Think Piece Roundup: This Is America

CW: Video contains graphic violence. ICYMI—Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) dropped a new track last week, and its accompanying music video has driven the internet’s think piece generator into overdrive. With the video’s overt political themes, surrealist—if extremely violent—imagery, and over 107 million YouTube views and counting, it comes as no surprise that a lot … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: This Is America

St. Vincent’s Trippy Take on “New York”

Surrealism meets 2017 high fashion in the new music video for “New York,” the latest single from St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark). The song, a melancholy piano ballad released back in June, marked a sharp turn for the guitar goddess, whose eponymous 2014 album featured distorted, angular guitar riffs that put her on the map—not … Continue reading St. Vincent’s Trippy Take on “New York”

Childish Gambino Experiments with VR and the Live Show Experience in PHAROS

Before I entered the Microsoft Lounge in Venice, CA last night, the guy at the front instructed, “Put your phones on airplane mode and hand them to me.” A little confused, I did what I was told and forked over my phone to be locked away into a hefty pouch. “Come back after the presentation, … Continue reading Childish Gambino Experiments with VR and the Live Show Experience in PHAROS

Broods Brings Heartlines to Life at the Microsoft Lounge

If you haven’t heard of Broods yet, you should probably start listening now. With the recent release of their sophomore album Conscious last month, the New Zealand duo–composed of Georgia and Caleb Nott–teamed up with Microsoft to create a new way to experience music. On July 27, fans of technology and music alike gathered at the Microsoft … Continue reading Broods Brings Heartlines to Life at the Microsoft Lounge