mercredi 27 mars 2013

Devendra Banhart’s Mala.

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Devendra Banhart releases his Nonesuch debut, Mala, on March 12, 2013. The singer/songwriter co-produced the record with his longtime bandmate, guitarist Noah Georgeson. Spring tour dates will be announced soon. Mala may be pre-ordered now on CD and vinyl at and includes: a limited-edition, autographed print; an instant download of the album track “Für Hildegard von Bingen”; and a download of the complete album available starting release day. The Mala LP is pressed on 140-gram vinyl and includes the album on CD, an additional 7” with two bonus tracks, and an exclusive poster.

Mala, Banhart’s eighth studio album, was recorded in his then-home in Los Angeles. (He now resides in New York City.) He and Georgeson played most of the instruments themselves, using borrowed equipment and a recorder they had found in a pawn shop. The recorder is a couple of decades’ old piece of gear “that a lot of early hip-hop had been made on,” says Banhart. “And knowing my songs are not hip-hop whatsoever, we thought it would be interesting to see how these kinds of songs would sound on equipment that was used to record our favorite rap. Let’s see how this technology would work for us.”

vendredi 15 mars 2013


Hurts have announced the tracklisting for their second album ‘Exile’, released on 11th March through Major Label. Their new single ‘Miracle’ will precede the album release on 10th March.

The band recently unveiled a teaser video for ‘Exile’, which has now received over half a million views and showed a succinct yet profound insight into the bands new album, and can be seen here - The video features an excerpt of a new track called ‘The Road’, taken from the new album ‘Exile’. 

‘Miracle’ received it’s first worldwide radio play on Huw Stephens show when he covered the Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday 4th January 2013 calling Hurts “one of the most stunning bands around”. Zane Lowe also played the track on his Radio 1 show last week and said “We like this, this is called ‘Miracle’. Quality songwriting, brilliant production, really confident”. It can be listened to here –

Full tracklisting for ‘Exile’ is as follows –

Only You
The Road
The Crow
Somebody To Die For
The Rope

‘Exile’, the bands follow-up to their 2010 debut ‘Happiness’, can now be pre-ordered from iTunes, Amazon, Play and, with ‘The Road’ available as an instant free track for any orders through iTunes. 

jeudi 14 mars 2013

Black Out this Saturday!

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Gabrielle Aplin - English Rain

Gabrielle Aplin is a 20-year-old English prodigy. Heavy words but take that especially critical to the millions of YouTube viewers who have made it big. Aplin is a textbook example of the 2.0 generation. With just a good internet connection, she has her dream of becoming a singer songwriter to be true.

Barely three years ago, Aplin her first folk songs and other covers on YouTube and made them self-promotion on the net. The otherwise critical Youtube viewers were very enthusiastic about the combination of her voice, charisma and instrumental knowledge (guitar, piano, drums). Here lies the key to its success.

In February 2012 Gabrielle Aplin signed a recording contract with Parlophone / EMI. Since then sits her career into high gear. Aplin is eight artists chosen to Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'The Power Of Love' to re-treading for the annual Christmas Campaign of the British department store John Lewis. Those in the United Kingdom legendary campaign in the past accounted for launching the careers of such Ellie Goulding, Aplin delivers a number 1 in the UK charts on.

Gabrielle's debut album 'English Rain' comes out on Friday, May 10, 2013. The first single from this, the nail biting pretty "Please Do not Say You Love Me" is available on iTunes since February 10 and is in the playlist of Studio Brussel, Radio 1, Radio 2, MNM, Q Music, Joe FM, Nostalgie, Jim TV and FM Brussels.

On Thursday, April 11 plays Gabrielle Aplin at the AB Club in Brussels. Latest Tickets and info

mercredi 13 mars 2013

Jane Birkin sings serge Gainsbourg VIA JAPAN

Jane Birkin was the muse and lover of Serge Gainsbourg and became world famous for their duet "Je t'aime moi non plus" and the controversy that followed.

After the death of Gainsbourg stepped Birkin among spotlights to come to focus on writing and her ceaseless work for humanitarian charities. At the request of fans, however, she took the microphone in hand again and took aim at the Gainsbourg-testament to the widest possible audience.

And she did, in the most diverse forms: Serge in pop, Arabesque, for classic quartet, with 14 musicians, with 6 musicians, ... Birkin had everything taken out, so she thought. Until the disaster in Japan took place exactly two years ago, in March 2011: the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima grabbed her so hard that she decided immediately to fly and do where they excel: the repertoire of Serge Gainsbourg new to life. Of these concerts is now a live registration recorded for release. Chante Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg "Via Japan" is an adventure that unexpectedly resulted from solidarity for Japan. It is also an opportunity to breathe new life into the magnificent texts of Gainsbourg, with new jazzy and rhythmic arrangements and a setlist of cult songs.

This release is digital only, preorder on iTunes:

vendredi 8 mars 2013

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign by Pierre Debusschere

The new Y-3 campaign marks the 10-year anniversary of adidas and Yohji Yamamoto’s collaboration. It explores both the clean, Japanese aesthetic of Yamamoto and the German sports technology of adidas.

The Next Generation Levi’s® 501®’s

The cultural significance of the 501® jean has been defined by the pioneers who wear them, generation after generation. Levi’s® 501® were originally worn by the hardworking miners and pioneers who were carving a new nation. Today, Levi’s® 501® are still the first choice of modern pioneers: the artists, musicians, bloggers, entrepreneurs and activists who are all working to realize their unique vision of the future.

Over the last 140 years, Levi’s® 501® jeans have constantly evolved and adapted to stay relevant for each new generation, while never losing their distinct heritage. Every update to the 501® for today’s generation has been made in the spirit of the original, crafted with the same care and attention to detail. Our iconic, straight leg, original button fly jean proves that quality never goes out of style. 
Showcasing the brand’s ongoing commitment to style-led innovation, the new range of colored, non-denim 501®’s have been updated to create a more refined, timeless and contemporary style aesthetic, featuring subtle changes to the fabric and finish. 
What’s your interpretation? Share your unique #501 style 

jeudi 7 mars 2013

Jean-Paul Lespagnard - The show

MAATJES - AUTUMN / WINTER 2013/14 - JEAN-PAUL LESPAGNARD from jean-paul lespagnard on Vimeo.

Diesel and Edun - A denim collection born in Africa

Diesel and EDUN have joined forces to co-design a new collection that goes beyond fashion.
Inspired by African creativity, the collection is sourced and manufactured in Africa with the finest
CCI (Conservation Cotton Initiative) cotton from Uganda.

The two brands’ rock attitude runs through the collection. Note the biker elements on the jackets,
with their round collars and patched sleeves: these motorcycle influences are inspired by probably
the most popular mode of transportation seen through-out Africa. Decorative stitching is another
important element, including triple stitching on blue denim and jagged red stitching, especially vivid
on white. Buttons continue the sense of detail: a mix of resin and powdered horn, or rough metal

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