Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: Feathers
Meet Feathers, the band behind the kick-ass song in our Shoe Cult video. Pop’s most entrancing new four-piece female band started life as the one-woman recording project of Anastasia Dimou, who left her NYC home in 2011 in pursuit of ‘space and a spark’ in Austin. She soon found inspiration in the open skies and wide plains of western Texas, where she penned a hypnotic debut record and assembled a troupe of likeminded musicians—Courtney Voss, Kathleen Carmichael and alternating members Destiny Montague and Alex Gehring.
Having released their debut album If All Here Now back in May, Feathers have gone on to tour with Little Boots and opened for Depeche Mode. As the band prepares to embark on its first West Coast tour, Nasty Gal caught up with Anastasia to talk about astrology, taking off for Austin, and the power of being alone
Interview by Phoebe Lovatt
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: DJ Tamara Sky
Though Los Angeles is a city of blue skies and sunshine, it still loves the occasional trip to the dark side. And for that we turn to Tamara Sky, the dark horse DJ and producer behind Lil Death, one of the wildest parties in the City of Angels. Tamara DJ’d our second No Bummer Summer Party this past weekend, and we caught up with her for a few minutes to talk snack foods and why she likes her music like her rollercoasters.
(Photos by Rony’s Photo Booth)
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: After Twerk Hours
In honor of our Instagram dance contest, we tapped Cat to put together some dance jamzzzzzzz. And guess what? She was more than up for it. So get ready to shake something…
Thursday, July 11, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: Mr. Little Jeans
First known for her dub-stepped interpretation of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs,” Mr. Little Jeans has since won over fans with her dreamy, dancey music, and her cover of “Single Ladies” didn’t hurt, either. Her new single, “Oh Sailor” (and its accompanying music video) has us lost in a world of kaleidoscopic, cosmic genius. We got a chance to catch up with the Norway native, who has since relocated to L.A., after she DJ’d our No Bummer Summer party while simultaneously keeping the dance floor packed and trying to stay out of the sun.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: U.S. of Nasty
On this too-hot-to-stop Independence Day, I stand for the right to wade under palm trees while wearing some stars and stripes and clutching a cold can of premium American Beer. So you, too, can let freedom ring with this mixtape that I hereby dedicate to the patriotic babe who just wants to party. Because, as Cher Horowitz puts it, ‘… may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much.’ Happy 4th of July! -Cat Roif