Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: BOSCO
A few days ago, we caught up with BOSCO, the multi-talented artist who supplied our Shoe Cult ad with some serious sound. Her music video for “Names” just dropped, so we got the inside scoop on her creative process, what flew into her mouth while shooting the video, and why Lisa Frank will always reign supreme. — Chris Rellas
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Bleached
Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin have been making music together since they were pre-teens, banging out their first notes on their dad’s acoustic guitar in their childhood San Fernando Valley home. The two spent high school playing in bands together, most notably Mika Miko, the most interestingly named Dead Banana Ladies, and later played in a few bands apart before they came together to form Bleached. The Clavins took their mutual love of the ’60s era girl-group sound and The Ramones and Misfits-style punk rock and put out a string of beloved 7-inches and music videos before finally releasing their first full length Ride Your Heart (which is now available, along with a ton of other records, on our site) last April.
Since then Bleached has toured the world, playing alongside the likes of Haim, Best Coast, and Black Lips. To celebrate the release of their newest 7-inch For The Feel, which drops today, we talked vinyl, aesthetics, and the importance of a good album cover.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Nasty Gal’s FYF Podcast with Joyce Manor, Mac DeMarco, and More
FYF was hot and crowded and hectic and loud—thus the perfect place to test drive my new podcast! Armed with my extensive knowledge of podcasts (AKA listening to “WTF with Marc Maron”) and thorough band research (Google on my iPhone), I hit the pavement at the fest and grabbed some of my favorite acts including Joyce Manor, Mac DeMarco, Jessy Lanza, and Alanna Gruesome of Joanna Gruesome, to have a chat with them about how their music was going, their festival highlights, and the situation in the Middle East (just kidding). Miss Steaktooth joined me for a few of the interviews, and together I’m pretty sure we managed to make every single interviewee uncomfortable. Yay!
Listen below to enjoy my prepubescent boy voice and charming nervous laugh. – Yasi Salek
Friday, August 22, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Countdown to FYF! Pt. 5
For our fifth and final installation of our FYF-themed playlist, we bring you Kelela, Kindness, Joanna Gruesome, and Jessy Lanza. Listen up and get your game face on—the fest starts tomorrow!
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Countdown to FYF Fest! Pt. 4
Part four of our FYF countdown playlist—chock full of Earl Sweatshirt, Caribou, and Jaime XX—is sure to put a very goofy, very Mac Demarco-esque grin on your face.