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Miista “Electric Witches”

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Bubble bubble toil and trouble Get ready for Miista to put a spell on you. The Hackney-based brand's autumn/winter 2012 "Electric Witches" lookbook looks as intense and bizarre as it sounds. Styled by Björk's stylist Raven, the lookbook follows a coven of Electric Witches on their high fashion escapades around town. A pinch of dark clothes, makeup, and nose rings stirred in a cauldron with just the right amount of goth, gypsy witchcraft, and 80's hairband and you have the following looks. Check out more of Miista's Electric Witches a/w '12 look book below.

Björk is Hollow

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Björk brings together music and science in her new video "Hollow" When you think about Björk, you imagine her up to something weird. And we don't mean weird in a bad way, but more in the way of something interesting, yet...weird. For her latest video "Hollow" she worked with a biomedical animator and the result is beautiful kaleidoscope-looking moving images. Whether your a fan of the song or not, it's an interesting cross section between genres of science and music. In an email to NPR she describes the idea behind Hollow as: It's just the feeling when you start thinking about your ancestors and DNA that the grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother 30,000 years back. So suddenly you're this kinda tunnel, or trunk of DNA ... All these ghosts come up so it ended up begin a Halloween song and quite gothic in a way ... It's like being part of this everlasting necklace when you're just a bead on a chain and you sort of want to belong and be a part of it and it's just like a miracle. If you happen to have missed the release of of her new video for "Hollow" on NPR two weeks ago because you were doing something weird too, not to worry--here it is again. Watch Björk's video for "Hollow" below.

Bjork’s Moon

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Bjork's new video for 'Moon' is more than just a belt that doubles as a harp In the video for  'Moon,' Bjork's latest single from the upcoming Biophilia album, she plays a harp-belt that coordinates with her gold nails. Her hair is also phenomenal but let's not get sidetracked--Bjork's music is really what steals the show. "Moon" is not as intense as the album's first single 'Crystalline' but it has a sparse, extraterrestrial quality that best showcases Bjork's piercing vocals. Biophilia, which was released on the 27th of September, includes an interactive iPhone/iPad app for each song. Using touchscreen technology in a new way, Bjork offers games that are more like art projects. For example, in the app for the song 'Virus' you have to save a cell from viral infection. As a new stage of the viral cycle begins, a new part of the song plays. The biological process is linked to Bjork's music and when you beat the game, the music stops. How deep is that? For diehard Bjork fans, there's also a $812 ultimate edition boxset for Biophilia. It comes with 2 CDs, a 48-page clothed-covered book, exclusive recordings and a selection of essays. Granted, if you are considering shelling out that much for a Bjork boxset, you probably already know all about it. Keep scrolling for some still from the "Moon" video and check out Bjork's website for more information.

ROUND-UP

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Gathering weekly tidbits of news so you can pop 'em back like Skittles Everything about social communication is instant, except this man who sends his text messages the old fashion way: in a bottle out to the sea. [BBC News] A how-to guide on getting your picture snapped for a street style blog? What? Is this a joke? Why didn't they just get Alexa Chung to make an informative YouTube video instead? [The Cut] We know what our pleasure organs are for and why they exist, but some scientists don't think our clits can hack it. #pardonme [The Exhibitionist] Remember Amanda Knox? [The Province] 10 Music Videos That Were Shot In Iceland. Spoiler Alert: A few are by Bjork. [Dummy] Willingly gaining 50 lbs. for the sake of comedy? "He thought it would be funny to be fat this season so he worked really hard at it." #BIGFATMAC #It'sAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia [AOL TV]

Feist to Release New Album

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Feist is releasing a new album, finally! We've been long waiting for a Feist follow up, after wearing out (our digital version) of her 2007 album, The Reminder. We were worried we had lost her to a life outside of public music. But on October 4, Feist will release her new album, Metals. Recorded between Toronto and Big Sur, California, Metals was co-produced by Feist regulars Chilly Gonzales and Mocky and new to the Feist block Valgeir Sigurðsson, who has worked with huge names like Bjork, Bonnie "Prince" Billy. As part of the release, Feist will tease us with 12 unique vignettes, each hinting at a different element of the record, which can be viewed on her site here. Tease yourself a little now with two previews of the Feist Metals album below.

ROUND UP

Friday, April 1st, 2011
Everybody get down this Friday with 11 teen pop singles from under-aged, oversexed 12-year-olds. What, that doesn't sound like fun? [dis magazine] Björk will be unveiling Biophilia, a multimedia project at the MIF this summer, complete with a 30-foot pendulum that creates musical patterns from the earth's gravitational pull. [Dazed Digital] Ryan O'Connell's generational signifiers. #xanax #grizzlybear #narcissism #kombucha #ikea #croptops #unemployment. [Thought Catalogue] Porn stars were violated in ways that weren't invited this past week. STD test results and personal info about thousands of porn performers leaked to the public. [Gawker] Ear candy from 19-year-old Leno Lovecraft. #italodisco [Altered Zones] Hurray for the weekend!