Talk Talk: Eden

Founder of the influential band Talk Talk, Mark Hollis has passed away at 64 years old. Widely credited with inventing post-rock—specifically through 1988’s Spirit Of Eden and 1991’s Laughing Stock—Talk Talk is best known for their 1984 new wave, synthpop masterpiece “It’s My Life,” but their endeavors with the aforementioned records propelled a genre. Hollis, who was born in Tottenham, wrote the majority of the …

Farewell to Musician Sam Mehran

Musician Sam Mehran—founding member of Test Icicles, and also known as Outer Limits Recordings—has sadly passed away at just 31 years old. Along with Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and Rory Attwell, Mehran started the dance-punk band when all three were teenagers. The band released just one record, but each member went on to have successful music careers—writing with other artists, as well as solo …

Sunflower Bean’s Valentine’s Day Playlist for Cool Hunting

Love-themed songs that span the platonic, romantic, familial and more

New York trio Sunflower Bean is finishing up their tour just in time for the release of their new album Twentytwo in Blue, out 23 March. To celebrate the record, and Valentine’s Day, the band (aka Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber and Nick Kivlen) created a playlist especially for Cool Hunting. The band says, “It’s love themed. Not just romantic love, but like love you have …