Post-hardcore shapeshifters La Dispute release their third album, Rooms of the House, next week (3/18) via their own Better Living label. We said:They're now three for three in terms of making a remarkably different album each time, and at this point they're more similar to a band like The Mars Volta -- not musically, but in the way that they're a heavy band ignoring all trends in heavy music, pushing boundaries, and ultimately just doing their thing.You can now listen to the album in its entirety, via Noisey, below...
I think my favorite thing about all of our recent hashtag challenges is getting a peek into all the cool homes across the country (and the world!). So last week, Grace asked Instagrammers to share their walls with #DSART. Great artwork and unusual displays really have the potential to inject personality into any space. I was inspired by the artwork theme to pull some of my favorites from our past sneak peeks. Happy art hanging! -Amy
Image above: A mix of vintage and new artwork in this Southern home filled will color and vintage finds.
Image above: In this London home, homeowner and photographer David Cleveland shot these fluff marshmallow jars as a personal project. See all the artwork after the jump!
See more examples after the jump!
On July 22nd, 2011, Norway suffered two horrific back-to-back attacks on civilians. A lone extremist killed eight people with a car bomb and injured 209 in Oslo; within hours he'd then opened fire at a summer camp at Utøya island, killing 69 and wounding 110. The attacks were particularly personal in relatively tiny Norway, where a reported one out of every four Norwegians knew at least one of the victims.
KORO/Public Art Norway, the government's arm for public art and the largest art producer in the country, subsequently held a design competition to erect a memorial to honor the victims. The recently-announced winner, by unanimous jury vote, was artist Jonas Dahlberg and his beautiful two-part concept seen here. The first part of the memorial, called "Memory Wound," is to be sited on a tiny peninsula of land at the village of Sørbråten, near Utøya island. Explains Dahlberg:My concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation. It slices from the top of the headland at the Sørbråten site, to below the water line and extends to each side. This void in the landscape makes it impossible to reach the end of the headland. Visitors begin their experience guided along a wooden pathway through the forest. This creates a five to ten minute contemplative journey leading to the cut. Then the pathway will flow briefly into a tunnel. This tunnel leads visitors inside of the landscape and to the dramatic edge of the cut itself. (more...)
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Broken Bells @ Webster Hall - 3/7/14
Broken Bells, the collaborative project between Shins singer James Mercer and super producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, The Grey Album, etc), released their sophomore album, After the Disco, earlier this year, and just brought their tour in support of it to NYC for a show at Webster Hall this past Friday (3/7). Unlike their intimate Baby's All Right show in January, where they played three songs, at this larger show they played a full set which included most of the new album and most of their 2010 self-titled debut as well. Au Revoir Simone opened the show and also joined Broken Bells on stage at the end of their set to sing with them. Pictures of the show are in this post. They continue, with BB's setlist, below...
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This transatlantic supergroup of Irish and American musicians - Iarla Ó Lionaird, Thomas Bartlett, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill - whose album has been in the Irish top 10 since its release a month ago - close proceedings on Sunday with a remarkable set that sees the only standing ovation and the only encore of the weekend. Gaelic is the language and the tunes drip with the melancholy of the diaspora.
As the five musicians shift gears effortlessly through The Sailor's Bonnet, picking up the pace, feet start stamping on and off the stage, the crowd begins to whoop and one can only marvel at the intuitive understanding between the five. But it's not just jigs and reels that make them remarkable: the opening Song 44, with Bartlett holding down his piano strings to mute them, and violins scraping ominously, has more in common with post-rock than with Christy Moore. It's a staggering display of both emotion and virtuosity. [The Guardian]The above review is of The Gloaming -- the Irish supergroup that features two American musicians, Dennis Cahill and Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, etc) -- from their recent set at Ireland's Other Voices festival. They made their US debut at the 2012 globalFEST at NYC's Webster Hall, and they're set to return to NYC for another show on June 21 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Their only other date is a UK show in July.
This past February, they released their self-titled debut album in the US via Brassland, and they're also planning on releasing a documentary film about the band, Moment to Moment. We've got a video clip of that documentary, which you can check out, along with a few tracks from the album and a live recording, below...
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It's a dreary Wednesday, and my neighbor Molly is tired of being cooped up in her house with her two little girls. "Why don't you all come over tomorrow for a family dinner party?" I ask, almost without thinking about it. Everyone is excited, including my daughter, who likes being the 8-year-old babysitter-in-training, and we grown-ups are looking forward to a break in the routine.
But what to cook? And how to make this casual dinner party special while still keeping it fun and comfortable for the kids (and parents)? This week we'll be talking all about our easy family dinner party, and how you can throw one of your own. Today we'll start with the party plan!
The rise of white collar industry in developed countries means that the majority of workers spend most of their days sitting down, often with bad posture. As a result, we’ve seen a few innovations attempt to bring micro-exercise into the office environment, such as the Stir Kinetic Desk, which occasionally rises to encourage users to regularly get up from their chair. Now Tao WellShell is a smart device that enables anyone to carry out resistance exercise from their seat, while also tracking their progress.
The mechanics behind the handheld pod are based on ‘isometric’ techniques such as yoga and pilates, in which muscles are exercised through the pressure placed upon them in different positions. A gyroscope inside the device provides the necessary resistance to help users develop their muscles, while pressure sensors detect how hard they’re pushing and whether they need to push more. Through a range of hundreds of possible exercises — which can be accessed through the companion app — the Tao WellShell can be used to improve muscle strength, tone the body and improve circulation. The device can also be connected to users’ smartphones via the app, which tracks their performance, offers suggestions to improve depending on their goals, and enables them to combine their data and daily diet to get a more comprehensive view of their health. The video below shows the device in action:
Tao WellShell not only tracks users’ exercise regimes but also plays a key part in helping them build muscle even when they can’t make it to the gym. How else can exercise become more easily incorporated into the office environment?
One of my favorite ways to spend some down time is losing myself in the world of photographers. From their incredible Instagram feeds to their blogs full of behind-the-scenes shoot tips, I love peeking into the lives of the people who create the images we all love so much. One of my favorite photographers is Leela Cyd, who recently moved from Portland, Oregon to Santa Barbara, CA. Her days are filled with sunlight, beautiful food and photoshoots that I would love to see in person. Today Leela is sharing her 10 Favorite Things with us, from her trusty Linus bike to her morning bath and daily walks. I hope you’ll enjoy her favorites! Thanks, Leela! xo, grace
*You can check out Leela’s fantastic blog here, too!
Click through for her list in photo and list form or click ‘play’ above to watch her clips!