I recently found myself in the middle of America, at 3pm, sweating profusely, eating a pulled pork sandwich, listening to Zedd blast thousands of fans with throbbing house music.
HUF Visit Treasure Island
The HUF crew recently partnered up with Treasure Island Music Festival where a collision of molly-fiending 20 year olds, true hippies, trannies, photographers and all other walks of life came out to enjoy the SF sun.
LENS: MACLAY HERIOT
When a little bird sings soft and low in your ear, you should listen. Maclay Heriot is a photographer to watch. Here are some of his most memorable shots.
TWIN PEAKS “Making Breakfast” Music Video
Today, Twin Peaks released their video for the single ‘Making breakfast’, from one of the best debut albums I’ve ever heard, Wild Onion. If you wanna know more about the band, check out our feature on them in issue #44’s New Music department.
POND’S GOT A BRAND NEW SONG
Six studio Albums? Really, POND? Yes, really. Who are you to question POND. Shut up.
Hanni El Khatib Owns Your Darkness
And he’s got a new track ‘Moonlight’. Come on in.
NEW MUSIC: THE BOTS
The Bots debut album, Pink Palms, just came out on FADER, and it is a doozy. Every song is a sing along, but the flawless track here for me is ‘Alanna.’ Catchy as Ebola.
MUSIC WE MISSED: The Savage Resurrection
You’ve just dropped your third tab of acid, it’s 1967 and you’re watching The Savage Resurrection in the filthiest of filthy bars you can find.
FROM THE MAG: DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
In issue #44 of the mag, we speak with Sebastien Grainger of Death From Above, 1979, to get the inside scoop on what really went down between him and bandmate Jesse F. Keeler.
MY WEEK WITH RAT FIST
Aaron Farley recently dusted off his old guitar and joined No Age’s Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans’ Sean McGuiness for a round of shows with their new project, Rat Fist. Get his firsthand account here.
Sugar Mountain Festival 2015
For the last few years, Australia’s quiet achiever on the festival front, Sugar Mountain has been building a head full steam. They’ve just announced their formidable line up for their January event in Melbourne featuring Kim Gordon, NAS, Ariel Pink, Swans and a host more. Details here.
FOO FIGHTERS: Sonic Highways
Sonic Highways coming to your screens this weekend.
FROM THE MAG: KIM GORDON
In issue #44 of MC, we sit down with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon to talk about life outside of the hugely influential band. Shot by Atiba Jefferson and written by Kate Williams, check out the full feature here.
ST JEROMES LANEWAY FESTIVAL
St Jerome, Latin Christian Priest, Confessor, Theologian, Historian and creator of one of the best god-damn festivals getting around (I’m going to hell for that last one). Even though he died in the year 420 AD he still manages to wrangle some of the best up and coming names in the music scene to support some…
NEW MUSIC: PEAKING LIGHTS
Peaking Lights’ new album is streaming in full right now. Don your fanciest island wear, climb into your rocket, slurp on a piña colada and press play.
MUSIC WE MISSED: SAM GOPAL
Throw your mobile phone back to 1969 where it didn’t exist, ignore your boss for 46:43s and let Sam Gopal’s – Escalator, psych you the fuck out.
SOUNDS OF THE SUBURBS: Goon Sacks Are Not a Business Plan
The brains behind Sydney’s premiere DIY art and music festival, Sounds of the Suburbs – Jack Irvin and Aaron Girgis – give us their recipe for success.
Portugal. The Man – 2014 Australian Tour
This is some pretty damn big news. The kind of news that should be on CNN, NBC and the NBA. Corona Extra and Monster Children are bringing Portugal. The Man out to Australia for 25 free shows.
Everybody In: Episode Six // FOXYGEN
For episode six of Everybody In, we feature the creative force of levitating light that is Foxygen. Directed by Edgar Obrand and presented by MC and D’Blanc, get on stage with Sam France and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.
NEW MUSIC: Frowning Clouds
The psych-y, sway-y, melodic 5 piece that is The Frowning Clouds have responded to my cloud inquires. Which ones? Find out here.