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French rockers La Femme's hallucinatory music video, a triple threat from Baauer, G-Dragon and MIA and more new music

La Femme: Sphynx After their debut 2013 album Psycho Tropical Berlin, the trippy beach town rock band La Femme (hailing from Biarritz, France) is back to soundtrack our spring—or at least tonight’s post-dusk adventures. “Sphynx” has the distinct pulling, hypnotic tone of the previous album, and gets more introspective. Their NSFW video—La Femme’s Marlon Magnée co-directs—is a hallucinatory journey through gaping mouths, one after the …

Baauer feat. MIA + G-Dragon: Temple

“Harlem Shake” became a meme thanks to some air-humping Australian teens, but Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Baauer is no one-hit wonder. His latest dance track “Temple” raises the temperature with spitfire rhymes from MIA and G-Dragon (a Korean sensation armed with artistic control and fashion style akin to Lady Gaga). At the end, the fierce attitudes wash away into a beautiful, ambient soundscape that seems …

Huck Magazine: Paddle Against The Flow

A selection of creative wisdom courtesy of some of today's foremost thinkers and doers from Sofia Coppola to Mark Gonzales

Drawing on its decade-long history covering a broad range of counterculture, London-based Huck Magazine recently took stock of the greatest nuggets of wisdom from leading wave-makers who have graced the publication’s pages. The result is “Paddle Against The Flow,” a 152-page hardcover packed with insightful and inspirational creative acumen from some of indie culture’s most influential figures. In a decade rife with economic insecurity, there’s …