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LOOK: Casual and Classy In Los Angeles w/ Gap Styld.by and Priscilla Ahn

By Staff, Photos by Emily Shur on July 11, 2014

 

LOOK: Casual and Classy In Los Angeles w/ Gap Styld.by and Priscilla Ahn

We've had a ton of fun exploring different parts of Los Angeles and New York for our Gap Styld.by series. The gist? We hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles.


For this one, we're once again hanging out with our friend Priscilla Ahn.

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LIVE: Performance, Poutine, Pride: Festival D’été De Québec 2014, Day 3

By Sarah Chavey on July 11, 2014

 

LIVE: Performance, Poutine, Pride: Festival D’été De Québec 2014, Day 3

Festival d’été de Québec might not be the most well-known on the crowded and competitive summer music festival calendar, but considering it’s been around for forty-six years, sees more than a million visitors each year, and is home to the biggest outdoor stage in North America—take that, Coachella!—it’s clearly doing something right. We went straight to the source to find out why. The prospect of poutine didn’t hurt either.

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LIVE: Performance, Poutine, Pride: Festival D’été De Québec 2014, Day 2

By Sarah Chavey on July 10, 2014

 

LIVE: Performance, Poutine, Pride: Festival D’été De Québec 2014, Day 2

Festival d’été de Québec might not be the most well-known on the crowded and competitive summer music festival calendar, but considering it’s been around for forty-six years, sees more than a million visitors each year, and is home to the biggest outdoor stage in North America—take that, Coachella!—it’s clearly doing something right. We went straight to the source to find out why. The prospect of poutine didn’t hurt either.

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Exclusives

Of Age On The Champagne Coast: A Conversation with Gia Coppola and Dev Hynes

By Kyle MacKinnel, Photos by Samantha Urbani, Autumn Durlad and Keegan Allen on July 9, 2014

 

Of Age On The Champagne Coast: A Conversation with Gia Coppola and Dev Hynes

 

Our reputations will precede us. It doesn’t matter the person, or whether one’s impression of her was formed in the context of a rumor or a fleeting glance. Image is a requisite hurdle that we must clear before we can truly know each other; in some cases, this feat can be more of a decathlon. Such was the inevitable gauntlet laid out for the granddaughter of acetate legend Francis Ford Coppola and niece of director Sofia Coppola (not to mention cousin of Nicolas Cage and the Schwartzman boys). Nevertheless, the sweetly reticent Gia Coppola has managed to emerge seemingly out of midair, her buzzing debut feature, Palo Alto, in hand.

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LIVE: Performance, Poutine, Pride: Festival D’été De Québec 2014, Day 1

By Sarah Chavey on July 9, 2014

 

LIVE: Performance, Poutine, Pride: Festival D’été De Québec 2014, Day 1

Festival d’été de Québec might not be the most well-known on the crowded and competitive summer music festival calendar, but considering it’s been around for forty-six years, sees more than a million visitors each year, and is home to the biggest outdoor stage in North America—take that, Coachella!—it’s clearly doing something right. We went straight to the source to find out why. The prospect of poutine didn’t hurt either.

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Reviews

Little Dragon
Nabuma Rubberband - LOMA VISTA
FILTER Grade: 84%

By Kathy Iandoli on July 1, 2014

 

Little Dragon

Little Dragon are placed in a bit of a conundrum with their fourth studio album Nabuma Rubberband. When the band first emerged in 2007 with their self-titled debut, the electronic music movement wasn’t yet filtered, funneled and repackaged as EDM. Nabuma finds them looking to expand by experimenting with various styles—from the bossa nova undertones of opener “Mirror” to the zippy electro-guitar licks of “Klapp Klapp.” Things smooth out toward the middle but suffer from over-diversification, with “Pretty Girls’” ’80s synth vibe giving way to trance-y trip-hoppy cuts like “Underbart” and “Cat Rider” that ultimately transform into electro-pop in “Paris.” The title track marks a movement to...

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Peter Matthew Bauer
Liberation! - MEXICAN SUMMER
FILTER Grade: 82%

By Sarabeth Oppliger on July 1, 2014

 

Peter Matthew Bauer

Much like the rugged, yet refined quality he brought to The Walkmen, Peter Matthew Bauer’s debut solo album has that sort of grit you want to plunge your hands into. Brushed drums and colorful spreads of reverb paint Liberation!, modestly complimenting trills of Petty-esque vocals. The lyricism, according to Bauer, aims to confront that paradox of finding light within seemingly endless darkness. While the album spawned from Bauer’s Hinduism and his childhood growing up in various ashrams, the spiritual influence on Liberation! is still rather light. A dash of otherworldly sounds give the otherwise good album that extra oomph on tracks like “Istanbul Field” and “Philadelphia Raga,” but the...

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LOOK: Exploring Echo Park w/ Gap Styld.by and Priscilla Ahn Discusses Her Style Evolution

By Staff; Photos by Emily Shur on July 1, 2014

 

LOOK: Exploring Echo Park w/ Gap Styld.by and Priscilla Ahn Discusses Her Style Evolution

We’re excited to bring you the latest installment in our Gap Styld.by series, where we hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. This time, we’re hanging out again with the lovely Priscilla Ahn in Echo Park.

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Sharon Van Etten
Are We There - JAGJAGUWAR
FILTER Grade: 86%

By Kyle Lemmon on July 1, 2014

 

Sharon Van Etten

 

The title of Sharon Van Etten’s fourth record is missing a critical punctuation mark on purpose. Are We There is the sound of an iterant career musician in the middle of an emotionally trying period. Thankfully, Van Etten’s introspective rock tunes are still sifted through the ’70s singer-songwriter roots of previous recordings. (Trivia note: Some of the instruments on this album were used by John Lennon and Patti Smith.) Are We There’s best track by a long shot is “Your Love Is Killing Me.” The raw-nerve lyrics are pretty clear-cut: “Break my leg so I can’t walk to you/Cut my tongue so I can’t talk to you/Burn my skin so I can’t feel you/Stab my eyes so I can’t see.” All the verbs...

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FILTER HOW-TO: How To Wash A Dog with Jenny Slate

By Bailey Pennick, Photos by Eleanor Stills on June 30, 2014

 

FILTER HOW-TO: How To Wash A Dog with Jenny Slate

 

Jenny Slate is all over the place, in the best possible way. The actress/comedian/author/voice-of-an-adorable-seashell-with-shoes-on barely has a day off in between her recurring roles on hit television shows including Bob’s Burgers, Girls and Parks and Recreation (cue Jean-Ralphio calling her “the worst”); her debut as a feature-film lead in this summer’s Obvious Child; and a costarring credit opposite TV husband hall-of-famer Paul Reiser on a brand-new FX pilot entitled Married. During those oh-so-brief moments of relaxation, Slate opts to spend her time with her real-life husband, naturally, but more importantly, with her true best friends: the couple’s two adorable dogs, Arthur and Reggie. 

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