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- 07/17/15--11:00: The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week
- 07/19/15--02:35: The Sunday Funnies
- 07/20/15--05:40: Takashi Murakami Talks His Creepy-Kawaii Film "Jellyfish Eyes"
- 07/20/15--06:00: Charli XCX Premiered a New Song Over the Weekend, "Mow That Lawn"
- 07/20/15--07:00: Justine Time: Meet Rising R Star Justine Skye
- 07/20/15--07:55: Watch Daniel Radcliffe Karaoke Rap "The Real Slim Shady"
- 07/20/15--10:00: Everything We Know So Far About Frank Ocean's Album
- 07/20/15--11:00: Hear Disclosure's New Track "Moving Mountains"
- 07/20/15--11:31: Remembering Elio Fiorucci with Former Shop Boy Joey Arias
- 07/21/15--01:45: Miley Cyrus Will Host This Year's VMAs
- 07/21/15--03:09: Major Lazer and MØ Dub-ified Frank Ocean's "Lost" and It's Amazing
- 07/21/15--06:00: Run For Your Life: The Backlash From Mins' Rights Activists Is Here
- 07/21/15--06:45: The 10 Most Underrated Music Videos Of the Past Year
Restaurant News That's Better than Some Damn Good Coffee: There's a Twin Peaks-themed pop-up restaurant opening in London called "The Owls are Not What They Seem." It will offer themed menu items and cocktails as well as "interactive elements," whatever that means. Fingers crosses everyone gets to take home a slice of cherry pie in a take-out bag as a parting gift. --Elizabeth Thompson
Most Horrifying Wedding Theme: For both of their second weddings, Sam Finan and Bob Thomas apparently wanted to make their guests never want to attend a themed wedding again, let alone leave their houses, so they made their wedding minion themed with a minion cake, cufflinks, place cards and more. When will the minioncalypse END?-- Paper
Best Emmy Snub Reaction: Abbi Jacobson took to Twitter this week to voice all of our concerns over Broad City not getting an Emmy nom. Somehow this is all Bevers' fault.- Taylor Silver
Best Advertising Strategy That Would Likely Disgrace Sterling Cooper: Nicki Minaj popped up on Grindr this week to promote her upcoming Pinkprint Tour. Truly genius. -- T.S.
Most Unexpected Receptionist: What would you expect Daniel Radcliffe to be like an a receptionist? Slightly anxious but overly polite? That's exactly what happened when he spent in hour filling in for a NYLON receptionist. He freaks out at not knowing what to do, then plays it real cool as Joe Jonas strolls in at the end. -- J.K
T in the Park reveller's brilliant 'Bruno Mars-style' dance in front of cheering crowd at festival from you tube.Posted by Jonathan Bowman on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Best Viral Dad Dancing Video of the Week: Dad-dancing-at-a-Vamps-show will see "Uptown Funk" man's Bruno Mars dance and raise him a tucked in polo shirt and the enthusiastic clapping of a man who dropped his fucks off at the door. --E.T.
Dance Song of the Week: Iconapop released another single off their upcoming EP "Emergency" that will be coming out July 17. It's exactly what you need to get your groove on this weekend. -- J.K
Hotel of Our Nightmares of the Week: Japan's new robot hotel. -- A.S.
The investifartion continues. [LaughterKey]
Here is a magical video of an older gentleman dancing at a Vamps concert. This is the most powerful dad dancing we've ever seen. This is Maximum Dad Dancing 2: Threat Level Dad. [Uproxx]
Everyone at work tomorrow morning. [Mlkshk]
"Trump your cat," in which you brush your cat, take the fur you collect and fashion it a tiny Donald Trump wig, is the greatest thing that happened to the internet this week. [DangerousMinds]
Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play an intense round of True Confessions on the Tonight Show. Let this fill the Tina Fey-era-of-Weekend-Update-sized hole in your heart.
Fun for the whole family! [LiarTownUSA]
At 8 pawcent. [LaughterKey]
Modern romance. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]
Someone mashed up Drake's "Started from the Bottom" with Peggy's career trajectory on Mad Men and it's perfect. [Time]
A beautiful gesture. [Mlkshk]
Cheese stank. [FYouNoFMe]
During Paris Fashion Week in March, Kanye West screened a nine-minute, single-take video directed by Twelve Years a Slave director Steve McQueen for the upcoming SWISH songs "All Day" and "I Feel Like That." (The latter is yet to be released by West, but appeared on the leaked SWISH track list that surfaced on Reddit recently). The video will now officially debut this Saturday, 7/25, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will screen in a gallery for four days. (It's currently unlisted on the museum's website, however.)
Per the New York Times, the video features West running through an East London warehouse. "[He] runs, crouches, dodges, raps, rants, sweats and pants, as if being pursued by the camera or the police or in pursuit himself, until he slumps against the wall to catch his breath. At several points Mr. McQueen's focus is so tight that Mr. West's face cuts in and out of the frame. At one point, the camera keeps its distance as Mr. West raises hands above head in a gesture of surrender.
There's currently a bootlegged snippet of the video from its spring debut, filmed at the Foundation Louis Vuitton, online. That version is only 6 minutes and a person comes in stands right in front of the camera for the last half of the video. So, yeah. Fingers crossed the clip will be released online following the LACMA exhibit.
So would you say classical music is one of the primary influences of serpentwithfeet's sound?
Jellyfish Eyes is in select theaters now.
Over the weekend, Charli XCX treated concertgoers at two European festivals -- Positivus in Latvia and Ilosaarirock in Finland -- to, in her words, "a brand new song...about chilling the fuck out." With a scuzzier rock edge and New Wave-y shout-sing vocals, "Mow That Lawn" sounds a lot different than the pop we're used to hearing from Charli. Stereogum is reporting that the song was originally supposed to appear on an "aggressive, new wave-y punk album"she recorded in Sweden but eventually abandoned in favor of Sucker. No word on whether the album will be resurrected or if "Mow That Lawn" will appear on a different release but either way, hear a new side of Charli in these two videos above and below. The first is audio-only from her set in Latvia while the second is a fan video of her performing the track in Finland though the sound quality is iffy.
Run the Jewels dropped the first full track from Meow the Jewels -- the Kickstarter-funded parody remix of their critically acclaimed second studio album -- this weekend, and spoiler alert: it's everything you thought it'd be, but better. "Meowrly" takes RTJ2's police brutality commentary "Early" and spices it up with, well, cats: cat synth, cat beats, and one very drawn-out cat yowl. True to feline-loving form, the Internet is lapping it up -- comments on the track include: "jesus christ this is incredible,""Truly amazing,""Beautiful," and a seemingly unironic "Sick remix!" -- and one prescient SoundCloud user has already termed the genre "purrcore." Stream this masterpiece of musical absurdism below.
"I like to say I make A1 music, which is good music that feels good," says 19-year-old R&B singer Justine Skye. Like a lot of young talent these days, the Brooklyn native got her big break on the Internet -- in her case, via her mega-popular Tumblr and videos of her singing on YouTube. Now signed to Atlantic Records, Skye just released her new EP, Emotionally Unavailable, and is riding high after the passionate reception of her recent single and accompanying video, "Bandit." But amid all the excitement, the singer still makes sure to communicate with the social media followers who paved the way for her success.
Timing is key. "I have to really make sure to post things at the right time," the young singer says. "I know to post things when kids are getting out of school, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and checking their phones again."
For someone so poised, it's hard to believe there was ever a time when Skye lacked the kind of confidence you see in her "Bandit" video. But the singer insists she went through a shy phase. "When I was younger, I was really nervous," she says. "But as I got older, I just decided I didn't want to be scared anymore, because life is short." And now, if she ever gets a case of nerves, she says her fashion choices help her project confidence. "I like big watches like the G-Shock that make me look like, Oh, she's the man!" she says. "I like to look really confident and like I can control the room."
Styling by Kollin Carter / Makeup by Joanna Simkin
DanielRadcliffe is a man of many talents. In addition to pulling off the neat trick of going from embodying a beloved children's book character to being a legitimate, exciting actor, he can also rap and be a chill feminist. Those rapping skills came in handy last night, when he performed a karaoke rendition of "The Real Slim Shady," a song he boasted to having memorized with Jimmy Fallon last year. (Also, his girlfriend Erin Darke joins in, and while it's always kind of weird to watch rap karaoke, this is pretty adorable.) So. This is a thing that happened. Watch it while you wait for DanielRadcliffe to reveal he's also a highly skilled translator of Sanskrit, or something. [via Vulture]
It was hot in every sense of the word at the annual Adidas Fanatic soccer tournament, held at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge park, this past sweltering Saturday. The invite-only event offers all kinds of complimentary delights: beer, copious BBQ, an ice cream truck, limited-edition 'Fanatic' tank tops and blankets. Add to this a spectacular skyline view, and eye candy for miles, in the form of models, athletes, and the almost painfully chic friends and family comprising teams from style-forward institutions such as Acne, V Mag, Ace Hotel, Vice, Opening Ceremony, Momofuku, and Kinfolk, and we have ourselves a winner.
In a press release, Westwood says:
In this collection the same suit can be worn by a man and a woman, then I realized Gwendoline would be perfect and would fit the clothes so I asked her to do it. She is such an attractive woman -- when I asked her to be in the show, as well as the campaign, we got to know each other, she is a really interesting woman.
Back in April, Frank Ocean went on Tumblr to hint that his follow-up to Channel Orange would be coming out in July. With only 11 days left in the month, pitchfork-carrying Frank fans/Frank fans who read Pitchfork have set Twitter ablaze demanding his sophomore LP's release.
At the same time as he teased the album release date news, Frank also announced the first issue of his magazine Boys Don't Cry and captioned the corresponding photo with #ISSUE1 and #ALBUM3; most people are assuming that The Cure reference is also the name of the album. What's more, we know that the magazine features an interview with Lil B and that there's a chance a Based God x Frank Ocean track may appear on the record since Lil B posted a photo of the twosome in the studio with the caption "New music coming soon!" Whether Based God is one of the Boys who Don't Cry or not, it's been previously reported that Frank recruited producers Hit-Boy (Nicki Minaj, Drake, "Niggas in Paris") and Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Destiny's Child) to work on the album.
As for what the album will actually sound like, we can only speculate. But, based on his first-ever Snapchat (follow him on @arealglitterboy), which shows the singer wearing a Television jacket and the fact that he's cited The Beatles as his latest inspiration and briefly collaborated with Brian Wilson, it's clear that he's been dabbling with retro sounds that are all over the place. And fittingly, he's said to have recorded the entire album at London's Abbey Road Studios.
But despite the frenzy, the only date you're guaranteed to get new Frank music is July 24th, which marks the release of Jake Gyllenhaal's new film Southpaw. According to movie reviewer James Healey, Frank is set to debut as-yet-untitled song at the end of the film. We'll have to wait and see whether the rest of the album comes out with it. We're thinkin 'bout you, Frank.
Disclosure premiered their newest single "Moving Mountains" today on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 program. Featuring London-based crooner Brendan Reilly, the airy R&B-infused track takes its time before descending into a multi-layered synth fever dream.
"Moving Mountains" will be included on Disclosure's sophomore LP Caracal, which drops September 25.
Click here and skip to the 1:29:30 mark to listen to the track.
A video of Arias and Klaus Nomi dancing in the window for the news show Real People. "This was totally staged for the show and a joke," Arias tells us. "That didn't really happen."
He wears the finest clothes, the best designers, heaven knows
Ooo, from his head down to his toes
Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci, he looks like a still
That man is dressed to kill
Those lines from Sister Sledge's 1979 disco anthem, "The Greatest Dancer," made '70s and '80s nightlife-influenced label Fiorucci part of the holy trinity of high fashion back in the days when the greatest fashion show in NYC took place on the dance floor.
The man behind the magic was Italian designer Elio Fiorucci, who passed away today at the age of 80. He launched the Fiorucci ready to wear label in 1970, which was famous for being fabulous at accessible prices and introducing skintight stretch denim to the masses. Its Park Avenue store off 59th street was a magnet for New York City's fashion fringe culture and well-heeled shoppers, and launched the careers of designers like Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui.
Cabaret performer and New York City nightlife legend Joey Arias worked in Fiorucci's midtown store during its heyday, when it was a magnet for celebrities like Jackie O and Warhol and young club kids alike. "So many huge stars came into the store -- one day it'd be Federico Fellini, the next day it'd be the King of Spain," said Arias. "But I was the most impressed by seeing people like Divine or Sylvester. Those were the people who were a big deal to me. "
Though Fiorucci is perhaps most associated with its gold lame pants, cowboy boots and super-snug denim -- the brand was the first to blend in a small amount of Lycra for stretch -- Arias says Fiorucci customers weren't particularly dazzled by the stretch designs at the time. "The jeans that had a tiny stretch to them? That was just one collection. I remember people saying they looked cheap," laughs Arias. "It wasn't that big of deal."
In fact, Arias, says, the brand's looks in the '70s were "very Milan and very elegant. It wasn't until the early '80s -- '80 or '81 -- that you started to see some of the designs becoming more wink-wink 'crazy' and geared obviously toward nightlife kids."
Still, Fiorucci's denim was obviously influential to other labels and perhaps ushered in the early '80s era of designer jeans. "Everyone copied his looks," says Arias. "Gloria Vanderbilt, Calvin Klein. They all did."
Operating as a sort of fashion clubhouse for up-and-coming artists and musicians, the store hosted such diverse hijinks as Kenny Scharf's first NYC solo show with a performance by Klaus Nomi. An anniversary shindig featured a set by a then-unknown singer Madonna, whose brother Christopher worked in the denim department.
The store closed in the mid '80s -- with Elio Fiorucci later selling the brand in the '90s while preserving creative control -- but returned to New York in 2001 with a store downtown. Nearly two decades later, its allegiance to the young and creative was still apparent, with Paper contributors and performance artists AndrewAndrew holding a fashion show at its new location with items they made in the store with a portable sewing machine.
Arias says he saw Fiorruci in Italy last year. Though he was aware of some recent health problems, his death comes as a shock.
"He was telling me about a Fiorucci book they were working on," says Arias. "He told me how proud he was of me and told me I was like his son. He was calling me 'Joey Fiorucci.'"
Though Fiorucci's downtown location would eventually shutter once again, the brand's legacy lives on in the annals of YouTube and for the young and fashion-hungry on Tumblr, where its iconic '70s ads still rack up re-blogs in the thousands.
Arias says he's just glad he got to be a part of it all.
"There will never be a store like Fiorucci ever again," he says. "It can only happen once."
Below, some of Fiorucci's most iconic ads.
Miley Cyrus announced she's hosting the MTV Music Video Awards last night in a delightfully Miley-esque Instagram post, that features our current cover girl in a latex alien costume wearing a sandwich board that says, "MTV won't let me perform, so I'm hosting this year's VMAS."
It's a smart choice for the network -- Cyrus has stolen the show the past two years. In 2013 she gave foam fingers a whole new meaning in our national subconscious during her brain-searing performance with Robin Thicke. Last year she sent a young, gay homeless man named Jesse Helt to give her acceptance speech for Video of the Year and cast a light on the alarming number of LGBT youth living on the street in America.
Here's hoping MTV lets her be free to be Miley when the VMAs air August 30th and that Bubbe Sue the pig is her co-host.
The second season of BoJack Horseman, which premiered on Netflix last Friday, is maybe the best string of episodes the streaming service has ever hosted. The show, which stars Will Arnett is an alcoholic, deeply depressed anthropomorphic horse who used to star in a successful (if hacky) sitcom, is, in sharp contrast to its bizarre premise and surreal, colorful background, one of the most richly emotional and deeply human things on the air (or online) at the moment. Its cast is dynamite -- in addition to Arnett, the regulars include Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Paul F. Tompkins, and Amy Sedaris, all of whom refuse to coast just because they're voicing weirdo characters on an animated show. And the show's world allows for ridiculously obvious, still-effective satire (a runner connecting improv groups to Scientology is fantastic). This is most apparent in seventh episode "Hank After Dark," which roughly tracks over the country's response to the allegations against Bill Cosby.
While promoting his new movie with Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, Judd Apatow stopped by the Tonight Show and performed his first stand-up routine in 23 years. He uses the first half of his act to joke about his family life, how he's a "troll" living amongst three beautiful women (his wife, Leslie Mann, and two daughters Maude and Iris) and later segues into a bit about the state of Judaism in 2015. But it's at the 2:35 mark that he pulls out the comedic punches and does an extended riff on, and amazing impression of, Bill Cosby. He rakes The Cos over the coals for the rape allegations against him while nailing the comedian's signature doddering cadences and mannerisms. And, like all good comedians who use humor to comment on social/cultural/political affairs, Apatow gets a pointed dig in at Cosby's wife and her adamant defense of her husband. Watch the clip above.
The Minions have been here since the dawn of time. The Minions shall outlast us all. The Minions control the fluctuation of reality. And they are complete idiots.
No shade to Taylor Swift and "Bad Blood," but this year's VMAs could've used a little more varied pool of nominees. From technology-enhanced interactive videos to politically-charged cinematic plotlines, here are our picks for the ten most underrated videos of the past year.
1) Kali Uchis -- "Rush"
Shot with 8mm film, this video directed by film and photography duo, Wiissa, creates a dreamy vintage vibe that perfectly complements Kali Uchis's jazzy and sultry voice. Watch Kali and her cool girl gang of '70s-style babes go on a road trip and roller skate around.
2) Flume -- "Some Minds (Feat. Andrew Wyatt)"
In this eerie music video, a guy floats through a futuristic-looking stadium, comes onto a stage and busts a move that makes his body ripple through air as if he were a reflection in a fun hous mirror. The video starts at slowly, but as soon as that beat drops, it takes off into another dimension.
3) Björk -- "Stonemilker"
Come on, it's 360 degrees of Björk. Only two million views -- really?
4) Earl Sweatshirt -- "Grief"
Who knew that all it took was infrared vision to give us nightmares for the rest of our lives? "Grief" puts Earl in front of a thermal imaging camera for a ghostly, back-from-the dead effect that matches the song's murky feel.
5) Holly Herndon -- "Interference"
Experimental composer Holly Herndon is a whiz at turning the digital realm on its head and her vibrant, transfixing video for "Interference" is no exception. Filled with mysterious text, gradient layers and 3D computer-rendered imagery, it's easy to spend half the video trying to click out of the fake ad box at the bottom.
6) Azealia Banks -- "Wallace"
While we're talking about interactivity, Azealia Banks's "Wallace" video uses your computer's camera to track your facial movements, so that you can become Banks and a part of the video itself. Talk about virtual reality.
7) Shamir -- "Call It Off"
Desert road trips and dance routines from Shamir's anthropomorphic puppet alter ego -- it's like the Muppets-meets-On The Road. Or something. Whatever it is, it's a damn delight.
8) Heems -- "Sometimes"
A mash-up of references and cultures just like Heems' own music (and fashion), "Sometimes" features top-notch cameos (Hannibal Burress, Eric Andre), VHS-style infomercials and epilepsy-inducing cinematography for a wild good time.
9) Vince Staples -- "Señorita"
In this striking black-and-white video, Vince Staples wanders through an all-too-plausible dystopic wasteland, watching as people are gunned down. Eventually, it turns out, the mass murder is all for the enjoyment of a laughing white family -- putting a fine point on Staples' politics.
10) Miguel -- "Coffee"
It's the distillation of Miguel as a tender sex god, capturing his approach to love, characterized by quick, beautiful moments. He's not playing outside the box so much as perfecting what you can do inside of it. (And if the video is any indication, what you can do inside the box is VERY NSFW.)