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With the release of her 2014 self-titled album, St. Vincent unveiled a curated self: surreal, colorful, and deliberate. In the video for her single, “New York,” it seems her aesthetics have carried through and refined for the new album. Where “New York” may have seemed St. Vincent’s foray into the simpler pop song, its video fully rejects that. In a way, the video seems more revelatory than the song itself--which Annie Clark told the...
Contemporary Color Directed by Bill and Turner Ross Opens March 1 at the IFC Center “The world has changed,” David Byrne says to the crowd near the end of the virtuous and euphoric concert film Contemporary Color. Backstage, in an empty dressing room, a TV tuned to CNN shows the White House lit up in a rainbow to celebrate the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision. A document of summer 2015’s concerts in Brooklyn, for which Byrne paired...
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Four Wombs: XX

XX Directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, Sofia Carrillo Opens February 17 Though the anthology film has stretched across different genres, horror’s in the running for most creative in terms of framing devices: V/H/S sees a narrative in which people actually unearth the found footage they show off; Tales From The Darkside features a kid stalling time by feeding stories to hungry witch Debbie Harry; Twilight Zone: The Movie, the only time we’ve...
Most people are probably not aware of the record labels behind their favorite albums. That’s as it should be, according to 4AD label head, Simon Halliday. “I think of us as being an invisible partner. That’s where we should be, you know, behind the scenes and just helping artists along,” he says. Whether you’ve heard of 4AD or not, you likely listened to an album released by the UK-based label. The 80s were 4AD’s heyday,...

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