Happy Holidays!

So I'm just making it with the Christmas deadline because I started this post in the wrong blog, but it's still the holidays! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but finals were brutal. But now it's break! Hooray! Lets celebrate with some xmas jamz.

In case you missed it, here was todays headline:

Santa 1; Martians 0.

I know it might be a little late for new Christmas music, but whatever, it's never too late for fly new tunes.

Of Montreal - Christmas Isn't Safe for Animals
Princess Superstar - I Hope I Sell a Lot of Records at Christmastime
Jason Anderson - Christmas and Pizza
Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis

Speaking of fly new tunes, Animal Collective's ninth full-length Merriweather Post Pavilion is being released on January 20, BUT they have decided to push up the release of their album on vinyl with a digital download coupon! I have had the pleasure of getting a listen to the whole album, and let me tell you, get excited. It has a very Beach Boys feel, if the Beach Boys did (more) drugs. If you remember their album art, this should come as no surprise.

So as my gift to you, here is a sneak peak of their new album, and their song Lion in a Coma, which has a nice use of the Didgeridoo.

Animal Collective - Lion in a Coma (link removed as requested by the Web Sheriff, who IS the web sheriff?)


Tilly and the Wall on Sesame St.

Children's television is trying really hard to up their indie cred these days. It used to be that the only option cool dads and free-spirited moms had to show their hipsters-in-training was Pancake Mountain, and that was mostly via internet, unless you lived in the few cities that aired it. Then came Yo Gabba Gabba with Biz Markie, indie music and their performance from the Ting Tings. Now Sesame Street is hopping on the indie rock band wagon, as we saw from Feist counting 1,2,3,4 on their season opener.

Keeping the trend going, Sesame Street featured Tilly and the Wall teaching the kids about the alphabet and tap dancing. They might be in the running for happiest band ever, (sorry, Matt & Kim), everything they do is happy and energy-filled, especially their live show. I mean how could a band featuring a tap dancer as a main instrument be anything but awesome? This video is great and fun, and I only wish I had the chance to be this cool as a preschooler.

Tilly and the Wall - Nights the the Living Dead
Tilly and the Wall - Too Excited


New Kills Video

The new video for "Tape Song" by The Kills features Jack White playing some intense patty-cake, and some pretentious hipsters mugging it up for the camera, but damn, does it sure look cool (I'm guessing that's the point). Check out the video and grab the mp3 below.

(And P.S., if marching band uniforms looked that cool, I totally would have joined.)

According to Stereogum, the footage comes from their US tour with the Raconteurs.

The Kills - Tape Song
The Kills - M.E.X.I.C.O.C.U.


Ramones Cover on Gossip Girl

I'm not afraid to admit that Gossip Girl is one of my all-time favorite shows. It includes so many of my favorite things like:



And most importantly, headbands:

On last week's episode of Gossip Girl, Jenny Humphrey decided to have a guerrilla fashion show at a benefit (why??) and despite the fact that her dresses looked straight out of Valley Girl, (honestly, no one ever needs that much tulle), it did bring us a sweet new jam. Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) and Jemina Pearl (of the now-defunct Be Your Own Pet) recorded a cover of Sheena is a Punk Rocker by The Ramones. It's not a great cover, I was expecting something so much cooler, much like the Sonic Youth cover of Superstar by The Carpenters. Here's the mp3 of both for you to compare. The Ramones cover is not great quality because it is a tv rip, but it's enough for sampling purposes.

Jemina Pearl and Thurston Moore - Sheena is a Punk Rocker (alt link)
Sonic Youth - Superstar


Exciting Things...

Senator Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States of America come the new year.
This is something that many many people, Americans and not, have hoped for for a while, and it has finally turned into reality. And I couldn't be happier.

Something a little similar to this is the rumor of McQueen working with Target that has just been confirmed. Alexander McQueen for Target? WHAT? Although it seemed like a distant dream or an absurd rumor, IT'S TRUE. AND THANK GOD.

McQueen will launch his McQ Alexander McQueen line for Target's first Designer Collaborations, which will bring well establish designers (rather than the emerging designers of Go International) to Target consumers at low prices. Who's next, Chanel??? Although I'd rather see the Alexander McQueen runway collections at Target prices, I sure will settle for his McQ collection. We are to expect lots of studs, bubble hems, a jean jacket, a men's inspired blazer, and skinny jeans on March 1st, which will continue through April 11th. With Leila Moss of The Duke Spirit as McQueen's muse for the collection, and studded fabric involved, I can't see it going wrong.

Read more about McQueen for Target here, and take a look at some looks from the McQ line while you count the days til March 1st!
And YAY OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!

The Duke Spirit - Ship Was Built
The Duke Spirit - Wooden Heart



Today is Election Day!

If you're already registered to vote but you're unsure of where to go, visit http://maps.google.com/vote/ to find out your voting information.

Go out and make a change.


Animal Collective Gets (More) Trippy

Earlier today, Stereogum posted the new, trippy artwork for Animal Collective's new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, which is out 1/20 on Domino. The album art is a pretty basic optical illusion, cereal box style.

It may be simple, but it definitely works in the trippy department. Looking at it is making my head hurt and I'm only a little sleep-deprived. I bet it wold be quite the experience on certain mind-altering substances.

Head on over to Animal Collective's website, and try to navigate it's bizarre set up. Lots of art video.

Enjoy an mp3.

Animal Collective - Fireworks


New Matt & Kim Video

If there's one band on this planet that could put a smile on your face, it's Matt & Kim. Whether live or via music video, their happiness is contagious.

They are second on my list of couples that need to have a baby immediately. There are just some people that are so awesome alone, not to mention together, that they owe it to humanity to procreate. In case you were wondering, the couple that was first on my list was Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Amy looks ready to pop any day now, so my wish came true. In case you haven't seen it, make sure to check out their Gap ad, because it is adorable.

So here's the video for 'Daylight' by Matt & Kim. Watch it and let it cheer you up a bit.

Matt & Kim - Dash After Dash (Alt Link)

Breaking It Up

Lykke Li is taking the indie world by storm with her angelic voice and iconic swedish style. With hits on everyone's playlists like Little Bit and Dance Dance Dance, Breaking It Up is sure to the be the next one.

Enjoy some tunes below and watch this live video of Lykke Li and her band filmed by Christian Haag.

Lykke Li - Breaking It Up
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Black Kids Remix)
Lykke Li - Can I Kick It (A Tribe Called Quest Cover - Live)


Ryan Adams New Album

So I'm sure you all know by now of the huge amount of love I have for Ryan Adams and his craziness, but let me assure you, my love knows no bounds. I even love that he dated Mandy Moore because I love her too. Lots of love going around.

That being said, I am way pumped to let you know that Mr. Adams is releasing his 10th studio album this month called Cardinology, out 10/28 on Lost Highway. Check out an advance review over at Stereogum.

My main man also has a book coming out 4/1/09, and you can preorder at Akashic Books.

A few of the new songs were recorded at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston (yay!), where during the song Fix It, Ryan gives a shout out to Pizzeria Regina, which is totally where my dad works. This is a sign that my elaborate plan of us getting married is totally going to work out. Check out the new songs and get pumped. There is also a nice 80's hair metal medley during The Color of Pain.

Ryan Adams - Cobwebs (alt link)
Ryan Adams - Sinking Ship (alt link)
Ryan Adams - Fix It (alt link)
Ryan Adams - The Color of Pain (alt link)

Another thing to check out is my favorite new blog Hipster Runoff, where they've dissected why they hate the RyanAdamsLookAlikeBag more than any other AltBag because everyone that's not him can't pull off the southerny alt-ness like he does.



What other candidate would be walking down the runway at Paris Fashion Week?
Don't forget to vote on November 4th. We decide our future.


New MGMT video

Check out the new video for "The Youth" by MGMT. It features kids dancing and a lot of glitter. What more could you want? A 14-minute song by MGMT? Oh okay, you got it. Here's the video, and check out the mp3 for "Metanoia"

MGMT - Metanoia (alt link)


Port O'Brien

Last week, Port O'Brien hit us with not one, but TWO new videos.

Here's one for "In Vino Veritas"-

And the second for "Stuck on a Boat"-

Sorry for the lack of updates, but school has been nuts! Here's an mp3 to make up for it.

Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today (alt link)


Sir Ben Kingsley and Minor Threat

One of the things I never thought I'd see in my life, or WANT to see, punk rock Gandhi. Mean Magazine has a video of Sir Ben Kingsley taking on the role of Ian MacKaye, frontman of hardcore punk band Minor Threat. Its just a little (or a lot) akward, and in most of the video SBK's face is covered by crowd members. I guess its still a cool concept, and seeing as Minor Threat are my favorite punk band of all time, (I don't think I wore anything but my Minor Threat t-shirt my first two years of high school), I just had to post.

Check out Sir Ben Kingsley's rendition of the track "Minor Threat" below. I guess it works because both of the guys are bald?

Sir Ben Kingsley STOMPS into the shoes of Minor Threats' Ian MacKaye from Mean Magazine on Vimeo.

Minor Threat - Straight Edge


New New Kids

I don't know if it's because they're from my hometown, but I, much like every kid of the 80s, love the New Kids on the Block. When I heard there was going to be a reunion, you can imagine my excitement. I'll admit that I haven't heard too much from their new album, but the other day I was looking up music from an artist featured in So You Think You Can Dance (don't judge me, I need to live out my wish of imagining that I could ever dance). The artist's name is Lady GaGa. According to her, pop music will never be low-brow. She will apparently be performing a song on the Hills Monday night.

Here is a video of her on SYTYCN performing her cheesy but oh so catchy song "Just Dance":

So anyway, back to the topic, I found a song off the new NKOTB album called "Big Girl Now" and it features our girl Lady GaGa! let me just warn you, this song is so dope fly that you have to get yourself prepared to listen to it. Just a fair warning.

New Kids on the Block (featuring Lady GaGa) - Big Girl Now

Check out The Block, out now.

On another unrelated note, check out this cover of MGMT's Kids by The Kooks. Kids is one of my favorite songs of the summer, and this is an interesting cover of it.

The Kooks - Kids


Happy NY Fashion Week!

From the 5th to the 12th, over 100 designers will showcase their Spring 2009 collections down the runways at Bryant Park in New York. And although we may not be A-list enough to cover the shows from inside the tents, we'll do our best to let you know what's in for next season.

Get pumped!


Matt & Kim New Album

Matt & Kim are releasing their first new material in two years on their new album. According to Matt, every spare moment they've had while touring non-stop during those two years was spent recording a new album. Read what Matt has to say about it and download their new song Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare over at RCRD LBL I hope their new album keeps up their standing as the happiest band on the planet. Matt & Kim played here at Syracuse last year, and hopefully they will come back and rock our faces off with their never ending cheeriness.


Hpstr Rnofs

Check out my new favorite blog, y'all, Hipster Runoff. Its a really funnie blog about blogging. So I'm blogging about a blog about blogging. Sooo meta.

"s000 rand0m, but kinda authentic in a post-meaningful kinda way. Just searching for authenticity, y'all." - The Hipster Runoffs

Big Digits - Making Progress


Grizzly Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica

Well, I guess this post only has to do with one of those things. (But I sure do love The Office.)

Ed Droste, the lead singer of Grizzly Bear, updated the band's blog a little while ago with a recounting of how, for over a year (and for reasons known only to him), he’s been hounding band member Dan Rossen to record a cover of cheese-filled Top 40 hit 'Too Little Too Late’ by Jo Jo. I know I'm a little late on this, it was put up almost a year ago, but I just found out about it, and I thought it was too good not to share.

Enjoy the Grizzly Bear version and the original JoJo jam.

Grizzly Bear - Too Little Too Late
JoJo - Too Little Too Late


Conor Oberst's New Video

Conor Oberst debuted a new haircut and his new video for Souled Out!!! the other day. More lighthearted than any of his previous videos, this one has Conor and his Mystic Valley Band in front of an old school projector doing fun everyday activities like getting a haircut and going snorkeling. Check out the video, along with his Elliott Smith-esque hair, and get his new album Conor Oberst, out now on Merge.

Also this past week, Conor performed on Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson, both episodes also had an appearance from Jack Black. Coincidence? Maybe. Or maybe they're secretly BFF. Jack's comedy is the yin to Conor's mopey yang.

Check out C.O. and his Mystic Valley Band performing Get Well Cards on Leno, all in matching shiny letterman jackets with their names on it. Sorry for the poor quality, I'll get a new one up as soon as I find it.

On Craig Ferguson performing Moab, without the lettermans, but wearing the same windbreaker from the Souled Out video.

Conor Oberst - Souled Out!!!
Conor Oberst - Get Well Cards
Conor Oberst - Moab


Bollywood with Devendra and Natalie

Devendra Banhart and Natalie Portman could look like a match made in heaven, but who knew Bollywood would enter the equation?

For his single, "Carmensita" of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, Banhart released a music video starring himself and girlfriend Natalie Portman in a short Bollywood flick. Like most Bollywood videos, "Carmensita" includes awesome dance moves, a steamy hot male hero, a totally intricate love story, and ...Spanish lyrics?

I grew up watching Bollywood movies past midnight on the multi-asian channel with my mom. Bollywood is no joke to me, and many of my closer friends can confirm that. Which is why this amazing video from Devendra and boo ranks high in my favorites. Which is why you MUST watch it.

Buy his newest album at Amazon.

Devendra Banhart - Now That I Know
Devendra Banhart - I Feel Just Like A Child
Devendra Banhart - Little Yellow Spider

Andrea Crews

Today, being green is in, and overconsuming is out. Many clothing lines such as American Apparel and Jovovich-Hawk have already ventured into a medium of organic materials, but Andrea Crews is one of the first to create a full brand of recycled clothing.

The Parisian's collections are fresh, edgy, and fun, transforming an old pair of baggy sweats into a hott nightlife dress or trousers into a sexy pair of mini overalls. She's used her styles on both Santogold and Nike, and basically, she's fucking cool.

The only places in the US to pick up some garb is at Nektar De Stagni in Miami and I Heart in NYC (which is coincidentally my new favorite store!)

Watch a silly and slightly provocative video showcasing her collection below, and DEFINITELY check out the website!

Andrea Crews Anthem


New Album Time

We all know that 2007 was an amazing year for album releases. We had new ones from Arcade Fire, Of Montreal, Bright Eyes, Cold War Kids and so many more. Now many of these bands are coming out with their next albums, and even though it feels like they're last albums just came out, it's time to get way pumped for another round.

First up, we have Cold War Kids' new album Loyalty To Loyalty which is out on Downtown Records on September 23. You can head on over to their Myspace and check out a new track called "Something is Not Right With Me" and their upcoming tour dates.

The tracklisting for the album was announced the other day:

1. Against Privacy
2. Mexican Dogs
3. Every Valley Is Not A Lake
4. Something Is Not Right With Me
5. Welcome To The Occupation
6. Golden Gate Jumpers
7. Avalanche In B
8. I've Seen Enough
9. Every Man I Fall For
10. Dreams Old Men Dream
11. On The Night My Love Broke Through
12. Relief
13. Cryptomnesia

Another release is also in the works for everyone's favorite Outback lovers, Of Montreal. The new album will arrive on October 7 via Polyvinyl and is called Skeletal Lamping.

Never ones to disappoint, oM are back with 15 more crazy song titles and album art filled with ambiguously naked people. One can only hope that the songs will match up to the awesome titles.

Album Art:


1. Nonpareil of Favor
2. Wicked Wisdom
3. For Our Elegant Caste
4. Touched Something's Hollow
5. An Eluardian Instance
6. Gallery Piece
7. Women's Studies Victims
8. St.Exquisite's Confessions
9. Triphallus, to Punctuate!
10. And I've Seen a Bloody Shadow
11. Plastis Wafers
12. Death Is Not a Parallel Move
13. Beware Our Nubile Miscreants
14. Mingusings
15. Id Engager

Finally, (for now), we have the first solo album from Conor Oberst in 13 years. Although 2007 gave us a Bright Eyes release, I felt that his solo album was worth mentioning.

Recorded in Mexico with the Mystic Valley Band, the new album will be out not on his normal breeding ground Saddle Creek, but on Merge Records, which is also home to Arcade Fire. The whole album is available to stream over at his website. I've already checked it out, and I can assure you that it's still awesome, even without Bright Eyes pal and collaborator Mike Mogis. Conor Oberst is out on August 5th.

Album Art:


1. Cape Canaveral
2. Sausalito
3. Get-Well-Cards
4. Lenders in the Temple
5. Danny Callahan
6. I Don’t Want to Die (In the Hospital)
7. Eagle on a Pole
8. Moab
9. NYC - Gone, Gone
10. Valle Místico (Ruben’s Song)
11. Souled Out!!!
12. Milk Thistle

Hold the phone! As brought to our attention by reader Jessy, Jenny Lewis's new solo album Acid Tounge drops September 9 on Warner Bros. I completely forgot that Rilo Kiley also had an album out in 2007. Sorry to say, it just wasn't that memorable. (Sorry, Jenny and co.)


1. Black Sand
2. Pretty Bird
3. The Next Messiah
4. Bad Man's World
5. Acid Tongue
6. See Fernando
7. Godspeed
8. Carpetbaggers
9. Trying My Best To Love You
10. Jack Killed Mom
11. Sing A Song For The

Head over to Pitchfork for more info and for her tour dates with our other newly solo-ed, Conor Oberst.


MIA's New Clothing Line?

After posing for a Marc Jacobs ad campaign earlier this year, M.I.A. has decided to do fashion her way, by starting her own clothing line. You can see a preview video of it HERE. I'm not sure if M.I.A.'s styles are for the office, but you could probably rock 'em on E at your weekly rave night.

Give it a try, and pick up Kala if you haven't already.

M.I.A. - World Town
M.I.A. - Bird Flu
M.I.A. - Bamboo Banga


"You Only See the Wackness"

It's mine it's mine it's mine... who's world is this?

As soon as I heard the opening song of the Wackness, I knew I was going to love the film. I mean come'on. Nas's Illmatic. How could you not love?

If you're an avid reader of this heavenly blog, you must know by now that i've been dying to see The Wackness since April. After not being able to go to the advanced screening due to the fact that it was in the middle of long island, I finally and conveniently went down to Soho's Angelika Film Center tonight and saw it.

Delicious and satisfying. I do feel like the plot could have been a little deeper, and it was mostly a flashback to '94, but how could you not love and embrace the deliberate frames of Adidas Superstars, blowing in Super Nintendo cartridges, and pressing the record and play button at the same time to make a mixtape? And a dope soundtrack with Biggie's first, A Tribe Called Quest, Biz Markie, and DJ Jazzie Jeff? Total throwback.

However, aside from the flashback, Josh Peck as Luke Shapiro and Sir Ben Kingsley as Dr. Squires are captivating and hilarious. For those of you who haven't read the plot overview, take a look back. I won't give too much away, but watching Luke and Squires "grow up" is a great reminder to not to forget to live and experience.

New Yorkers can catch the film at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas midtown, Angelika Film Center in Soho, AMC Theaters Empire 25 in Times Square, and Bam Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn. Bostonians can catch it at AMC Loews Boston Common 19 in Boston, Landmark Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, COolindge Corner Theater in Brookline, and Embassy Cinema in Waltham. If you live in another major city, you'll have to look it up yourself. And if you live in suburbia, you're have to wait til August 1st. Bummerrrrr.

It's ok you can still check out the trailer and most of the soundtrack! (Or buy it off Amazon)


Feist Visits The Street (You Know Which One)

Feist will be guest-starring on the 39th season premiere of Sesame Street on August 11, and her performance of a tweaked-for-kids "1 2 3 4" is already online.

Teaching kids how to count to four is obviously of the utmost importance, those are the only ones you really need to get by in life. That anguished pink monster in that back looks like he's as sick of this song as everyone else. I like that Sesame Street is keeping it topical. Maybe next they'll have have a Hilary Clinton joke tailored for the preschool sect that was relevant six months ago.

Also stopping by will be Will Arnett, Jessica Alba, David Beckham, Heidi Klum, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jack Black, and the show will have new parodies of 30 Rock, High School Musical, and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader.

Maybe Will Arnett will make some sly hints about the Arrested Development movie that will get all the kiddies excited? I know that if they keep making hints about it and there ends up being no movie, there's gonna be a riot on their hands. I mean COME ON!

Pick up The Reminder, and in case there's anyone on the planet who doesn't already have it, here's the mp3:

Feist - 1234

Buy The Reminder, out now on Cherry Tree.


Cursive's New Album

Tim Kasher and crew are currently recording a new album that just happened have the Cursive name. According to Tim in an interview with Self-Titled Magazine, the band gets together to record music with no regard to what they sounded like before, and if it sounds like Cursive, they call themselves that, and if it sounds so erratically different that it can't be Cursive, they call it something different. They decide Cursive's future on an album-by-album basis, and lucky for us, they have decided on a sixth studio album.

From recording in different cities, and even going as far as recording Tim's vocals from inside his bedroom closet, the band who have settled down in different places to start families made an effort to come together one week out of every month to record their new album, playing a few shows to cover the cost of travel.

In addition to bringing back the trumpet and trombone from their last album, they have added Geoff Dolce to play some mean fiddle. While their last album made references to Dorothy and "no place like home" feelings, the new album seems to have taken their cue from Saddle Creek's other main man, Conor Oberst, by being inspired (or dismayed) by the state of the union.

The album is being mixed as we speak, and we should expect an early September release. Now that Conor Oberst is releasing his first solo album in 13 years, not on his normal breeding ground Saddle Creek, but on Merge, which is home to pal M. Ward and a little band called Arcade Fire, and The Faint have split with Saddle Creek to form their own label, blank.wav., Cursive seem to be the front runners to take the crown as kings of the Creek.

I know I'm really excited to hear their new material, and here's hoping that Tim Kasher and crew keep "accidently" making many more Cursive albums.

Here are some new songs from the band's Daytrotter session, maybe they'll be included on the new album?

Cursive - Let Me Up
Cursive - Donkeys

And here's some oldies to remind you of how crazy awesome Cursive is (how could you forget?)

Cursive - Mothership, Mothership Do You Read Me?
Cursive - Lament of Pretty Baby

If you don't already have it (which you should), Happy Hollow is out now on Saddle Creek.


Music Meets Fashion

Music, fashion.  Both are loves of my life.  But together??  That's simply orgasmic.

Converse recently partnered up with a dream team of musicians for their 100th birthday.  By dream team I mean dreamtastic.  (Yes, I just made that up).  Santogold, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, and Pharrell and the N.E.R.D. crew.  I told you!  Dreamtastic!

The group produced a spicy hott single (and video) for Converse available for free download via their website.  There's the music.

They also did an awesome photoshoot in black and white, sporting All Stars and Converse wear.  There's the fashion.

Since I'm a marketing gal myself, I won't detract website buzz from Converse...  so download "My Drive Thru" at the website while you browse through the classic roster of Converse All Stars or the new clothing collection by John Varvatos.  And don't forget to watch the sweet video below!

Produced By Pharrell - Santogold, Julian Casablancas, N.E.R.D.

Lindsay's Leggings

By now, I'm sure we're all aware of Lindsay Lohan's love for the leggings. And I'm sure you've all heard about her possible leggings line (no matter how much we wished it was just a funny joke). Now, coming to a store (or website) near you! 6126 by Lindsay Lohan! I know you're really excited, so head on over to Shop Intuition and pick up a pair for yourself! Now you're just some self-tanner and a (maybe) girlfriend and some daddy issues away from becoming everyone's favorite celebrity! The name of the line, 6126, is based on Lindsay's love for Marilyn Monroe, of which we saw as much as we could handle in her NY magazine photo tribute. 6126 is Monroe's birthday (June 1, 1926).

Now on to the real news; the prized leggings. Priced to own from $42 - $132, how can you resist?

First off, we have the Mr. President leggings, (knee pads included). Is this a dirty joke? Or unintentionally funny?

Next up are gold stirrup pants. Now you can be the most stylish gal at disco aerobics!

Zipper Leggings:

And my personal favorite, ankle gloves. Why do my ankles need gloves, you might ask? Especially leopard ankle gloves? The better question is why wouldn't they? You never know when there will be a sudden blast of arctic air directed solely at your poor, unsuspecting ankles rendering you unable to do anything, especially aerobicizing in your stirrup pants. You'll be thanking Lindsay when everyone else is suffering from Frozen Ankle Syndrome (a serious ailment), and yours are toasty and warm (not to mention stylin') in these amazing leopard ankle gloves.

So don't delay! I know you're as excited as I am to never wear real pants again! I'm sure if Lindsay had her way, every girl around the world would forever be pants-less! (Zing!)


My Mercury's In Retrograde

Bloc Party.  Well that's a name I haven't heard in a little while. Weren't they good or something?  While listening to their new single, "Mercury," Kele Okereke's unique voice brought it all back.   Ohhhh yeahhhhhh.   Bloc Party.   They're fucking tasty.

After last year's A Weekend In the City, the Bloc Party crew has been touring and working on a third album that could be released by the end of the year.  A wonderful surprise, their new single, "Mercury," was debuted on BBC Radio 1 this Monday.   The third album is said to take on an electro, experimental direction, and their first single confirms that.   Kele has stated that it will have the rawness of Silent Alarm and experience of A Weekend In the City.   I'm not sure what that means, but "Mercury" has already been named the "hottest track in the world."  I figure that should count for something.

While you're waiting for the much anticipated album to come out, check out their totally ordinary music video for "Mercury" (if you think a life story of a walking lobster clawed cow, operated on by gorilla surgeons and fortune tellers, is ordinary)... or catch them at Webster Hall August 6th and 7th.

Bloc Party - Mercury
Bloc Party - Flux
Bloc Party - Hunting for Witches (RAC mix)


John Galliano Knows Something We Don't.

I was looking through the Spring 2009 lines when I stumbled upon John Galliano's Men's RTW line, and it is crazy. As much as I love neons, there is a limit to how many you can shove on to one person.

Maybe I'm just being naïve and John G is on to something huge here. I think I can feel some trends coming on.


Meshfaces plus Snowboard Boots -

Carrot Tops with Gold Lamé Speedos -

Soda Can Heads and Furry Crotches -

And my personal favorite, which I think will be a huge trend for Spring 2009, get so ready.

Giant Sword Hair -

So you never know what's going to be a huge hit, and I mean who doesn't trust a man that looks like a pirate in a hair metal band with an awesome hair curler? I know I do.