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Alex Frank

Alex Frank is a Gemini (Virgo Rising), loves most divas and lives in Brooklyn.


Cover stories: Blood Orange

GEN Fs: Le1f, SZA, Laurel Halo, Dan Bodan

Features: Casely-Hayford, Walter Van Beirendonck, London Streetwear: Just Brilliant

Other clips: Alex Da Corte, Genesis P-Orridge, Dennis Cooper, Stephen Burrows, Tom Bianchi, Hilton Als, Live: Britney Spears in Las Vegas


Video: Ratking, “Canal”

If Ratking’s music has always been a little window in the trio’s hometown of New York, a new video for “Canal” is an even more literal glide through their city. The song comes from So … read more »

POSTED April 8, 2014 10:16AM IN MUSIC VIDEO 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Miley Cyrus Live: A Journey into the Heart of Weird America

Love her or hate her, Miley’s freakdom is distinctly American On Saturday night, in a sports stadium so yuppified it sells $9 artisanal frankfurters to satisfy the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood surrounding it, Miley Cyrus, wearing … read more »

POSTED April 7, 2014 5:01PM IN MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,

Video: Rush Midnight, “Closer”

FADER PREMIERE Rush Midnight, the new funk-lite project from former Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning, will have a debut album on May 27 for Last Gang Records. A new video for “Closer” features a rousing … read more »

POSTED April 7, 2014 11:23AM IN MUSIC VIDEO 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Is Adidas’ Rod Laver the Next Stan Smith?

Take a stroll down Lafayette Street in Soho and you’ll start to notice how much the classic Stan Smith shoe has come to dominate cool kid’s wardrobes in the last year, a clean alternative to … read more »

POSTED April 3, 2014 10:50AM IN STYLE NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,

Interview: Sam Smith at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse

American audiences are getting to know Sam Smith and his amazing pipes in a much bigger way these days: first, a performance at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse, a big show in New York … read more »

POSTED April 2, 2014 11:22AM IN FADER FORT, Fort Video 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Stream: Bob Mould, “Hey Mr. Grey”

Bob Mould, since his early days in the iconic Hüsker Dü, through Sugar and now a couple decades of solo albums, has been a reliable, regular source of music in the 30-odd years that he’s … read more »

POSTED April 1, 2014 10:21AM IN MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Video: Rita Ora, “I Will Never Let You Down”

To be honest, no matter how hard Roc Nation tried, I was not sold on Rita Ora, and nothing she had released prior to today felt special enough to make me understand who she was … read more »

POSTED March 31, 2014 12:19PM IN MUSIC VIDEO 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Stream Ratking’s Debut Album So It Goes

New York rap trio Ratking are streaming their big XL debut over at NPR, and it’s a pretty perfect encapsulation of the jagged city energy that they so nicely represent. Engineered by Young Guru, the … read more »

POSTED March 31, 2014 11:54AM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Video: Shy Girls, “Voyeur’s Gaze”

FADER PREMIERE Portland’s Shy Girls has a truly glamorous new video for “Voyeur’s Gaze,” a track off of his beautiful EP from last year, Timeshare (which our own Duncan Cooper called “straightforward, slow R&B in … read more »

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Young Thug Opens an Official Merchandise E-Shop

Though there are no leopard print dresses in sight, burgeoning style icon Young Thug launched his official site this weekend with an e-shop of merch. Most of it is stoner themed, including a series of … read more »

POSTED March 31, 2014 10:17AM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: