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- 07/29/15--01:05: UPDATED: Listen to Angel Haze's Thunderous New Track, "Impossible"
- 07/29/15--03:45: Alexander Wang Is Stepping Down As Creative Director of Balenciaga
- 07/29/15--08:20: Grimes Writes an Ode to Star Wars and C-3PO
- 07/29/15--09:31: Calvin Klein's New Sexting Ads Were Made Just for Generation Tinder
- 07/29/15--10:00: 10 Trends I Was Ahead of the Curve On
- 07/29/15--10:04: A/S/L: Exploring Web 1.0 With Leather Corduroys
- 07/30/15--04:00: Model Behavior: Fashion's Best Feuds From Recent History
- 07/30/15--04:45: Watch Tyler, the Creator Rap the "New" Dr. Seuss Book
- 07/30/15--05:30: Clear Your Schedule, NYC Is Having a Dildo War This Saturday
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After spending the past year more or less quiet, which included a public break-up with girlfriend Ireland Baldwin, Angel Haze is back with the booming new track "Impossible." With huge, anthemic hooks and Haze's signature relentless flow, the track includes a scathing indictment of America's current nightmare that is race relations. " ("I got my middle finger up to white America for trying to whitewash my blackness.") The track is part of an upcoming project due later this year. Good to have you back, Ms. Haze.
Update: Now Angel Haze has announced the title of her new album (along with what's presumably the cover art), along with its theme. We can't wait for Back to the Woods.
The name of my new record is... its theme is WAR. pic.twitter.com/rSYuXimSkl-- JULY28 (@AngelHaze) July 29, 2015
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It's still unclear what's prompting this change -- and there's no word on who's being considered to replace him -- but the fashion scene is speculating that the decision to step down may have been influenced by the hectic pace of producing so many collections each year and the difficulties of growing two brands (Balenciaga as well as Wang's namesake). There were ripples as early as the beginning of June that Wang could be out after WWD reported that Kering, the parent company of Balenciaga, was still in discussions with Wang over renewing his contract. Kering is starting to vet Wang's successor and says that they're receptive to the idea of hiring a lesser-known talent, pointing to the success of Gucci's in-house appointment of Alessandro Michele following Frida Giannini's departure.
Whoever it is that takes over Wang's position, one thing is for sure: Paris better be ready for one hell of a going-away party this fall.
Austalian electro band Miami Horror have a delightfully weird new video out, "Cellophane," that we're excited to be premiering right here on PAPER. The song comes off the group's sophomore album, All Possible Futures, released this past spring, and features the kind of synth-heavy house beats perfect for a BBQ in the dog days of summer. The band recorded much of the album in LA, a city that inspired them for its music scene and "the weirdness and sunshine," producer Ben Plant said in a release. And to that end, the accompanying video is pure weirdness -- like watching stock photos on acid. The clip shows a series of vignettes in white-and-pastel rooms in which limbs become excessively stretched out, so much so that a man's arm in one scene stretches over into an entirely new tableaux. Check it out above.
Miami Horror heads back to their native Australia on tour next month and you can see a complete list of dates HERE.
Last time we looked at the Drake-Meek Mill Twitter beef/rap beef/somewhat confusing fight over Nicki Minaj, it was relatively small in scope -- Meek accused Drake of having other people write his rhymes (which was already kind of common knowledge), said possible ghostwriter Quentin Miller had to run for the hills, and poor Nicki Minaj was caught at the center of two dudes -- a slap-fight between her current boyfriend and a man with whom she has a rather complicated personal and musical past. It's developed sufficiently now to suggest all kinds of levels of strangeness, and to require this: a full timeline of recent developments in the Great Meek Mill-Drake Battle of 2015. Someone wore this to the Pinkprint tour in Toronto today. pic.twitter.com/7K5e4VRCry
Saturday, 7/25 -- Drake Drops Meek Mill Diss Track "Charged Up"
"Charged Up" premieres on the OVO Beats 1 radio show. It's a pretty much what you expect from a Drake diss track, in that it's relatively non-aggressive, sad, and has spawned a minor meme comparing Drake to a fully charged iPhone battery (and Meek to a phone about to die).
Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex, a New York hip-hop mainstay (for perhaps too long), has already announced his interest in the Meek-Drake beef, claiming to have the reference tracks ghostwriter Quentin Miller recorded. Flex loudly says that Meek is going to premiere his response on his show, which entices many people to listen to terrestrial radio for the first time in years. Instead, Flex loops Rihanna and Fetty Wap and becomes the subject of a vast array of jokes on the internet.
Someone wore this to the Pinkprint tour in Toronto today. pic.twitter.com/7K5e4VRCry-- HIP HOP FACTS (@DailyRapFacts) July 29, 2015
Instead of taking the L, Hot 97 tries to pile on Meek, claiming he just failed to give them the track. DJ Ebro Darden complains that they just wanted to take Meek "at his word," and it is sad.
Funk Flex at HOT 97 like: "A Meek Mill diss track? Did I say something about a diss track?"pic.twitter.com/BWeKQfR8Ma-- Racial Draft (@TheRaceDraft) July 28, 2015
Later Monday Night -- Meek Screams Into His Computer
Meek claims to have dropped a response diss track called "Beautiful Night," which is just him yelling. 'Kay.
Here it gooooooooo lets get it 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/eWdMOXZrPh-- Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 28, 2015
Tuesday, 7/28 -- Nicki's Ex Safaree Issues a Cry For Attention
Safaree Samuels, the ex Nicki has already sufficiently clowned, attempts to enter the musical fray by, among other things, claiming that he ghostwrote swathes of The Pinkprint (notice how many of these moves are just people claiming things without showing the receipts). The track, ironically titled "Lifeline,"is very bad, but you can find it here if you are feeling particularly masochistic with regards to tertiary participants in mediocre rap beefs.
Tuesday Night -- Meek and Nicki Perform in Toronto, and it is Weird
Nicki's Pinkprint tour stops in Toronto, the city her boyfriend Meek Mill is supposedly barred from by the most badass city councillor in the game. Meek is late for his set, but eventually shows up to what appear to be light boos.
During his abbreviated set, Meek performs Yo Gotti's "Fuck You," flashing the title lyrics to the assembled crowd of teens and parents who wanted to see his girlfriend perform.
Wow they Booing him pic.twitter.com/phlQMlLHyG-- Simone (@paradicegold) July 29, 2015
Meek's choices appear increasingly confusing and opaque to a world that just wants to see him follow through on a fight he initiated in the first place. Meek and Nicki make a show of togetherness, but Drake looms over the performance.
Meek might not leave Toronto alive b... pic.twitter.com/GpdFMElgZz-- Killa Season,Trk 7 (@BigGhostLtd) July 29, 2015
Wednesday, 7/29 -- Drake Drops "Back to Back"
With Meek seemingly collapsing, Drake goes in for the kill with another diss track, a "freestyle" in which he addresses the situation far more aggressively, owning his role as a musical curator ("I got the Midas touch") and leaving us with classically divisive Aubrey phrases. (Like, seriously -- is "trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers" genius, or horrible?)
And here we are. There are some other minor developments piling on the participants (like this GoFundMe campaign to help Meek finally record an actual diss track), but for now, we're left with a large number of extremely confusing choices and questions. Why hasn't Meek made an actual explicit diss track? (This is especially confusing since he is, by all accounts, a pretty good battle rapper.) Why is Drake going in so hard on Meek, when all of the laws of rap beef suggest you never, ever punch down at someone less popular than you, lest you validate them and give them unnecessary attention? How pissed is Nicki at both of these man-children?
The only plausible explanation, from where I'm sitting, is that this is all a PR campaign gone horribly wrong for a secret Drake-Meek Mill collaborative album, their own version of Watch the Throne where the throne is adorned with psychosexual post-breakup hangups and framed photos of Nicki Minaj while she rolls her eyes from the booth, where she is actually continuing to do the work being a recording artist. The cover of this album will feature Meek and Drake hugging. It will be profound.
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Ahead of the release of Saturn's Pattern, Paul Weller told The Guardian that his twelfth solo record contained a perfect song. The third track, "Going My Way," the former Jam and Style Council frontman told the paper, was only the third perfect song he'd written in his 40 year recording career.
(The others, for those curious about such things, were 1979's "Strange Town" and "Wings of Speed," the final track off his 1995 solo masterpiece, Stanley Road.)
It's a compelling statement from the leader of two of the UK's most beloved bands of the past half-century, who has, arguably, only gotten better with age. It's also a bit of a lie -- or at the very least a stretch for a musician who doesn't mind taking the piss out of the occasional reporter.
The musician stands by the infallibility of "Going My Way," but by the time we sit down to speak at a hotel in midtown Manhattan ahead of his show at Terminal 5, the number of perfect pop masterpieces penned by Weller has ballooned to somewhere around ten. Even still, from the man who gave the world "That's Entertainment" and "Sunflower" and "A Town Called Malice" and "My Ever Changing Moods," that number seems a few dozen shy of accurate.
In an interview about the new record, you mentioned that you had written three perfect songs over the course of your career, and the third is on the new record.
Yeah, "Going My Way."
First of all, congratulations on writing a third perfect song.
The good news is that you didn't write all three in 1975. You've really managed to space them out.
Yeah, that would be depressing. I think probably all my life, I've always thought my best song is around the corner, regardless of what I've done and how old I am. A lot of writers have probably said the same thing, that it's still out there.
It's a nice way to look at things.
I think it carries you on a bit, yeah.
At what point did it become clear that this was one of the three.
When there's nothing you would change about it. There's no "I could have done this better." It's all there. It's rare. Sometimes you'll start off recording a track and you'll surpass what you thought you'd get. It goes way beyond what you thought it could have. "Going My Way" was one of those ones -- it sounded good, and all of the sudden it just went somewhere else. And that's pretty rare, to hear a song back and think about what you would change. But I wouldn't change a fucking thing. It's exactly right as it is.
Are you a perfectionist? You put out a new record every few years. It doesn't seem like you're sitting on a lot of music.
No. But don't forget, I come from a time when people used to put out a new record every year. People don't really do that anymore. You can't really do that anymore -- it's really difficult to do that. But when I started out, it was an album every year and probably three or four singles that weren't necessarily on the album. So now the records seem to have quite a lot of space in-between -- two or three years of course is nothing, but for me it seems like quite a lot of time. I find it strange that a lot of new bands make an album every four years or something. When do you have time to perfect your craft or work on the songs if you're only making it every four fucking years.
You've slowed a bit on the touring -- that gives you a little more time to be reflective, work on the writing. Early on, you put out a record and spend a year or two touring on it.
Yeah. I couldn't do that. I get bored if nothing else. Going out and touring on the same record for two or three or four years would drive me crazy. Now we're playing all of the new stuff in the set, which is incredible, but this time next year I won't want to be doing that. I'll be on to something else.
You have no sense of nostalgia at all.
I'm just not a nostalgic person.
You're not nostalgic for your own work, but you have your favorite records.
Of course, yeah. But I'm not particularly nostalgic for whatever it may be. When I think back to nice times, I have memories and they're beautiful things, but they're fleeting. I don't get hung up on them. I'm not that kind of person. I don't think my best years are behind me. These are my best years now. And maybe next year might be shit or it might be fantastic. But for right now, I like it. I wouldn't want to go back to the '80s and '70s. I quite like modern world as it is. I mean, I liked the fact that I didn't have grey hair or wrinkles.
Do you ever miss the struggle of being a new artist?
I don't get nostalgic for it, no. I look back on it in a happy way, but I don't want to go back. If I do look back, my favorite time was when I was with The Jam as a kid and we were just starting to break. We were just starting to make it in London, getting a following together. Getting the band together -- just on the cusp of starting to make it. That was more exciting than when we actually got it. But I prefer everything about today. The person I am. I've got a great appreciation of everything. I was too ignorant or arrogant to really appreciate what was going on [at the time].
You've got a family, you've got kids, you're content. Is it harder to find inspiration?
There's always something to write about. I'm not one of those people who think that an artist's best work comes when they're in the depths of despair. Great things have come out of that, as we know, but it's not foolproof. Great things have come out of contentment and happiness, as well. I'm sure those things in my personal life have a bearing on what I do, but when I think about my own music, I think beyond personal feelings. I'm looking at something else. I'm looking to find something else.
When you look back at certain records, is there a clear, tangible connection between the music and where you were at that point in your life?
There is sometimes, yeah. Not always, but sometimes. There are a few songs I've done that have been autobiographical, but then I get bored and have to take it somewhere else. Broaden it out a bit.
You actually get bored with the song during the writing process?
Yeah, sometimes. There are so many songs that are about someone's feelings. How depressed they are. And it just fucking drives me nuts. It bores the shit out of me. I'm not really interested. I've got my own shit to deal with. My writing's not always a reflection of where I am.
You don't look at it as catharsis?
Sometimes, yeah. Each song is different. But I don't lead an interesting enough life to write about myself all of the time.
Kim Kardashian channels Audrey Hepburn and Marie Antoinette in a head-scratching new ad for Hype Energy drink. The clip first zeroes in on a close-up of her jumbo engagement ring (why not) before cutting to a shot of Kim-as-Audrey bicycling around with a bunch of Hype cans in her basket before going for a tumble. While passed out, Kim dreams that's she's Marie Antoinette in Versailles - complete with powdered wigs and pancake makeup -- while dramatic symphonic music plays in the background. The ad ends with Kim waking up from her dream before bizarrely cutting to a house music-soundtracked futuristic scene that's got Kim wearing a choppy bob, lace-up thigh high boots and an all-white look. From the design of the can to the scene at the end to Kim's short hair, the whole thing makes us think of PC Music's QT Energy drink. Maybe this is no coincidence. Could Kim secretly be behind the mysterious British kawaii-electro-pop collective? We're not saying it's possible but it's not not possible.
My name is Grimes and I first came to love Star Wars before I could even walk. It's one of my dad's favourite film series and we had all the box sets and remastered versions when I was growing up. He made us watch all the making-of documentaries and flagged up the technological innovations, such as they way they smeared peanut butter on lenses to make the cars look like they were floating. We even had super-detailed books about how to draw all the machinery and stuff, which was a huge influence on me as an illustrator.
She praises the upcoming film for casting Gwendolyn Christie and Lupita Nyong'o, who didn't attain fame, "doing something overtly feminine or sexualised, which is not the norm for female leads in action films these days."
The piece also includes a small ode to C-3PO. Describing the films as being "as content-heavy as they are visually innovative" she says she admires the realism and humanity in the sexually ambiguous robots:
The other main droid, C-3PO has always been a personal favourite of mine. I really relate to his fear of death (among other things), although I doubt most self-aware robots in the future will be as sympathetic and benevolent to humans as he is. Like Artoo, he allows for unique narrative situations because of his ability to translate non-human characters, allowing the universe to feel more believable and complete (because it would be stupid if everyone spoke English). Rewatching the movies as an adult, C-3PO's stuttering humanity is a great foil for the violence and intensity of the films. Almost any scary or violent scene is mitigated by a worried awkward robot complaining about safety. And, as with Artoo, you are never really sure of C-3PO is male or female - and with programming he or she could really be any age.Read the whole essay here. And check out our Rodarte X Star Wars fashion story shot at Skywalker ranch here.
I'm all for Canseco doing a 180 and supporting Caitlyn's transition and possibly taking steps to educate himself about transgender people, when it's not, of course, just a promotional gimmick for his show.
Calvin Klein has been known for its provocative ads for decades, from a 15-year-old Brooke Shields posing suggestively in their 1980 campaign to their controversy-stirring "heroin chic" ads of the '90s to those brain-searing images of Justin Bieber from January. The brand is back to make a splash with a new series of campaign ads shot by Mario Sorrenti that feature sexting conversations "inspired by actual event and people" next to them and the tagline "raw texts, real stories." A new video, above, is also all about sex, group sex, group sexts, and sexy-sex-sex. Sex = kids and kids = sex. Sex.
The campaign, according to a press release, is meant to create "an editorial narrative of how a modern generation uniquely approaches sexual connection in a digital world." Although this all feels painfully like something brainstormed for Generation Tinder in a conference room, and there's a dire lack of raindrop emojis, fist emojis, unsolicited dick pics that used flash and auto-correct typos for this to be at all realistic, millennialsare supposedly the most horned-up generation yet. So perhaps the folks at CK are onto something.
[Request access to private photos] from the campaign below.
It's not easy being a trendsetting icon who's launched phenomena around the globe with my visionary actions, but I'll manage. Here are 10 trends that I was way ahead on. See if you can measure up.
LIVING IN BROOKLYN
Way before this borough became impossible trendy, I grew up there, went to its schools, enjoyed its restaurants, and saw its movies. It formed me. And then I left -- and again, I was ahead of the curve, seeing how people are fleeing the place now because it's become too expensive!
STAYING IN NYC AFTER 9/11
After that horror happened, some wusses escaped our great city, abandoning us in time of need while catering to their own nervous nelly paranoia. (As if bad things couldn't happen somewhere else.) But I stayed, more dedicated to this town than ever. And that became the cool thing to do.
OWNING REAL ESTATE
It's the smart way to go, as I had long been told by insiders. Your property grows in value and your maintenance doesn't always go up that much every year. I was actually a bit late in doing this, but let's keep that amongst ourselves.
BEING OPENLY GAY
Some people come out in their seventies, but I came out in the '70s. I simply stated the truth about myself -- over and over -- and dealt with whatever good and bad came along with that. It was mostly good, but still, kindly keep the awards coming.
RIDING A BIKE
Way before it was trendy thanks to Citi Bikes, I rode my little contraption around, loving the convenience, exercise, and fun of it all. Everyone thought I was nuts, but now I can barely get a spot in the bike lane.
CUTTING MY OWN HAIR
Friends used to think my habit of trimming my locks (to save money and also to get the cut I want, when I want) was certifiably cuckoo. But when the economy crashed, more of them started doing it, and they decided it was a pretty viable habit to keep up. That's probably why you see a lot of asymmetrical 'dos on the street. They may have been unintentional, but they look perfectly fine -- though all that hair in the sink has to go.
They used to throw rocks at you in the town square if you didn't have a loved one, but I stuck to my guns, loving no one but yours truly. And eventually people came around to not only accepting that, but finding it rather desirable. Especially in the age of gay marriage, being single requires guts and character, don't you think?
USING A FLIP PHONE
People laugh at my old flip and scoff at all the things it can't do. But then word got out that certain celebs thought flips were fab, and lots of politicians depend on it instead of an iPhone. And suddenly I had the hot technology in my hands!
WATCHING OLD MOVIES
There are no fewer than five channels on my dial devoted to the glories of old cinema gems, but I was way ahead of that craze with my long-running movie club, whereby my friends and me gather to giggle over kitsch classics. Nostalgia is what it used to be -- at my place.
WEARING SURGICAL SHOES
Open-toed medical footwear is cheap and comfortable, and it works for me, for various reasons. This trend is so ahead of the curve that it hasn't even caught on yet, actually. But mark my words, it will, it will. I know it all, people! How much more proof do you need?
The internet has been part of our lives for long enough that a generation of writers and artists has come of age with it, and used it as a tool to construct their creative and professional identities. But that also means that they grew up alongside an internet that today's teens would find foreign and scary, during the days when MySpace was the biggest social network, AIM buddy profiles were important social statements, and having your own GeoCities page was a big deal. Our column, A/S/L, asks the people who are best at the internet to tell us about their personal Web 1.0.
imma find a ratchet way onto worldstar.-- Indigo Purple (@JoeyPurps) July 24, 2012
It doesn't get much better than to be 22-years-old, have an incredible head of hair and -- oh yeah -- be an internationally-touring DJ. Aussie producer Thomas Jack is living just that life, as one of the buzziest new editions to the electro scene. He's also credited with discovering festival favorite Kygo and is mentored by legendary DJ Pete Tong. Not bad company, right?
We're excited to be premiering the video for "Rivers," Jack's first original mix in over a year, out now via Tong's FFRR Records, featuring vocals by Jack McManus and Tim Woodcock and co-produced by German producer JUNKX. The softly-lit video features a good-looking couple being good-looking while on an island vacation -- the perfect accompaniment to Jack's signature 'Tropical House' beats. There's Vespa riding, cliff-jumping, sightseeing -- all the requisite holiday stuff you wish you were doing instead of sitting at your office computer. But there's trouble in paradise as all of a sudden the idyllic vacation gets a little rocky. "I wanted the video to show how there are many sides to a person and they can change at any moment," Jack tells us about the concept for the clip. The song tries to capture "a hopeful/happy vibe," he says, but "it's also this intricate message about relationships between different people in different places in their lives and how they can intertwine and work out...or not!"
We won't spoil the ending of this particular story but we will say that these genetically blessed two are probably gonna be alright with whatever happens in the end. Give it a watch above.
Yesterday, Variety reported that Cindy Crawford will produce a show for NBC about the Ford and Elite model turf wars of the 1980s. The fictional drama will be called "Icon" but a premiere date has yet to be announced. So, in preparation for the impending cavalcade of catwalk catfights, let's look at some real-life drama between our favorite supermodels.
Models: Paulina Porizkova v. Tyra Banks
Incident: While on the America's Next Top Model judging panel, Paulina would criticize Tyra for constantly running late. Also, she claimed Tyra wouldn't even address her unless the cameras were rolling.
Backlash: Poor Paulina was "dismissed" from ANTM, and Tyra credited her leave due to the show's budget cuts.
Models: Janice Dickinson v. Tyra Banks
Incident: While we're on the topic of ANTM...In a 2011 interview, Janice claimed that the reality show was rigged and that CoverGirl had the final say on the winners of each cycle. Janice then said "F*** you Tyra, eat a bag of royal skank!"
Backlash: Janice has since apologized for the comments, explaining that her resentment stemmed from her being fired off the panel.
Models: Kendall Jenner v. her bullies
Incident: During last September's New York Fashion Week, it was reported that some models felt Kendall didn't deserve to be there, and they put their cigarettes out in her drink in protest.
Backlash: Seeing as Kendall has proved herself on the catwalk and is the new face of Calvin Klein, she definitely got the last laugh.
Models: Daphne Groeneveld v. Lindsey Wixson
Incident: At a 2011 Versace runway show, Lindsey Wixson tripped and fell on her gown. Daphne simply glided past her fallen comrade, looking unfazed and even a little annoyed.
Backlash: It's unclear whether or not Daphne meant to be shady, but this GIF from the show went viral.
Models: Kristen McMenamy v. Linda Evangelista
Incident: Donatella Versace recalled a backstage moment from the '90s when Kristen hid one of Linda's fake boobs in an attempt to sabotage her. On another occasion, the two fought about who would get to have black roots and blonde hair (Spoiler alert: Kristen won). Might seem trivial, but this is fashion we're talkin' about here.
Backlash: We're not exactly sure where the models stand today, but hopefully they're no longer McEnemies.
Models: Chanel Iman v. Jourdan Dunn
Backlash: Also in the interview, Dunn shared that Iman was one of the first people she told about her pregnancy. But back to Tyra and Naomi...
Models: Tyra v. Naomi
Incident: ThoughTyra and Naomi seemed to patch things up in this emotional interview from 2005, the premiere of Naomi's show The Face seemed to reignite some '90s flames.The Oxygen series, a competition to find the next "face" for ULTA Beauty, draws obvious comparisons to ANTM, which has been shortened from two seasons per year to one. Plus, the fact that it's hosted by former ANTM judge Nigel Barker probably doesn't make Tyra feel any better.
Backlash:According to ET, Naomi dismissed the ANTM comparisons and the feud, then went on to say she was "proud to know [Tyra]." Aw.
Models: Kate Moss & Naomi Campbell v. Cara Delevingne
Incident: In March, we reported that Cara and Naomi got into a heated altercation over Rihanna. One of the best pull quotes will forever be "Cara pulled Naomi's weave but it didn't come off."
Backlash: Though Naomi denied the claims via Twitter, Kate has now "blacklisted" Cara for leaving their modeling agency Storm and for disrespecting Naomi. While these are all contradictory rumors, it's painful to hear that our favorite It Girls of past and present might have some bad blood.
The one thing you can never say about Tyler, the Creator is that he doesn't know how to have fun. The rapper has been busy touring behind his new record, Cherry Bomb, but has also found the time to get fans to eat vomit and launch a new app that allows him to host big screenings of Zoolander. Last night, he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to narrate the recently published Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get? -- appropriately dressed as the Cat in the Hat. Kimmel has some issues with the rapping (maybe he was just still really sad about the lion?), but Tyler mostly gets the chance to strike back (he calls the segment "whack"). It's a kind of weird, but mostly endearing piece of late-night television, which you can check out below.
Bikini Kill in Paper, 1992.
Riot grrrl news you can use alert! Seminal feminist punk band Bikini Kill's first demo tape, Revolution Girl Style Now, will be re-issued by Bikini Kill Records on September 22. Originally released via cassette in May 1991, it includes three unreleased tracks, "Ocean Song,""Just Once" and "Playground."
The collection of work will be re-released on CD, vinyl and digitally as well as a limited-edition replica cassette version only available via mail.
The songs were mixed by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto and mastered by John Golden for this reissue.
Pre-orders are available now on BikiniKill.com. The first 300 LP pre-orders come with a limited-edition poster and the first 300 CD pre-orders come with a button and sticker.
The full track list for Revolution Girl Style Now, which includes songs from their self-titled EP and their Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah album, is below:
Daddy's L'il Girl
Suck My Left One
This Is Not A Test
Double Dare Ya
If you're getting tired of your friends' drunken Snapchats, lackluster geotag locations, and pictures of vape clouds, spice up your feed by following some of our favorite accounts.
If you're one of the crazy few who isn't already following RiRi's snaps, you're missing out on her fishing expeditions (and make outs with giant fish), convenience store runs, and photoshoots in the backs of cars.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the first museum to join Snapchat, and they really know what they're doing.
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Vlogger Casey Neistat, who's pretty much a Snap storytelling expert, even launched his own super-simple video sharing app which you can read more about here.
Dr. Miami (@TheRealDrMiami)
Dr. Michael Salzhauer, AKA Dr. Miami, is a prominent plastic surgeon who posts stories from inside the operating room. So, if watching some good 'ol rhinoplasty is your "thing," this is definitely the account for you.
Christine Mi (@Miologie)
Known as the "Picasso of Snapchat," Christine Mi crafts complex and hilarious self-portraits. She's channeled everyone from Frida Kahlo to the Nevermind baby.
Frank Ocean (Arealglitterboy)
Frank's not one for social media, but we sure were glad when he announced he'd made a Snap account back in May.
Geir Ove Pedersen, the Norwegian man behind Geeohsnap, takes candid photos of strangers and paints them into wonderfully weird scenarios.
Kylie Jenner (@KylizzleMyNizzl)
Kylie's snapchats are a whirlwind of Italian greyhounds, lip-sync sessions, ever-changing hair color, and her insistence that she's not high out of her mind.
Jared Leto (@JaredLeto)
Jared Leto is a real joker on Snapchat...Ha, get it because...Ok, sorry.
Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing only made his account 2 weeks ago, but we're especially pumped for any peeks at the upcoming line or perhaps a Kim K kameo.
Justin Bieber (@RickTheSizzler)
When Bieber announced his foray into the snap world last month, we were equal parts excited and terrified. We still are.
Dev Hynes (@KermitKokomo)
Blood Orange's Dev Hynes shares snippets of new songs, skateboards in the East Village, and occasionally sneaks in a Julian Casablancas cameo.
Aaaand, if you're still itching for even more Snapchat content, follow us at @PaperMagazine. While you're at it, add our editorial director Mickey Boardman, @AskMrMickey, our chief creative officer Drew Elliott, @Drewpsie, and our Digital Editor Abby Schreiber, @amschrei28.
Canadian electronic group Keys N Krates is about to have a big summer, playing at festivals like Mad Decent Block Party and Electric Zoo Bumbershoot. Ahead of their touring, they've released the video for "Save Me," featuring Katy B, which finds various people in deadpan relationships with inanimate objects -- a sort of comic, manic Her. Honestly, the video, directed Adam Beck and Paul Johnston, probably captures how you'll feel when you get back to bed tonight, doesn't it?