Her album is still a week shy of being released, but Lily Allen has plenty to keep her busy these days. The British artist was recently named MTV's "Discover and Download" artist for January, which basically means she gets high-profile placement on all of the network's stations, as well as love via MTV's mobile phone partners and MTV.com.Read more »
Japanese multimedia artist Takagi Masakatsu's World Is So Beautiful DVD has been re-released by Carpark and involves some seriously psychedelic imagery. Inspired by his globe-trotting, Masakatsu makes youth the focus of his work, incorporating shots of children and the sounds of laughter into the videos.
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Sub Pop's indie outfit goes back in time in the video for "Phantom Limb," staging elaborate medieval scenes that strongly resemble an elementary school play. The four-piece band is really Wincing the Night Away here, but appears to be enjoying it.
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Not everyone can drop $250,000 on a piece of artwork with the words "I can't believe you morons actually buy this shit" scrawled on it, (though we'd like to) and guerrilla art sensation Banksy is well aware of that. He also knows that since the success of his warehouse show in L.A. this fall, his stuff has been in such high demand that people have begun creating illegal t-shirts and posters featuring his designs.Read more »
Oh, joy. It's another alt-indie-electroinc-pop album from an über-hip band being hyped on Pitchfork. But wait, there's something unusual about the overlooked second full-length from Danish outfit Figurines, something that makes you reconsider the previous statement.
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