The Dolls “Summer of ’93”

The dynamic DJ and violinist release their first single and offer up album art designed by Curtis Kulig

Yesterday, The Dolls, a New York-based original music collaboration between international DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Margot Moe released their first single, “Summer of ’93.” The track, available for free download, bounces along with pleasant nostalgia. It’s danceable, pretty and prepared to usher in the the summer of 2013 with ease. Sampling from Arthur Russell and incorporating Moe’s vocals and violins, the single balances reverence …

Information is Beautiful Awards 2013

A global competition recognizing the best in infographics and data visualization

We’ve been slammed with facts, statistics and reports for as long as we’ve known how to ingest and interpret them. There’s a reason why infographics have surged in popularity and been mobilized by the news media; no trick can plant a fact more firmly in your head than engaging art. In the information chaos of the internet age, data visualization does more than make factoids …

Pearl and the Beard

The Brooklyn band ditches discs for posters printed with download codes

At the close of a recent show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Jocelyn Mackenzie of Brooklyn-based band Pearl and the Beard held a screen-printed poster before a stupefied, packed house. Foregoing the disposable medium of CDs or LPs, the band employs the poster as the only tangible key to the band’s “Prodigal Daughter Extended Single” release. “The music industry has changed and a new …