Posts Tagged ‘SXSW’

Phantogram

Published March 26, 2010 by Rubin

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Phantogram is a duo from Saratoga Springs, NY and I’m pretty sure from the blog posting and comments I’ve seen and received directly this band made a lot of new fans by playing shows at SxSw this past week.

My friend Mike told me about the Phantogram record Eyelid Movies and I was really into it after a few listens. The synths, sampling, drum beats, melodic kinda 90’s sound with energy and the really pretty female / male vocals. It really grows on you quickly and I suggest you listen a few times and find the many videos floating around from their live performances.

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Listen to: “Mouth Full Of Diamonds”

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Listen to: “Turn It Off”

Find out more at Myspace. Pick up Eyelid Movies. Go see them live.

Tiny Furniture

Published March 19, 2010 by Molly

Tiny Furniture is filmmaker Lena Dunham’s second feature film (her first, Creative Nonfiction, premiered at SXSW in March of last year). The premise is this:

22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother’s TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs.

What Aura proceeds to go through is kind of a like a second puberty. (A puberty of the mind?) Played by Dunham (who also wrote and directed the film), you can catch Aura’s misadventures at SXSW this year—screening times here.

Dunham is a woman of many (possibly a billion) talents: she makes short films, she writes, she blogs, she creates comic web series(es) about goofy aspirational art stars…and more!