How was your weekend dear ones? Ours was divine, filled with friends, tasty eats, and a significant amount of beach lounging. Ahh.
It was so relaxing, this morning I’m having difficulty gearing up for the work week ahead. So, to help us all transition slowly, here is some dreamy music I’ve been wanted to share for awhile now. It would seem the Swedes have my number yet again, with the sibling folk duo First Aid Kit. Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg deftly weave close vocal harmony with woodsy, Fleet Foxes-esqu song-writing. In fact, it was their 2008 YouTube video cover of the Fleet Foxes song “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” that first attracted international attention. This is the third single, “Ghost Town”, from their 2010 debut LP The Big Black & The Blue. The video was directed by Mats Udd, and features some pretty white dressed and the patented Gladiator hand-trailing-on-wheat shot. You know the one I mean.
Similarly ethereal, I am fascinated by the work of multimedia artist Jessica Joslin. Her creations are complex, slightly morbid, and strangely beautiful. The “hybrid” pictured below is made from brass, real bone, saxophone parts, embroidered velvet, glove leather, and of course, glass eyes.
Image via Jessica Joslin
In keeping with the disturbed and fascinating, have you seen this photography series by Ulric Collette? Titled, “Genetic Portraits”, Collette has taken the concept of family portraiture to a whole new level. Creating a composite image of two family members, the series demonstrates the amazing similarities and singularities of kin. See more of the series here.
I am desperately in love with these Eolian earrings from Stone & Honey. That is all.
Finally, I will leave you with Stereogum’s tribute album to The Strokes debut, Is This It. The tribute features covers by Peter Bjorn and John, my favorite Canadians, Austra, and other indie groups. Listen here.
Image via Stereogum