Copenhagen-via-Norway duo Smerz rocked the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA last night. All photos by Faith Silva on the Impossible Project's glossy new metallic frame film. Click for more:
Norwegian duo Catharina Stoltenberg + Henriette Motzfeldt -- aka Smerz -- return with a hypnotically whirring new single for XL Recordings, once again eliciting those distinctive, blurred late-night club vibes that made their debut EP Okey one of the most magical and original releases of 2016. Watch the Michella Bredahl-directed video for "Oh my my" below, and catch Smerz live later this month when they play their first-ever U.S. shows in Brooklyn/SF/LA:
Clairo, an extremely versatile young Boston artist to whom we were just introduced earlier this month by Drew of Hoops, collabs with Oslo's Jakob Ogawa on a dreamy soft-pop duet, taken from the latter's forthcoming debut EP. Listen to the exceedingly charming and lovely "You Might Be Sleeping" below:
Not sure why no one told us about the dope new EP from Norwegian electro-pop duo Smerz that dropped a few weeks back on Hard Up, but consider this our first case of serious year-end-list regret. We were enthralled by their single "Because" that dropped early this year, and while new track (and EP opener) "Thrill" isn't quite the immediate, danceable banger, it is a haunting and hypnotic Knife-esque gem in the vein of "You Make Me Like Charity" that has us even further entranced by the group...
Frank Ocean + Tyler, the Creator :: Øyafestivalen 2012
Over the last week, some of the best artists in the world converged in Oslo, Norway, to play Øyafestivalen, the greenest festival in Europe, and from the looks of Faith Silva's gorgeous photos, the chillest, most relaxed festival anywhere. Check out Faith's dreamy pics -- featuring Chromatics, Jessie Ware, Frank Ocean, Feist, John Maus, Purity Ring, Tyler, the Creator, Lee Scratch Perry, Best Coast, Yelawolf, Holy Other + more, all shot on The Impossible Project's Nigo Edition instant film -- and read her recap after the jump...