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  • The Art Direction of Drive
  • The 405 meets Purity Ring
  • Dreaming at a Distance: On Steve Strange
  • Listening Guide: Kate Havnevik's &I
  • The Art Direction of Drive
  • The 405 meets Purity Ring
  • Dreaming at a Distance: On Steve Strange
  • Listening Guide: Kate Havnevik's &I
  • The Art Direction of Drive

    by Josh Brown, 05 March 2015

    While Drive is concerned very much with quirky lighting and costume decisions, it often gets away with it because these odd-ball choices come together to make something incredibly distinct and iconic. At the time of release audiences hungrily ate up this eccentric style, and as a result there hasn't been a recent movie propelled to cult classic status as quickly as Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. [read more]

  • The 405 meets Purity Ring

    by Stephanie Vance, 04 March 2015

    Megan James has been experimenting. She’s living in Los Angeles at the moment, as she and Corin Roddick, the duo behind electro-dreampop band Purity Ring, prep for the release of Another Eternity, Purity Ring’s highly anticipated sophomore release, and tour to follow. [read more]

  • Dreaming at a Distance: On Steve Strange

    by Ned Raggett, 04 March 2015

    It would have been winter 1983, though I'm sure some website has the tendentious details -- I was in upstate New York, 12 years old, my 9 year old sister with me as we watched Solid Gold, the closest thing America had to a Top of the Pops style program pre-MTV. And don't believe the myth -- even in 1983 MTV was hardly available in all households coast to coast, including ours. [read more]

  • Listening Guide: Kate Havnevik's &I

    by Doron Davidson-Vidavski, 04 March 2015

    We first took note of Kate Havnevik back in 2006 with the release of her debut, Melankton. A string of successful sync-licences saw the majority of the tracks on that album used on American TV and film and brought the half-Norwegian/half-English singer-songwriter sudden attention and success. [read more]