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
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
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Krewella
Whether you’ve realized it or not, you’ve heard of Krewella. Turn on any top 40 radio station, and there’s a (very, very) large chance you’ll hear their impossible-to-forget single “Alive” from their debut album Get Wet. The L.A-via-Chicago EDM trio features singer/songwriter sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf and DJ/producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl. Not only did their first record release reach number 8 on the U.S. Billboard charts, but they’re also headlining Ultra Music Festival, and Lollapalooza this summer. Whew! So, we caught up with the girls right here in L.A. to talk all-things festival, and let them take some Nasty Gal Collection Spring 2014 pieces for a spin.
Shop Krewella's Looks!
Nasty Gal Collection Vicious Love Leather Jacket
Nasty Gal Moxy Crop Top
Nasty Gal Collection Wicked Rebellion Pants
Motel Sunstruck Swim Cover Up
Nasty Gal Collection Try To Defy Leather Bustier
Spiked Up Ring Set
Monday, March 24, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Jasmine Solano
In case you were wondering, yes, you can make a living as a DJ. See: Jasmine Solano. This Brooklyn girl/MTV Iggy host started spinning on the radio at just 17, and her tireless work ethic has landed her gigs all over the world. (She’ll be at Glastonbury in June!) So, we hit her up to find out the secret to her success and create a killer playlist just for us. (We hope you have good headphones.)
Jasmine's Nasty Gal Picks!
Nasty Gal Bond Girl Dress
In Her Nature Earrings
Chelsea Mini Backpack
Minimale Animale Calamity Jane Bikini
Nasty Gal Wendy Dress
Shellys Ridge Platform Loafer
Friday, March 21, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Soko
We can’t stop thinking about the killer Nasty Gal x Galore Mag bash from a couple weeks back—mostly because some of our favorite female musicians made an appearance (like Deap Vally and Ivy Levan!). But, we didn’t get a chance to talk to our DJ-of-the-night Soko because, well, she was a little busy. So, we caught up with the singer/actress/all-around babetron afterward to chat about her ’80s-inspired setlist, her never-ending “teen crisis”, and how she (successfully!) manages to live her entire life out of suitcase. Spoiler alert: She’s awesome.
(Photos by Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat of Galore Mag)