to see Rachel in our Edie Natural peep-toe loafers!
The Edie Natural is a must have in anyone’s shoe collection. Its classic leather look makes it the perfect finishing touch on any outfit. Whether you’re rocking some serious color, or taking style tips from Rachel and finishing off a classic look.The Edie Naturals Neo preppie style compliments any look. Click the link to get your own pair of the Edie Natural. Or for some fashion forward words from NYC ‘style child’ Rachel Schwartzmann follow her on Twitter!
Director Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed, Moonrise Kingdom is a summer movie must see. The film is set in the Summer of 1965 on an island off the coast of New England. The small town is swept into a frenzy when young lovers, Sam (Jared Gillman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) devise a plan to runaway together. How romantic…
The film’s features a stellar ensemble cast. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are hysterical and heart warming as the dysfunctional parents of wild Suzy Bishop. Edward Norton (LOVE) is fantastic as the comedic and clueless troop leader, Scout Master Ward and Bruce Willis delivers a likeable performance as the small town’s lonely sheriff.
If you love “The Catcher in the Rye” then you will love Moonrise Kingdom. The film’s young love theme and summer time feel will leave anyone nostalgic for summers past. So if you’re in the mood for a movie that will leave you smiling, call your local theater and see if Moonrise Kingdom is playing near you!
Warm Up returns to MoMA’s Long Island City PS1‘s courtyard this summer, and it’s another great schedule featuring the likes of Light Asylum, Matthew Dear, Jamie XX, Danny Brown and many more. This year will feature a temporary urban landscape by HWKN called Wendy, the winning design of MoMA PS1′s 13th annual Young Architects Program.
This year’s Warm Up marks the third year the series will be conceived by a curatorial committee hand selected by the museum. This year’s schedule was selected by MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach and organized by MoMA PS1 Curatorial Assistant Eliza Ryan, the Warm Up 2012 committee includes Dean Bein, Head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, Head of XL Recordings; Robin Carolan, Head of Tri Angle Records; Jonathan Galkin, Co-Founder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, Editor for Pitchfork; Matt Werth, Label Head of RVNG Intl; and Imogene Strauss, as MoMA PS1 Bookings and Stage Manager.
Don’t miss out on the installations by local design talent, CONFETTISYSTEM, Fort Makers, Fort Standard, The Principals, Rich Brilliant Willing, and Thunder Horse Video, organized by Jocelyn Miller, MoMA PS1 Curatorial Assistant.
Warm Up kicks off on Saturday, July 7th and takes place every Saturday this summer through September 8th. AND for the first time ever MoMA PS1 will offer advanced tickets. Tickets are on sale now.
Todd Terry / X-Mix Productions / New York, NY
Light Asylum / Mexican Summer / Brooklyn, NY
Nguzunguzu / Fade to Mind / Hippos in Tanks / Los Angeles, CA
Trust / Arts and Crafts/ Toronto, ON
Arca ft. HBA / UNO / New York, NY
Terrence Parker / Parker Music Works / Detroit, MI
D3 (Mark Flash, Jon Dixon, DeSean Jones) / Underground Resistance / Detroit, MI
Ron Morelli / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY
Jeremie Delon / A1 / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY
Steve Summers / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY
Professor Genius / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY
Matthew Dear (DJ Set) / Ghostly International / Spectral Sound / New York, NY
Sepalcure / Hotflush Recordings / Berlin / New York, NY
Le1f / Camp & Street / Greedhead / New York, NY
MikeQ / Fade To Mind / Qween Beat / Mad Decent / New York / New Jersey
JDH and Dave P / FIXED / New York, NY
Miguel / Bystorm / RCA Records Artist / Los Angeles, CA
MJ Cole / Prolific Recordings / London
DJ Spoko /True Panther/Atteridgeville, South Africa
Micachu & The Shapes / Rough Trade / London
Slava / Software / Brooklyn, NY
Jamie xx / Young Turks / London
Pearson Sound / Hessle Audio / United Kingdom
Lemonade / True Panther / Brooklyn, NY
Sinjin Hawke / Pelican Fly / Barcelona
Zora Jones / Pelican Fly / Barcelona
Photek / Photek Productions / United Kingdom
Evian Christ / Tri Angle / Ellesmere Port, UK
Shlohmo / Friends of Friends / Los Angeles / New York
Autre Ne Veut / Software / Brooklyn, NY
Howse / Tri Angle / Providence
Floating Points / Eglo / London
Jacques Greene / Vase / Montreal
Secret Circuit / Beats in Space / Los Angeles, CA
Hieroglyphic Being / Mathematics Recordings/ Chicago, IL
Nick Catchdubs / Fool’s Gold / Brooklyn, NY
Danny Brown / Fool’s Gold / Detroit, MI
The Stallions (Lovefingers & Lee Douglas) / ESP Institute / New York, NY
BAIO / Greco-Roman / Brooklyn, NY
James Holden / Border Community / London
Kassem Mosse / Workshop Records / Leipzig
Om Unit / Civil Music / London
Silent Diane / Austin, TX
Atoms For Peace (DJ Set) / XL Recordings / London
Rustie / Warp / Glasgow
Holy Other / Tri Angle / Manchester
Maria Minerva / Not Not Fun / London
Justin Strauss / WhateverWhatever / New York, NY
N°A (Number A) is a boutique that does an amazing job of bringing a variety of exclusive, international, and hard-to-find brands to their customer. This is where you can go to find the fashion forward pieces without the high-end boutique prices. In Fall 2009, fashion industry insiders Alana and Nate Vormehr opened the doors of their first retail store. In 2010, N°A launched their online store, bringing fashion to their customer’s fingertips in all corners of the globe.
At No. A boutique you will find unusual and almost one of a kind items that become staples in your wardrobe. Follow the blog to read about the store news and upcoming giveaways!
Located in Los Angeles, California check out the store or shop online!
374 E. 2nd St. (Little Tokyo)
Los Angeles, California 90012
If you love the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side and are an adventurous eater, then you’re in luck – meet Hester Nights! Hester Nights, a weekly street-food is held every Thursday evening in the Eventi Hotel NYC Open Air Plaza. The event has been so popular they are extending their summer hours to 5PM to 10PM! Tomorrow night’s installment will also feature some of Hester Street Fair‘s favorite vendors.
LA sister trioHAIM have a brand new video directed by Austin Peters for the title track off their Forever EP! Comprised of bassist Este, lead guitarist Danielle, rhythm guitar, keyboard, and percussionist Alana Haim, the girls spent their childhood playing with their parents in a family band, and have now ventured out on their own. We recently had the opportunity to check them out live at Santo’s Party House and we were thoroughly impressed by their stage presence and musicianship. These young ladies kick some serious ass.
Check out their video for ‘Forever’. The Guardian (UK) describe the video as “the perfect mix of studied, cool, 90s teen drama and Destiny’s Child dance moves.”
The girls will be touring this summer with Mumford & Sons on select dates, including shows with St. Vincent, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, and more.
See HAIM in Concert
(Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers Dates)
8/4 – Portland, ME – The Eastern Promenade*
8/11 – Bristol, VA/TN – Off State Street in Downtown Bristol^
8/18 – Dixon, IL – Page Park#
8/25 - Monterey, CA – Monterey County Fairgrounds#
*w/ Mumford & Sons ,St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice
^w/ Mumford & Sons, Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Justin Townes Earle, Apache Relay, Simone Felice
#w/ Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay
Christina is one sassy lady and that’s why we love her. She’ll tell you how it is whether you like it or not and luckily for us, she loves our Pepper Black boots with brogue detail! Christina shows us that just because the weather is getting warmer, it doesn’t mean you have to put your suede boots away.