28.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: The Staves “Black & White”

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A news anchor finds out her husband, and co-anchor, is cheating on her in this brilliantly edited music video for The Staves. Watch “Black & White” directed by Jack Whiteley, below.

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27.01.15 by Zach Tutor

Kim Dorland

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Paintings that document real life experiences as well as ones that seem dream-like by Canadian artist Kim Dorland.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Cookies Dance Team Incredible Winning Performance

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This performance by San Diego-based dance team, Cookies, is aaaaaamazing. It landed them first place at VIBE XX 2015, and has to be one of the most powerful dances I’ve ever seen. I agree with the Youtube commenter that called these performers ‘visionary artists'; the choreographers really went beyond beyond (that’s not a typo). I think it’s rare to see artists in full command of their craft like this, where every little expression is so perfectly described. I got a little teary by the end of it. This is the best kind of art.

*I just watched it again and I fully cried watching it, it’s so beautiful.

Watch the Cookies first-place performance below.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Clayton Cotterell

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Some really beautiful photography work here by Portland, Oregon-based photographer Clayton Cotterell. More images below.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Collages by Artist Annie Descôteaux

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One tiny cheeseburger for me, please! Love these collages by Montreal-based artist Annie Descôteaux. More images below.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Foam Magazine #40 After Araki / Heaven and Hell

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In my opinion, the most beautiful photography publication on the planet right now is Foam Magazine (and has been for awhile). There is no one touching them, not even close. This gorgeous issue “After Araki / Heaven and Hell” features contemporary Japanese photographers whose work has been directly influenced by Nobuyoshi Araki.

I took a whole bunch of photos of the issue, and rather than try to describe how amazing it looks I’ll just let you peek inside and make up your own mind. As far as magazines go, it ain’t cheap, but it’s less than you’d spend on any art book.

Thank you to the crew at Foam, the issues you send over are always the highlight of my week. Take a look inside “After Araki / Heaven and Hell” below.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Fresh Paint: A Profile of Artist Rabi (of CYRCLE)

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The Creator Class has just released another video in their five-part documentary series, A New Breed. This first one features Rabi, one half of the art collective CYRCLE, making work in Miami during Basel. The video also features MADSTEEZ, NYCHOS, and several others. Watch “Fresh Paint” below.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Video Premiere: Vikesh Kapoor “Blue-Eyed Baby”

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Happy to premiere this video for Vikesh Kapoor’s “Blue-Eyed Baby”, from his terrific debut album “The Ballad of Willy Robbins”. I don’t know much about folk music but I find there’s a honesty in his music that I don’t hear in a lot of the folk pop that’s become so popular. Really beautiful stuff.

Vikesh is headlining a tour around the UK/Ireland next month, so for those of you who live out that way, I’ve included a list of tour dates along with the video below!

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