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Originally a minimalist noise pop duo, Bleeding Rainbow (formerly Reading Rainbow) are now a 4-piece rock band, capable of a fully trippy, fuzzed-out sonic assault. The Philadelphia band wears its 90s subculture inspiration proudly on its vintage t-shirt sleeve, evoking appropriately fuzzy shades of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, and more. The band sat down with Maia to chat about being caught stealing, how they got the crazy effects (intentional or otherwise) for a music video, and why it didn't take a lawsuit to get them to change their name.
How Mark Yarm's book has become an integral part in the history of the genre.
Heliotropes is the musical vehicle of four Brooklyn women that hail from places as wildly divergent as West Virginia, New Jersey, and California. Begun in 2009, the band has been hard at work recording and releasing singles that showcase their fuzzed-out psych/shoegaze-inspired songs, full of dreamlike vocals and gut-pummeling riffs. Heliotropes land somewhere between Black Sabbath and Mazzy Star, which makes for a pretty perfect cocktail of musical intoxication.
Through ads and sprawling payphone infrastructure, NYC joins the grid of American cities with publicly-supported wifi.
What do you think of when you think of fashion ads? Uber-skinny women draped across couches, wearing fabulous clothes and looking some degree of depressed/disturbed? Possibly... but there's a lot more to it nowadays than that. And this week's guest is the perfect person to talk about how fashion editorial has influenced fashion advertising. Mary O'Regan is the new Senior Feature Writer for Nordstrom's, and the funny, insightful, stylish voice behind Art of Wore. I first spoke with Mary in December, when we reviewed fashion trends of 2011, and looked ahead to 2012. At the time, Mary was just about to leave her position in Minneapolis as Senior Editor for METRO magazine, for Seattle, to begin her new adventures with everyone's favorite department store. This week, I got a chance to catch up with Mary about her new gig, style in Seattle, and fashion advertising. Join us as we discuss the over-grunged grunge of Marc Jacobs, the polished edge of Alexander Wang, the marketing genius of Lanvin, the classless publicity stunt of violence in advertising, Mary's fall fashion favorites, and more. Plus, new music from Scandinavian psych pop artist Sandra Kolstad, UK's Cave Painting, San Francisco's Two Gallants (think Lucinda Williams meets White Stripes), and more. Fridays just keep getting better & better, here on BTR!
On the best years to be born as a musician and finally chiming in on the Emily White-David Lowery debates.
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A recent social media campaign forces Nickelodeon to resurrect their '90s lineup, redefining what it means to be "vintage."