October 22, 2011 -- SPIN & Ray-Ban teamed up for a CMJ closing-night party, packing the DCTV Firehouse in Lower Manhattan for an exclusive bill featuring Crystal Castles, the Rapture, and A-Trak. Guests -- many of whom scored free passes through a series of promotions throughout the previous week -- sipped Kanon Organic Vodka cocktails throughout the night, as Ray-Ban celebrated the launch of their new Flip Out collection.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »