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Beach House Preps Single, Tour

Used-to-bes are usually something of the past no one pays much attention to anymore, often time becoming the punch line to a cheap joke. The A-side off of Beach House's limited-edition, vinyl-only single, "Used To Be," squashes the notion that the Baltimore-duo is anything of the sort. Recorded over the summer of 2008, after months of touring, the release deliberates on the spiritual and physical effects of life on the ever-evolving road, love, and growing older.


  • Filed under: news
  • 09/23/2008

Worn Out: Portland Style

Thoughts on Portland style from some of the city’s good-lookers.

Benoît Pioulard

Where do you get most of your clothes?

Generally at secondhand places, but American Apparel cuts also work well for me.

Is there a Portland look?

There's such an amalgam of style influence, coupled with a rather live-and-let-live attitude. A visiting friend of mine pointed out a kind of European feel in the ubiquity of active lifestyles and the consideration that most people give to their look.


Local Flavor

Homegrown items highlighting Portland's lo-fi style.

Adidas Originals Herringbone bag
$160, adidas.com

1byliz recycled bike clock
$34, trilliumartisans.org

Red Bat Press 10 Bridges of the Willamette Notecards
$25, redbatpress.com


Growing, Hot Chip Play Pop Montreal

Pop Montreal unveiled its final lineup today, and it’s a compelling collection of artists that's set to descend upon the Quebec capital October 1 - 5. The seven-year-old festival will see Beach House, Hot Chip, Vivian Girls, Megasoid, AIDS Wolf, Growing, and numerous others, from all types of musical genres, performing throughout the festival.


  • Filed under: news
  • 09/22/2008

Mogwai Drummer Hospitalized

Mogwai drummer Martin Bulloch was hospitalized last night after the band's set at ATP New York, due to complications with his heart condition (for which he has a pacemaker). Though he's since been discharged, doctors reportedly urged him to return home to Scotland for additional medical attention.

Unfortunately, that means the band has had to cancel the remainder of its U.S. tour dates. They'll resume playing at the end of October, in Scotland, before heading out to other parts of Europe.

09/22 Boston, MA: Wilbur Theatre

  • Filed under: news
  • 09/22/2008

An Eluardian Instance (Live)

We found this video from Of Montreal while perusing YouTube over the weekend. It's apparently footage of a show filmed last fall, when the band performed at the Avalon in Hollywood. "An Eluardian Instance" eventually made it onto the band's forthcoming Skeletal Lamping release, set to drop October 7. Some lovely profile views of Kevin Barnes in all his multi-color glory here. He looks almost as good in eye makeup as this dude. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 09/22/2008

Yelle Readies Tour Dates, Likes Masks

Halloween's the time of year to don intriguing disguises, and sunny pop singer Yelle is taking the idea to heart when she embarks on a U.S. tour with her boys, Tepr and Grand Marnier. Show attendees in each city are encouraged to use the template on the band's MySpace page to create their own mask, which they should then wear to the performance. Those who partake will be placed in the running to get a kiss from Yelle herself after the show.


  • Filed under: news
  • 09/22/2008

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