We’ve got a massive girl crush on Courtney Barnett. She’s a critical darling and basically the coolest girl in rock at the moment thanks to her refreshing boyish look, head-banging stage presence, and the poetic musings that tug at you like, say, the ones of Mr. Kurt Cobain. The whole package — amazing. And we haven’t been able to stop yell-singing to the witty ramblings off her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, since its release back in March. In fact, if you’re having a need-to-vent moment, play “Pedestrian At Best” instead. And stat.
But it’s been several months since we’ve been graced with a new track, so we’re stoked to hear that Courtney will be releasing new music this month.
There’s a rumor floating around the city today that the smart team behind Coachella could be staging a music festival in NYC — specifically in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (that’s right, where the fantastic film Men in Black was filmed).
They’re calling it Panorma — not “Panorama” no matter how many times our computer autocorrects it. But we all know that we’ll still refer to it as Coachella, ferris wheel present or not. It’s no secret we’re fans of Coachella here, seeing that it basically birthed the whole “festival style” craze. We will never not get psyched when we see RM on cool women on the grounds. There is a slight chance, though, that it could put a big ‘ol kibosh on NYC’s own Governor’s Ball. Our take
You know those times when two artists collaborate and it just makes so much sense, you can’t believe it hasn’t happened already? Think Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, for example, or (hello) Jay-Z and Kanye. We’ve definitely got a case of déjà vu with Disclosure and Lorde’s “Magnets.”
Not only can you not help but play the song again and again (Lorde’s raw vocals are such a cool layer over Disclosure’s futuristic tech sound), but the video is a must-watch, too. It’s super dark with a sleazy-dude-who-has-an-affair-with-a-younger-woman storyline, plus an awesomely satisfying finale. As can be expected, Lorde’s style game is on point — she starts out in an elegant Grecian gown before you realize she’s actually been cast as
As you probably already know, we here at RM Edit love a good cover. The more unexpected the song for the artist, the better — and lucky for us, the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge never fails to disappoint. Sam Smith and Disclosure dropped by the Live Lounge to perform their latest collab track “Omen,” but the real highlight of their appearance was their cover of Drake’s booty call anthem “Hotline Bling.” Our verdict? Amazing. Their transformative interpretation may as well be a Disclosure original. See and hear it for yourself:
NYFW officially kicks off today, and we are so excited to have BØRNS performing at our runway show this Saturday.
We’ve been obsessed with BØRNS’s (Garrett Borns) psychedelic indie-pop tracks ever since we heard his debut single “10,000 Emerald Pools” late last year. The 23-year-old’s soaring vocals and bohemian groove make for the perfect sound to rock our runway.
His debut album Dopamine will be out October 16th, 2015. In the meantime, you can enjoy his video for “Electric Love” and his Candy EP below.