Alison Valentine “Curious (Chrome Sparks Disco Remix)” (exclusive)

11 Feb 2014 — Parker Bruce

Alison Valentine, New York based singer and florist recently released the beaming, Chrome Canyon produced track "Curious", and we're happy to present the first remix courtesy of another chrome-inspired artist — fellow New Yorker and NFOP favorite Chrome Sparks. Here, Chrome Sparks' Jeremy Malvin lifts the original production off the ground, giving the composition a dramatic touch. Expect another remix of "Curious" coming up soon, by none other than the magnificent Blood Diamonds. But first, as promised, Chrome Sparks:  

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Photo Diary: Hundred Waters US Tour

08 May 2013 — Tonje Thilesen

At the beginning of March, I hit the road for two weeks with Florida locals Hundred Waters, as they toured their way through North America with UK's Alt-J, kicking it off in Boston with two sold out shows. From there, the road continued to Washington, Carrboro, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Houston and finally Austin for SXSW, where my travels with the five-piece ended. Below is a selection from the beginning of their tour, minus select photos from New Orleans and Birmingham, as the tour van got busted in a restaurant mall in Houston's Chinatown just before heading over to SXSW, and a few digital memories got lost. 

Hundred Waters are currently on tour in the UK once again with Alt-J, and will support The XX in the US starting May 22nd. 

Check out the Facebook album for bigger photos. 

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Washington, DC

Sam. Birmingham, Alabama

Nicole. Outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama

Backstage at Bottle Tree (venue) in Birmingham

Nicole in the backstage, Atlanta, GA

Alt-J in Atlanta

Late-night piano session at David Courtright's house in Atlanta, GA

Nicole

Breakfast in Atlanta

After having the tour van busted in Houston, TX, new equipment was purchased.

Morning in Houston, TX

Staying for a night at a ranch outside of Austin, TX on the day off.

Paul

Paul, Trayer and Nicole on the way to see Flying Lotus at SXSW in Austin.

 

 

Watch: Kid Flicks “The Dirty Utopians”

13 Dec 2012 — Tonje Thilesen

The ablaze lo-fi pop of Athens-based craftsman Kid Flicks receives some vivid and playful visuals in "The Dirty Utopians", the first single off his new LP By Typing "I Talk", You Don't Talk, that can be streamed in entirety via Soundcloud

According to his Bandcamp, the limited edition 12" LP will be available later this month.

 

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Visual: CMJ 2012.

25 Oct 2012 — Tonje Thilesen

No Fear Of Pop found itself (or to be more correct, its second half) at CMJ Music Marathon in New York last week, co-curating the Hype Machine showcase at the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, amogst other things. Safe and sound back in the slightly colder Berlin, we take a look back at the highlights of CMJ from its visual perspective, featuring showcases curated by ourselves, YvynylAd Hoc, PORTALS, Stadiums & Shrines and Cascine x Ghostly International. Don't forget to check out the whole facebook set.

Hooray For Earth NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Mac Demarco NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Bloksberg NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Hundred Waters NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Jensen Sportag NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

It Is Rain In My Face PORTALS Traveling Showcase

 

Blue Hawaii PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

TOPS PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

Slow Magic PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

Young Magic PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

Matthew Sage Stadiums & Shrines | PORTALS | Think or Smile

 

Foxes In Fiction Stadiums & Shrines | PORTALS | Think or Smile

 

Solar Year Ad Hoc | Unofficial CMJ Showcase

 

Maria Minerva Ad Hoc | Unofficial CMJ Showcase

 

Majical Cloudz Williamsburg

 

Photography: © Tonje Thilesen

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No Fear Of Pop found itself (or to be more correct, its second half) at CMJ Music Marathon in New York last week, co-curating the Hype Machine showcase at the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, amogst other things. Safe and sound back in the slightly colder Berlin, we take a look back at the highlights of CMJ from its visual perspective, featuring showcases curated by ourselves, YvynylAd Hoc, PORTALS, Stadiums & Shrines and Cascine x Ghostly International. Don't forget to check out the whole facebook set.

Hooray For Earth NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Mac Demarco NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Bloksberg NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Hundred Waters NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

Jensen Sportag NFOP | YVYNYL | Hype Machine

 

It Is Rain In My Face PORTALS Traveling Showcase

 

Blue Hawaii PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

TOPS PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

Slow Magic PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

Young Magic PORTALS Day Traveling Showcase

 

Matthew Sage Stadiums & Shrines | PORTALS | Think or Smile

 

Foxes In Fiction Stadiums & Shrines | PORTALS | Think or Smile

 

Solar Year Ad Hoc | Unofficial CMJ Showcase

 

Maria Minerva Ad Hoc | Unofficial CMJ Showcase

 

Majical Cloudz Williamsburg

 

Photography: © Tonje Thilesen