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28 Aug 15:18

Grimes & James Brooks Launch Not-Really-A-Record-Label Eerie Organization; Hear Nicole Dollanganger’s “You’re So Cool”

by Stereogum
KV

i like this song!!

Nicole Dollanganger You're So Cool Natural Born LosersGrimes is noncommittal to the new business venture she's starting to release Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger's new album Natural Born Losers, insisting that Eerie Organization is not really a record label. But she's not not at all reserved about Dollanganger's music. Here's what she has to say about hearing it for the first time: … More »








28 Aug 09:00

Lady in Pink

by Amy Bunch
KV

yaaaaaas

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review: I was given the Gramercy Pink Dress from Shabby Apple. For review purpose's. All opinions are my own.

Lady In Pink
  • Gramercy Pink Dress C/O Shabby Apple 
  • White Gem Earring From On Style 200 Czech Republic Koruny(9.78 Dollars)
  • Guess Black Heels From DSW
Lady in Pink

Hello Everyone. If you been reading my blog this month. Then you know on August 13th. I celebrated my wedding anniversary with Ant.  To help celebrate our special day. I decide to wear my new dress. That I got from Shabby Apple

Lady in Pink

There is so many things that I love about this Gramercy Dress . First can we talk about the color of this dress. As many of your know I love the color pink. So you know I couldn't pass the dress up. Since it is my favorite color. Also you can never go wrong with a cute lace dress. 

Lady in Pink

The  Gramercy Dress is apart of Shabby Apple wedding line. The dress I'm wearing is a bridesmaid dress. What nice about this dress. Is it prefect for your family or friends special day.  After the wedding you can wear it again. Out to a special dinner or babyshower. 

Lady in Pink

Its not like your typical bridesmaid dress that you only wear it to the wedding. Then it sits in your closet or goes off to charity. With this dress you are able to get many use's out of it. Which I can't wait to wear this dress again for another special occasions. 

Also the  Gramercy Dress come is different color. It also run true to size. I'm wear the dress in a size 8. Which it fits me like a glove.  Plus good new the dress is on sale now for 83.30. So go grab your now at Shabby Apple

A Labour of Life The Closet by Christie

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!

23 Aug 19:19

5 (10) of the best witch films of all time

KV

how dare they omit The Craft from this list???!



Leaving aside the usual suspects - Charmed, Practical Magic, The Craft, The Witches Of Eastwick or Hocus Pocus - and focusing on other, arguably scarier and lesser-known, films.


HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES (1922)

Surreal documentary that mixes documentary footage with animation and fiction.



BLACK SUNDAY (1960)

Vengeful witch who rises from the grave to punish those who killed her, directed by Mario Bava.



SUSPIRIA (1977)

Dario Argento's masterpiece about a ballet student who goes to a dance academy invaded by witches.



THE WITCHES (1990)

Based on a Roald Dahl book and starring Angelica Huston, who plays a witch with a masterplan to rid England of all children.



WITCHING & BITCHING (2013)

A twisted story about a bunch of jewelry thieves who accidently end up abducted by witches, directed by Alex de la Iglesia.





5 more @ the source

scary witch / creepy post! what are your favorite witch films and books, ONTD?
22 Aug 14:01

Courtney Stodden wears a duct tape bikini and then sells autographed duct tape online

KV

omg this bizarre hero

Get a personally signed roll of my #PurpleDuctTape while supplies last @ http://t.co/TSZMAuv1Kt #FoxNewsHatesDuctTape pic.twitter.com/kFPX1xulE6

— Courtney Stodden (@CourtneyStodden) August 21, 2015

























Source 1, 2 and 3
Apparently she just got a whole new management team a few days ago who have already revamped her website. I'm not sure why they think autographed duct tape is the way to go but hey if it works. Her makeup has gotten a lot better since she's become obsessed with Marilyn and I appreciate that Doug is completely absent from all her social media stuff.
18 Aug 09:00

Monthly Recipe: Hot Dog Mac N Cheese

by Amy Bunch
KV

My husband want mac n cheese one night. So I plan on making that for him. I happen to notice that we had a couple of hot dog in the fridge. So I asked him if he would like hot dog mac n cheese. Which he said yes. So there for I made Mac n Cheese with hot dogs.

Monthly Recipe: Hot Dog Mac N Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups milk 
  • 5 cups shredded cheddar cheese (any kind, mild, medium or sharp), divided
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Package of Hot Dog (I used the organic kind)
Monthly Recipe: Hot Dog Mac N Cheese

Directions

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F (175 Degree C)
  • Cook Macaroni according to the package for al dente
  • In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat; stir in flour and salt until smooth
  • Gradually whisk in the milk, bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thicken
  • Reduce heat and stir in 3 cups of cheese and worcestershire until melted
  • Drain macaroni and add to cheese sauce
  • Transfer to a 9x9 pan and bake, uncover for 20 minutes, Top with rest of the cheese
  • Bake for 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Boil you hot dogs
  • After hot dogs and macaroni is cooked, Add them together. 

Hello Everyone. I'm back with another recipe of the month. This month I'm showing you all how to make mac n cheese with hot dogs. This is a dish my mother in law used to make all the time. When I was at her house. 

My husband want mac n cheese one night. So I plan on making that for him. I happen to notice that we had a couple of hot dog in the fridge. So I asked him if he would like hot dog mac n cheese. Which he said yes.  So there for I made Mac n Cheese with hot dogs.  This dish sure reminds me of home. Its not the healthiest but it sure is a comfort food for us. 

Garay Treasures

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY! 

20 Aug 16:36

Alanis Morissette Announces 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of Jagged Little Pill

by Stereogum
KV

omg i kind of want this

Alanis Morissette Announces 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of Jagged Little PillA few months ago, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill with our own reflection, and now Alanis Morissette has announced that the record will be reissued in a four-disc collector's edition packed with a bunch of goodies. The new collection will contain a new remaster of the original album, 10 unreleased … More »








11 Aug 17:57

Moody, textural illustrations by Karolis Strautniekas

by Bobby Solomon
KV

pretty!

Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas

These days I find so many new artists and creatives via Instagram. For example, I came across the work of Karolis Strautniekas, a Lithuanian based illustrator via a comment on a recent photo I took. Diving down the rabbit hole I discovered his beautifully moody work. i love his use of color, particularly the rich blue tones he uses, as well as the texture that’s ever present, giving his work a tactility and grit. He’s also quite adept at light and shadow which gives each piece a unique depth. Also be sure to check out the video at the end of the post which brings his work to life.

Karolis Strautniekas

07 Aug 15:30

Eater Tastings: Hottest Restaurants in the Hub; Hojoko Opens; More!

by Tom Acitelli
KV

Bee's Knees is finally open and it's right next to my office! :') They have an adorable collection of flowers and succulents for sale ugh!

Chow down on the latest restaurant news with Eater Boston.

Hojoko - Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater.jpg
[Photo: Hojoko/Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater]
HUB-WIDE—Updated for August, these are the hottest Boston-area restaurants right now.
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FENWAYHojoko, a new concept from the O Ya team, is now open in the Verb Hotel. Eat creative sushi and a wide range of other Japanese-inspired dishes while drinking sake and tiki drinks and watching sumo matches on a projector screen. Here's a look inside.

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ALLSTONHere's a look at the menu for the brand-new Bee's Knees Supply Co., now open in Allston, sibling to the Fort Point shop by the same name. The shops each offer a variety of specialty food products, a deli counter, and more.
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SOUTH BOSTONHere's what to expect when Worden Hall opens later this month in Southie with deep-dish pizza and tons of beer and whiskey.

07 Aug 15:05

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Making The Most Of The Night”

by Stereogum
KV

So it's pretty evident that Stereogum is getting some very real kickbacks in promoting Carly to this extent but i'm SAYING the music is great so i don't even mind, okay?!

Carly Rae Jepsen Making The Most Of The NightCarly Rae Jepsen's new album E•MO•TION has already been divisive, and it's not even technically out yet. The Canadian pop-star-who-could is currently trying to distance herself from the comet tail of assumptions that followed her 2012 earworm smash "Call Me Maybe," a song so powerfully popular it cemented her firmly in most people's minds as … More »








28 Jul 19:59

27 Beautiful Hand Embroidered Illustrations and Lettering Examples by MaricorMaricar Studio

by ZQ
KV

some of these are really pretty!

Success begins when you step out of your comfort zone, so don’t ever reckon that the same thing and work will take you anywhere. Because when you limit yourself to a particular domain, you stick to it, maybe it will polish your skill by repetitive practices  but in this way you cannot do something unconventional, something with par excellence or something that can help you making your own big name, something you’re capable of and something you can do really well.

Learning is earning and when the process of learning stops, earnings stops. It is a constant process, you can never put a mute button to it so always keep your feet moving on because success is always lying there where you haven’t reached as yet. Some artists really inspire me because they have the instinct of trying out something not stereotype but something beyond ones imagination.

I unleash before you the artists of various techniques just to let you know that how differently an art can be done, how beautifully work of art can become a masterpiece and how the efforts pay off the artist sooner or later. There is no doubt about it that artists are creative souls but they must think outside the box, as it is not only about playing with the beautiful roses but to deal with the thorns is the real art.

Today I am unfolding before you some fantastic seamless illustrations and lettering examples by MaricorMaricar Studio. At first, the artist used the technique of paper cut illustrations now the focus is moved and has transformed the artist’s style into embroidered illustrations that made the studio & work of art really famous. Although it is very time consuming, but it expands itself into new directions of lettering.

Have a look at the collection of beautiful hand embroidered illustrations and lettering by MaricorMaricar Studio. Stick around for more posts that will be presented before you each day, hoping for your cooler responses than ever, we are here to provide you with the best art and design posts.

1. Hand Embroidered WordPress Logo

Hand-Embroidered-Wordpress-Logo

 

2. The World of SUNO

Hand-Embroidered-Typography

Hand-Embroidered-Typography-2

 

3. Shut Up I’m Dreaming

Dreaming-typography Dreaming-typography-2

 

4. Love Lettering

Unique-Love-Typgoraphy

 

5. Not Everybody’s Cup of Tea

Everybody-typography

 

6. SHOP Magazine London

SHOP-Magazine-London

 

7. Vogue Japan Perfect Denim

Denim-Lettering

 

8. DC Shoes x Pick Me Up London collaboration

Coconut-typography

 

9. Embroidered Catalogue cover artwork

Embroidered-catalogue-cover-artwork

 

10. Portraits

Portraits Illustrations

 

11. Design Sponge Embroidered badges

Design-Sponge-Embroidered-badges

 

 

12. Embroidered Shop Magazine cover artwork

Embroidered-Shop-Magazine-cover-artwork

 

13. Private Commissions

Private-Commissions Private-Commissions--2 Private-Commissions---3

 

14. Embroidered Typography

Embroidered-Typography-1 Embroidered-Typography-2

 

 

15. Epic Battles | Pick Me Up London

Embroidered-Illustrations-3 Embroidered-Illustrations-2 Embroidered-Illustrations-1

 

16. Fortune’s Rocks – embroidered book cover

Fortune's-Rocks---embroidered-book-cover

 

17. Oh Joy! Embroidered Logo

Oh-Joy!-embroidered-logo

 

18. Embroidered Magazine cover typography

Embroidered-Magazine-cover-typography

 

19.Pop-Up Book Illustrations

Pop-Up-Book-illustations Pop-Up-Book-illustations-2

 

20. Esquire UK Magazine – Embroidered Typography

Embroidered-Typography-2 Embroidered-Typography

 

21. Embroidered Catalogue Cover

Embroidered-catalogue-cover

 

22. Be Excellent To Each Other

Be-Excellent-To-Each-Other-typography

 

 

23. Sweater Letter – Family Set

Sweater-Letter---Family-Set

 

 

24. Sweater Letters sewn alphabet

Sweater-Letters---sewn-alphabet-2 Sweater-Letters---sewn-alphabet Sweater-Letters---sewn-alphabet-3 Sweater-Letters---sewn-alphabet-4

 

 

25. Standing in line with Mr Jimmy

Standing-in-line-with-Mr-Jimmy

 

26. Go Play

Go-Play

 

27. Turns of Speech and Figures of Phrase

Turns-of-Speech-and-Figures-of-Phrase-5 Turns-of-Speech-and-Figures-of-Phrase-3 Turns-of-Speech-and-Figures-of-Phrase-4 Turns-of-Speech-and-Figures-of-Phrase-2 Turns-of-Speech-and-Figures-of-Phrase

 

28. You Gotta Keep Cheering & Hungry Colours

You-Gotta-Keep-Cheering-&-Hungry-Colours You-Gotta-Keep-Cheering-&-Hungry-Colours

 

More Beautiful Lettering:

  1. 40+ Beautiful Examples of Lettering in Commercial Projects by Lauren Hom
  2. 50+ Inspiring Brushpen & Crayola Lettering Examples by David Milan
  3. Inspiring Hand Lettering & Print Work by Alexandra Snowdon
  4. 40+ Inspiring Futuristic Lettering & Calligraphy Examples by David Milan
  5. 40+ Absolutely Stunning Lettering & Logotype Examples for Inspiration by Dmitriy Tkachev
  6. 30+ Amazing Hand Lettering and Typography Examples for Inspiration by Enric
  7. 70+ Inspiring Futuristic Lettering & Calligraphy Examples by David Milan
  8. 50+ Inspiring Typography Hand Lettering Quotes by Eugenia Clara
  9. 25 Beautiful Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Videos by Seb Lester
  10. 30+ Inspiring Detailed Hand Lettering Artworks by Raul Alejandro
  11. 35 Inspiring Futuristic Lettering & Calligraphy Examples by David Milan
  12. 3D Lettering | A New Trend for Calligraphers & Letterers
  13. 50+ Beautiful Hand Drawn Lettering & Calligraphy Designs by Ricardo Gonzalez
  14. Beautiful Hand Lettering Artworks by Shauna Lynn

 

05 Aug 16:00

withapencilinhand: Ordered a Gummi Venus de Milo pin badge from...

KV

genius!!





withapencilinhand:

Ordered a Gummi Venus de Milo pin badge from Mike McCabe and it arrived today

29 Jul 12:21

It’s My Heart’s Desire

by Matthew
KV

is robyn still cool? does this song bop? did y'all like the royksopp EP?

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique “Set Me Free”

I felt vaguely bad about not connecting with Robyn’s EP with Röyksopp last year, as if I was in some way betraying an artist I’ve loved and supported for a very long time. When this sort of thing happens, I’m inclined to feel very “it’s not you, it’s me” about the artist, and give them the benefit of the doubt. You’re not always going to be on the same page. But here we are a year later, and this new Robyn track is outstanding, and exactly the sort of thing I want to hear from her. So maybe it was really just a problem with Röyksopp? “Set You Free” is right in Robyn’s sweet spot as a vocalist – a joyful song that’s weighed down a bit by melancholy and a touch of anxiety. The sound of the track screams “Madonna remix circa ’89-92,” but that’s a great fit for Robyn and that vibe feels very fresh right now in the context of a lot of dance music that either skews more atmospheric, or bludgeons you with post-dubstep noise and intensity.

Buy it from Amazon.

29 Jul 18:45

When I actually start to think about the current state of my life

KV

lol

23 Jul 17:00

Róisín Murphy – “Evil Eyes (Hercules And Love Affair Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

by Stereogum
KV

this album is so good

Roisin Murphy - Evil EyesThis past spring, Irish electro-pop fashionista Róisín Murphy put out Hairless Toys, her third exquisite album and first LP in eight years. After releasing a collection of remixes for leading single "Exploitation," Murphy is coming out with an additional remix EP for the single "Evil Eyes" featuring mixes by Hercules And Love Affair, Claptone, Catz … More »








17 Jul 09:00

Rediscover Flower Dress

by Amy Bunch
KV

omg the dress is really cute!!

Rediscover Flower Dress

REMIXED/REDISCOVER OUTFIT

  • Flower Dress From Old Navy Easter Gift From my Husband (2012)
  • Cream Flower Earring From CR~2.40
  • Total Shades Sunglasses From The Px~14.99
  • BCBG Taupe and Coral Sandals From DSW~ 12.22
Rediscover Flower Dress

Happy Friday Everyone. I hope you all are having a great week. My week has been going great. The weather is back in the 30's Celsius. Which is 86 Fahrenheit.  So I decide to bust out this dress this morning to run some errands in. I haven't worn this dress on the blog since August of 2012. The last time I wore this dress off the blog was for my 28th birthday.

Speaking of Birthday.  My birthday is on Monday. Which I can't wait to see what my husband has in stored for us to do on that day.  Don't forget to enter my huge birthday giveaway. 

Huge Birthday Giveaway

 Open Internationally~ Ends July 31st, 2015

a Rafflecopter giveaway A Labour of Life

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! 

13 Jul 06:50

Piia, 24

“I'm wearing a skirt and a shirt from my own Piia Emilia collection, and a Weekday copper skirt and heels. Nowadays I’m leaning more and more towards monochromatic, comfortable outfits. I am desperately looking forward for the warmer weather, bare legs and ditching the winter layers.”

2 June 2015, Suvilahti

24 Jun 20:49

Cleveland Circle Applebee's closes forever on Tuesday

by adamg
KV

feel like we should go in and order some fries

Meghan Rice, the manager of the casual-dining restaurant, reports its last day is June 30, after which it will forlornly sit empty until it's torn down (along with the neighboring and long vacant cineplex) to make way for a hotel and senior-citizen apartment complex.

All the stuff on the walls will be for sale, she adds.

25 Jun 09:06

Monthly Recipe: Sausage and Potato Casserole

by Amy Bunch
KV

lolololol holy shit

Monthly Recipe: Sausage and Potato Casserole

Ingredients:
– 2 cups frozen hash brown style potatoes
– 8 oz turkey sausage, chopped
– 1 cup corn kernels (thawed if using frozen)
– 1 cup bell peppers, cut into strips
– 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
– ½ medium onion, chopped
– 1 cup fat-free skim milk
– ½ cup egg substitute
– ½ tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp Kosher salt
– ¼ tsp black pepper

Monthly Recipe:Sausage and Potato Casserole

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray a square baking dish with non fat cooking spray
  3. Pour your frozen hash-brown, corn, pepper and onion in the dish
  4.  Then add you sausage to the top
  5. In a small bowl, beat together the milk, garlic powder, eggs, salt and pepper.
  6. Then pour that mixture over you sausage and top with cheese
  7. Bake until casserole is cooked through and cheese is browned
  8. Takes about 45 minutes

Hello Everyone. This month is sure flying by. So that means one thing. It's time for another monthly recipe. A few months ago when my husband was doing weight watchers. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and decide to give it a try. This recipe can be made for breakfast or dinner. I made it for dinner. Which my husband wasn't a fan of this recipe. So I don't see myself making it in the feature.  Over all I liked it. Plus it was an easy meal to make. 

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

23 Jun 18:04

Video: Dealing with feedback while making deeply personal games

Developer Nina Freeman takes the stage at GDC 2015 to talk about making 'personal' games like How Do You Do It? -- and how to handle player feedback on these highly personal experiences. ...

22 Jun 16:11

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me" and "Your Type" Leak

KV

yesssssssssdddfhgssahfjh




Stream @carlyraejepsen's two dusky 'E•MO•TION' tracks "Your Type" and "Run Away With Me" http://t.co/A4HBL6blW1 pic.twitter.com/kOiWxHfPPM

— SPIN (@SPINmagazine) June 22, 2015










SOURCES: 1, 2,
21 Jun 17:04

Mikko, 20

“I’m wearing a Weekday coat, a Selected Homme polo knit, a bag by Onar Studios, Acne Studios pants and McQ sandals. Lately my style hass becoming more simple and classic. Instead of craziness I’m intrigued by an idea that not all clothes need to be revolutionary. I’d rather invest in good materials and play with textures.”

21 May 2015, Pre Helsinki

14 Jun 16:57

Riikka, 26

“I always pick clothes that inspire me and make me happy. I tend to create a powerful atmosphere and a backstory for every ensemble in my mind. Today I am wearing a shirt and a vest by Samuji, my favourite vintage skirt, and glitter shoes from Monki.”

21 May 2015, Pre Helsinki

13 Jun 23:58

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14 Jun 16:57

Petra, 32

“I'm wearing my simple work outfit: a jacket by Bik Bok Never Denim, pants by Monki, a knit by J.Lindeberg, my mom's old belt, a scarf by Acne, and a Céline bag.”

20 May 2015, Pre Helsinki

12 Jun 14:29

Post Turns 20

by Stereogum
KV

this is a fun little read, and i liked reading the comments!

Bjork - PostHere's something you probably shouldn't do: Listen to Vulnicura, the shatteringly sad family-breakup album that Björk released earlier this year, back-to-back with Post, the album she dropped 20 years ago tomorrow. Vulnicura is a great album, but it's not an easy one to hear. It's harsh and decentered and experimental and feverish and, again, … More »






12 Jun 15:00

Me at 5PM on Friday

09 Jun 23:52

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09 Jun 03:17

Best show of the 90s REBOOT is getting another 26 episodes #hystericalcrying

KV

i loved this show



@ProJared are you pumped for the ReBoot reboot? http://t.co/NnuTCJaxxP

— Tom Hazelton (@Tom_Hazelton) June 9, 2015



*Reboot was the first CGI tv show, started in 1994
*“The new ‘ReBoot’ will feature the same action and comedy mix viewers loved in the original series, but with an updated technological universe that will fascinate a new generation of kids,” said Corus Kids content director Jamie Piekarz in a news release."

Promo image for "Reboot: The Guardian Code" pic.twitter.com/TL0y1ozCMs

— Todd DuBois (@GWOtaku) June 9, 2015



Source
Source
Source

Never seen Reboot? Here's their official summary!




WHAT ARE YOUR BEST MEMORIES OF REBOOT? FAVOURITE EPISODES? FAVOURITE CHARACTERS??? IS YOUR BODY READY FOR THIS???
04 Jun 18:39

Britney Spears Paints Topless While Listening to Mariah Carey!

KV

Artney



The beautiful Britney Spears was on Australia's Dan & Maz radio show and revealed that she paints topless while listening to Mariah Carey.

When the hosts asked her if she & Mariah's paths had crossed while doing their shows in Vegas, Britney responded no, but gushed about loving the elusive chanteuse. "I love Mariah Carey still to this day. I was painting in my art room, and I just, like, paint on the walls and do these all this kinda crazy stuff and I bought her greatest hits and her new Infinity record yesterday and I was just in there with my top off just, like, painting and doing all this artsy fartsy stuff. I love her. I love her voice."



SOURCE

Fave Britney song: Amnesia
Fave Mariah song: Slipping Away
08 Jun 01:59

Maybe Next Time Will Be The Last Time

by Matthew
KV

laura and her crew just continue to crush it. the album is really great. also am i the only person that still reads fluxblog?

No Joy “Moon In My Mouth”

A very overrated aspect of music culture, particularly online music culture, is chasing after baby bands and hyping them up. It’s the music culture equivalent of the people who rush to type “FIRST!” in a comments section, and it’s more about people trying to accumulate social capital than anything else. An underrated thing is waiting for one of those baby bands to make the jump from promising or pretty good to becoming actually great. No Joy have done this with their third album More Faithful, and it’s a thrill to hear a group of musicians step up and really find their voice.

The first two No Joy LPs were good but not particularly distinctive shoegaze records. This is fairly common in the indie world – shoegaze is a very seductive aesthetic, and you can make superficially beautiful and cool-sounding music in that genre without a lot of technical skill. It’s also a great genre for shy singers, since you can get away with burying your voice under all the noise.

More Faithful is a shoegaze record too, but it’s anything but lazy and bashful. This is an album made by musicians who understand that the best music in this genre – i.e., the work of My Bloody Valentine – is all about sensuality and subtle tonal contrasts applied to strong, melodic songwriting. The record is full of gorgeous sounds and interesting textures, and even better, there’s so much depth implied by the mix that sometimes it seems as though it’s coming at you in 3-D. (I’m particularly fond of the way the apply a severe slap echo on just the word “stop” in the chorus of “Chalk Snake.”) I’ve had a promo of More Faithful for a few months and it’s been in my regular rotation all of that time, and I’m still finding new nuances to love in it after dozens of listens.

“Moon In My Mouth” is the song on More Faithful that I’ve obsessed over for months. It’s a very well-written piece of music, but feels oddly amorphous. It’s performed in an unusual time signature, and though the melodic elements seem to orbit something, it’s not clear what that something actually is. It’s disorienting, but in a very lovely way. One of the best things about “Moon In My Mouth” is though the overall sensation of it is sort of vague, its component sounds are very specific and clean. The extreme clarity of the guitar parts remind me of how Peter Buck’s guitar was recorded and mixed on R.E.M.’s Murmur. There’s something so stunning and surreal about hearing something so crystal clear at the center of an arrangement that otherwise quite atmospheric. Jasamine White-Gluz’s vocal performance is wonderful too – breathy at some points, but very crisp and emphatic in the chorus. I’m so glad she didn’t hold back in singing the song, because that her passion doesn’t compromise the intimacy of this music. It amplifies it.

Buy it from Amazon.