Thursday, April 17, 2014 Top Tens: L.A. Record Stores
1. MOUNT ANALOG
We re-watched Empire Records for the 27th time the other day, and it made us really nostalgic for the all places we used to secretly smoke cigarettes with our high school besties. It’s no secret that the internet has ruined everything—including that special, suspenseful feeling of waiting for a record to come out on vinyl, the way it felt between your fingers when you finally got ahold of it, and the hours you spent locked in your room listening to it on repeat. This Saturday is Record Store Day, so we put together a list of the best local record stores in L.A. for you to pretend, if only for a few hours, that Spotify doesn’t exist.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Meredith Graves
Meredith Graves reminds me of Judy Garland—if Judy Garland threw herself around in circles on stage, stomping her feet and manipulating her hands to match her lyrical questions of marriage, love and rejection. The Syracuse-based front woman and her band Perfect Pussy recently signed to Captured Tracks and their critically-acclaimed debut release Say Yes To Love sent them across the country and beyond, a few times over. Always on the road and turning heads, Graves is a pixie dust, banging ball of fury with unique style. I would call her “old-world-charm-meets-early-millennium-pop-punk”. I sat down with my dear friend Graves to talk about fashion on the road and take a peek through her favorite looks in some tour snapshots. —Mish Way
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nasty Gals In The Wild: I Was There…
Our Junior Fashion Copywriter Remy Ramirez shares her experience at the first-ever Coachella back in 1999, where she swiped up her $50 tickets at a Virgin Records store in Hollywood and survived the desert heat in mid-October.
I Christened Coachella. No seriously, I did. I was the first 18-year-old girl to wear a vintage bikini top, cutoffs, and cowboy hat to the desert—and to roll so hard I’d end up sitting on the grass with two dudes, rubbing their hairy calves euphorically while the headliner’s muffled scream-singing droned somewhere on the other side of a mega-crowd. It went a little something like this.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nasty Gals Do It Better: In The Desert
So, we’re back from our first festival of 2014, and we have two things to say: 1.) We survived, and 2.) We spotted tons and tons Nasty Gal out there in the desert. Don’t believe us? Check out all the NG looks we peeped this weekend below!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Chromeo
Chromeo and I go wayyy back. Let’s just say I made a YouTube video of myself dancing in ’80s pumps to their song “Needy Girl” back in 2007 and (very proudly) posted it to my LiveJournal. Yeah, it was that long ago. (Don’t bother Googling it, people. That shiz is on lockdown.) As it turns out, Dave 1 and P-Thugg stopped by the Fonda Theatre right here in L.A. to play a show before they headed off to the desert, and I got to chat ‘em up about all the latest haps—their upcoming album White Women, festival fashion, and their love for JNCOs. (Seriously.) Check it out below. —Chrissy Mahlmeister