On a quiet day in Beverly Hills, right around the corner from Rodeo Drive, Die Antwoord's "I Fink U Freeky" blasts through a white-walled gallery. A walk inside reveals a bathtub in which a mannequin stands with plastic body parts strewn beneath it, as furry, black rats crawl around. Parts of the wa ... More >>
In November I wrote about how I'd made a mixtape for the guys who were breaking into my car. It was an all the way honest thing, and in the days after it was posted I received several very nice emails, as well as a few Facebook and Twitter messages. I was proud, albeit moderately embarrassed. A coup ... More >>
Die Antwoord Music Video Marathon
Nerdist Showroom inside Meltdown Comics
Better Than...Shark Week hosted by Dr Dre.
It's easy to dismiss South African rap group Die Antwoord as a novelty act, since at first glance, they come off as little more than an extended Ali G skit: silly hip-hop p ... More >>
This Halloween, who wants to dress like a trick and eat a "treat"? Haha, j/k, but seriously if you want to hit a scary electronic dance music party in the coming weeks, check out our guide, below.
See also: Halloween Costumes You're Guaranteed to See This Year
And then keep reading for our 'Which ... More >>
By Daniel Hill
Here at West Coast Sound we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to l ... More >>
By Reed Fischer
*Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You
*Lovely Ladies of Lollapalooza
This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on Saturday, and even the lobster corn dogs all exceeded what the human body can take n ... More >>
BY REED FISHER
Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really n ... More >>
Cuss words can be a lazy lyricist's exclamation points but, in the right hands, profanity affords a landscape of creativity and rhyme schemes that breathe new life into descriptions of coitus, anger, and self-reflection. There may not be enough amazing uses of "fuck," "ass," and "shit" in roc ... More >>
JonsiFans who witnessed Jónsi in the 93-degree heat at the Outdoor Theatre at Coachella in April fairly swooned over the Sigur Rós frontman's gorgeously orchestrated pop-prog anthems. Those people ain't seen nothin' yet.
The falsetto-wielding singer-guitarist is touring behind his solo alb ... More >>
Rats!: Die Antwoord's Yo-Landi Being Creepier than Usual
A few months ago, South Africa's internet sensation Die Antwoord came to LA to meet a few odd celebs (David Lynch, etc.) and to put their signatures on a big-deal contract with Interscope. Now we can finally see the first fruits of the ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThere's a thin line between hipster and furry, wethink[See also Timothy Norris' slideshow "FYF Fest 2010 with The Rapture, Dead Man's Bones, Panda Bear and More".]
Given that I refuse to pair a word as lovely as "summer" near detractors such as cruel "end" or the gentler "fade, ... More >>