Lucius have been touted as ‘The band to watch’ by Rolling Stone and we have no doubt that they most certainly are. This five piece from Brooklyn have two extremely cool and talented front-women. Jess Wolfe and Holy Laessig sport matching mod hair do’s and their voices are absolutely enchanting. Hats off to these guys, we wish we’d made this one.
La Blogotheque + The [absolutely wonderful] Staves = A match made in heaven.
The thing that always permeates any film made with these girls is their [collective] attitude towards any situation. They are witty, talkative and occasionally, vulgar but in a really lovely way. That, coupled with La Blogotheque’s skills and The Staves’ harmonies makes for a splendid watch.
This is really worth a watch from La Blogothque. A couple of beautifully performed songs by Django Django. Really would love to do a full electric session with these guys!
This new video from The xx is a delight to watch. It may lack any significant storyline, however, that simply does not matter when you’re watching a ‘masterclass in high speed photography’*. Couple that with the wonderful attention detail, the textures and the composition and who even needs a storyline? If you can, watch in HD - it’s worth it.
*James Rhodes - Photographer / Filmmaker and appreciator of beautiful things.
This is a simple, no frills video. It’s literally just a Black Keys gig being filmed. However…it’s The Black Keys we’re talking about. It’s frantic, it’s sweaty, it’s a little grimy, it switches seamlessly from super8 to digital (which just looks rad) and it builds to an almighty crescendo before the camera swiftly exits the gig leaving us wanting more. MORE PLEASE!
Blogotheque strike again, and this time with the ethereal Feist. This piece takes you on an intimate journey with the band. Starting with the anticipation just before they step on stage and ending with ‘protagonist’ Leslie Feist resting her head on the microphone, the end of a beautiful musical exploration.
We filmed a session with Jonathan Wilson this week, which was an honour and a pleasure. While we edit our film let us share with you a film by Grant James which shows Jonathan’s beautiful recording studio back home.
Really enjoy watching rad 2 minute shorts docs like this.. Great format which we’ll be exploring soon..
@yourstrulysf have really excelled with this fascinating clip with Willis Earl Beal. Jealous guys :)
Orson Welles directs Anthony Perkins on the set of The Trial (1962) Photo by Nicolas Tikhomiroff (via)
Q. A critic who admires your work very much said that, in The Trial, you were repeating yourself…
Welles: Exactly, I repeated myself. I believe we do it all the time. We always take up certain elements again. How can it be avoided? An actor’s voice always has the same timbre and, consequently, he repeats himself. It is the same for a singer, a painter…There are always certain things that come back, for they are part of one’s personality, of one’s style. If these things didn’t come into play, a personality would be so complex that it would become impossible to identify it.
It is not my intention to repeat myself, but in my work there should certainly be references to what I have done in the past. Say what you will, but The Trial is the best film I ever made…I have never been so happy as when I made this film.”
-excerpted from Orson Welles: Interviews