Joaquin Phoenix photographed by Mark Abrahams
I mean, if you HAD to, right?
“And so in an era where people become stars on YouTube from their bedrooms, and anyone can upload a song to Soundcloud, and musicians talk about going it alone, without the constraints or gatekeepers of the mainstream music industry, TNAF are in some ways a throwback, a band who wear their ambition on their sleeve and aren’t shy about making the Machine work for them. But they also have a Doc Marten-clad foot firmly in the present.
To wit, they have a Snapchat account from which they sent out clips of them making the new album over the summer. In return, they got more than a few dick pics. “One of them was so intense,” says Powers. “The guy put so much effort into it. He’d written, ‘Wanna ride?’ on the bottom of it. I took a screenshot, so on his phone it’ll say TNAF screenshotted. But do we take the picture and draw ourselves on it? Do we one-up him? Blow his mind?” While the industry scrambles to figure out how to harness social media, The Naked and Famous could be the first band ever to concoct a viable dick-pic-centric marketing strategy.”
I WROTE THIS. READ THE REST ON BUZZFEED DOT COM ——> "How The Naked And Famous Will Make It In America"
My mom made me a quilt; I think this means she wins forever.
Also I have now posted this to Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr. Maybe I’ll make a BuzzFeed post of it next.
"I read Moby-Dick for the first time, and I’m so glad I waited this long, because I don’t know if I would have fully appreciated how funny it is. He’s on this voyage that’s kind of monotonous, but the guy is fucking hilarious, and his use of the English language is so slippery and wild.” —Neko Case on Moby Dick, Depression, and Tattoos — Vulture
As if I could adore her more.
Someone should send her this.
HAIM covering Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” is my favorite thing of the last few weeks