Three day weekend? Yes, three day weekend, dudes! CHECK THE RECAP!!
I’ve recently become obsessed with a “moving image” app called PHHHOTO. It doesn’t take a photo or a video but does take a kind of gif that is the most dynamic form of sharing that I have ever seen online: I love it.
This is one of the reasons the video for local performance art/music group Sister Mantos‘ song “Last Night” remixed by Mirror Mirror is particularly spectacular. It takes a great song, crashes it into a glitch bomb dance wonderland, and then visualizes it with a bright moving image video that is impossible to hate. This is your Friday jam, folks.
Wander over to The Generic Man website and you will find yourself lusting after several, several, several pairs of shoes. For example: there is a pair of silver hi-tops that I have almost purchased four times over because I have been dying for a pair of metallic shoes. Soon. To make matters worse (Or better?), their new collaboration with Comme des Garçons has surfaced and it is a sexy, sleek camo pair of kicks.
If you still have the idea of an all too gentle and ethereal sound for the band Peaking Lights, you should maybe drop it. The days of lightweight Lucifer from two years ago, when the band was relatively new to the area, are gone. How? Their new song “Breakdown” is an aggressively fun assertion into the dance category. It’s sunny and bright and a song that everyone is going to love in late Summer.
When I think of Los Angeles artists, I think of fun. We don’t often think about this but, in taking a step back, we all like having fun. Our environment is so upbeat and we can go to our own “la la” land type of place: LA is about having fun—and artists agree, reflecting this positivity into their work. I’m not sure if this is true but I definitely see it in all of Lindsay Preston Zappas‘ creations. She creates colorful photographic and drawings and sculpture that capture a beautiful collage of life that certainly feels unique to our part of the world.