After her great self-titled debut in 2012 California singer/songwriter Jessica Pratt released her new album on January 27th “On Your Own Love Again” via Drag City. She recorded the LP at home over the past two years. It was mixed in collaboration with Will Canzoneri. “Back, Baby” is the first single off Jessica’s new record, stream it below.
Amanda Manitach is an artist, curator at Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery, visual arts editor at City Arts Magazine, and co-founder (with D.K. Pan) at TMRW PARTY, a studio in the Pike/Pine corridor of Seattle’s Capitol Hill, a neighborhood dedicated to anchoring, catalyzing and sustaining a spectrum of arts-related events. Her works span through many different media, focusing on the human body — particularly the female body — and how this is continually being reimagined and rewritten via visual culture and visual cliché of the era. Read our interview after the break!
Are you sitting? Good, then you’re ready for this: Sleater Kinney are releasing their first album in ten years on January 19/20 worldwide via Sub Pop Records, with North American and European tours to follow! “No Cities to Love” is now available for pre-order on CD / LP / DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website. A limited, deluxe edition on white, 180-gram vinyl will also be available. The deluxe LP version features a tri-fold jacket encased in an outer slipcover, and includes two bonus tracks on a single-sided 12” with an etching on the b-side, you know, for fanciness. Check their video for “Bury Our Friends” featuring Miranda July who also wrote the lyrics!
Christophe Guye Galerie announces Lina Scheynius’ upcoming solo exhibition “Exhibition 03″ at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo from December 13 to January 31. This will be Scheynius’ first solo exhibition in Japan and it will include about 16 works. Born in Vänersborg in southeast Sweden in 1981 and currently based in London, Lina Scheynius became a photographer after a career in modeling. After working as a model – a photographic subject and target of idealistic and conceptual projection as well as alteration – Scheynius began shooting photographs out of a desire to reconstruct the relationship between “the looker” and “the looked at” and a continued interest in photographic expression, which candidly mediates that relation. Have a peek to some of the photos on display!
Romina Ressia is a photographer and artist living in Buenos Aires. Her passion about art started at young age but it was not until her late 20, after graduating in Economics, that she decided to dedicate her life to Photography. She studied Photography, Fashion Photography, Art Direction & Scenery in different places including The Teatro Colon. Owner of a pictorial style, has exhibited her work in Milan, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Czech Republic & New York and it is represented by galleries in more than 20 countries. Her strong classical influence is taken precisely to represent modern as well as atemporal issues. It’s the way she uses to represent how people is touched by the changing world in which we live. The attempt to grant a breath of fresh air to the classic style is one of the essential characteristics of her work. Hit Read More and enter Romina’s world!
Enjoy “Boucles D’Or” a new editorial by amazing photographer Amira Fritz for Grazia France.
Styling: Stephanie Brissay, Hair: Tomoko Ohama, Make Up: Arzu Kücü, Model: Aliz Menyhert
From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of “No One Belongs Here More Than You”, comes ” The First Bad Man” a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny, so Miranda July readers will be astonished. Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love, Miranda July confirms herself as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man will be published by Scribner in early 2015, too bad this can’t be one of your Christmas gifts!
Independent arts organization Studio Voltaire’s temporary shop, House of Voltaire, is perfectly timed for Christmas shopping. In its third incarnation, the eagerly-awaited biennial pop-up shop sells artist Linder Sterling’s sets of super-sexy Perspex Christmas decorations. Check the links below to discover all the gifts and artists involved in the project.