4THSEX is the brainchild of French, LA-based producer, Jean Marc Viraud. For a decade, the multifaceted artist has been working intensively and actively in the Los Angeles underground creative scene. 4THSEX pays homage to the way that adolescent minds reinvent themselves and the world. Playing with themes based off first-hand experiences in rave, bass, gabber, banlieues (French suburbs), subcultures of Europe, 4THSEX presents alternatives to overthought insincere cultural tourism in music. The 4THSEX sound is as futuristic as it is vintage, its aesthetics give form and color to all the contradictions and ambiguities of the underground and its ever evolving identity. Click here purchase 4thSex's new EP Youth Detention.
photographs by Rebecca Hearn
Watch the video for “Candy May,” directed by Meghan McGarry. As she describes it, “Candy May is a visual, gut-wrenching longing, seeping out through the skin with a swagger that is distinctively Alex Cameron.” Cameron's new album, Forced Witness, will be released on September 8. Click here to read our interview of Alex Cameron from our archives.
Montreal duo She-Devils announce their signing to Secretly Canadian and share a brand new single, “The World Laughs,” along with an official video. Through primitive electronic gear, hypnotist vocals, and an “amusement park of sounds”, the duo of Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka constructs a fun-house world of beautiful chaos. The music is built from original sonics inspired by everything from Iggy Pop to Madonna to T-Rex to Can, as well as the romantic longing of ‘60s yé-yé. She-Devils will play a special, intimate performance at The Glove in Bushwick, Brooklyn today. Click here to purchase tickets.
Isaac Delusion: "It is a very feminine song - hence why I wanted an all female cast. I wanted it to feel as though all of the women in the film could be Isabella. They are not protesting, they're just being themselves, although that could be considered rebellious now when we have such a conformist society. I wanted them to feel like this group of beautiful young carefree women; some are lovers some are friends; and we're getting a peek into their day to day life." Delusion's new album, Rust & Gold, will be out on April 7, 2017.
Directed by Daniel Siskin
Autre is excited to premiere a new track by Los Angeles-based Kera And The Lesbians called I'm Late. Singer Kera Armendariz describes the romantic history behind track: "This song came almost effortlessly. I remember writing it as she was swimming in the pool, watching her and realizing how lucky I was at that moment. Lucky to know someone who believed, challenged and brought out the best in me in the nine years of knowing her. I realized long ago that not all relationships last. Coming and going in waves, that all you can really do is appreciate the time spent in one another's lives. It will always be heartbreaking no matter how much time passes losing someone you deeply care about. I wrote it for you, for me, for us." Click here for upcoming tour dates.
Creation, destruction, boom, ghost. In the song 'I'm a Shoe,' Cass references the California boomtown / ghost town of Bodie, a town that rose to peak population in the late 1800's gold rush. As people swarmed Bodie and scrambled to strike it rich, the town developed an unrivaled reputation for great violence, murder and a much feared figure - the ‘Bad Man of Bodie.’ The video for 'I’m a Shoe' was filmed at the ghost town of Mare Island, Vallejo, California which in the chronology of California boomtown /ghost towns, directly follows the demise of Bodie. Bodie’s official end and Mare Island’s boom both came about to service the needs of World War II. The Roosevelt’s government’s War Production Board ordered the closure of Bodie’s gold mines in order to divert labor and equipment to the requirements of the war. Mare Island peaked at this time employing over 40,000 people building warships and submarines, it now sits in ruins. It is a very compelling ghost town with a strange discomforting atmosphere. How will this next uncertain chapter of US history unfold? What will be swarmed, extracted or built? What will be abandoned in the future for the vultures to inherit? Click here to download or order Mangy Love
Art-pop provocateurs Xiu Xiu have shared a new animated video for “Jenny GoGo,” a song from the band’s upcoming 11th collection of original music, Forget. Evoking Throbbing Gristle circa 20 Jazz Funk Greats and the dark pop of classic coldwave, “Jenny GoGo” merges Dada-esque absurdity, brooding atmosphere, and infectious earworms. The video was directed by Victor Belozerov. It is out Febuary 24th on Polyvinyl Record Company.
The video for "Rock Pool", finds Cate Le Bon reunited with director Casey Raymond for a fantastical experimentation in neo-Technicolor, La Nouvelle Vague and a locale that could be a dead ringer for Led Zeppelin's Houses of The Holy. Click here to preorder the 12" which is due out January 27 on Vinyl.
WALTZ VOL. 1 – Body Basics is the debut LP delivered by Australian-born, New York based artist Matthew J. Hutchinson, who will release his art-damaged pop album, produced by Kevin McMahon, as a 65 minute, 14-part VHS film as well as on 12" vinyl. A special screening of the film will be held at Anthology Film Archives on December 14th and directly following the screening will be a Q&A with Hutchinson. You can preorder your copy of WALTZ VOL. 1 – Body Basics today by calling a discreet private hotline 1–442–XXX–HUNK.
It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away at his home in Los Angeles. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date.