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SIXTY Sees: Joywave “Obsession”

If a picture says a thousand words, a movie trailer says… a trillion? Whatever the math might be, in the video you’re about to see, directors Laura Gorun Cooper Roussel and Dimitri Basil manage to communicate whole films in two-second shots accompanied by distinctive title overlays. For Joywave’s “Obsession,”...

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SIXTY Listens: FKA Twigs “Sad Day”

FKA twigs‘s latest album, MAGDALENE, dropped last Friday and it’s already making those “Best of the Year” lists. “Sad Day” is its fourth single, and it is a gem among gems. It, along with other tracks, was written in the aftermath of a well-publicized breakup with actor Robert Pattison....

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SIXTY Sees: EDEN “Projector”

Well if this isn’t the prettiest thing we’ve come across in a long, long time. For the video for EDEN’s “Projector,” directors Zhang and Knight created a dreamy set in sunset-y hues. The light pouring through geometric shapes—which smartly convey the theme presented in the song’s title—brings to mind...

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Lloyd Ziff’s ‘DESIRE’ Is the Coffee Table Book You Need

There are few duos that seem to embody the spirit of Lower Manhattan during the 1960s than Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. As wondrous in their beauty as in their talent, the two icons were voices of their generation, communicating the grit and tension of their time in words...

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Butterfly Playlist Vol. 1: DJ Nick Marc

Indie, rock, ‘60s garage, soul, electro, punk—punk and post, if we’re being specific: DJ Nick Marc plays it all, so long as the “all” in question keeps the night moving. A music mainstay since arriving to New York City in the 1990s, Marc made a name for himself spinning...

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SIXTY Listens: Brittany Howard “Stay High”

Brittany Howard, the raspy-voiced frontwoman of Alabama Shakes, has been getting tons of buzz for her first solo album, Jaime. (If you’re someone who puts stock in “Best of” lists, it’s been making the rounds as one of the top records of 2019.) The whole thing is a joyful, foot-tapping...

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 1970s California

Eighteen years ago, in 2001, California-born photographer Michael Jang, then fifty  years old, submitted an unsolicited catalogue of photographs taken during the 1970s and ’80s to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for consideration. The museum had a policy which encouraged such submissions, though very rarely did anything...

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Get Up and Dance to Leftwing:Kody’s “I Feel It”

Without more than a few seconds of backstory, Leftwing:Kody’s video for “I Feel It” plunges us into a three-minute dance video with an unexpected protagonist. Armed with racing gloves, an electric scooter, and sensible shoes, its lead character moves through one uninspired landscape after the next, bringing his deliciously...

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SIXTY Sees: Monster Rally “Adventure”

For Monster Rally’s video for “Adventure,” director Zak Marx whipped up a tale of racing rivalry, gauzed in a hazy 1970s patina. In it, we see the protagonist and antagonist face off, as such characters are wont to do, in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. “Adventure” captures the...

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SIXTY Listens: Lana Del Rey “The Greatest”

If you thought it was impossible to turn the chaos of our times into a dream-pop smash, then you haven’t yet listened to Lana Del Rey’s latest. In “The Greatest,” Del Rey waxes philosophical on everything from California forrest fires to Kanye West’s mental health. It is, appropriately, simultaneously...

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