Thursday, April 22, 2010

On stage... High Places

The band originating from Brooklyn, NY, recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA is a duo comprising multi-instrumentalist Rob Barber and vocalist Mary Pearson. The two met each other at Western Michigan University. The name refers to a place where one has a better vantage point and can gain broader perspective, it references a love for mountains, rooftops, and of course metaphorical "high places". In the summer of 2008, the duo signed with Chicago label Thrill Jockey Records. The early singles and varied works were collected and released in July of 2008 as 03/07-09/07, and their debut S/T full length followed in September of 2008. Rob created the artwork by using photos taken by both band members. High Places tours almost constantly, they were at Midi Festival 2008 edition, and have toured with such notable bands as Deerhunter, No Age, Ponytail, Yacht, Dan Deacon,…
They were at Point Ephémère on last April 20th, such a pleasure to see them again. The new arrangements give to all those great tunes a very interesting sound. This time they've added a guitar which confers more soul to their trippy music. Get a chance to see them live on April 29th at Kill Your Pop festival in Dijon.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vanity Fair... Memento Mori


Stay tuned... Hello darkness my old friend

I've recently re-watched Larry Clark's movies, and it's still the pool where I'd happily drown… Unfortunately, as it seems, ****** fairtilizer never heard of NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, or even Chokebore… But, well… somehow those tunes remind me of a certain atmosphere and make me wanna stare at Joseph Szabo's book, Teenage Wildlife.

Playlist by Erika Tarbouriech and photo by Matthew Oliver


Monday, April 12, 2010

Imagine all the People - Romy Schneider + Irma Urrila - Back to 70's way of life?

The 70's don't stop to inlay our closets, and this, for our greatest pleasure. The 70's look, at the same time feminine and natural, authentic and adventurer, continues to prevail as a "sure thing", among the many generational revivals.
Today, folk bands, "Nouvelle Vague" style indie movies, green housing, are widely acclaimed by the cultural elite Bohemian bourgeois at the beginning of the 3rd millennium.
Ethical fashion, natural cosmetics, organic food are the hobby of the new eco-friendly sphere, in a word, everybody's business.
Would materialistic detachment work at cross purposes? Apparently so…
Hence the feverish enthusiasm for the vintage spirit or anything that comes close.
Fashion, music, culture, anything goes. The new 70's look or how to make something new out of something old.

Romy Schneider is wearing:
look Chloé, bag Chanel


Irma Urrila is wearing:
poncho Chloé, sunglasses Chloé, bag Mulberry, shoes Chloé

mesh cap


Sunday, April 11, 2010

On stage... The Strange Boys

The Strange Boys will play at the Midi Festival, Villa Noailles - Hyères ( 23th to 25th of July) on the initiative of their scheduler Frédéric Landini. We can be sure that like the past years the selection will be excellent. Last thursday we went to see them at Point Ephémère. It was such a nice atmosphere, cool guys, great interaction with the audience,… The singer reminds me of Bob Dylan somehow, so when he started playing harmonica it was picture perfect!
They were formed in Dallas, Texas in 2001 as a punk duo by Ryan Sambol (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica) and Matt Hammer the former drummer, while the pair was in 8th grade. Ryan's brother Philip joined in 2003 at the bass. The band later released their Nothing EP in 2007 on Dusty Medical Records and a self released EP, The Strange Boys will now forever be known as the Martin Luther Kings in 2008 before issuing their debut album, entitled And Girls Club via In The Red Records on March 3, 2009. After several changes in the line-up, they signed a deal with Rough Trade and announced details of their sophomore album, Be Brave, which was released on February 22th, 2010. Their music incorporates stylistic elements of garage rock, punk, r n' b and country. They've been compared to the 13th Floor Elevators and other bands featured on the compilation album Nuggets. They have toured alongside acts such as The Mighty Cannibals, Black Lips, Julian Casablancas, the late Jay Reatard,… They will be supporting Spoon and Deerhunter on a spring 2010 tour. Try to catch them on their way, and dance to their music like we did!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stay tuned... Dance before getting too pregnant