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Amber Bravo

Amber Bravo

Amber Bravo is a New York based writer and deputy editor at The FADER. Before heading back east, she worked for Dwell in San Francisco.


Look: Ruvan Wijesooriya’s Seven-Year Portrait of LCD Soundsystem

From 2004 until the day LCD Soundsystem quit being a band, Ruvan Wijesooriya followed the group, first as a fan, and then as their adopted resident photographer. This month, powerHouse Books is releasing a monograph … read more »


Watch the Trailer for Grant Singer’s Bradford Cox Documentary

We’ve seen some of Grant Singer’s grainy, spirited camera work for the likes of DIIV and Gambles, and now he’s turned his lens on the ever enigmatic Bradford Cox in his new documentary Youth Museum. … read more »

POSTED January 23, 2013 11:45AM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

Stream Darkstar’s Album News From Nowhere

You’ve got to appreciate Darkstar’s sticktoitness. Disabling the click-through capability on their widget is a bold move in these technologically schizophrenic times, but as they see it, you’re not going to give their new album, … read more »

POSTED January 16, 2013 12:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Stream: Blood Orange, “Cyan (Kindness Cover)”

Dev Hynes bka Blood Orange has been very busy of late, writing and producing some of the better singles to have come out in recent memory. Here, he takes a break from his workaday duties … read more »

POSTED January 14, 2013 1:05PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Grouper, “Vital”

Tomorrow will be the darkest day of this calendar year, so what better way to enjoy it than by listening to new music from Grouper, who is an expert at making dark music that somehow … read more »

POSTED December 20, 2012 11:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS:

A Year in Music: Amber Bravo

Summing up a year listening to music is kind of like trying to talk about all the times you tied your shoelaces. Still, six editors at the FADER tried. Read what deputy editor Amber Bravo … read more »

POSTED December 19, 2012 6:00PM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Video: Digits, “Love Is Only Affection”

In this new video for Digits’ “Love Is Only Affection” an alien of seemingly Scandinavian origin crashes her spaceship and incurs a life-threatening lesion to the left side of her torso, from which oozes a … read more »

POSTED December 17, 2012 12:01PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (5) TAGS: ,

Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre’s Matisse-Inspired Scarves

For the follow up to their excellent Hortus line, Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre found inspiration for their new collection of printed silk scarves in “the universe of Henri Matisse—not the romance of his ‘natures mortes’ (still lifes), but … read more »

POSTED December 13, 2012 12:08PM IN STYLE NEWS TAGS:

Stream: Widowspeak, “The Dark Age”

The cover artwork for Widowspeak’s sophomore album Almanac screams ’70s rock, but with Molly Hamilton’s voice recalling the sugar-sweet croon of Hope Sandoval or even the Donnelly sisters, “The Dark Age” more closely resembles the … read more »

POSTED December 12, 2012 3:25PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Video: Cat Power Scares Children

Cat Power jabs hilariously at her reputation for being a delicate artiste in this new skit for Funny or Die, written and directed by Alex Fernie. In it, she plays the guest performer at an … read more »

POSTED December 12, 2012 11:45AM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: