Paris-based artist Benoit Jammes makes darling art from old cassette tapes. Each precisely cut and painted piece is 100 percent handmade, and, the artist says, "hard work but so nostalgia!" Jammes' cassette tape series includes pop culture references (The Matrix, The Simpsons, Kill Bill), meta fine ... More >>
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the reggae-popTrue story: here at the West Coast Sound Headquarters we have a whiteboard where we write down story ideas and one of the items for a while has been "Sweden: WHY?" We're truly puzzled about all these Scandinavian acts that sing in ... More >>
Despite finding fame with the very public ridiculing of a fellow musician's manhood (MySpace hit "Short Dick Cuizi," which cut Parisian rapper Cuizinier down to size), Yelle's all about relentless Euro-electro charm. The dance world's been thoroughly seduced by French acts of late (Daft Punk, Just ... More >>
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Meet Sweden’s newest black-metallers-turned-pop-tarts!