Mercedes-Benz Start Up announces finalists for 2015-2016 cycle

mercedesMercedes-Benz Start Up (MBSU) program for emerging fashion designers has announced that the competition’s three wildcard designers; Leinad Beaudet, Narces and Laura Siegel will join regional finalists UNTTLD, Beaufille and S.P.Badu at World MasterCard Fashion Week in October 2015.

The six finalists who were selected on a cross country tour will participate in a group finale runway show where judges will choose one Awarded Designer. The Awarded Designer will then receive year-round intensive mentoring from the panel of experts, an editorial feature in FASHION Magazine, a fully produced solo runway show at World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 in March 2016, and a $30,000 bursary.

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Destroyer shares video for ‘Times Square’

Destroyer_TimesSquare_vid_newsitem_zpsyi8j5v64Following the release of latest single Times Square lifted from Destroyer’s critically acclaimed upcoming album ‘Poison Season,’ they have now shared the video. A video that’s true to Bejar’s ethos, it has a seemingly obtuse take on what you’d imagine the Times Square is like – bricks and mortar replaced by green spaces; robotic, busy new yorkers replaced with animals in animation – it’s more Wallace and Gromit than Wall Street. Watch the video via YouTube below.

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Dead Leaf Echo premiere latest single

DLEDead Leaf Echo have released a new song, Lemonheart, which will be out on 7″ single on September 15 via Moon Sound Records. Take a listen to the single via Soundcloud below.

Pre-Order the 7″ vinyl (Limited Clear 1st Pressing) here or grab it on iTunes // Bandcamp and other digital outlets.

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Fresh Snow share video for new single

fresh snowToronto instrumental four-piece Fresh Snow is set to release their latest musical offering ‘Won’ on September 11. The album will be made available on vinyl/digitial (Pre-order) via Hand Drawn Dracula and on limited cassette edition via Reel Cod Records. The album’s first single Proper Burial features vocals from DIANA’s Carmen Elle. They have shared the cinematic video for the track via YouTube below.

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Jennifer Podemski returns to The Toronto International Film Festival

Photo credit: Nadya Kwandibens

Canadian actress/producer Jennifer Podemski will be returning to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with a starring role in Fire Song, produced by Big Soul Productions Inc., and Thunderstone Pictures. Having spent the majority of her life both in front of, and behind the camera, Podemski is an acclaimed actor, producer and director of both television and film.

Fire Song is a thoughtful and moving debut feature by director Adam Garnet Jones. Podemski plays Jackie, an Anishinaabe mother, whose son Shane (Andrew Martin), in the aftermath his sister’s suicide, is torn between his responsibilities at home, and his plan to move away for university with his boyfriend.

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Bikini Kill share unreleased track

Photo Credit: Allison Wolfe

Photo Credit: Allison Wolfe

Bikini Kill will reissue their first collection of work, ‘Revolution Girl Style Now’ on September 22 via Bikini Kill Records featuring three previously unreleased tracks. The infamously fierce, riot grrrl band will release the demo tape for the first time on vinyl, CD, digital formats, and will also have a limited edition replica version available on cassette by mail order only.

Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox offer a glimpse into the foundation of ‘Revolution Girl Style Now,’ the riot grrrl movement, and reveal the first unreleased track Playground, which you can listen to via Soundcloud below. The song radiates with a decidedly more grunge sound than the rest of the Bikini Kill catalog and is featured as the last track on the reissue. Fun fact: the tape actually runs out as the song ends.

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Dumb Numbers announces 10″ splits with David Lynch, Melvins & David Yow

dumb numbersDumb Numbers is Australian video maker and musician Adam Harding with a revolving cast of musical collaborators, including Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr), Dale Crover (Melvins), Murph (Dinosaur Jr), David Yow (Scratch Acid, the Jesus Lizard), Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, Melvins), Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), Jenny Lee Linberg (Warpaint), Bonnie Mercer (Grey Daturas, Dead River) and Steve Patrick (Useless Children). 10 inch After releasing their debut S/T album via Joyful Noise in 2013, the band has returned with a special box set release, due out on September 25th. The release consists of three split 10″ records, each one featuring new music from Dumb Numbers along with tracks from David Lynch, Melvins, and David Yow.

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