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MARCH 2010

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awaiting the return

after four long years, the wait will soon be o v e r. r e i g n i n g indie gods,The Strokes, are back.

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3 bands you can’t miss

UPCOMING SHOWS

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coming up April 16 thru 18 and the 2010 lineup will definately not dissappoint.

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among the thousands of bands out there trying to make it, great music can get lost. treat your ears to native Whittier band, The Delabre.

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A whole New Mind and Music For Melancholy reviews

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community service

fashion

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see what you can do in your community to help.

artsy WHITE APPLE

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places to go and featured local artists.

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ODDSAC

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_O R EY_ first issue of Orey features The Strokes on the cover, one of the most T hisrevolutionary bands for the indie music scene of the decade. As such, it is an appropriate band for the cover in the commencement of this issue. After such a long wait, Strokes fans all over should be elated to hear that their new album is expected to be released in September. They ’re back, and well Orey is now here.

Given that this magazine is made up of a such a small team, or rather is created from a lack of one, it can seem very simplistic at times. But like it ’s like Chinese style of paintings “creating simplistic art is one of the most difficult tasks one can achieve.” Orey ’s clean design is a double edged sword; it makes for an easier, detailed read but because of that, the mistakes are more pointedly marked as well. One thing that ’s definitely right here is choosing to show off my most recent discovery of somewhat local band, The Delabre. Fervent drums meet blissful guitar riffs that combine to make a perfect balance between garage rock and grungy upbeat pop that is sure to put you in a good mood. Coincidentally, you can hear a strong influence from The Strokes in their music, which would make sense that under the “Sound Like” section of their band webpage they wrote, “ The Strokes, The Libertines, and The Cribs had a bastard child.” With no bad genes from either parent, The Delabre meets every indie music loving ’s standards. Now on a completely irrelevant side note, I end the first editor/design er/writer/everything else note with a picture of my encounter with ex-Smith, Johnny Marr who is now playing alongside The Cribs (a great live photo of the show at The Roxy can be found on page 28). To keep with the spooky coincidences, it just so happens that The Delabre formed after meeting up at that very same show. Hope you enjoy flipping through the pages of the first issue of Orey, and that there will be more yet to follow.

ANDREA CORTES.

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QUESTIONSQUESTIONS

TALK TO A N I M A L S ////

BALTIMORE BASED 8-BIT BAND (TRY SAYING THAT EIGHT TIMES FAST), TALK TO ANIMALS HAS WORKED WITH THE LIKES OF 8BIT GOD HIMSELF, UNICORN KID. CRAZED GAMING BEATS PAIRED WITH A SURPRISINGLY HIGH GIRLCHILD VOICE, HAS NEVER MADE 8BIT SOUND BETTER. HERE TALK TO ANIMALS GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTS TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS.

W H Y D I D Y O U D E C I D E T O F O R M TA L K T O A N I M A L S ?

I h a d b ee n m a ki n g m u s i c fo r a l o n g t i m e a l o n g s i d e 1 - 8 0 0 - ZO M B I E , s o I g u e s s I wa nted a way to rel e a s e m u s i c w i t h o u t t h e t wo co nf l i c t i n g . I fo u n d t h at w h e n I tri ed to i nt ro d u c e c er ta i n co n c e pt s o r i d e a s , o r w h en I t r i e d to m a ke 1 8 Z be a b o u t so m et h i n g i n ge n e ra l , i t fe l t co nt ra d i c to r y to w h at t h e b a n d wa s a c t u a l l y a b o u t . So I star te d Ta l k A n i m a l s i n o rd er to s ep a rate t h e t wo . W H Y D I D Y O U C H O O S E T O P L AY T H E 8- B I T L O W F I K I N D O F M U S I C , A S O P P O S E D T O A MORE CONVENTIONAL GENRE?

I wa s i nt ro d u c e d to S o u t h Texa s 8 b i t b a n d s i n 2 0 0 5 a n d wa s i n sta nt l y fa s c i n ate d by the p ro c es s o f c re at i n g c h i p m u s i c . I fee l l i ke t h e s o u n d rea l l y co m p l e m e nt s ever y t h i n g els e I i n co r p o rate a n d a l s o i t ’s j u st s im p l y w h at I ’m co m p e l l e d to u s e. W H AT H A P P E N E D T O 1-800 Z O M B I E ? H O W WA S W O R K I N G W I T H A N O T H E R P E R S O N D I F FERENT AS OPPOSED TO WORKING SOLO?

No t h i n g re a l l y h a p p en e d to 1 - 8 0 0 - ZO M B I E . I m ove d to B a l t i m o re , a n d I g u e s s i t ’s j u st ha rd to stay i n to u c h w i t h s o m e o n e w h en yo u ’re 1 ,5 0 0 m i l e s away. I t ’s eve n h a rd e r to co nt i n u e a b a n d t h at re l i e s s o m u c h o n co m m u n i cat i o n a n d p hys i ca l i t y i n o rd er to stay i nta c t . 1 8 Z wa s j u st a b o u t

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QUESTIONSQUESTIONS

Ro b i n a n d I b ei n g st u p i d te en a ge rs a n d h av i n g f u n to get h er. Eve r y t h i n g we w ro te a b o u t wa s j u st a j o ke t h at h a p p e n e d w h i l e we we re h a n g i n g o u t . S o I g u es s i t j u st k i n d o f s l i p p ed away w h en we co u l d n ’ t h a n g o u t a ny m o re. Wo rk i n g w i t h Ro b i n wa s to ta l l y d i ffe re nt t h a n wo r k i n g a l o n e a n d to ta l l y different than working with anyone else. I enjoy collaborating because it forces me to be p ro d u c t i ve , b u t I p refe r wo r k i n g a l o n e b eca u s e i t a l l ows m e to d o w h ateve r I wa nt , o bv i o u s l y- h a h a . H O W I S T H E M U S I C S C E N E I N B A LT I M O R E ?

B a l t i m o re i s a p rett y co o l l i tt l e c i t y. T h e re’s a l o t o f re a l l y g re at p e o p l e d o i n g co o l t h i n g s a n d I ’ve h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to p l ay w i t h s o m e o f t h e m . I a c t u a l l y re a l l y l ove p l ay i n g h o u s e p a r t i es a n d s m a l l ve n u e s i n B a l t i m o re b e ca u s e a l l o f t h e k i d s get re a l l y i nto i t .

“it ’s just simply what I’m compelled to u s e ” W H AT H AV E B E E N S O M E M U S I C A L I N F L U E N C E S F O R Y O U ?

O r i g i n a l l y, I ’d s ay t h at S a d d l e C re e k p re - 2 0 0 5 , K Reco rd s , a n d 9 0 ’s e m o a re p rett y h u ge i nf l u e n c e s fo r m e. I ow n a r i d i c u l o u s a m o u nt o f B r i g ht Eye s / S a d d l e C ree k ra r i t i e s , i t ’s s u p er l a m e . W h e n I sta r te d w r i t i n g c h i p m u s i c , my i nf l u en c es we re H a p pys u c ky, H a ra - Ka r i Ki tt y, B e st F we n d s . . . a n d to n s m o re I s h o u l d p ro b a b l y m e nt i o n . L atel y I ’ve b e e n l i ste n i n g to N ow Eve r y C h i l d re n , L e m u r i a , C a r i s s a ’s W i erd , T h e O rga n , a n d T i ge r ’s J aw. I ’m n o t rea l l y s u re i f t h ey ’ve h a d a d i rec t i nf l u e n c e o n my w r i t i n g ( yet ) , b u t I s u re d o l ove t h e m . WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THE EP TO BE RELEASED?

L i te ra l l y a s I w r i te t h i s I ’m p u tt i n g C D s l eeve s to get h er ! I ’ve h a d t h e m u s i c fo r my n ew E P f i n i s h e d fo r q u i te s o m e t i m e . I j u st n e ed to m a ke to n s o f co p i es . Eve r y t h i n g i s h a n d m a d e s o i t ’s ta k i n g a w h i l e! H O W W O U L D Y O U D E S C R I B E Y O U R M U S I C T O S O M E O N E W H O H A S N E V E R H E A R D TA L K TO ANIMALS?

I ’d l i ke to s ay i t ’s a m i x t u re o f b a ro q u e p o p a n d p u n k w i t h c h i p m u s i c i nf l u e n c e s , b u t I t h i n k t h at a l o t o f p eo p l e wo u l d j u st s ay t h at i t ’s d a n c e m u s i c . I d o n ’ t n e c e s s a r i l y h ave a p ro b l e m w i t h t h at , t h o u g h . T h e q u o te o n my p ro f i l e f ro m my b i o f ro m P u l s e wave re a l l y h i t s h o m e fo r m e , t h o u g h - “. . .t h e res u l t i n g m u s i c i s a l te r n ate l y f re n z i e d , m e l o d i c , f i erc e a n d s e re n e, a l ways w i t h a n u n sto p p a b l e e n e rg y, a s p rec i s e a s i t i s p u n k .” I rea l l y h o p e t h at co m e s a c ro s s to o t h er p e o p l e to o .

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UPCOMING SHOWS.

DEVENDRA BANHART T h e W i l te r n , L o s A n g el e s. 03.24.10

SHE & HIM E l Rey T h ea t r e , L o s A n g eles. 03.25.10

WA S H E D O U T + YA C H T Ec h o p l ex , L o s A n g el es . 03.26.10

THE MORNING BENDERS D et r o i t B a r, C o sta M e s a. 03.27.10

VA M P I R E W E E K E N D T h e G l a s s h o u s e , Po m o n a . 04.14.10

T H E TA L L E S T M A N O N E A R T H N a t u r a l H i sto r y M u s eum, L o s A n g el es . 05.07.10

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DITCH THE REMOTE, GRAB A BOOK.

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Medicine For Melanchololy

A Whole New Mind For musically

the artistically and inclined, Daniel Pink h a s exceptionally good news for yo u . As we move out of the Informat i o n Age and begin the journey into t h e Conceptual Age, which utilizes right b ra i n functions that deal more with the creative side of the mind, those skills which t h e creatively inclined already have w i l l prove beneficial in the sur vival a n d success of the increasingly comp et itive world. Pink makes a point that i t i s no longer sufficient to have someth i n g which functions well. For the need s o f today, that something must also ap p e a l to our senses through beauty and des i g n . He explains how “Abundance, Asia, a n d Automation” have played a g re at factor in the growing need to develop skills in the “s i x senses,” which include design, sto r y, symphony, empathy, play, and mean i n g . Although at times Pink’s writing beco m e s ver y redundant, he does a fantastic j o b of opening the eyes to the future t h at may come ahead soon and gives inte resting advice on how to sharpen the c reative skills which will help raise awa reness of our own lives.

A small budget film, M u s i c Fo r Melancholy deals with the social and racial issues M i ca , t h e main role, faces as a resu l t o f t h e gentrification San Francis co u n d e rgoes. After what was s u p p o s e d to be only a one night sta n d , h e spends the day with Joa n n a a n d together they find that t h e re i s more to the city than meet s t h e eye . Artistically it is ver y creat i ve , h aving a visually interesting wa s h e d o u t appearance to further suggest the way in which they view the city. The film is original, and is available in DV D n ow.

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ippy-looking duo, Andrew VanWygarden and Ben Goldwasser, are set to release their new album, Congratulations, on April 13. There will be no singles released, as a form to encourage full album listening rather than that of just the two or three songs picked to air on the radio, although the song “Flash Delirium” from their upcoming album was released as a free download on their official website for a taste of what’s to come. Congratulations was recorded in Malibu under producer Pete Kember, and listeners can expect change as they have stated that in this album, there will be no more “Kids”-like songs. It will be interesting to hear this deeper side of MGMT, so mark your calendars.

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sychadelic images of monsters, demonic marshmallows, and a whole set of images that leave you feeling like you experienced a trip definitely live up to the “odd” in ODDSAC. Created by the members of Animal Collective with the help of Danny Perez, the film which took four years of work will be released starting March 17. Neither a music or concert video, nor a typical movie can describe ODDSAC, it is almost as if it is a strange genre of it’s own. Don’t miss out, as screenings will be only single day, and decide for yourself if it lives up to the hype. 12

03.22.10: 7:00 & 9:00 PM “O d d s a c ” at A rc L i g ht C i n e m a s (L o s A n ge l e s , C A )

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Los Angeles Food Not Bombs Sign.

embers of this organization believe that “Food Is Not A Right, It’s a Privilege” and as such, they volunteer to provide food for anyone who needs it at least once a week, usually in a city park. Food Not Bombs was established in 1980 at Massachusetts by anti-nuclear activists, and since then has rapidly spread all over the world. There are groups from Australia to the Middle East, usually serving animal cruelty free vegan food. There are numerous Food Not Bombs around the globe, check www.foodnotbombs.net to find your nearest one and try volunteering whenever you can.

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inki Shapiro, a member of the band Little Joy (fellow band member and partner of Fabrizio Moretti, from The Strokes) organized a relief auction alongside her sister for the Haiti cause. Many respectable artists contributed a design of their own for memorabilia to be auctioned online. Items are designed by artists such as No Age, Grizzly Bear, Feist, Regina Spektor, Fleet Foxes, M. Ward, among many others. Music and art meet for a good cause, if you would like to participate visit: www.biddingforgood.com/craftsforacause / / / / / / / / ////////////////////////////////// / / / / / / / / / / / /

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f you’re lacking time and resources like some of us, there is still a way to help and simultaneously increase your knowledge on a variety of subjects. The FreeRice website enables you to answer questions based on the subject chosen, and for every right answer, the UN World Food Programme distributes 10 grains of rice to someone in need. It may seem like too small a quantity, but as you answer more questions the rice accumulates to larger amounts. It’s actually quite entertaining, try it out here: www.freerice.com

Fabirizio Moretti of The Strokes, decorating a wallet signed by all members of the band.


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FROM OUR VERY OWN INLAND EMPIRE COMES AN ENERGETIC 4PIECE BAND FILLED W I T H A N E X T R E M E LY D I V E R S E S O U N D. I T S B E AT S A R E A M I X T U R E O F L AT I N M U S I C M I X E D W I T H B L U E S , S U AV E R O C K , A N D A L I T T L E B I T O F E V E R Y T H I N G E L S E I N B E T W E E N . C A N YO U T E L L M E M O R E T H E BA N D? H OW T H E R AG A C O M E TO B E? We a l l m et i n m i ddle school and started playing music together around high school. We were all into the s a m e b a n d s and just jammed out for fun, which we still do. Eventually, we started making our own song s a n d re a l i zed we had something good going so we decided to make it a band and we've been playin g ever s i n c e. W H AT D O Y O U F E E L E A C H M E M B E R B R I N G S T O T H E B A N D ? Each m e m b e r b r i ngs in their own inspiration, energy, and style which plays an important role in the band b e ca u s e i t mixes up the sound. H AV E T H E R E B E E N A N Y M A J O R M U S I C A L I N F L U E N C E S W H I C H H AV E P L AY E D A R O L E I N T H E C R E AT I O N O F Y O U R M U S I C ? In creat i n g o u r songs, we are inspired by all types of music from all musical genres to all kinds of time p e r i o d s . We tr y to be as open as po ssible to keep things interesting and keep getting better as music i a n s . C O U L D Y O U D E S C R I B E T H E S O N G W R I T I N G P R O C E S S ? I S I T M U S I C O R LY R I C S F I R S T ? Usua l l y, we j u st simply jam out and let things come out naturally. Once we have a basic idea of how a song i s go i n g to be, we work at it from there, so usually its music then lyrics, but ever y once a song will d eve l o p o t h er ways.

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QUESTIONSQUESTIONS WHEN CAN WE EXPECT AN EP TO BE RELEASED? We h ave a co u ple songs recorded for an E.P that we haven ’t p u t o u t yet, but hope to do so by this summer. S P E A K I N G O F U P C O M I N G M U S I C , I R E A D T H AT YO U R BA N D N A M E, T H E R AG A , C A M E F RO M A STROKES SONG? THEIR NEW ALBUM IS COMING O U T S O O N , A R E Y O U L O O K I N G F O R WA R D T O T H I S ? Yes ! ! We’re b i g fans so were definitely exited for the new a l b u m W H AT ’ S T H E U LT I M AT E D I R E C T I O N F O R Y O U R BAND? To kee p gett i n g better as musicians and expose our mu s i c to a s m u ch people as possible because were ver y pro u d o f w h at we do. Just keep moving for ward and hav i n g f u n w i t h it. I N A F E W WO R D S, H OW WO U L D YO U D ES C R I B E T H E R A G A’ S S O U N D T O S O M E O N E W H O ’ S N E V E R H EA R D YO U R M U S I C B E F O R E? Thi s o n c e i s a little hard to answer because we feel like we re n o t in a specific genre in that some songs we h ave a re ver y different from others. Most of our do son g s h ave a l ot of energy, so I would sug gest to that pers o n to co m e out to a show and hear for themselves. We p ro m i s e a good time!

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opular fashion trend website, lookbook.nu displays endless amount of user uploaded street fashion pictures from all around the world. Accounts are only by invite or approval of a blog. Both male and female post their “looks,”which users can “hype.” The high er the hype, the greater the user ’s popularity. It ’s interesting to see how each person’s style varies, and how the location plays a l arge role in the types of clothes worn. Many photographs are look professionally done, rich in color and creativity.

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s the e co n o my d eclined, a t re n d i n s h o p p i ng for s e co n d h a n d c l o t h e s a rose. It is b o t h c h e a p a n d eco -f r i endly to rec yc l e c l o t h es w h i c h wo u l d have oth er w i s e go n e to wa ste, reducing th e a m o u nt o f l a n d f i l l . I t m aximizes th e u s a ge o f a ga r m ent , a n d ever y piec e h a s a h i sto r y w h i c h g i ves the clo t h i n g i t s ow n q u i r k . Fo r certain gro u ps , t h r i f t s h o p p i n g i s a t rend. At a t h r i f t s h o p , p i e c e s a re u s u ally one of a k i n d , a s o p p o s e d to b u l k items at d e p a r t m ent sto re s , w h i c h makes th e b u yer fee l t h e ow n er o f a unique piec e. S eco n d h a n d i tem s provide th e s h o p p e r st y l e w i t h o u t t he high pri c e ta g . 15


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PA S S I O N P I T

An un n at u ra l l y h i g h p i tc h ed s c reechy voice p a i red w i t h b u b b l y sy nt h s and cutesy l y r i c s m a d e M a s s a c h usetts Passio n P i t o ne o f t h e b i g gest a cts of 2009. T h e i r s i n g l e , “ S l e epy h ea d ” was greete d w i t h m u c h s u c c e s s , w h i c h fea tured i n va r i o u s co m m e rc i a l s ( l i ke the Palm P i x i e ’s ) . W h at sta r ted o u t as a Valent i n e ’s gift for the s i n ger ’s g i r l friend bloss o m e d i nto wo r l d w i d e indie recog n i t i o n fo r Pa s s i o n P i t . Watch them p e r fo r m l i ve at C o a c h e lla, it will d o a ny t h i n g p u t b u t yo u to sleep.

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S U N D AY A P R I L 18 JULIAN CASABLANCAS The la st S t ro ke s m e m b er to release m ater i a l f ro m h i s s i d e p ro j ect, he p re s e nt s u s w i t h a w h o l e new gen re o f m u s i c . D r i f t i n g f ro m his usua l ga ra ge ro c k m e s sy s o u n d , he shows u s a m o re re l axe d , eve n strange s i d e to h i s m u s i c . H i s album, P h r a ze s o f t h e Yo u n g , i s clearly h e av i e r o n t h e p o p . A l though h i s s o un d c h a n ges , t h e clear Ca s a b l a n cas l y r i c s st i l l re s o nate thro u g h h i s s o n g s . H i s a c t i s j ust as i nte re st i n g o n sta ge , w i t h special D i s n ey- e s q u e effec t s .

Named after what they love most, Girls, made up of two guys from San Francis co, are our present day Beach Boys. The lightness to their songs make Lust For Life the perfect Spring album. Former member of the cult Children of God, Christopher Owens ran away at 16, which he says helped him in the overflow of expressi on found in the album which arose from his new freedom. You don’t want to miss out their lively performance which will leave you feeling carefree, if only for a while.

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CHARTS L A S T. F M to p 1 0 w e e k l y a r t i st s : 1 . T h e B eat l e s 2 . R a d i o h ea d 3 . M u s e 4 . L a d y G a ga 5 . G o r i l l a z 6 . C o l d p l ay 7 . Re d H o t C h i l i Pep p e rs 8 . M eta l l i ca 9 . T h e Ki l l e rs 1 0 . Ni r va n a

L A S T. F M top 10 “indie rock” artists: 1. Arctic Monkeys 2. Modest Mouse 3. Death Cab For Cutie 4. Kings of Leon 5. The Killers 6. Bloc Party 7. The Strokes 8. Franz Ferdinand 9. The Kooks 10. Interpol

RHAPSODY to p 1 0 a l b u m s : 1 . N o O n e’s F i rst a n d Yo u ’re Nex t- M o d e st M o u s e 2 . Fa r - Re g i n a S p e kto r 3 . B l a c k H o l es a n d Revel e at i o n s - M u s e 4 . Wel co m e J oy - C ave S i n gers 5 . O ra c u l a r S p e c ta c u l a r - MGMT 6. Uprising -Muse 7 . D ay & A ge - T h e Ki l l ers 8 . T i m e To D i e - T h e D o d o s 9 . H o t F u s s - T h e Ki l l e rs 1 0 . P l a n s - D e at h C a b Fo r Cutie

BILLBOARD top 10 rock songs: 1. “ Your Decision” -Alice in Chains 2. “Break”- Three Days Grace 3. “Uprising ”- Muse 4. “Savior ”- Rise Against 5. “1901”- Phoenix 6. “Letter From A Thief ”- Chevelle 7. “Snuff ”- Slipknot 8. “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To- Weezer 9. “I Will Not Bow ”- Breaking Benjamin 10. “Reistance”- Muse

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YO U N G 16 YEAR OLD A LY S E HEIN DISCUSSES HER PA S S I O N FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ROLE IT HAS P L AY E D I N H E R L I F E .

A LY S E H E I N . -PHOTOGRAPHER

D O Y O U P R E F E R TA K I N G P I C T U R E S O F S T I L L L I F E , N AT U R E , O R P E O P L E ? I don't re a l l y l i ke l a ndscapes, and prefer still life and pe o p l e . I t h i n k I like taking pictures where t here's a fo ca l p o i nt because I feel like there's more o f a m e s s a ge. Whenever I take pictures of natu re, I fe e l d on't feel as much excitement as whe n I go o u t a nd take pictures of people or t hings.

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W H E N D I D Y O U B E G I N T O TA K E I N T E R E S T I N PHOTOGRAPHY? I got my first camera about a year and a half ago, so I've been taking pictures since then. Actually, I have had an interest in photography for several years. My mom would take pictures and it'd bug me sometimes, like I'd say "you're centering in wrong ," or "you're not zoomed enough" or something like that. So even before I knew I liked photography, I'd had an interest in it.

F RO M W H E R E D O YO U D R AW YO U R I N S P I R AT I O N ? I draw my inspiration from the things around me. From God as well; I'll see something and get inspired because I think there's a unique ness about that particular thing , something that sets it apart. Like I'm seeing that little thing for a reason, and I draw meaning from that. It's one of the ways I hear from God.


D O Y O U H AV E A N U LT I M AT E G O A L Y O U W O U L D L I K E T O A C H I E V E T H R O U G H Y O U R PHOTOGRAPHY? I take p i c t u res to answer questions. I want to know who I am and how I see the world. I want to un dersta n d my ow n passions and my own perspective. I'm searching for my own identity and, on rare occas i o n s , I s e e myself expressed through a picture I take. I want people to see me when they see my pictu re s , to s ay what words can't. Emotions and feelings can be messy, but I feel like taking a picture is a way to d raw lines, and understand where one line meets another, if that makes sense. It may be odd, b u t a l o t o f what I feel for photography is representational or symbolic of myself.

W H AT A D V I C E W O U L D Y O U G I V E T O P E O P L E W H O WA N T T O P I C K U P A C A M E R A? If you wa nt to ta ke pictures, I would say make it as personal as possible. Find what interests you, don't take p i c t u res j u st to push a button. And don't get into the trade if you don't want to. I think photog raphy co u l d get i ncredibly tedious if you don't put your heart and soul into it. Also, as an amateur, and p o s s i b l y p ro fessionals as well, there are periods where you feel like you hit a wall. I know during summ er, I h ave a passion for the beach and pictures taken in that area. Therefore, for the other nine month s , I fe el l i ke I've lost something important in my pictures. Nonetheless, I think off seasons are there to tea c h u s to see beauty in things we may have not been interested in previously. Find your own perso n a l b ea u t y, capture it, understand that not ever yone else may think it's beautiful, and realize that t h at i s n ' t n e cessaril y a bad thing. Be confident in your own interpretations!

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M O ST O F YO U R D R AW I N G S CONSIST OF MONSTERL I K E C R E AT U R E S A N D A B S T R A C T O B J E C T S , WA S T H I S A LWAY S Y O U R S T Y L E O R D I D YO U M O D E L I T A F T E R A R T I S T S L I K E A L E X PA R D E E ? This has always been my style, i can only draw difficult pieces that require lots of time and dedication so i can actually focus.

I S T H E R E A N Y P I EC E YO U WOULD CONSIDER TO BE Y O U R FAV O R I T E ? yes, i have many pieces that are my favorite, but i have not scanned them through yet to show you.

2 T H E 9’ S C O . H OW D I D YO U C O M E U P WITH THE NAME 2 THE 9S? It was c reated by the original a r t i st , b ut am planning to c h a n ge i t to Vast Torment C re at i o n s , which I came up w i t h . I j u st simply write lyr i c s , t h at co me from the mind n o t t h e h e art. ABOUT HOW LONG DOES I T TA K E Y O U T O C O M P L E T E E A C H D R AW I N G ? It depen d s o n w h at it is always, b u t I ’d h ave to say either on e we ek , t wo days an d even a w h o l e m onth. IS THERE ANYTHING IN SPECIFIC WHICH YO U G E T Y O U R I N S P I R AT I O N FROM? I get ins p i rat i o n f ro m other artists, and a c c elerating music.

HOW WOULD YO U DESCRIBE YO U R ART TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE? Gruesome & serial.


recycle t h e b o t t l e . grab a gl a s s o f tap water .

clea n e r , c h e a p e r , and m o r e envi r o n m e n t a l l y frie n d l y .


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f te r fo u r l o n g ye a rs , t h e wait is a l m o st to i t s e n d . T h e S t ro kes are s et to rel e a s e t h ei r fo u r t h album t h i s fa l l . A nx i o u s fa n s awa it and don’t k n ow w h at to ex p e c t af te r all the change s t h at t i m e m i g ht h ave b rought. A v i d eo wa s rec ent l y re leased by T h e S t ro ke s t h e m selves, in wh i c h d r u m m er Fa b r i z i o Moretti “directe d ” fo r m o st o f t h e d u ration. At least we k n ow n ow t h at t h ei r deeps sense o f h u m o r a n d l ove o f p ra n ks still remain s , a s t h ey w r i te s o n g s a b o ut bro ken in st r u m e nts a n d s ca re t h e i r fell ow band m ate s . O n l y o n e t h i n g i s m i s s i n g , and it happen s to b e n o o t h e r t h a n t h e cool guy h i m s e l f, J u l i a n C a s a b l a n ca s. He doesn’t a p p e a r o n c e t h ro u g h o ut the movie, a n d o n e m u st wo n d er w h ere he might b e.

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h i s m i g ht b e o n e o f t h e most a nt i c i p ated a l b u m s o f t h e year, af te r T h e S t ro kes ’ l et their legend a r y f l a m e d i e d ow n w hen it was go i n g s o st ro n g at t h e sta r t of the second m i l l e n n i u m .

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T h a t f o u r y e a r e m p t y S t r o ke s - s p a n was by no means unsuccessful for any member of the band, though. Each one s t a r t e d h i s o w n s i d e p ro j e c t , a l l o f w h i c h are exceptional works but nothing they did alone could compare to their previous work as a team.


Drummer Fabrizio Moretti formed a band called Little Joy with Binki Shapiro and Rodrigo Amarante. His band too, fared well but appealed more to fans of folk, latin, and reg gae.The melodies are relaxing , which hold the power to keep you in a blissful and calm state of mind. Nikolai Fraiture started his own solo project as well, a play on words sort of band name, Ni ckel Eye. His mu sic suits well for the harder, more fast pa ced type of rock songs. He had guest appearances on his al bum such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Regina Spektor. Nick Valensi decided to take up photography during The Strokesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; haitus and appeared as a guest a few times in Little Joy and with in a couple of folk master Devendra Banhart.

Albert H a m m o nd J r. b ra n c h e d o u t to p ursue a s o l o p ro j e c t . H e fa red well o n his ow n a n d ga i n ed m u c h fo l l ow i ng f rom the S t ro ke s fa n b a s e. H e p l ays catchy t u n e s w i t h exc el l e nt g u i tar r iffs, ove ra l l ver y p l ea s a nt p o p ro ck to listen to .

Most recently, Julian Casablancas released his own project, which was self titled. It was much more pop oriented, with synths, and ver y 70s retro inspired, both in sound and sight. It received harsh criticism from the media, and overall had a negative response. Now they â&#x20AC;&#x2122;re back on track, but whether they still have their game cannot be said for certain until the release of their fourth record which will either take them back to the top or lead to their tragic downfall.

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the ro xy //09 los an geles, cali forn ia. English Jarman brothers perform with newly added member, Johnny Marr for the release of their most recent album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ignore the Ignorant.â&#x20AC;? The show was a sellout, the atmosphere packed with anticipation as ex-Smith, Marr, debuted with the band. Photograph: Megan West


Oya festival //09 oslo, norway. Canadian band Crystal Castles playing a set at the famous Norwegian festival. Alice Glass, infamous for her chaotic, possesed-like performances, dons her her standard punk attire whilst in the trance that preps her for a crazed crowd pleasing show. Photograph: NRK P3

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>> W H I T E A P P L E T R E E << P O P S Y N T H T R I O W H I T E A P P L E T R E E , F R O M O U R N E I G H B O R S A N D I E G O, H A S R A P I D LY G A I N E D M O M E N T U M I N T H E S PA N O F J U S T A F E W Y E A R S . T H E Y ’ V E O P E N E D F O R S H I N Y T O Y G U N S , A N D H AV E H A D O N E O F T H E I R S O N G S , “ S N O W F L A K E S ” A P P E A R I N A N E P I S O D E O F G O S S I P G I R L . W I T H O V E R 2 M I L L I O N PA G E V I E W S , T H E Y ’ R E O N LY B O U N D T O G E T B I G G E R .

H O W WA S T H E N A M E W H I T E A P P L E T R E E C H O S E N ? I S T H E R E A N Y M E A N I N G O R R E F E R E N C E B E H I N D T H AT ? W h i te Apple Tree has no real significance o t h e r t h a n t h at we h ave b eco m e atta c h ed to i t . We fe el t h at i t is not really the name that is impo r ta nt , b u t m o re s o w h at t h e n a m e re p re s e nt s .

T E L L M E A B O U T T H E F O R M AT I O N O F T H E B A N D. H O W D I D Y O U A L L M E E T ? I A L S O U N D E R S TA N D T H E R E ' S B E E N A S O M E W H AT R E C E N T A D D I T I O N T O T H E B A N D ? We l l i nitially the b and was a solo project t h at I ( Rya n ) wo r ke d o n , a n d eve nt u a l l y my b ro t h e r Tay l o r sta r ted writing wi th me, and then we hoo ke d u p w i t h o u r f r i e n d s S tefa n ( D r u m s ) a n d A l ex ( B a s s ) w h o p lay with us now. Stefan and I actual l y m et ove r mys p a c e b a c k i n i t ' s h eyd ay, a n d t h i n g s k i n d o f ca me into fruiti on that way. I met Alex i n c h em i st r y b a c k i n H i g h S c h o o l a n d we h ave b ee n go o d f r i e n d s ever since.

W H AT H A S B E E N T H E I N S P I R AT I O N A N D M O T I VAT I O N B E H I N D T H E C R E AT I O N O F Y O U R M U S I C ? I f i n d inspiration through almost any thing , b u t my m o t i vat i o n wa s to w r i te a st y l e o f m u s i c t h at I l ove d , and that was not necessarily popula r i n t h e l o ca l m u s i c s c e n e. I t h i n k o u r n ew C D rep res e nt s t h at n icely.

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W H AT D O Y O U F E E L I S T H E B E S T PA R T A B O U T P L AY I N G S H O W S ? O h we love playing shows! I love the co n n ec t i o n yo u ca n h ave w i t h a n a u d i e n c e , i t i s s o m e t h i ng that is impossible to recreate ove r t h e i nter webs .

W H I T E A P P L E T R E E I S S E T T O H E A D L I N E T H E G R E E N S TA G E AT S A N D I E G O ' S I N D I E F E S T. A R E Y O U E X C I T E D F O R T H AT ? Ye a h, it should be a fantastic show. Met r i c i s rea l l y g reat a n d s o i s Fa r ! T h e s h ow i s a we ek b efore our new album is released, so we w i l l b e p l ay i n g a l l s o n g s f ro m Ve l vet M u sta c h e , k i n d o f l ike a CD release show of sorts.

I R E A D T H E R E ' S A N E W R E C O R D C O M I N G O U T, V E LV E T M U S TA C H E . W H E N C A N W E E X P E C T T H AT ? A N D H O W I S I T D I F F E R E N T F R O M Y O U R E P, TA S T E T H E C E L E B R AT I O N ? Vel vet Mustache comes out April 6th on 3 7 Re co rd s . We a re ver y h a p py w i t h h ow i t ca m e o u t : a l l 12 songs are ver y diverse, without fa l l i n g i nto t h e " A l l ove r t h e p l a c e cate go r y " . T h e E P wa s great, but we feel we have mature d p a st t h at b o t h l y r i ca l l y a n d m u s i ca l l y, w i t h a m u c h b etter knowledge of synths, sequencers a n d ove ra l l s o n g st r u c t u re. T h e v i b e i s s i m i l a r, b u t V M has much more energy and integrity, i n my ow n p e rs o n a l o p i n i o n . Vel vet M u sta c h e w i l l b e ava ilable on iTunes and on our website A p r i l 6 t h , a n d w i l l h i t sto re s wo r l d w i d e en d o f A p r i l .

H OW WO U L D YO U D ES C R I B E W H I T E A P P L E T R E E'S S O U N D TO S O M EO N E W H O'S N E V E R H EA R D YO U R M U S I C? W h i te Apple Tree's sound is a combin at i o n o f n ew a n d o l d , p a st a n d p re s ent . W i t h wa r m q u i rky synth tones that recall New Orde r a n d D e p e c h e M o d e, a n d l u s h a m b i e nt g u i ta rs s o u n d s t h at might remind you of a prettier Inte r p o l .

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he music industry is a monster of a sea. Ironically enough, it only takes a few sharks to control the whole thing. As landing labels due to increased competitiveness is getting more difficult, many bands turn to the good old DIY independent way of making things happen. One of the bands who is doing just that is baby band, The Delabre. Having only formed the band four months ago, after a “The Cribs” show in November, childhood friends Johnny (singer) and Shea (lead guitarist) coincidentally ran into old friend Christian (bassist) who had earlier told them through Myspace that he enjoyed their music very much. A connection was formed, out of which The Delabre immediately came to be. They got straight to work, and recorded their EP within the span of only a month. Of course, all of them had previous experience of working as a band. Johnny and Shea have been playing together for ten years now. They formed a three piece pop punk bad their freshman year of high school, but it ended when their drummer had to leave for college. Christian was in a few bands prior to this one, the most recent called “Shields,” who Shea said were considered shoegraze. When I ask if their band name has any meaning, he tells me it the French word for ruined, or something in decay. “It just felt like every name I could think of was taken, so decided to look into foreign languages for something that described how we felt. When we saw this, we’re like, that’s not bad. Ran with that since last summer.” But I promise, they sound nothing close to decay. 34

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hen you ask about their influences, you find that their biggest, musically is The Libertines, who they all agree were the best band from the last ten years. “Our lyrical writing is more influenced by them and The Beatles, and nowhere near the writing of Julian Casablancas. Musically some of the songs we have up are reminiscent of The Strokes, but if you dig deep you can hear bands like The Cribs or Arctic Monkeys influencing us as well,” Johnny tells me. They are especially fond of duo singer/ songwriters such as Lennon/McCartney of The Beatles, Strummer/Jones of The Clash, and Doherty/Barat of The Libertines. “But,” he adds, “of current times, The Libertines take the cake. The definition of a Libertine is what we like to live by, enough so we have it tattooed on


_O R EY_ process. Sometimes it comes with the skeleton.” or such a short time The Delabre has been together, the music only seems to sound more amazing. If they sound so well put together already, I can only imagine what their music will be like as they continue to develop it. To the untrained ear they could just come off as another Strokes knock off, but they are something of their own, blessed with great lineage, per say. “We’ve been told to sound like an exact mash up of The Libertines, The Strokes, The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys, with a twist of Beatles. Basically if you enjoy any of the listed artists above, you should give it a listen.” Indeed you should.

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C AT C H T H E M L I V E : SENOR FISH (C a ro u s e l P re s e nt s : S p e c i a l A co u st i c Pe r fo r m a n c e ) D ow nt wo n L . A , C a l i fo r n i a 1 0 : 0 0 p m , M a rc h 1 8 “ U p co m i n g s h ows u s u a l l y j u st co m e o u t o f l ef t f i e l d , s o eve r yo n e ’s go t to stay p o ste d a n d c h e c k o u r p a ge .”

us. In the early 2000’s The Strokes took the world by storm, but in the background there was The Libertines. While we did continue to listen to The Strokes, there was this quality, depth, and wildness they lacked that The Libertines brought to the table.”Their influences don’t just stop at rock though, they have diverse tastes and enjoy listening to Jazz, Hip Hop, and Folk as well. The school band is also said to have helped them tremendously. “All four of us were in the school band so we learned the ropes of playing from being in it. Without that proper training, we probably wouldn’t function as well as we do, to be honest,” he explains. s for their songwriting process, there is no certain way to do it set in stone. It is a collaborative effort, and it starts off with a skeleton Shea says, “One of us may come up with the skeleton of a song and show another, and keep adding on parts. The lyrics usually come last in the writing

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