Friday, 7 December 2012
I can't remember if I did a post on these guys already, but I just can not get enough. Alabama Shakes' album "boys and girls" was seriously my favorite album of 2012. I fortunately got to see them at Lee's Palace in Toronto in the spring, a very small venue, and as corny as it sounds... they blew my mind!
The unfortunate cancellation of their much anticipated performance at Lollapalooza (huge upset), gave me the best excuse to see their fall performance at Toronto's Kool Hause, which i must say made up for the cancelled show.
I seriously love these guys and can't wait to hear a second album!
Listen to my favorite song on the album: ON YOUR WAY
According to style.com, “It was definitely Van Noten's most seductive investigation of the masculine/feminine dynamic that is at the heart of his aesthetic. Here, that dynamic was completely integrated with his other design concerns: his facility with prints and his fascination with the cloth and cut of haute couture. Here, he took plaid, another pattern whose association is mostly masculine, and reworked it in taffeta, organza, mousseline, and lamé. The first outfit laid out the game plan: plaid work shirt (organza), man's singlet (crepe), organza-backed skirt liberally crusted with flowers, and checker-print stilettos (though Van Noten nixed any literal inspirations, he did acknowledge that the shoes were a little bit Courtney Love). Paul Hanlon supplied an artful center-part with a couple of inches of grungy regrowth; Peter Philips created an opposite look with the perfectly made-up lips of a lady who lunches (the subtle but significant contributions of these collaborators are sadly all too easy to overlook in the ten or so pell-mell minutes of a fashion show)