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Archive for January, 2013

release of the week : Project Pitchfork – Black

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Project Pitchfork BlackProject Pitchfork are back with a new album Black on Trisol Records. This release follows the same formula used on previous Pitchfork albums. They have been around forever and still have it!  If you have ever been a fan of the band this release is definitely worth checking out!

Black is available for purchase in two formats, a single CD version and a limited edition two CD boxset, and can be listened to online on Spotify.

– Mike Kieffer




music video : The Knife – Full of Fire

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The week’s featured music video brings new music from The Knife. “Full Of Fire” from their upcoming album Shaking The Habitual due out April 9th is directed by filmmaker and visual artist, Marit Östberg. Östberg discusses her film saying, “‘Full Of Fire’ started to grow as an embryo in the song´s lines ‘Who looks after my story’. Who takes care of our stories when the big history, written by straight rich white men, erase the complexity of human´s lives, desires and conditions? The film ‘Full Of Fire’ consists of a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises. Fates that at first sight seem isolated from each other, but if we pay attention, we can see that everything essentially moves into each other. Our lives are intertwined and our eyes on each other, our sounds and smells, mean something. Our actions create reality, we create each other. We are never faceless, not even in the most grey anonymous streets of the city. We will never stop being responsible, being extensions, of one another. We will never stop longing for each other, and for something else.”

– Jennifer Link

item of the week : The Night Collar by COVEN by Sonia Kang

Friday, January 25th, 2013

image source www.CovenSK.etsy.com

COVEN by Sonia Kang is the one of the freshest jewelry designers hailing from Toronto, Canada. Her works are statement pieces that have a certain edgy style to them that was desperately lacking in the city. The Night Collar is a unisex piece, so guys or gals can express their darker side and adding a statement piece like Sonia’s will definitely grab some attention. Skulls and leather and chain, spikes and studs. The COVEN brand has something for everyone.

The Night Collar Necklace is available online for $85 at www.covensk.com.

– Tasha Farrington

release of the week : Esben and the Witch – Wash The Sins Not Only The Face

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Esben and the Witch’s second release Wash The Sins Not Only The Face out on Matador Records is our release of the week. This three piece gothic rock/post industrial band doesn’t live in the past, in fact this album sounds very fresh and modern. The music is haunting, gloomy, and not exactly uplifting but who the hell cares we are heading into February and February sucks.

Wash The Sins Not Only The Face can be listened to online on Spotify.

– Mike Kieffer



music video : Crystal Castles – Sad Eyes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

There is a new video out from Crystal Castles for “Sad Eyes” off their latest album (III). Strobing with live footage, lots of Alice Glass (and some Ethan Kath), and people in white latex gimp masks. It sure pairs well with this frantic track, it’s nice to see a few little clips of live footage, and maybe it’s old-fashioned, but I always enjoy music videos with the artists in them the most.

– Jennifer Link

interview : Santa Hates You

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Jinxy and PS of Santa Hates You have been pounding out their unique brand of electro-industrial since 2007. This year sees them kick it into overdrive with their new album It’s ALIVE!.

interview by Mike Kieffer and Jennifer Link

Santa Hates You easily gets labeled as a side project of Project Pitchfork. Was it? Is it now? Do you see this label as negative? And do you do anything to combat this label?
PS : Santa Hates You is a fully fledged band. Jinxy writes most of the lyrics and I write the music to it. So it’s a team, a band. A side project is something you do “on the side”, while my working scheme is always fully concentrated on one project at a time.

Does Santa Hates You and Project Pitchfork have separate types of fans, and if so is there any conflict between the two, Pitchforks vs. Santas?
PS : There are various types of people in the scene. Some love Santa Hates You and also know and love Project Pitchfork. Some love Santa Hates You and hate Project Pitchfork. Some love Project Pitchfork and prefer not to know Santa Hates You. And there are of course people who hate Santa Hates You and hate Project Pitchfork as well. It’s still a mystery to us what kind of music they are listening to. Perhaps country and Western music.

read the full interview in the December/January 2012/2013 Issue

item of the week : Alice T-Shirt by Akumu Ink

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Akumu Ink's Alice T-Shirt

image source www.akumuink.com

Alice, oh Alice, I do so never get tired of all the incarnations of Alice. And why would I when there are amazing designers like Akumu Ink out there? Yes, that’s Akumu Ink (A-coo-moo Ink). Aldora and Joey have been creating some epic shirts for boys and girls since 2008, and deserve all the attention they garner. Focused on T-shirts, hoodies, and original artwork, Joey does the art for each shirt and Aldora keeps the business running strong. From a bedroom in Montreal, Canada these two have grown so you can find them in stores worldwide. Plus they have some super seriously wicked designs for all!

The Akumu Ink Alice T-Shirt is available online for $25.99 at www.akumuink.com.

– Tasha Farrington

release of the week : The Horrorist – Fire Funmania

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The HorroristThis week’s pick comes from the electronic artist The Horrorist. His fourth album Fire Funmania is being released on Things To Come Records and it is wickedly dark and evil. There are some strange experimental type tracks on here that will make you say “hmm”, but there are also “regular” techno type tracks that many of you will expect. Especially if you are only familiar with his breakout hit “One Night In NYC“. Go into this album thinking The Horrorist is an artist first and a techno producer second, you will thank me.

Fire Funmania is available for purchase on Beatport and can be listened to online on Spotify.

– Mike Kieffer


upcoming : The 2013 Edwardian Ball

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

San Francisco CA, January 18-19
Dust off your spats and slap on your favorite corset and bloomers! The 12th Annual Edwardian Ball is this weekend, January 18-19th at the Regency Ballroom in beautiful San Francisco. Auxiliary Magazine will be there with bells on to report on the event’s acts, vendors, and mingle with fabulous ball goers!

Los Angeles CA, February 23
There is also a one day edition taking place in LA on February 23.

Edwardian Ball Flyer

For more information and details check out their website www.edwardianball.com.

– Jessica Jewell

We Are Radar closing its doors today

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

We Are RadaR is closing! So sad! Another great brick and mortar gone. Today is their last day open and they are having a huge sale! So if you’re in the Toronto area, stop in before the chance is gone forever. Pick up some great clothes and accessories and pick up a copy of Auxiliary while you’re there. They have our current issue and many back issues in stock.

Plastik Wrap, the clothing line from the owners of We Are Radar is still alive and strong. They are just closing their physical store front. But it is still sad news for a scene that needs a better sense of community, not a lessening one. Brick and mortars, club nights, festivals, and other places you can see people face to face are what started the goth/industrial scene (and all its offshoots) and the internet cannot replace that.

So go out and support We Are Radar today if you’re near Toronto! And make sure you support the brick and mortars in your area.

RIP We Are Radar

For a quick break down of what Plastik Wrap deals you can get today… all skirts will be between $35-100, men’s tops as low as $30, and sleeves and arm warmers starting at $10. Winter coats are all 30% off. Women’s pants between $50-100. All Embody in the shop will also be on sale at 25% off. All Missy Industry silver jewelry on sale at 20% off.

Read more about We Are Radar in our Brick and Mortar spotlight in the August/September 2012 Issue.

– Jennifer Link

digital editorial : Morning Light

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Top by Katie Kutthroat and skirt by BCBG Maximaria paired with jewelry by London Manori and vintage hat.

photographer : Jennifer Erickson
makeup artist : Mynxii White
hair stylist : Mynxii White
model : Mynxii White

Right, model’s own jacket and shirt paired with BCBG Maximaria skirt and Jeffrey Campbell shoes.


music video : Butterclock – Don’t

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

This week’s music video comes to you from Butterclock. You may recognize the name from the oOoOO tracks that Butterclock has contributed to. “Springs” and “NoWayBack” from oOoOO’s Our Love Is Hurting Us album are particular favorites of mine because of the captivating female vocals Laura Clock provides. The video is directed in part by Laura Clock herself and is for the track “Don’t” from her upcoming EP First Prom.

– Jennifer Link

December/January 2012/2013 Issue release party

Monday, January 14th, 2013

A little late, but better than never, our December/January 2012/2013 Issue release party will be in LA at Bar Sinister on Saturday January 19th! With the holidays keeping everyone busy for most of December and for the first week of January, we decided to hold out on the release party for a bit. If you are near LA, it’s time to get out again and start off with our release party this weekend!

Hosted by Kent Kaliber (Auxiliary’s June/July PinUp).
Numerous contributors from Auxiliary’s past and present will be attending!
Plus, Rockett Queens and LA Vice will be performing live!

Saturday January 19th
10pm to 3am / 18+ plus event
Bar Sinister / 1652 N Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

fashion editorial : Kokabiel

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Featuring fashions by Dystropolis, House of Raji Aujla, M. Sexton, Mackenzie Jones, and more.

photographer : Jonathan Hooper
creative director : Pretty Deadly Stylz
fashion stylist : Pretty Deadly Stylz
makeup artist : Myles Sexton
hair stylist : Savanna Munro
model : Myles Sexton

view the full editorial in the December/January 2012/2013 Issue