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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.


Video: YACHT, “Second Summer”

In an interview for F79, Nick Weidenfeld talked about making comedy and his new production studio for FOX ADHD. Here, they’ve done an entertaining video for YACHT’s “Second Summer” that’ll make you rethink the drawbacks … read more »

POSTED December 7, 2012 12:10PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Video: Autre Ne Veut f. Mykki Blanco, “Counting”

Imagine you’re an ailing octogenarian in intensive care and Autre Ne Veut and Mykki Blanco are the internists on call at your death bed. Depending on your mental state, their scrubbed-up soul-rap would either be … read more »

POSTED December 6, 2012 11:45AM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Video: Nautic, “Fresh Eyes”

London trio Nautic (comprised of producer Bullion, Laura Groves and Tic of Young Turks) pretty much nailed the visuals for their soothing, sax-friendly “Fresh Eyes” by setting its smooth chill to some found footage of … read more »

POSTED December 5, 2012 11:40AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Stream: Laurel Halo, “Sunlight on the Faded”

There’s a moment in Laurel Halo’s “Sunlight on the Faded” where all the sound falls away but for a single, heart-like beat, and Halo’s voice repeating the lines Falling into your 307/ Only the best … read more »

POSTED December 4, 2012 2:52PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Video: Gambles, “Trust”

Grant Singer, who’s directed videos for the likes of DIIV and Sky Ferreira lately, turns his lens on empty and liminal spaces in these visuals for Gambles’ “Trust”—lurking in thresholds and gazing out of bright, … read more »

POSTED December 4, 2012 11:00AM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Stream: The-Dream, “Can’t Wait To Hate You (Mariah Carey Demo / Jerome LOL Edit)”

Jerome LOL cuts to the quick of The-Dream’s “Can’t Wait To Hate You,” reducing the lyrics to a single, mantra-like refrain and lacing it with bright keys and a life-affirming island beat. It’s a pretty … read more »

POSTED December 3, 2012 1:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

Watch: Exclusive Clip of Will Oldham’s Performance in New Jerusalem

The Comedy (and James Murphy’s cameo in it) may have stole a bit of the thunder of Rick Alverson’s other movie, 2010′s quiet and intense New Jerusalem, but the film still feels incredibly pertinent even … read more »

POSTED November 30, 2012 12:00PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Video: Julia Holter, “Goddess Eyes II”

Teaming up once again with artist friend Yelena Zhelezov, Julia Holter offers up a new realization of “Goddess Eyes II” (off her 2012 LP, Ekstasis), which features her pretty, salt-and-peppered head lording over a colorful, … read more »

POSTED November 29, 2012 12:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Stream: Errors, “Ammaboa Glass (Peaking Lights Remix)”

Peaking Lights have an uncanny knack for coloring every song they remix in a wash of mellow glee. Take Errors’ “Ammaboa Glass,” for example, which already bubbles pleasantly by its own accord. They noodle the … read more »

POSTED November 28, 2012 12:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Interview: Chairlift in Tokyo

A swell of US-based artists, musicians, photographers and designers converged recently in the Tokyo streets for what seemed like a spontaneous expatriate rager that pushed on night after night. Performing as a duo, Caroline Polachek … read more »

POSTED November 27, 2012 2:50PM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: ,