Download The Weeknd's new mixtape "Thursday" →
Toronto R&B group, and Drake chums, The Weeknd have released their second free mixtape of 2011, Thursday. Their first free mix, House of Balloons is currently Polaris Prized nom’d and Pitchfork Best New Music’d. After only a few spins Thursday seems to be another solid release that’s well worth checking out.
Paintings Inspired By Paused VHS Tapes →
A gallery courtesy of Wired that features the work of Swiss visual artist Andy Denzler. Denzler’s paintings employ a distorted effect similar to that achieved in the pausing of a VHS tape where the boundary between the photo-realistic and the abstract representative is both illuminated and transgressed by the blurring effect that transpires. In a cultural moment where the nostalgia for the...
Active Child's "You Are All I See"
Coming via Hypemachine, Active Child’s new album You Are All I See is streaming ahead of its launch on 23rd August. There are some lovely bits happening in here that more than fulfills some of the promise gestured towards on their 2010 EP Sun Rooms.
The Black Rider →
Ubuweb provides a full-length VHS rip of the Robert Wilson, Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs collaboration, the avant-garde musical The Black Rider. Directed and designed by Wilson, music and lyrics by Waits and the book written by Burroughs.
Watch the Throne: Let Them Eat Cake →
A pretty great piece by Hua Hsu on Grantland about the paradoxically out-of-touch and totally of-the-moment nature of Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne, in terms of its opulent maximalism and the political and cultural climates of Hip-Hop and the USA as a country.