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SIXTY Listens: James V “Television”

For those rock ‘n’ roll types–the ones who have freely sunken into the sounds of Queens of the Stone Age or The Black Keys–we think L.A.-based musician James V will be right up your alley. “Television” has a refreshingly pure appeal, with guitar solos and a timeless sway. If...

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SIXTY Sees: Juniore “Magnifique”

French “yéyé noir” band Juniore upends the ghostly expectations of the grim reaper with their video for “Magnifique,” off of their debut LP, Ouh Là La. Directed by Julia Grandperret and Ludovic Azémar, a central character glides through a landscape in perpetual sunset. It’s pink, sweet, and strangely mesmerizing. If you...

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SIXTY Sees: Bearcubs “Underwaterfall”

Dreamlike and gorgeous, director Salomon Ligthelm and DP Stuart Winecoff have created a spectacular new video for Bearcubs’s track “Underwaterfall.” (Bearcubs, if not yet familiar, is a singer/producer out of the UK who will certainly suit lovers of James Blake.) For those of a certain age, the video is rich with nostalgic nods...

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SIXTY Listens: Laure Briard “Cravado”

Those of us who like our summers to look like something pulled from a Slim Aarons photograph circa 1951 will surely delight in this track from French musician Laure Briard. Sung in Portuguese, “Cravado” slinks past easily, with a delicious Tropicália sound. Grab a cocktail and put this thing...

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The History of Milton Glaser’s ‘I ❤ NY’

It’s on coffee cups, t-shirts, pencils. It brands cabs and buses. It’s one of New York City’s most ubiquitous symbols. Celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser’s ‘I ❤ NY’ slogan is an example of advertising transcending the bounds of its original aim. What was intended to be a brief campaign rousing local spirits...

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SIXTY Listens: White Denim “Magazin”

With their latest album, PERFORMANCE, set for August 24 release, Austin-based White Denim has pushed out a new single to give you a taste of what’s to come. “Magazin” is a rocking, horn-blowing treat with hints of T. Rex’s “Mambo Sun” and “Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys. We think...

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SIXTY Sees: Blue Lab Beats “Oooo Lala”

Long gone are the days of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, a time when every square inch of this planet was a surface to be danced on. In the video for “Oooo Lala” by Blue Lab Beats, director Jon E. Price resurrects that Old Hollywood sentiment from the dead. Three...

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SIXTY Listens: Hatchie “Sleep”

“Sleep,” the latest track by Aussie gaze-pop artist Hatchie is a step back in time. With plenty of synth and hints of The Cranberries, the track borrows from the sounds of the John Hughes era, all shoulder pads and permed hair. Singer Harriette Pilbeam breezily croons about love and fate...

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The Make Believe Spring/Summer Kickoff Playlist

Something transformative happens when you stand over New York City, perched above streets filled with electricity. And that something transformative goes into high gear when the weather turns. Cocktail in hand, hot wind in your hair, Manhattan glittering before you: in that moment, you are positively unstoppable. Make Believe,...

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SIXTY Listens: DJ Koze “Pick Up”

Two categorically blissful 80-degree days at SIXTY HQ in New York City last week offered us a tease–and a taste–of summer to come. After half a year of hibernation, everyone, at least in this city, is bursting at the seams for rooftop BBQs and cold cocktails. And what better...

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