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SIXTY Sees: Jacques Brel “Clara”

Midcentury French crooner Jacques Brel gets thrust into the modern era with this joyfully outrageous video for “Clara.” Animator Colin Toupe adds a vibrant humor and energy to the 1961 song with his colorful gang of clownish, thick-in-the-middle characters. They scoot, climb, catch, swim, shake, and breakdance. It’s good weird fun....

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SIXTY’s 4th of July Party Playlist

The grills are out, the heat is up, and–somewhere on the radio waves–NPR is reading the Declaration of Independence. It’s the 4th of July, a day when you contemplate the meaning of freedom over cold beers and hot dogs. Ah, America! To get the party going, we’ve got a playlist packed...

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SIXTY Listens: Still Corners “Black Lagoon”

London-bred, Woodstock-based indie rock outfit Still Corners has created a lovely drive-with-the-windows-down kind of song in “Black Lagoon.” The track is off their upcoming LP, Slow Air, and offers the kind of sweeping sound familiar to those who favor The War on Drugs. It’s moody, broody, and expansive. Have a listen.

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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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