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Archive for May, 2012

music video : M83 – Reunion

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The glowy eyed kids are back! Today M83 released a video for “Reunion” off their latest album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. “Reunion” is part two of the story that commenced with the video for “Midnight City”. Together, these two music videos tell the story of a pack of gifted kids with telekinetic powers who escape from an institution and run wild through a desolate cityscape. In the first video witness their liberation, with “Reunion” experience their defiance. Can’t help but think of Akira when watching this video.

– Jennifer Link

fashion editorial : City Dweller

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

photographer : Manny S.
fashion stylists : Antonio Esteban and Sheree Carella
makeup artist : Inessa Shak
hair stylist : Cesar Bazan
model : Lacy Soto

view the full editorial in the April/May 2012 Issue

interview : Praga Khan of Lords of Acid

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

With the release of the first new Lords of Acid album in over eleven years Deep Chills, Praga Khan has found a way to refresh the sound while staying true to its origins.

interview by beLIEve

I’ve been listening to your music since the mid-90s and it’s an honor to be speaking with you today. With 68 releases and 421 appearances as Praga Khan, 33 releases and 120 appearances as Lords of Acid (numbers from Discogs), your collective catalog is immense. However, it’s been eleven years since you’ve released an album under Lords of Acid and six since you released “Pick-Up Truck”, could you talk for a minute about what’s been keeping you away from production for so long?
Praga Khan : Well, let me thank you, I didn’t know that it was so large. The thing was that I was involved with a lot of creative stuff here in Europe. I did some music for the Royal Ballet, and I have done soundtracks and theater, and a lot of creative stuff with local performers. A lot of tours in theaters with different performers of every genre. It was really creative, and really got into it, but lost my focus on the music…

You say that you lost your focus, how did you get your nose “back to the grindstone” and get back to the music?
PK : It’s not that I didn’t like music, but it was like a different music on a different level. It was theaters and movie scores and stuff like that. But then I got a phone call from American management, and they said that, ‘there was a lot of youngsters that are into Lords of Acid now, would you think about doing a new record album?’ And I wanted to see it for my own eyes, so I came over and played a couple of songs to see what was happening. And then we booked a tour two years ago, and I was really surprised that so many people came out to see the shows. And was really surprised that there were so many young people that came to see the shows. And that really was when I decided to write some new music. Because I am not a person that can write something on command, it has to come from within… I was touring and had a lot of talks with fans and decided to go back into the studio.

read the full interview in the April/May 2012 Issue

designer feature : Heartless Revival

Friday, May 25th, 2012

interview by : Jessica Jewell
photographer : Liz Besanson
makeup artist : Deidre Grant
hair stylist : Mackenzie Hughes
models : Anastasia Eremenko, Veronica Dawn, and Morghan Dever

Autumn Kietponglert’s evocative designs combine darkness, texture, lines, and movement. Based out of Philadelphia, she’s part of a collective of designers forging a new fashion scene. She’s the creative director of the Heartless Revival brand and the designer of Autumnlin Atelier. Zipping down runways and gracing the pages of editorials, her creations are awe-inspiring. Her work has been showcased at New York’s Fashion Week and has earned international rapport turning heads with her international publicity.

Heartless Revival’s aesthetic is edgy, dark Tokyo street attitude colliding with refined, aristocratic Victorian fashions. Her most recent collection, “Sacred and Profane” maintains a brooding look while still integrating lighter materials and more understated, softer colors. They’re ethereal and carry the models down the catwalk with a mesmerizing grace and fluidity.

What’s the buzz all about? Where East meets West, where nightmares meet dreams, her designs are as unique as they are enviable. Auxiliary had the privilege of getting a minute of Autumn’s time to pick the brain of a prodigal creative.

read the full interview in the April/May 2012 Issue

contest : Too Fast Undead Unicorn Bag Giveaway

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

We are giving away a Too Fast Bates Bowling Unitard Bag as seen in Auxiliary Magazine!

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fashion editorial : A World Reborn

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

photographer : Sequoia Emmanuelle
production designer : Alicia Drake
fashion stylist : Ja’Niya Walker
makeup artist : Shelley Rucker, Sabrina Rucker, and Layna Roberts
hair stylist : James Griffiths
models : Chanon Finley, Alexandra Mathews, Pua Perry, and Angelina Vital

view the full editorial in the April/May 2012 Issue

the PinUp : Ulorin Vex

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Born and raised in Newcastle, England, the now Los Angeles based Ulorin Vex with her firebrand orange hair is a model, artist, and performer. Modeling for over eight years, she has worked with almost every major name in fetish and alternative fashion, with many magazine covers, advertising campaigns, and runway shows under her belt. In addition, she creates artwork under the name Malady Charlotina and has performed with Torture Garden and as a Bloody Crumpet with Emilie Autumn.

photographer : Allan Amato
makeup artist : J-Chan’s Designs & Miho Suzuki
hair stylist : J-Chan’s Designs & Miho Suzuki
model : Ulorin Vex

view the full feature in the April/May 2012 Issue

music video : And One – Shouts of Joy

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The latest music video from German synthpop/EBM icons And One, “Shouts of Joy”. Black and white, a bit “artsy”, And One being rather creepy, a sexy lady, and two snowmen! (Don’t miss the hand puppet snowman at the very end!) I found this video to be fun and oddly enjoyable.

– Jennifer Link

beauty editorial : spectrum

Monday, May 21st, 2012

photographer : Sequoia Emmanuelle
makeup artist : Ashley Joy
hair stylist : Jeremy Nichols (J Michael)
model : Sarah Brewer

view the full editorial in the April/May 2012 Issue

interview : Motor

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

This April Motor will release their fourth studio album, Man Made Machine on CLRX. This album sees Motor shifting gears from their familiar distorted techno sound to a more song-oriented style featuring guest vocals from major stars such as  Martin L. Gore of Depeche Mode, Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb, and Gary Numan. We caught up with Bryan Black  in New York ahead of Motor’s gig at the Mayday Festival in Germany to speak about his experiences performing on the world stage and how he stays ahead of the game.

photographer : Daniel Martinez
art director & stylist : Ariana Paoletti
interview by : Ariana Paoletti

I saw recently that you worked on a track with Julien K, “We’re here with you”, did you write the track together?
Bryan Black : I did the drums and the synths and the bassline, I sent it to them and they did the vocals and the rest… they arranged it. So it was a collaboration.

Do you see yourself becoming a shadowy producer behind other acts in the future?
BB : Yes, there’s lots of projects coming my way and I do things once in a while, but I don’t do enough because I’m so busy focusing on my projects… I don’t get to collaborate too much at this point. But I love doing it, it’s fun doing different projects outside of the genre I’m in.

read the full interview in the April/May 2012 Issue

film review : Kill List

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The Angriest Critic sums up Kill List, the hyped up, critically acclaimed half gritty crime tale half occult horror movie, in one word.

by Adam Rosina

Meh. That’s what I have to offer on Bill Wheatley’s Kill List. One long, sad, apathetic “meh”. The internet’s partly to blame on this. Every horror and indie movie outlet performed the written form of fellatio on this flick, and I ate it up (snowballing?). Promotional materials portrayed it as a gritty crime tale of blue collar hit men, and the media, unusually secretive on the details in reviews, pointed only to a hard right turn into the occult in the film’s third act as evidence of its horror cred. I had to know what all the damn fuss was about. But now, as the final credits have rolled and the house lights come on, I feel I understand the hype about as much as I did when I started, maybe less. Promised something genre defying, grueling, and brutal, what I got was a somewhat-edgy crime film (mostly sans the post-Tarantino humor), saddled with a domestic drama prologue that strains the viewer’s patience to the breaking point. When the film finally drops pretense and gets to the horror late into its third act, it does indeed shift dramatically… by turning into The Wicker Man. There’s some strong character work from the two leads that come dangerously close to saving this film from mediocrity, but yeah… fucking Wicker Man.

read the full review in the April/May 2012 Issue

music video : Santa Hates You – Nothing’s Gonna Be Alright

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The new creepy horror inspired video from Santa Hates You is a visual treat. The song is an inspiring motivational ballad off their last release Jolly Roger. It’s neat.

– Mike Kieffer

beauty editorial : Morph

Monday, May 14th, 2012

photographer : Jennifer Link
fashion stylist : Jennifer Link
makeup artist : Andrea Losecco
hair stylist : Erin Moser
model : Agatka

view the full editorial in the April/May 2012 Issue

interview : Orbital

Friday, May 11th, 2012

by Curt K.

It’s been eight years since you’ve released an album, Blue in 2004, now eight years later you’ve got Wonky coming out, welcome back and I loved it… but why such a long hiatus between releases?
Phil Hartnoll : Well thank you, very much! Well we said we thought that that was the end it was the end of us, it was a culmination of things, with a lot of things going on, personally, creatively. We thought we came up against a brick wall. And we started questioning everything. I think if you took the last two Orbital albums of that period, that you’d get one good one out of it, you know what I mean. And it was like I wasn’t comfortable releasing stuff that I wasn’t into. I mean you’re forever changing in your music, nothing ever finished, but when you have to commit it to a record, we just weren’t feeling it, we kinda lost our mojo. We sort of lost our connection with each other. We could of continued and done it cus of our position, but it didn’t feel right, it wasn’t right and when we said we were splitting up we kinda meant it. And we thought that was it, and we’re never going to go back to that again, because you never wanna visit a dark cloud as dark as that again. And that was it we were gonna do a few farewell gigs and that was it, that was the end of it.

I went off and did some DJ gigs and got back into DJing and thought right I’ve got to get my mojo back, get my feedback and what a better thing to do than to really feel and search for the music and it was really the best thing for me. I did a lil project in Brighton called Long-range, and that was really enjoyable. Working with some fantastic musicians. And Paul always had this ambition with working with an orchestra and string arrangements, and he could only do that on his own. So he went of and did that, we went and did our own things, so it was like five years of things on our own separate. But the Big Chill approached us to do a reunion gig. Enough time had been spent away, and I had gotten my mojo back, in our own ways and had no master plan of getting back together or  putting together and album or anything like that. I was very skeptical about that, we have no new music and do people really want that. But let’s try, we felt nothing ventured nothing gained, and the warmth and welcome we got back from the audience blew my mind to be honest, and was really encouraging. That one reunion gig turned into two years of touring festivals, and after one year and half we came to a point and we can’t just be doing just this anymore, we need some new music, or we stop it and that’s it and we really mean it. Or we need to inject some new music into the live set and create some new tracks to put into the live set cus that what it all about. What gaps do we need to fill in. We started to write again and we started to write again live, all the enjoyment of working together live, moved us into writing live and back into the studio and thought about, let’s write some new material. Cus we’re in a different time period now. It was fun again being back with my brother again. It was like when we first started. There was no record company restraints on you anymore cus there weren’t any new albums. We were more focused on the live set, we love playing live, and we wanna perpetuate that and we need to write some new material. And maybe the way of doing that was the old fashioned way of getting out an old LP and get it out there and then play those tracks live and what we did and it was really positive and really good.