Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Countdown to FYF Fest! Pt. 2
Rock out with part two of this week’s daily FYF-themed playlists, which we’ve slam packed full of Ty Segall, Albert Hammond Jr., Real Estate, and Angel Olsen.
Monday, August 18, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Countdown to FYF Fest! Pt. 1
It’s finally almost here—L.A.’s tenth annual Fuck Yeah Fest happens this weekend! In an attempt hold ourselves over until the actual festivities begin, we’ll be releasing a daily FYF-themed playlist featuring songs by all of the bands on the lineup. So listen up and get prepare your earholes for the dulcet tones of Phoenix, Mac Demarco, The Strokes, Grimes, Kelela, Blood Orange, and dozens of other amazing artists. Fuck yeah, indeed.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Falling In with H0les Eyewear’s Pam Tietze
20/20 vision might sound like a good thing, but there’s value in seeing double. Pam Tietze is the artist behind current mega hit, H0les Eyewear, a brand that transforms glasses into kaleidoscopic art. For H0les, it’s all about the process of exploration, an adventure that Pam says “creates the feeling of being a tourist in your own reality.” And apparently, tons of people are looking for a vacation. Pam’s glasses have distorted the vision of Lady Gaga, Chanel Iman, and Natalia Kills, just to name a few. We caught up with the empress of eyewear to talk crystal harvests, candy bowls as hats, and why Batman’s seal of approval is everything.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Brittney Scott is Seriously Unserious
L.A.-based digital artist Brittney Scott’s first show is an invitation onto her laptop desktop—just don’t take it too seriously. “I want to cancel it,” she says, sporting her famous top-bun as she sits on a windowsill in Bold L.A., the downtown gallery that’s housing her work (aptly titled My 1st IRL Art Show). “I think people are gonna think it’s really serious and it’s not that serious.” The simple, tongue-in-cheek, MS Paint-y portraits that Brittney (who goes by B6) has become known for are definitely lighthearted (she makes all of them in a “shitty app called ‘Paint’”), but we think some credit is due—especially when you consider that the girl is only 22 and she’s already gained props from artists like Diplo, A-trak, Major Lazer, and Jerome LOL for the portraits she’s made of them. And to think that it all started when she doodled a purple frownie-faced self-portrait to use as her Twitter avatar…
Before you stop by her show, which opens this Thursday, August 14th at 6 p.m., read the convo we had with her about the intimacy of a computer desktop, her Internet gang, and how sometimes parents just don’t understand.