Best Coast-Not so crazy about The Only Place

A couple of months ago, Californian duo Best Coast released its highly anticipated second album, The Only Place. And Ohmy, how disappointing it was.

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Lana del Rey rewrites American history in “National Anthem”‘s video

American pop-singer and object of curiosity Lana Del Rey yesterday revealed the video of her new single: National Anthem, the fourth extract of her worldwide successful second album, Born To Die. She pictures Jackie Kennedy, yet this time married to a black-skinned John, thus spreading a controversy on the Web.

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“I am SO over EVERYTHING”-How hipsters are captured through humor

Recently, a new trend has appeared on the Web : compilations of typical phrases said in different parts of the world, all entitled “Shit -whatever- say”. I came up to these videos with the Parisian version and Clémence -my beloved French friend and true lighthouse in the midst of London- ingeniously suggested that there might be some about hipsters. And there were, indeed.

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PJ Harvey sacred Best British Indie Artist by you

Some weeks ago, I asked your knowledgeable opinion about who should be considered the best British indie artist/band at the moment. The result showed that you, dear readers, privilege proved talent to instant fame : with 21% of the suffrage, PJ Harvey is ordered the ultimate prize.

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Interview of Flashback Records’ Mark Burgess : “Downloads do not feed our need to collect.”

I randomly went for the first time to Flashback Records (Essex Road, Islington) a month ago, asking it’s boss’ view, Mark Burgess, about the recent Brit Awards. I was received very nicely and even bought an original vinyl of 1990 hit-single Enjoy The Silence by British cold electronic-pop icons Depeche Mode, my favorite of theirs.

Also, as I was making lists of what I may write on this blog, the idea of interviewing  Mark Burgess crossed my mind. A couple of emails later, a rendez-vous was appointed. I was curious to know more about the management of an independent record store in our digital age.

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Laughing at ironic e-cards is ironic, right ?

Hi, dear readers!

After the tremendous and continuous success of my article about hipster memes (being a show-off from time to time is not that bad), I have decided to go on the golden path of irony crushing the indie/hipster culture with a thunderous ‘LOL’.

Tonight, let’s have a look at, a free-online e-cards service created in 2007. The aim is for you to create a card in vintage style that makes fun of traditional ones, and especially, what is trendy. Most of all, the only rule is : irony. And even true cynicism if you feel up for it.

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Listen to Myth, first extract of Beach House’s forthcoming album Bloom

Baltimore dreamy-pop duo Beach House has just released the streaming of Myth, the first extract of their fourth album to come, Bloom, released next May, 15th, on superb label Sub-Pop Records (Washed Out, Memoryhouse, Dum Dum Girls,…)

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