Claire Lobenfeld

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Joywave and Kopps Lead NSFW Romp in ‘Tongues’ Video

"Tongues," the union between Rochester indie-dance outfits Joywave and KOPPS, just got an oddball, 16mm film-shot visual treatment from director duo The Daniels. If you're…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 3, 2014

Lydia Loveless Gives Kesha’s ‘Blind’ An Alt-Country Makeover

Record Store Day is not only a celebration of brick and mortar vinyl peddlers, but also a great opportunity for artists and labels to push…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 3, 2014

Cloud Nothings Hit Emo’s Sweet (And Sour) Spot on ‘Here And Nowhere Else’

The emo revival! It's the new alt-R&B! And it's littered with bands — A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Into It. Over It. — that have take…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 31, 2014

Brooklyn’s Pussy Riot Tribute Show Was an Earnest But Tepid Mess

Amnesty International welcomed Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, the two formerly jailed members of Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot, to the United States last night…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 6, 2014

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Fooled Fans, Was ‘Naughty Boy’

Bloc Party's frontman has something to confess. In 2011, a little over a year after Kele Okereke released his solo record, The Boxer, the singer-guitarist…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 1, 2012

Husker Dupe: A Recent History of Rock Logo Swagger Jacking

Earlier this year, Disney was shilling T-shirts with Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures cover in the shape of Mickey Mouse's face. Bassist Peter Hook called it…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 11, 2012

Emeli Sande Serenades SPIN’s Steve Madden Party

Last night's Steve Madden Music Summer Series event in New York City featuring Emeli Sandé wasn't just hot — it was humid. The guests at…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 7, 2012