Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nachos In Toronto

Possibly the most important post I will ever do. BlogTO has an article highlighting where you can find the best nachos in the city. After reviewing the list I've discovered I've only had 30% of the nachos on the list. I'm going to be VERY busy the next couple of days.

Click here to read the entire list. Prepare to drool.

Photography:: Young Hearts

L-o-v-i-n-g the photography site Young Hearts. Photographers Alex Lee and Cheryl Mackey are out to capture engagements, weddings, and just plain good ole fashioned love stories. These aren't your typical couple shots however - Young Hearts takes the shoots onto the streets and into the parks to produce timeless, natural, caught-in-the-moment photos that make every couple look like rock stars.

Check out more here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bear in Heaven vs. Baggage Claim

Via Bear in Heaven: On April 18, 2010, Bear in Heaven was stranded in the Madrid airport. The "Dust Cloud" from volcano Eyjafjallajokull sent us to baggage claim... instead of Majorca. Out of pure and unbreakable boredom we put a camera on a baggage claim belt. Two hours later we got our instruments out of baggage jail and travelled 54 hours to London. Enjoy.

A nice moment during the dust cloud from Bear In Heaven on Vimeo.

Music Video: MIA "Born Free"

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

Mind blowing stuff here. I feel bad for gingers.

Mark Pernice's face distortion mask

Words from Mark's website : Using Apple's Photo Booth application as inspiration, the idea was to take the 2D image that it manipulated and create a tangible face in a real environment, then in turn bring it back into a 2D image. Using Photo Booth on the mask itself may create some sort of paradoxal shift where I cease to exist.

Visit www.maticart.com to view more work by Mark Pernice

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gig:: Dana Jean Phoenix

Watch out for this one, if you haven't already spotted DANA JEAN PHOENIX. The First Lady of NuFunk, Phoenix has shared the stage with a plethron of amazing talents, including Jully Black, Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie, and one of Tattoo's faves, God Made Me Funky. To celebrate the release of her EP "Learning To Fight" [and just to celebrate music in general], Phoenix will be performing live at Bar Italia this Saturday, April 24th... NO COVER! With her fresh and funky upbeat music style, we quite frankly can't wait.

More info here.

Summer of Love

Images via www.saimanchow.com

Some hilarious illustrations from Saiman Chow. Doesn't this just make you want to fall in love all over again?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Music Video: Terry Lynn "Stone"

TERRY LYNN - STONE from phred on Vimeo.

Terry Lynn is still killin' it.

Typography Maps of Cities

Jenny Beorkrem is the mastermind and designer behind Ork Posters. She has created this series of prints using typography to map out the neighbourhoods in various cities. Toronto is on the list.

As is NYC.

As is the brain.

Visit her website OrkPosters.com to see if your city has been created yet.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Music Video: LCD Soundsystem "Drunk Girls"

LCD Soundsystem never fails.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Music Video: Best Coast "When I'm With You"

Artist: Nina Chanel Abney

(images via BOOOOOOOM!)

Nina Chanel Abney would make some pretty rad album art. Don't you think?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Live in Bellwoods

Bellwoods is an awesome idea from the minds behind Humble Empire. It's a video series of live performances in Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods Park. So far they've filmed members of Born Ruffians, Tokyo Police Club, The Coast among others. Here's a clip of Luke Lalond of Born Ruffians.

Check out the past performances and watch out for the upcoming here: heisthefuture.com/bellwoods/

Music: Picture Book

Picture Book are a three piece electronic audio visual pop act. The band comprise of Faroese singer Greta (vocals/violin) and brothers Dario (beats/percussion) and Lorne (guitar/percussion) from New York, now all based in Liverpool, UK.

They are not your average trio, blending dreamy three part harmonies over eclectic beats ranging from dance and dub step to hip hop. The band write classic pop songs set to a backdrop of beautifully produced soundscapes, live percussion, interspersed with guitar hooks to die for and haunting violin solos.

Their shows are an explosion on the senses, aurally they encapsulate whilst their performance is nothing short of breath taking. The bands ethereal sound is complimented with optical delights which have to be beheld, through their atmospheric visual projections by lead singer Greta’s sister, Lady Autumn.

Comparisons have been made to the likes of Goldfrapp, Kosheen and Bjork, however, comparison as they say are odious. They are a band which have every base covered gorgeous, watchable with fantastic songs, sounds and visuals.


Artist: Megan Sinnett

If you've been by the office the last couple weeks you'll have noticed some pieces added to the walls of TA2 by the wonderfully talented Megan Sinnett. She'll be showing her work at our first 2Fresh showcase of the year with a live performance by Styrofoam Ones. Gonna be a good one!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pleasantville by Jonah Samson

"Violence and debauchery run rampant in a small town called Pleasantville"
Photos via here

Music Video: Snoop Dogg ft Kid Cudi "That Tree"

This video kind of kills it and Snoop Dogg is going to outlive us all.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mixtape Mondays: AudioFun

My favorite new DJ, AudioFun, has his next EP coming out on Southern Fried Records next
month. If you can't wait that long, he's put together a promo mix to soothe your anticipation featuring Tommie Sunshine, LA Riots, Tiga and Cassette Jam!

DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.mediafire.com/?jtqyy5yimzd

1) Afrojack – Pon Di Street [CDR]
2) Keith & Supabeatz – Basement Wolf [Southern Fried Records]
3) AudioFun – Factory (Cassette Jam Remix) [Southern Fried Records](RELEASED MAY 2010)
4) Unknown - Unknown (AudioFun Remix) [CDR]
5) Crookers & Soulwax – We Love Animals (Keith & Supabeatz Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
6) Cassette Jam – Just To Be Near You (AudioFun Remix) [Pieces of Eight Records]
7) Tiga – Overtime (Brodinski Remix) [Turbo Records]
8) AudioFun – What What? [Southern Fried Records] (RELEASED MAY 2010)
9) AudioFun – Gave You (Tommie Sunshine & DJ Figure Remix) [Southern Fried Records] (RELEASED MAY 2010)
10) LA Riots – The Drop [Fools Gold Records]


Music Video: HEALTH "We Are Water"

Directed by Eric Wareheim
Director of Photography Matt Lloyd
Visual Effects by Fatalfarm
Special Effects by Synapse FX
Edited by Luke Lynch
Post Colorist/ Finishing Editor: Daniel Haworth
Styling by Amanny Ahmad
Produced by Funk Factory Films, Inc
Copyright Lovepump United / City Slang, 2010

This is scary.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Tattoo's superstar intern MARCEL RAMAGNANO cleared up at last night's TARA Awards Ceremony in Toronto. Ramagnano is in his final year of Ryerson's prestigious RTA Programme and won for both Best Audio in a Practicum and Best Practicum. Congrats Marcel! You wear that suit better than Kanye.

Have a listen here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Skateboard Stop Motion Animation

Skateboardanimation from Tilles Singer on Vimeo.

Tilles Singer made this short by cutting out the skaters from skateboarding magazines and put them in action using stop motion animation. The result is very cool

Video via Hard Feelings Blog

Music Video: Matias Aguayo - Rollerskate

Matias Aguayo - Rollerskate

Amazing track! Highly infectious!!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Artist: Stephen Halker

Via Stephen Halker's flickr


Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martens. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary they asked 10 bands to record their own cover of cult classic tracks that represent the spirit of Dr. Martens over the past five decades. Then they scored 10 directors to make music videos for each of the new tracks. Then they're going to release the videos throughout the year.

If I would have known sooner, I would have my 12 holes on today.