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Laura Marling Announces New Album Entitled “Short Movie”

by Trace William Cowenon December 18, 2014
Laura Marling has announced a new album – her fifth in just seven years – entitled Short Movie, set for release via Ribbon Music on March 24th of next year. In a Dylan-esque move toward decidedly noisier territory, Marling has coated Short Movie with noticeable layers of prominent electric guitar. Additionally, Marling serves as the […]
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WATCH: Stephan Jenkins Reads a Third Eye Blind Review

by Trace William Cowenon December 18, 2014
Photographer Stephen Albanese has been periodically posting videos via YouTube wherein he, without much ceremony, reads selected Yelp reviews to his viewers. The clips generally range from dry to inconsequential, but Albanese’s most recent edition provided a welcomed, if all too brief, change of pace. Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) joins Albanese in a reading […]

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Backstreet’s Back! (And We’re Alright With That)

by Jenna Austinon December 18, 2014
The premiere of the trailer for Backstreet Boys documentary “Show ‘Em What You Got” dropped Wednesday. And? It looks promising. The documentary shows the five getting back together in London, but follow their story from meager beginnings to full on fame and the moments in between. For those of us who were fans back in […]
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Art About Art In Art?

by Ash M. Richteron December 18, 2014
 With everything so connected and co-referenceable, it’s not surprising we’re all getting into “meta.” And what’s more meta about an art collection that is about art in art? That’s inherently what Tumblr “Art In Film” is up to. As its title implies implies—it’s a digital gallery curating all of the instances in cinematic art where […]

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WATCH: Pusha T – “Lunch Money”

by Trace William Cowenon December 17, 2014
Pusha T’s blistering Yeezus-helmed single “Lunch Money” finally received the video treatment, and it’s just as mildly disturbing and playfully ridiculous as you might have expected. Following the track’s blueprint of frenetic, almost patternless construction, the found-footage-inspired clip – helmed by Emil Nava – adds a compelling dimension to Push’s fully realized lyricism. No one […]

Netflix Deep Cuts – “The Cable Guy”

by Trace William Cowenon December 17, 2014
With thousands of films across every conceivable genre available to you at any given moment, the incomprehensible depth of Netflix can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. That’s why Perspective Daily offers “Netflix Deep Cuts,” spotlighting those hidden gems you might have missed. This week, we invite you to queue “The Cable Guy” – the unfairly […]


Choice Video: Trust Fund – “Cut Me Out”

by Trace William Cowenon December 16, 2014
For sheer speculative fun, let’s imagine the pitching process behind this week’s Choice Video. Director James Hankins: “Hey, guys.  I was thinking, um, maybe we should just shoot the video at a doggie daycare?” Trust Fund (in unison): “YES.” The resulting visual accompaniment is just as joyous, adorable, and absolutely necessary as you might expect.  […]

The Enviable Art of Charlie Bowater

by Jenna Austinon December 16, 2014
Charlie Bowater, an illustrator from the United Kingdom, spent a lot of time as a child being wrapped up in the world that the 90’s cartoons and Disney had to offer. Small wonder then that she turned out to be one of the most prolific and talented illustrators in the art world today. With a […]


Playing Favorites: 10 Albums That Shaped My 2014

by Trace William Cowenon December 15, 2014
Whenever year-end listomania begins, I’m always fondly reminded of Anton Ego (Peter O’Toole)’s monologue at the end of Pixar’s “Ratatouille.” “In many ways, the work of a critic is easy.  We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. . . . . […]
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On the Rise: Curzøn

by Trace William Cowenon December 15, 2014
“The far horizon is easy, I’m blowing up. No other option.” Compellingly self-described as both a “90s baby” and “Gotham City’s finest,” Brooklyn native Curzøn has already proven himself skilled beyond his years.  Only 18, Curzøn has dedicated himself to securing a spot among the new class of New York hip-hop by tirelessly writing and […]