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H&M and Lanvin tease dramatic new collaboration with trippy film

When H&M announces their latest guest designer collaboration, people loose their minds, and for good reason. The always-trendy mall staple’s import of high-end designer goods at the store’s wallet-friendly prices is enough to make a fashionista totally cuckoo. So it’s no wonder that when French powerhouse Lanvin announced that their flawless Alber Elbaz would be next in line to guest-design for the store, desperate women in need of taffeta dresses everywhere set up special Google Alerts for the first sneak peek at the collection.

Luckily, the wait is over, as H&M and Lanvin have debuted a short, “Alice in Wonderland”-esque film previewing the collection. So what exactly are we in-store for (pun intended…)?  Sequined tees, taffeta-petticoats, strong shoulders, slouchy trenches, and lots of ruffles. Ooh la la, how the French know drama! Check out these showstoppers and more at your local H&M starting November 20th – just watch out for flying stilettos; it might get dangerous out there!


Little J Gets Fired Up (and Naked!)

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Fire, cemeteries, and nearly naked blonde babes – sounds like a typical music video right? In The Pretty Reckless’ “Make Me Wanna Die,” the blonde babe in question is lead singer Taylor Momsen aka Gossip Girl’s resident bratty wild-child Jenny Humphrey aka the 17 year-old actress once known for playing Cindy Lou Who in Jim Carrey’s version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Well, we’re not in Whoville anymore, or even the Upper East Side for that matter. Momsen writhes and snarls in the vid, all while peeling off layers of leather, flannel, and silk lingerie, until she’s completely naked (in a graveyard, obviousy…).  Ok, sure she kinda pulls it off, and the song is catchy in that ‘I would make this my AIM away message if I were 15’ kinda way.  But, bottom line, girl is 17! Courtney Love Lite, anyone?


Arcade Fire’s New Interactive Video

Although it has only been released for about 48 hours, you’ve probably already seen, or at least heard about the new ‘music video’ for the Arcade Fire’s latest single “We Used to Wait” off of The Suburbs. However, to call it just a music video seems, well, insulting. The interactive film begins by instructing viewers to type in the name of their hometown. From there, the multi-screen video will take you on a ride through your (stimulated) childhood. To avoid any further spoilers, (and to see the future of music videos!), check out the clip for yourself at


These United States: Lollapanutshell!

Remember in our June issue when we first introduced you to These United States? The boys have been busy on tour since then, and last weekend they hit a new milestone when they played Lollapalooza in Chicago. Check out this tour diary they shared with us! Love these guys!

Lost Lands & Treasure Maps — Episode 35: Lollapanutshell from These United States on Vimeo.

— Britt

Chromeo: Don’t Turn The Light On (Video)

Going crazy waiting for Chromeo’s highly anticipated Business Casual? Check out the video for their Hall & Oates channeling single, “Don’t Turn The Lights On”, right here.


Rewatch Kanye’s First Ustream Broadcast

Did you, like me, miss Kanye West’s first ever ustream broadcast because you were at work? Well, watch it here, now! If you’re like me, you’re still wired from drinking purple Nos and grape vodka out of a goblet, so you are totally ready to watch the whole thing before going to sleep. Let’s sit down and have a look.

Watch Kanye’s first ustream


Kanye West: Portrait of Power

Incase you missed this earlier today (what, are you not following Kanye’s tweets?), get on it. Get your mind blown. Kanye insists it’s not a music video, but a moving painting, and you know what? He’s right.

Watch Kanye West’s Portrait of Power


Here We Go Magic Announce US Tour

Buzz band Here We Go Magic hits the road for a U.S. excursion through November 2010. If “Collector”, the perky shoe-tapper off their latest LP, Pigeons (Secretly Canadian) is any indication, their live performance will be just as satisfying. Check out the video for “Collector” and US tour dates below.

Here We Go Magic US Tour

7/17 – Schuba’s – Chicago
7/18 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
7/29 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA *
8/01 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ *
8/03 – The LOFT at the Palladium – Dallas, TX *
8/04 – Emo’s Outside – Austin, TX *
8/06 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
8/07 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC *
8/08 – The Black Cat – Washington, DC *
8/09 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
8/11 – CoCo 66 – 826NYC Benefit – Brooklyn, NY
10/16 – Phoenix – Toronto, ON #
10/18 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY #
10/19 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH #
10/20 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI #
10/21 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL #
10/23 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN #
10/25 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE #
10/27 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT #
10/30 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC #
10/31 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
11/02 – Crystal Bay Crown Club Room – Crystal Bay, NV #
11/03 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA #
11/06 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA #
11/08 – Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ #
11/09 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM #
11/10 – Academy of Contemporary Music – Oklahoma City, OK #
11/11 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX #
11/13 – Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX #

* w/ Beach Fossils
# w/ Dr Dog

The-Dream: Trilogy (Video)

A wise man named Dr. Steve Brule once said, “You can’t kiss a beautiful girl and have a cool uncle.” This applies to all aspects of life. For instance, you can’t be a brilliant singer/songwriter and producer and dance. Looks like The-Dream may not have come to terms with Dr. Brule’s “rule”, judging by whatever he’s trying to do in the first part of this “Trilogy” video.

You can’t really complain, though, as musically he’s doing his best Prince impression (which is a very good impression) via “Yamaha,” which then bleeds into “Nikki Pt.2” and the “Cry Me A River” cribbing “Abyss” (complete with crying/watery imagery). Just listen to the jams, folks, and be happy he’s serving ’em up!

But really – you don’t see Yeezy pretending he can dance after that “Gold Digger” video, do you? He already has a cool uncle, and he knows it.

Wait a minute, Dream, WTF is going on with that girl in the shower? #creepedout


Buraka Som Sistema: Buffalo Stance

It occurs to me that I haven’t posted this video yet. I thought really hard about doing it last week, but, as it turns out, that doesn’t actually accomplish anything. This video is like spraying lemon juice in your eyes (in a good way).

I should probably mention that this came from a weird 50th anniversary project for Dr. Martens footwear, which features some other interesting covers by folks like The Noisettes and DāM-FunK. It’s still ongoing, with new releases slated for the coming weeks.