HTRK’s Ghostly International debut ‘Work (work, work)’ is a flat-lined study of desire and submission, sentimentality and dysphoria. The London by way of Berlin and Melbourne art-rock duo (pronounced “Hate Rock”) finished the album’s production while grieving the sudden loss of founding member and bassist Sean Stewart to suicide in March ‘10. And while that tragedy has certainly found its way into the music’s bottomless sonic void, ‘Work (work, work),’ written from 2006-10 in Berlin and London, is about much more than abject darkness. Much, much more.
HTRK ’Eat Yr Heart’
Unique Warhol originals from the collection of the Warhol Museum meet Beatles artifacts–exploring the relationship between Andy Warhol and John Lennon now on view The Frankfurt Museum of Communication. www.mfk-frankfurt.de
“….Our new single, “Utopia” is released out into the world. A companion piece to “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire),” “Utopia” emphasizes a core idea of the YACHT philosophy, which is that any personal success is designed first in the mind….” www.teamyacht.com
Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics, 1976-82 is the first New York exhibition surveying the extraordinary diversity of Punk and Post-Punk graphic design. The exhibition showcases a wide range of American and British artistry, with influences that include the Bauhaus, Futurism, Dadaism, Pop Art, Constructivism and Expressionism. The exhibition presents features over 150 rare posters, along with fanzines, flyers, clothing, badges and stickers. Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics, 1976-82 will be on view from July 14th through August 19th, 2011 at the Steven Kasher Gallery.
Recognition for the psychedelic-tinged, lush shoegaze sound of Austin band Ringo Deathstarr has grown steadily over the past five years. Diehard fans are now joined by music journalists and bloggers worldwide in singing the praises of the trio after a stellar performance at SXSW and the release of their first full-length album, Colour Trip. The members include Elliott Frazier (guitar and vocals), Alex Gehring (bass, guitar, and vocals) and Daniel Coborn (drums). Recently, Elliot was kind enough to take the time to answer some probing questions from us via email about the origins of the band, their influences, and some of his own personal likes (i.e. Tokyo and an early 90s Kim Deal)… READ MORE…..