Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Guest Edit: Summer Survival by Autumn Enthusiast Cailin Hill
Me trying to enjoy summer, but I’m so hot and miserable I’m near tears.
I want to be a summer girl, but now that summer is upon us…and literally dripping off of me…I am reminded that I am not now nor have I ever been much of a summer girl.
Friday, July 25, 2014 Guest Edit: The Clothing Coven Part Two
For most of us, New York in the summertime conjures up images of overcrowded subways, lost tourists, and the fear that the humidity may never go away. Somehow, the Clothing Coven girls have shown us a different side of New York, one full of Coney Island weekend trips and Sex Museum photo ops. Last week, we heard Mallory Llewellyn’s side of the Clothing Coven’s NYC work-cation. Now, we’re getting Tallulah Willis’ take!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Guest Edit: Yasi Salek @ Pitchfork Fest
I go to a lot of music festivals, partly because it’s my job, and partly because of my intense devotion to living in a state of suspended adolescence. Oh also I guess because I like music? Anyway as I mentioned in my previous music fest post, I’ve been to many, many different iterations, from dusty Southern situations to star-studded Indio affairs, but somehow I had never been to Pitchfork fest, the festival put on by highly-respected (and sometimes feared) music blog Pitchfork. Now in its 9th year, Pitchfork fest (much like the site itself) prides itself on featuring a good measure of “next big things” alongside “already big deals” ; this year that meant buzzy newcomers like FKA Twigs, Perfect Pussy, and Deafheaven played alongside heavy hitters like Grimes, Kendrick Lamar, and Beck. Add in longtime Pitchfork darlings like Dum Dum Girls, Danny Brown, and Sun Kil Moon and 90s cult favorites Neutral Milk Hotel and a recently reunited Slowdive (the first band of the weekend to make me cry but certainly not the last), and there was pretty much something for everyone (except for the everyone who only listens to top 40 radio waiting for that Iggy Azalea song to play again and again, that person would probably be bummed).
I’m no authority on music (I still sometimes spend entire hours listening to that one Lumineers song on repeat don’t you dare judge me), but my personal highlights of the fest were definitely Hundred Waters, a perfectly post-internet cosmic-psych band from Florida that makes gorgeous, emotive music that sounds like what they play in the cool bars in heaven, and the Majical Cloudz set, which despite technical difficulties (i.e their keyboard, the instrument responsible for providing 80% of the music, breaking down completely), turned into one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, an improvised series of spoken word and acapella renditions of the duo’s songs with audience clapping and live computer sound looping as accompaniment.
Okay now here are some photos of the fun.