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Posts Tagged ‘Alternative Technology’

Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration: Open Design Brief

Open brief for illustrators, Closing date: August 3rd

Written by Amelia

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream sugariness of many indie-pop summer albums. No-No! I'm rallying for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart being trail-blazers for a new genre we shall call 'Sandalgaze" aka Shoegaze for when it's not raining out.

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From the rip-roaring opener 'Contender', buy more about the album manages to be catchy without being twee, shop noise without being dreary, imagine My Bloody Valentine on a beach doo-wopping and you're halfway there.
Whilst treading this line The Pains of Being Pure at Heart consistently avoid being schmaltzy. The track; Young Adult Friction is danceable, its lyrics of a whimsy worthy of Stuart Murdoch yet reflect on themes like… read more

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The Revolution Will Be Cycled!

London, Bank Holiday Weekend

Written by Cari Steel

Having begun their incarnation as a Cycling Cinema which premiered at 2007′s Big Chill Festival, and capsule The Magnificent Revolution have progressed into all types of creative, information pills imaginative […]