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Chronological order (2009 - 2010):

31 Dec 2010 - 'Doncamatic' by Gorillaz
The music video shows British singer Daley in a sub-marine navigating deep under the sea. Daley has written the song together with Damon Albarn. The text "Don't slow down. Even if it's only to escape." could also be taken as motto for 2011. By the end he is finding the 'Plastic Beach'!

29 Dec 2010 - 'La Gloria' by Gotan Project from the album 'Tango 3.0'
The electro-tango song by the Paris based three men formation Gotan Project features the vocals of Argentine football commentator Victor Hugo Morales; 'GOOOOOAL becomes GOOOOOTAN!' Fashionistas who are in Paris during the men's wear shows (
19-23 Jan) have the chance to visit the 'Gotan Project'-concert on 21 January at the Casino de Paris!

27 Dec 2010 - 'Dear Friend' by Emanuel and the Fear from the album 'Listen'
The extravagant composed orchestral-rocking song 'Dear Friend' is from the 19-tracks album 'Listen' by the Brooklyn 11-members band Emanuel and the Fear. The pop, classic, jazz, electronic, folk... album (2010) was mixed by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, They Might Be Giants, Mary J Blige) and mastered by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, Cursive, The Faint, Tokyo Police Club). Emanuel and the Fear are currently working on a new album for 2011.

25 Dec 2010 - What has inspired Fashionoffice in 2010?
In the first time of its release, the Gorillaz video 'Stylo' was (officially) blocked for users in the region where Fashionoffice is headquartered...

24 Dec 2010 - Re-listen: 'River of Sorrow' by Antony and the Johnsons
On occasion of 24th Dec, the day of Christmas Eve (the day before Christmas Day), Fashionoffice re-listens the song 'River of Sorrow' by Antony and the Johnsons. Christmas centers around the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus was in his times a reformer who brought 'light' into a society which suffered from inhumanity and injustice. The success of Jesus is made of his social ideas about living together by living for each other. A premise for this is that we have to respect the other like he or she is. Fashionoffice wishes all users Merry Christmas!

22 Dec 2010 - 'Money' by Easy Star All-Stars a remix of 'Money' from Pink Floyd's album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' (1973) by the New York dub-reggae group. Fashionoffice just received the announcement that Easy Star All-Stars is on tour with their remix-album 'Dubber Side Of The Moon': 4 Jan Florida, 22 Jan Thailand, 11 + 12 Feb Turkey, 14 Austria...

21 Dec 2010 - Re-listen: 'This Is Not A Love Song' by the UK band Public Image Ltd.
John Lydon - known even as Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols, is the lead singer of the punk band 'Public Image Ltd.' which he has founded together with bassist Jah Wobble. PIL released several great songs in the 80s such as 'This Is Not A Love Song' from 1983.

20 Dec 2010 - MTV EXIT-video: 'MK Ultra' by Muse from the album 'The Resistance'
This is the third MTV EXIT campaign music video since 2008 that raises awareness and prevention of human trafficking. According to an United Nations Population Fund report, criminals earn estimated US$7 to $12 billion annually with the trade and use of human beings. The MTV EXIT campaign is about freedom and people who have lost the basic human rights. "They are victims of trafficking - modern-day slaves -- and criminals have forced, defrauded, or coerced them into various forms of labor, or prostitution."

18 Dec 2010 - 'Gridiron' by the German downtempo group Dadamnphreaknoizphunk published on the album 'Cala d'Hort, Vol. 3', which is a collection of various artists by the Berlin based fashion label 'C'est tout'. On 19 Jan, 'C'est tout' will be presented for the first time at the Mercedes-Benz Fashionweek Berlin. The catwalk premiere is entitled ‚Muse Model Maniac’, designed by Katja Will

18 Dec 2010 - 'Hiro' by the French rapper Soprano
'Hiro' is the name of a character of the TV series 'Heroes' - 'Hiro Nakamura' is a former computer programmer, who discovers that he is able to travel in time and space. Soprano's song is about the collective consciousness of history, which is shared by people globally through media. He sings that he has been on all the historical places in various times and that he can only live the presence.

17 Dec 2010 - 'Rolling/Nectarine' by Hooray For Earth (featuring Zambri)
The colorful psychedelic dance video for the US band 'Hooray For Earth' is directed by Brooklyn based Johnny Woods. In January, Hooray For Earth are on US-tour with the Swedish band 'The Concretes'

16 Dec 2010 - 'Let It Go' by Drew Seeley
Just received the hyperlink to the song of US actor and singer Drew Seeley, who is dealt as one of the new young stars from Hollywood. In March, his 13-tracks album 'The Resolution' will be released. Digitally, the album comes out in 3 portions earlier; Act 1 is available now; Act 2, which contains the song 'Let It Go!', comes out on 4 Jan.

16 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Focus On The Sound' by the Danish rock band 'Nephew', directed by Lærke Lauta
In 2009, Copenhagen based video artist Lærke Lauta's music video for the group project 'VideoVideo' was released - 12 artists interpreted each one song of Nephew's album 'DanmarkDenmark'. In the same year, Lærke Lauta, who is a graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and Cooper Union in New York City, worked on her video installation 'Floating Female' - an exploration of internal and external states of consciousness. The Mills College Art Museum (California) presents 'Floating Female' from 19 Jan – 13 March: "Lauta’s video installations draw from a northern European tradition that ascribes mysterious, romantic, and spiritual qualities to the natural landscape."

15 Dec 2010 - 'Loud Mouths' by 'Wise Blood'
Just received the hyperlink to the single 'Loud Mouths' by the US musician 'Wise Blood' aka Christopher Laufman with the news that Wise Blood has recently signed to Dovecote Records and plans to release a new EP in early 2011. "By day, twenty-one year old Laufman works in a cemetery as an undertaker. When the sun goes down he is better known as Wise Blood, turning out heavy sample based pop bliss in his bedroom."

15 Dec 2010 - 'Our Own Pretty Ways' by Swedish folk duo 'First Aid Kit'
A YouTube-user comments one month ago that the reason why the video is lovely is ' these wonderful girls have their clothes on. That's the difference between talent and no talent. If you have no talent you have to create a diversion that makes people focus on something else, like T and A. Hence all the semi-naked women strutting around on stage these days..." On 18 Jan 2011, Third Man Records will release a vinyl 7-inch 2 songs record of the 17 and 20-year old sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, produced by Jack White

14 Dec 2010 - Re-listen: 'Paradise (Not For Me)' by Madonna feat. Yitzhak Sinwani
The video of the performance of Madonna and Yitzhak (English 'Isaac') Sinwani was shot during Madonna's Confessions Tour in 2006. Yitzhak Sinwani, who
sings a Jewish poem instead of the originally French song text, wears according to Madonna's tour website a turban designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.
In 2001, Madonna interpreted the song on stage in a Geisha costume by Jean Paul Gaultier. In the official video 'Paradise (Not For Me) directed by Dago González, Madonna wears an authentic wedding kimono from a Japanese woman that was found by costumer Arianne Phillips in Los Angeles

12 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Only The Young' by Brandon Flowers the second track from the premiere solo album 'Flamingo' by Brandon Flowers, frontman of the US band 'The Killers'. Director Sophie Muller has placed him in a smoking between stars and angel-alike flyers. Muller's work is known from videos such as 'Wind It Up' Gwen Stefani (who has launched her fashion label with the video in 2006) or commercials like for L'Oréal with Beyoncé Knowles.

11 Dec 2010 - 'Don't Care Anymore' by Samantha Ronson
Fashion Net Düsseldorf has sent the 'Save the Date' for the party on 5 Feb 2011 where singer/songwriter and DJ Samantha Ronson (she comes from a famous family of musicians) will be on the turntables. The registration for the party of the platform for designers, industry, showroom operators, universities, labels... just opened. "We can’t reveal all the details just yet, but try this for starters; the one and only Samantha Ronson, star DJ from NYC, will be at the turntables."

9 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Don't Stop Robot' by Struboskop feat. Violetta Parisini
Just heard the track by the Austrian musicians on the daily news and music radio channel

9 Dec 2010 - Electronic-rock dance music streaming: 'The Golden League' by 'We Are Standard'
The Basque country Bilbao (ES) based five members group 'We Are Standard' have recently released the album 'The Golden League' with remixes by artists like Anoraak, John Talabot, CFCF, Arthur Baker, In Flaganti… The In Flagranti mix 'Bye Bye Bye' is one of the favored by who have talked with 'We Are Standard' and review each track of the album. But there is even the Arthur Baker remix which you shouldn't miss! "...that will make move your ass" such as comments.

8 Dec 2010 - Re-listen by publisher Karin Sawetz: 'Another Brick in the Wall' by Pink Floyd
I have chosen the song because it fits perfectly to the current situation in Austria after the results of the Pisa study...

8 Dec 2010 - Grammy 2011 nominated dance track by La Roux in Kanye West remix
Recently, 'In For The Kill' by La Roux was nominated for the Grammy 2011 in the category 'Best Dance Record'. Remixes can be found online, like Kanye West's hip-hop/rap interpretation of the synth-pop track, rap; or the remix 'La Roux x Dragon King The Kill' which brings American Wild Western movie-Asian spheric tones to the nominated song The original version and video that was shot at the legendary Hotel Chelsea in NYC, wellknown for the artists and musicians who lived there like Sid Vicious, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, etc. shows La Roux singer Elly Jackson in the part of the night porter in the dark hotel...

5 Dec 2010 - Music tip on occasion of 'Krampus': 'Passive' by Perfect Circle
On 5 Dec, costumed young men appear as the mythological figure 'Krampus' in the European Central Alps, especially in Austria. The demon 'Krampus' punishes the ones who had done wrong. The young men are vanguards of the 'good one' - Sankt Nikolaus, who brings the gifts one day later on 6th Dec. The video fits perfectly to the old tradition of good and bad and the promised salvation and punishment. It shows scenes from the movie 'Constantine' (2005) with Rachel Weisz and Keanu Reeves (he can see half-angels, half-demons and can enter and leave hell) in the starring roles mixed with glowing, burning images of the band playing on stage. The song 'Passive' by the US band 'Perfect Circle' (co-founded by Maynard James Keenan, known even from 'Puscifer') was used in the movie 'Constantine'.

3 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'The Minute I Saw It' by 'Chief'
...from the album 'Modern Rituals'. The 4 members of Chief from Santa Monica, California mix the melancholic rock melody with sunny light guitars. The video provides refreshing impressions from the beach, board riding and other holiday sceneries that look like moving postcard images where the people's faces are anonymized. Like an invitation to slip into!

1 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Hot Knives' by the US band 'Bright Eyes' from the album Cassadaga (2007)
Director Patrick Daughters, whose video work for Feist's '1234' (2007) was nominated for the Grammy in the category 'Best Short Form Music Video', presents 'Bright Eyes'-frontman and songwriter Conor Oberst on a psychodelic colored stage, overlapped by video-scenes which run on his white suit while he is singing and playing the guitar. Today, Fashionoffice has received the announcement that the new 'Bright Eyes' album 'The People’s Key' comes out on 15 February 2011

28 Nov 2010 - Music video: 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' by Annie Lennox from the album 'A Christmas Cornucopia'
Scottish singer/songwriter has collected traditional British, French, German songs and applied contemporary story-telling melodies to them such as one of the album's songs 'Lullay Lullay' links directly to violation against children. The first single of the album 'Universal Child' was released already in October and is the album's fundraising track for projects supporting and educating women and children in Africa with HIV/AIDS.

27 Nov 2010 - Dance-video: Eletronic-tango 'Pa' Bailar' by Bajofondo
The video for the song 'Pa' Bailar' by the eight members band (Uruguay, Argentina) Bajofondo is directed by Latin Grammy Award winner (Best Short Form Music Video) Picky Talarico. It shows a party where people are dancing to tango, electronic music. Bajofondo's composer/producer/vocalist/guitarist Santaolalla, he is also film composer ('Brokeback Mountain', Louis Vuitton 'Journeys') and awarded with several prizes (Grammy, Golden Globe, BAFTA...), says on MySpace: "With Bajofondo we don’t like the label ‘electronic tango’ because we try to make a contemporary music of Rio de la Plata (the river that forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay) music from Argentina, from Uruguay. ... in our case, so is rock ‘n’ roll, electronica and hip hop. Hopefully a new language, not pure tango."

26 Nov 2010 - Re-listen: 'Got My Mojo Working' by Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson II on the harmonica
The American Blues musician Muddy Waters recorded the song about 'Mojo' (Mojo is a magical charm and the sexual attraction a person has on others) in 1957. The video of the performance between Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson II is probably from the early 1960s.
The song counts to the greatest in the 20th century music history.

24 Nov 2010 - Music video/trailer: 'Derezzed' by Daft Punk with scenes from the movie 'Tron Legacy' (release 17 Dec)
The soundtrack by the electronic duo Daft Punk for the follow-up of the legendary 80ies movie 'Tron' about a 'hacker' (1982), in 'Tron Legacy' it's a 'virtual-world worker' (2010), who gets into a computer system and fights in gladiatorial games against the 'Master Control Program' can be found on

23 Nov 2010 - Fashion video: Making of scenes, designer interview and music by Vodka & Milk
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the new fashion video by Los Angeles based label 'Veloce Hats' showing scenes from the shooting of 'The Noir Limited Edition Collection' of volleyball and cycling caps by Cameron Picardi, the founder of Veloce Hats The music for the video comes from LA based Vodka & Milk; you can listen the track even on

23 Nov 2010 - Unofficial music video: Punky garage-rock 'Shake Me Down' by Cage The Elephant
US band 'Cage The Elephant' just released their first single 'Shake Me Down' from the new album 'Thank You, Happy Birthday' on iTunes. The album 'Thank You, Happy Birthday' comes out on 11 Jan 2011.

20 Nov 2010 - 'I call the shots!' by Margo
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the video 'I call the shots!' by Margo with the words: "The female Prince of the new millennium". is "completely obsessed with Margo from L.A..." and compare her style to the 80s, but with the difference that she combines the sexiness of voices like Prince with a sexy female touch. On YouTube, Margo has published an interview which gives an insight into her world, the male and female thing, artists she loves like David LaChapelle...

18 Nov 2010 - 'The Staggers' at a party of hair/makeup artists, photographers, and fashion stylists
Fashionoffice received the 'Save the Date' for the vernissage with connected party of the hair and makeup artists, fashion stylists and photographers from Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Hamburg, who are since July 2010 known as members of 'Young Division' The event with the Austrian band 'The Staggers' is announced for 24th November at the Pratersauna in Vienna

18 Nov 2010 - Music video premiere: 'Bigger Than Us' by London's White Lies
This is the first video from a song of the new album 'Ritual' which will be released on 18 January 2011. The video 'Bigger Than Us' is directed by jonas & francois who have already made videos like Madonna's '4 minutes to save the world' - find work examples for Depeche Mode, Kanye West, Sebastien Tellier on Fashionoffice received the video tip with the words that the video "is a thrilling and twisted modern-day tribute to the last sequence from E.T. Playing like the final five minutes of an enthralling film, the climax jumps out at you, the images get more and more intense and then, finally, you find a resolution."

15 Nov 2010 - Balkan Gypsy dance music 'Bucovina' by Ian Oliver ft. Shantel
Bucovina is a region that was once partly Habsburg and Ottoman Empire. Today, it is Romania and partly Ukraine. The German based musician and DJ Shantel has named the nights when he is making live-dance music 'Bucovina Club'. He is on tour now: 17 Nov İstanbul, Turkey; 26 Nov Würzburg, Germany; 27 November Turin, Italy...

14 Nov 2010 - Free Mp3 and video: 'The Hair Song' by 'Black Mountain'
The video 'The Hair Song' shows a real skateboarding fan of the Canadian psychedelic-classical rock band 'Black Mountain'. It's from the new album 'Wilderness Heart' (released Sept 2010). LA Weekly cites director Zoe Bower: "I wanted real kids, real Black Mountain fans, not professional actors," she says, "[so] I put a casting notice on Craigslist Toronto for a 'Shaggy-haired, skateboarder metal kid.'"

11 Nov 2010 - Eletronic-pop by 'The Real Tuesday Weld' on fashion website
The Berlin based label Firma introduces with the antique cabaret alike song 'The Ugly and the Beautiful' by the UK band 'The Real Tuesday Weld' and morphing images of a man and a woman to the minimalistic fashion of Daniela Biesenbach and Carl Tillessen. Today, Firma has announced 'The Fabulous Baker Bag'. Human rights movement's activist Josephine Baker, who lived from 1925 to 1926 in Berlin, once said: "I wasn’t really naked. I simply didn’t have any clothes on."

11 Nov 2010 - 'These boots are made for walking' by The Legendary Tigerman feat. Maria De Medeiros
"This time, only women are allowed to stop in the Tigerman's world." is posted on 'The Legendary Tigerman''s website. For his latest album 'Femina' the Portugese musician Paulo Furtago (aka The Legendary Tigerman) worked together with Asia Argento, Phoebee Killdeer, Rita Redshoes, Peaches...

10 Nov 2010 - 'Canta El Río' by Ceci Bastida (Uproot Andy Outernational Remix)
Fashionoffice just received the music tip. The song 'Canta El Rio' of the former member of Tijuana No! band, Latin American ska-punk-Mexican-folk musician Ceci Bastida premiered recently online. The Grammy Award 2010 nominated Ceci Bastida has released her new solo album 'Veo La Marea' on 9 November digitally on iTunes. The music tip came with the words: "Ceci changed the face of Tijuana’s music scene at just 15 years old with her ska/punk band Tijuana NO! Recognized for their heavy political lyrics and hard hitting style, ... In December 2008, she was invited to perform with Venegas at the 2008 Latin Grammys and in Oslo, Norway at the Nobel Peace Prize concert, alongside Jason Mraz, Diana Ross, and others."

9 Nov 2010 - New video 'In For the Kill' by synth-pop duo La Roux
The video is directed by Legs (Goldfrapp’s 'Alive') and shot at the legendary Hotel Chelsea in NYC, wellknown for the artists and muaicians who lived there like Sid Vicious, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, etc. La Roux singer Elly Jackson plays the part of the night porter in the dark hotel... La Roux is on tour: 9 Nov Philadelphia, 10 Nov Washington, DC,... 15 Nov Boston, 17 Nov New York...

9 Nov 2010 - Synth-dance-pop 'Boadicea' by Mason ft. Roisin Murphy
Amsterdam based producers and DJs Mason alias Iason Chronis and Coen Berrier have released the single 'Boadicea' feat. singer Roisin Murphy in October 2010. The track is from the new album ‘They Are Among Us’ (announced for 2011).

5/11/2010 - 'My Sparrow' by The Greenhornes
The music of the US trio 'The Greenhornes' (Craig Fox, Jack Lawrence, Patrick Keeler) is described as 'good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, plain and simple' (MySpace). The track 'My Sparrow' premiered recently on The new album '****' (no typing mistake - four stars) comes out as CD/LP on 9 November on Third Man Records. The Greenhornes are on tour: 30 Nov New York; 5, 6, 8 Dec California, etc.

4/11/2010 - Trailer and soundtrack of the new Warren Miller ski movie 'Wintervention'
Fashionoffice just got the hyperlink to the website, where the trailer, selected film scenes, and the soundtrack listing of 'Wintervention' are published. The listing is divided into the regions where the athletes perform: Antarctica (UNKLE "Ablivion"), Austria's Arlberg Region (Gorillaz "Stylo Ft. Bobby Womack & Mos Def"), Telluride in Colorado (Vampire Weekend "White Sky")... etc. Additionally, the ski movie makers have made interviews with the atheletes. Lorraine Huber says when asked to name the 5 items she couldn't live without: "My laptop, high-speed Internet, mobile phone, water bottle and my notepad where I scribble down all my ideas." The movie is on tour now.

4/11/2010 - Spheric electro-dance-pop 'Brasilia Girl' by French Horn Rebellion (Epic edit)
Brooklyn based French Horn Rebellion (brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) will perform live today, on 6 and 12 Nov in New York. They just premiered with the new track 'Last Summer' - described as a "hipster version of 'Summer Days' from 'Grease'" on AOL Spinner

3/11/2010 - Somnabule electro-RnB
The video 'Rattling Cage' by Forest Swords shows a little boy who is keen on making music; the camera follows him to school and into the classroom...

2/11/2010 - 'District Menagerie' by 'Exit Clov'
Fashionoffice just received the 'electro pop and grunge like a best of the 90's super combo' music tip from the 'Lovely Hearts Club' at Paper Garden Records!

2/11/2010 - 'Death' by the 'White Lies' in a 'Chase & Status' remix
News from two Londoner music groups: the 'Chase & Status' electronic duo is announcing that the new album 'No More Idols' will be released in early 2011 The 'White Lies' new album 'Ritual' will come out in January 2011; the first single 'Bigger Than Us' is available on 22 November

26/10/2010 - Fashion by a musician? Music Insight by Fashionoffice publisher Karin Sawetz: "I came accidently across the 'Wind it up' video by Gwen Stefani, which I consider one of the most interesting music products of the last years that goes hand in hand with fashion..."

25/10/2010 - Music video 'Rayuela' by Gotan Project from the new album 'Tango 3.0' ...presents a young couple on a number-template dancing Tango. Paris based three men formation Gotan Project writes on Myspace: "...Tango 3.0 will lead the way into a new decade with its cinematic vision and its invocation of not only Buenos Aires but also the Mississippi delta blues from New Orleans to Nashville to the back streets of New York." Gotan Project is on tour: 25 Oct London, 1 Nov Helsinki, 4 Nov Copenhagen, ... 10 Nov Vienna, 11 Nov Linz, followed by concerts in Germany, Croatia, Serbia, France, Australia, Japan...

24/10/2010 - 'Désolé' by Sexion d'Assaut
The street-authentic video for the chanson-rap 'Désolé' by the Paris based group Sexion d'Assaut is co-directed by Cristobal Diaz, who has already collaborated with the Haute Couture house Jean-Louis Scherrer for a glossy-glamorous video. The musicians of Sexion d'Assaut are on tour now: 25 Oct Montpellier (FR), 26 Oct Marseille (FR)... 2 Nov Brussels (BE)...5 Nov Paris (FR)...

20/10/2010 - Invitation to an Online-DJ-Battle
Fashionoffice just received the invitation by the UK brand Bench to the 'Bench DJ Competition'. Requirements: uploading 30 minutes of the favorite mix until 19 November 2010 to Mixcloud; details on

20/10/2010 - Mp3 download: 'Hyper Worm Tamer' by Grinderman in an Unkle Remix The official release of the remix is on 22nd November.

20/10/2010 - Re-Listen: 'Dance with me' by Nouvelle Vague
The video shows a famous dancing-scene of Jean-Luc Godard's movie 'Bande à part' (aka 'Band of Outsiders') from 1964 with Anna Karina in the starring role. Anna Karina was a top-model - Coco Chanel herself gave her advices for the fashion business...

19/10/2010 - Live video and free download of 'Everybody’s Under Your Spell' by The Duke Spirit
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the live footage video of the new track 'Everybody’s Under Your Spell' by the Londoner band The Duke Spirit. The song can be downloaded on The Duke Spirit (singer Liela Moss, Luke Ford and Toby Butler - guitars, Marc Sallis - bass, Olly Betts - drums) are know for their 'fashion'-appearances like in a campaign for DocMartens or on the stage at the most recent fashion show of Y-3 Adidas SS2011. On 4 November, the band will play at a private event for Levi’s. The Duke Spirit will perform new songs on stage in New York and LA in the coming weeks.

17/10/2010 - 'Empress of the North' by the US band The Moondoggies from the album Tidelands (released 12 Oct 2010)
The band's first video tells an illustrated story: "The video, inspired by the band’s wistful acoustic ballad, is set in the stark landscapes of the North and involves a bearded, seafaring protagonist who journeys far and long to get to the 'heart' – literally - of his destination." The band is on tour: 27 Oct New York, 10 Nov Chicago...

16/10/2010 - Video premiere 'Somebody To Love Me' Saam Farahmand's video for the song by Mark Ronson & The Business INTL visualizes the typical Boy George reggae, hip hop, 80s dance...

16/10/2010 - 'Tighten Up' by the The Black Keys from the album 'Brothers'
Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) are on tour now: 27 Oct Dublin (IR), 28 Oct Glasgow (UK)... 9 Nov Paris (FR), followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium... in Dec in US...

15/10/2010 - Punk-rock band 'The Gaslight Anthem' in a photo shooting for Levi's
Fashionoffice received the hyperlink to the movie about the shooting for the Levi's 519'-campaign with the US band 'The Gaslight Anthem'. The band's new album 'American Slang' has got already attention by the music press like a nomination by the Classic Rock Magazine for the 'Album of the Year'-award. Levi's has selected the band to represent the edgy reduced aesthetic of the 519 men's collection with a touch of punk-rock. The band is on tour in Oct and Nov in UK, DE, SE, AT...

15/10/2010 - Free music download: 'The Unfazed' by the American folk band Dolorean
...from the new album, release 18 January 2011. The music tip was sent with the words: "The band’s ‘70s folk feel, embellished with tasteful string and keyboard parts, enveloped listeners in a seductive world of warm melancholy and haunting songs."

14/10/2010 - Video and free music download: 'We are The Dead' by the British electronic-punk band 'Does It Offend You, Yeah?'
This is the first released track from the upcoming album 'Don't Say We Didn't Warn You' (announced for January 2011). On the band's website, find remixes of the track and an invitation to upload your own remix. On 21 October, they will perform in London... on 4 November 2010, the 'A Thousand Suns' world tour with Linkin Park starts.

13/10/2010 - Two synth-disco music-brothers in a photo shooting
The video shows Brooklyn based 'French Horn Rebellion' (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) performing the song 'This Moment' during a shooting for a magazine. The new EP 'This Moment' with brand new remixes will be released on 22 November 2010. The Guardian calls the music of French Horn Rebellion "Killer dance-pop". The brothers are on tour: 15 and 18 October in California, 21 and 23 October in New York.

13/10/2010 - Swedish band performing in jeans in a dressing room
Fashionoffice just received the information about a music-film-jeans project from Sweden. One of the performing bands is Navet.

10/10/2010 - 'Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool' by the British band 'Editors' ...was released as a single in 2010. On YouTube, the latest posting to the video begins with the words: "it is a creapy twisted society in which we live, that is shown in the clip..."

10/10/2010 - Languages and the meaning of words Laurie Anderson's most recent music-visuals-puppets-installation 'Delusion' is part of the exhibition 'I in U / Eu em Tu' at the CCBB in São Paulo. "At the heart of Delusion is..."

9/10/2010 - 'To Binge' by Gorillaz feat. singer Yukimi Nagano from 'Little Dragon'
Singer Yukimi Nagano from the Swedish band 'Little Dragon' is on tour with Gorillaz in US and Canada, while the rest of the band is finishing at the same time the new album (release in 2011). Nagano is performing together with her band colleague Fredrik Wallin 'Empire Ants' and 'To Binge' from the Gorillaz 'Plastic Beach' album. The rest of the band will join the tour on 16 and 17 October at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco and then opening all shows in November in Europe, and in December in Asia, Australia, New Zealand.

8/10/2010 - 'Stormy Weather' by the British band 'The Kooks'
...used by Burberry for the video presentation of the 'Winter Storms' collection.

8/10/2010 - Re-listen: 'Criminal' by Fiona Apple; Music Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz By surfing through the TV channels, I saw the two 'Tag und Nacht' actresses Anna Rot and Magdalena Kronschläger giving a music tip with the argument that Fiona Apple's role in the music clip is similar to their in the movie...

6/10/2010 - Free music download 'Blitz Trailer' by Digitalism (out on 9 Nov in US) Fashionoffice received the information about the new single 'Blitz' by the German synth-electronic duo 'Digitalism' (aka Jens Moelle and İsmail Tüfekçias) with the words: "...embrace the anti-gravity movements Digitalism have beamed down in anticipation for their return in the form of 'Blitz' and the all-consuming space groove of 'Stratosphere'." Digitalism announces that they will release the new album next year. They are on tour now: 8 Oct Milan (IT), 9 Oct Bologna (IT), 29 Oct Dublin (IR), followed by London, Paris, Berlin...

5/10/2010 - Disco dance music video 'Watch The Glow' by Museum Of Bellas Artes
The single by the new Swedish group 'Museum Of Bellas Artes' with the song 'Who do you love' on the B-side will be released on 11 October 2010 on 7” Vinyl, limited to 300 Copies by Transparent Records

5/10/2010 - Free MP3 download 'Triangular Daisies' by Rubblebucket (comes out on 19 Oct)
'Triangular Daisies' is like a fresh floral breeze in the morning. The orchestral music of the Brooklyn based 8 members band can be described as a mix of Fela Kuti (listen the track 'Bikes') mixed with Eastern European jazzy horn blowers, a glassy female voice - and a special gentle touch by a chorus of whistles. Frontwoman/saxophonist Kalmia Travers explains: "We're children of this noisy age, with access to so much music from across time and space. We soak up all the sounds. What comes out can be unpredictable, but it will be uniquely ours." On their Myspace site, Rubblebucket publishes the video about the recording of 'Came Out of a Lady' and the US-tour dates for October (15 + 16 in San Francisco) and November. 

2/10/2010 - Invasion of the robots
Video 'Esther's' (premiered in Sept 2010) with music by Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune), directed by the Belgian Charles De Meyer (aka Chuck Eklectric), based on the idea of the two artists in collaboration.

1/10/2010 - Urban sportive fashion & experimental dance music
Fashion label and store chain 'Aritzia' used the new song 'Stumble' by the experimental dancefloor duo 'Bonjay' for the runway...

29/9/2010 - Re-listen: 'Absurd' by Fluke from the album 'Risotto' (1997)
The ambient/techno/electronic/dance music formation Fluke (Mike Bryant, Jon Fugler, Mike Tournier) was founded in the late 80s in London. Their music was used for movies like 'The Matrix Reloaded' or 'Tomb Raider'. You can hear the single 'Absurd' in Jessica Alba's legendary dance scene in 'Sin City'

29/9/2010 - Animal prints and biker jackets
The Burberry catwalk show began with 'The Feeling' singing "... I want ya ...". Seen in the front row: 'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker...

29/9/2010 - 'The Trap' by Vincent Minor
Troubling tales on orchestral sounds from the LA based singer with the baritone voice...

27/9/2010 - 'Qui est cette fille?
French electropop singer Yelle became famous when she posted a song on MySpace.
She is on tour now in US and EU...

26/9/2010 - REM song inspires an exhibition
The video shows a young skateboarder in an abandoned house filled with garbage-a-like souvenirs...

25/9/2010 - 'Lover's start' 'How to Dress Well' shows Jacques Brel on the French beach with two hand bags; in one of them he has birds which get their freedom again...

24/9/2010 - Music video about boarding
"Follow Me Down explores a theme that anyone driven by some immeasurable passion will recognise - that there are no easy rides in life." Unkle and snowboarders...

24/9/2010 - Re-listen: 'Einstein on the beach' by Philip Glass; Music Insight by Karin Sawetz This was the most expensive album I have ever bought! Stage designer Robert Wilson inspired even fashion...

23/9/2010 - Re-listen: 'Another Green World' by Brian Eno; Music Insight by Karin Sawetz
My old friend really has a good music taste and introduced me to Bonny Prince Billy, Beirut Music, or Antony and the Johnsons...

22/9/2010 - A singer, giant puppets and sinister puppeteer
'Old soul' Cheyenne Marie Mize appears in her debut music video in the vintage scenery of a wooden theatre together with giant puppets...

21/9/2010 - 'Stones in the attic' by Mr. Little Jeans
Mr. Little Jeans is a Norwegian singer. She is a brand new talent on the music stage. Ailbhe Malone writes on the music magazine NME: "It’s obviously brilliant, and will fit your ears tighter than boil-washed skinny-jeans."

18/9/2010 - Music video: 'Double Edge' by Emika
London based record label 'Ninja Tune' has front rowed the video 'Double Edge' by Berlin based singer Emika on its Myspace site. The video is filmed via webcam between London and Berlin. "I make pop, but with a hard edge, playing different sounds and intensities against each other. I try to stay on the fence, leaving room for the listener to create a sense of what its about. It’s all about tension for me," says Emika on

15/9/2010 - Jack White explains his design 'triple decker record'
The video shows Jack White in his function as the head of his own record label Third Man Records in Nashville explaining a new invention: the triple decker record designed by Jack White. It is made for carrying three versions of a song; limited edition to 300, comes out on 17 September.

13/9/2010 - Post-punk in fashion
UK band 'The Duke Spirit' appeared in a video for Dr. Martens and now live at the Y-3 catwalk presentation during New York Fashion Week...

12/9/2010 - 'The Amen Break' on a shirt
The latest t-shirt by the Swedish wearable magazine 'T-post' is about the 'Amen Break', a 6-second drum solo by G.C. Coleman from the band The Winstons from the late 60s. The original title of the b-side track is 'Amen, Brother' and was used intensively in sampled music (hip hop, electronic music).

12/9/2010 - Stage design by Anthony Burrill for Jenny Packham FW2010/11 at London Fashion Week; music by Acid Washed
UK artist Anthony Burrill's illustrations, videos, designs can be found in museums and galleries, at store fronts such as Colette in Paris and on catwalks like Jenny Packham's FW2010/11 presentation during London Fashion Week. Recently, his art work for the French electro-pop duo 'Acid Washed' from their self-titled debut album premiered online The album will be released on 17 September.

11/9/2010 - Music video: 'Dead Fool' by New Orleans rapper Trademark Da Skydiver
Fashionoffice just received the music video tip. The track is from the album 'Super Villain Issue #2', which comes into stores on 12 October 2010.

11/9/2010 - Track and video: synth-pop 'Love Demolition' by Zowie
Zowie (aka Zoe Fleury) is a brand new musician from Auckland, New Zealand. At the same time as the teaser video for 'Love Demolition' was released, Zowie appears on several websites; such as on, where she talks in an interview about her music, drumming, song texts, the own personal sense of style, and her dressing up, which comes from Auckland based emerging designer Serena Fagence.

8/9/2010 - Video 'Beng Beng Beng' by the Nigerian musician Femi Kuti Recently, Femi Kuti (son of Fela Kuti) has released the album 'Day By Day: Remixed Vol.1' with remixes of his songs by Bombass, Chinese Man... His album 'Day By Day' has been nominated for the Grammy Award 2010 in the category Best Contemporary World Music Album

7/9/2010 - A-Trak remix of 'Kilometer' by Sebastien Tellier
Sebastien Tellier announces that the 'Sexuality Remix Album' featuring remixes by A-Trak, Kavinsky, Boys Noize... will be released via the French label Record Makers on 10 September.

7/9/2010 - Music by women and the concept of female jeans
Natalia Kills brings the underground, dark dance rhythm to Levi's Curve Attack Tour. Her debut album 'Perfectionist' will be...

5/9/2010 - Rapper meets punky Barbie
Fashionoffice received Brooklyn Bandit's FW10/11 lookbook. By searching, musician Trey Songz appears in the 'spotlight' together with Nicki Minaj in the video 'Bottoms up'...

4/9/2010 - Music video 'Stereo' by John Legend
On John Legend's website, you can enjoy the funky-relaxed song 'Wake Up Everybody' from the new album WAKE UP!; comes into stores on 21 September 2010.

2/9/2010 - Funky synth-disco 'Static On The Wire' (RAC Remix) by Holy Ghost!
The song 'Static On The Wire' by the New Yorker duo Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser alias 'Holy ghost!' premiered today in a RAC remix on the MP3 download site RCRD LBL with the remark "...this one was too good to pass up."

2/9/2010 - 'Credit Card Babie$' by MEN
"Combining politics with dance parties, art with activism, MEN shows reach a fever pitch. Their songs speak to issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, queer rights, and demanding liberties,..."

31/8/2010 - The chief forester the 'Hunting' images were picked together, a tip leaded Fashionoffice to Benjamin Kutsko's video for 'Fawnhawk'. Fashion by Peak Performance...

31/8/2010 - Romantic 70s folk-rock video premiere
Harper Simon has written the love song 'Berkeley Girl' to a friend. In late August 2010, the video to the song premiered...

28/8/2010 - 'The Truth Is in the Dirt' by Karen Elson from the album 'The Ghost Who Walks' (Third Man/XL Recordings)
The gothic-folk video is directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker aka 'The Belles Of The Black Diamond Field'. The filmmakers describe the inspiration for their work on Myspace with the keywords:"The Czech New Wave, Woody Allen, Tarkovsky". It
premiered recently on The song will be released on 21 September backed with a cover version of Donovan’s 1966 hit 'Season Of The Witch'.

28/8/2010 - Free download of the new track 'If You Wanna” by the UK band 'The Vaccines'
Fashionoffice received the music tip with the words: "This demo from new UK band The Vaccines floored us when we heard it. Eddie Cochran meets The Jesus And Mary Chain by way of Stiff Records? We love it!"

26/8/2010 - Film about a musician and snowboarders on new routes
"Follow Me Down explores a theme that anyone driven by some immeasurable passion will recognise — that there are no easy rides in life." In the new video documentary ‘Lives of the Artists: Follow Me Down’, recording artist and founder of the British formation 'Unkle' James Lavelle explores together with the snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Xavier De La Rue new routes within their disciplines. The film will premiere with the live-performance 'Variation On A Theme' by Unkle on 7 September in London. On the website, you will find the trailer and a free download of the new track 'Set No Sun'...

25/8/2010 - Mash-up song 'What Starry Eyes Need to Know' by Neon Hitch
In early August, British musician Neon Hitch released her mash-up song 'What Starry Eyes Need to Know'. Some compare her with MIA and Nelly Furtado, but Kate Bush with a touch of punky pop fits as well. Fashionoffice reported recently from her covering of Snoop Dogg's 'Drop It Like It’s Hot'; Snoop Dogg loved her version of 'Drop It Like It’s Hot' that he re-tweeted it to his 1.6 million followers. At this time, Neon Hitch is working with producer Benny Blanco (Santigold, Katy Perry, Britney Spears) on her debut album 'Beg, Borrow, and Steal' (Warner Brothers, 2011).

25/8/2010 - Directors' trailer-cut for Mogwai's concert film 'Burning'
On 24 Aug 2010, Scottish band Mogwai released the live album 'Special Moves' and the concert film 'Burning', shot at their three night residency at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg in April 2009. The film is directed by the French filmmakers Vincent Moon and Nathanael Le Scouarnec. "...the black-and-white footage does the talking without standard theatrics...there's atmospheric beauty in the close-ups of hands shredding at guitar strings onstage and applauding in the crowd." writes Spin Magazine, where the trailer in a special directors' cut for, featuring audio of 'Mogwai Fear Satan', premiered on 23 Aug, the DVD is available since 24 Aug

23/8/2010 - 'Puppet on a string' by Bella Wagner from her new album
Today, Fashionoffice received the information about the new album by the Viennese singer with Croatian and Slovakian roots (she speaks five languages fluently: German, English, Slovakian, Croatian and Hungarian), with the question to choose the favored track. Bella Wagner has a wide range on styles on her album. She makes it hard to decide - the musician has several interesting songs on her album.

23/8/2010 - 'Night And Day' by Chief from the debut album 'Modern Rituals' (release 20 Sept Europe)
This is the debut video of the Californian 4 member band Chief. The information about the video came with the remark: "Chief performing in a world of what can only be described as decadence and murderous passion." The New York Post contributed: "This is a fresh new band about to get out from under the radar, and they’re going to be huge taking America a little at a time. This is a band worth hearing."

21/8/2010 - 'Never Stop' by Chilly Gonzales
The track 'Never Stop' from the new album 'Ivory Tower' by Chilly Gonzales (produced by Boys Noize, comes out on 14 Sept) has been chosen for Apple’s new iPad campaign. Chilly Gonzales has written and produced even a film with the same name where the musicians Peaches, Tiga and Feist will appear. Schedule of the movie-tour (26 Aug London; Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin and New York in Sept, Vienna in Oct...) on

21/8/2010 - Video premiere 'Thank You For Your Love' by Antony and The Johnsons
'Thank You For Your Love' is the title-track of Antony and The Johnson's EP that will be released on 23 August in Europe, 24 August North America; the song is the lead single of the next album 'Swanlight' (release in Oct The video (premiere on 20 Aug) is made of Super 8 footage from the early 1990's. The pictures are shot by Antony himself when he first arrived to New York City as a teenager.

20/8/2010 - Yann Tiersen on stage
Yann Tiersen, multi-instrumentalist who plays folk classical music and performs as guitarist with punk-bands or composes soundtracks like for the French movie 'Amélie' (2001), will release his new album 'Dust Lane' in October 2010. Yann Tiersen is on tour - on 23 Oct at The Village in Dublin, followed in Oct/Nov by cities in UK, ES, DE, IT; on 1 Dec at the Arena in Vienna (AT), 2 Dec Budapest... Details on

19/8/2010 - 'Cumbia Incoming' by the Cumbia Cosmonauts
The Australian band 'Cumbia Cosmonauts' will perform on 21 Aug at Club Planetarium in Vienna (Austria), on 28 Aug and in early Sept in Berlin (Germany), other countries like FR, NL, etc. follow. Details on

18/8/2010 - 'Never Been There' by Christopher Paul Stelling
Brooklyn (New York) based singer Christopher Paul Stelling remembers the traveling poets from the European Middle Ages who had told their stories with music. Fashionoffice recevied the information with the words: "Take one look at his road-worn, weathered guitar, and you know that Christopher Paul Stelling is a musician with a story to tell. With a heartfelt voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar stylings, and a songwriting approach that combines folkloric, mythological, and religious imagery..." Christopher Paul Stelling's full-length album is announced for 2011. The musician performs on 19 August at East Village Radio (interview + performance), 24 Aug - Rockwood Music Hall, etc. Details on

18/8/2010 - 'We Won't Run' by Sarah Blasko from the album 'As Day Follows Night'
Australian artist Sarah Blasko's third album 'As Day Follows Night' is now available in a special edition on vinyl through Europe. The folk-jazz-pop songs are souled by hope and bewitched by the vocals of Sarah Blasko.

16/8/2010 - 'I’ll Be Gone' by ¡MAYDAY! from the upcoming new album 'Stuck On An Island'
Fashionoffice received the hyperlink to the new video with the information about Miami based ¡MAYDAY!'s first performances in New York (28, 30, 31 Aug, and 2 Sept).

16/8/2010 - 'A Little Less Conversation' remembering Elvis Presley (8 Jan 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi - 16 August 1977, Memphis, Tennessee)
The Elvis Presley song 'A Little Less Conversation' from 1968 was remixed by musician JXL especially for Nike's Football Worldcup campaign (2002, Amsterdam-based advertising agency Wieden & Kennedy). Good things never go out of fashion!

16/8/2010 - Fashion video directors on music
Warren du Preez and Nick Thorton Jones have already directed videos for Pierre Cardin, Alexander McQueen or BMW. On 11th May 2010, the music video for the track 'Follow me Down' by the British trip-hop/downtempo/electronic formation Unkle from the new album 'Where Did The Night Fall' with supermodel Liberty Ross premiered on Sterogum; the 'clothing' - or better body painting, comes from the Londoner designers of Boudicca who are known for experiments with perfumes such as their product 'Wode' which is a conceptual Art fragrance and appears as graffiti on the skin (Fashionoffice interview with Boudicca from Nov 2008). Brandon on Stereogum writes about the story of the video that opens with a man driving his car to industry buildings: "That sort of thing happens everyday in abandoned buildings."

14/8/2010 - Music video premiere: 'Murder Weapon' by Tricky (single will be released on 31 Aug)
The music video premiered on 12/13 Aug. It's the first single of Tricky's new album 'Mixed Race', which comes out on 5th Oct. The story of the short movie becomes thrilling in the moment when the men stop fighting; it opens with the 'La Salle Boxing Club in Paris'... Fashion addicted know the video directors 'Fleur and Manu' from their work for Sebastian Tellier's track 'Sexual Sportswear' from the album 'Sexuality' (Fashionoffice article from July 2008).

14/8/2010 - Music video: 'Werewolf' by CocoRosie live on French TV 'Esprits Libres France 2'
In this live performance, the American half-Cherokee sisters Sierra (Rosie) and Bianca (Coco) Casady are interpreting the song 'Werewolf' in hip-hop style - impressing interaction of the two female voices. Even the original version is affecting the users. One of the main themes in the user postings is the role of the Werewolf. On several online videos, young dancers express the song with modern moves. In May 2010, the new CocoRosie album 'Grey Oceans' was released. CocoRosie is on tour in US through September/October, in Europe in Oct/Nov

Self Control
The video for the song 'Self Control' by the British singer 'Sunday Girl' (aka Jade Williams), released on 2 August 2010, is part of the article about contemporary lifestyle and its expression in clothing in FW2010/11...

12/8/2010 - Music tip: 'My Body' by the California five members band 'Young The Giant'
The track 'My Body' premiered recently on AOL Spinner. The release of their self-titled debut album will follow on 26 October. The tip came with the remark that the songs from Young The Giant: "...evoke a sun-swept, carefree Southern California vibe."

10/8/2010 - Music video tip: 'Look' by Sébastien Tellier on occasion of the 10th anniversary of 'Record Makers'
Paris based creative music label 'Record Makers' celebrates its 10th anniversary with a compilation on iTunes featuring artists like Sébastien Tellier, Kavinsky, Acid Washed..., and a video with graphics by the artists Mrzyk & Moriceau (Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau) to the track ‘Look’ by Sébastien Tellier. The video is even available as a free iPhone app on The app is announced to be a mix-and-match-game with three winning combinations that are leading to various prizes from Record Makers. And then there is the trip to Paris for Record Makers' 10th anniversary celebration on 10/10/10...

7/8/2010 - Music video tip: 'Decisions ft. Yüksel Arslan' by 'How to Dress Well' from the album 'Love Remains' (release Sept 2010)
The music and video is inspired by art: the featured Yüksel Arslan is not a musician, but a Turkish artist who worked in the 60ies in Paris with Surrealists like Andre Breton and is inspired for his paintings about the society and various cultures by Marx (analysis of capital) and Freud's theory of the unconscious. The video itself shows director Jamie Harley's overlying images that are probably taken from documentaries from a street festival and provoke a dreamy effect. And US musician Tom Krell aka 'How to Dress Well' is living a double life; during day time, he is translating a book with a view on philosophy in times after Immanuel Kant; at night, he provides the spherical voice to his otherworldly compositions. Fashionoffice has received the album tip with the words: "How To Dress Well does not say what his songs mean, but rather exposes the listener to a range of senses and sensations and invites them to discover or redefine their own emotional constellation in each song."

6/8/2010 - Music tip: 'Best' by Cheyenne Marie Mize from the new album 'Before Lately' (release Sept 2010)
The US musician with the 'old soul' Cheyenne Marie Mize comes from Louisville, KY. She has already worked together with Bonnie Prince Billy and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Last year, she has released an album together with Bonnie Prince Billy. The first song of the new album 'Before Lately' is 'Best'; Cheyenne Marie Mize sings: "I tried my hardest to be what you wanted/But now we both see it was all for the best." 

6/8/2010 - (Mushroom?-trip) music video tip: 'Monsters' by Francis International Airport
The video shows the 5 members of the Vienna based band in an Austrian forest in a midsummernight's dream. It was posted in late July 2010 on YouTube. The track 'Monsters' came out already in May 2010. It is the first single of Francis International Airport's 2nd album (release autumn 2010).

5/8/2010 - Music tip: 'Sex With an X' by the Scottish band 'The Vaselines' from the new album, release Sept 2010
The song is a preview to the 12 tracks album. It's the second one after the band had broken up in 1989.

4/8/2010 - Music tip: The Secret Sisters’ debut album with Jack White on guitar Fashionoffice just received the music tip about the new album 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' by the US singers Laura and Lydia Rogers aka 'The Secret Sisters'. On 10 August, the single with 2 tracks will be released. The cover of Johnny Cash’s Big River (A-side) and on the B-side the classical American folksong 'The Wabash Cannonball' in 1930s style with 'My Morning Jacket' Carl Broemmel on pedal steel, are produced by Jack White's record label 'Third Man Records' in Nashville. The full length album will be released on 5th October.

31/7/2010 - Music tip: Snoop Dogg's 'Drop It Like It’s Hot' covered by British/gypsy Neon Hitch
Some compare her with MIA and Nelly Furtado, but Kate Bush with a touch of punky pop fits as well. On MTV, following description of Neon Hitch's music can be found "'trash(ed)-pop.' It's extravagant, punky, genre-hopping party music." Snoop Dogg loved her version of 'Drop It Like It’s Hot' that he re-tweeted it to his 1.6 million followers. Fashionoffice received the music tip with a hyperlink to a BBC documentary showing her as a young girl with her parents traveling around as street performers and circus artists. In the meanwhile Neon Hitch is grown up and made her experiences as roommate of Amy Winehouse and in the music industry. Neon Hitch has collaborated already with musicians like Imogen Heap and Sia. At this time, she is working with producer Benny Blanco (Santigold, Katy Perry, Britney Spears) on her debut album 'Beg, Borrow, and Steal' (Warner Brothers, 2011).

29/7/2010 - Music tip: raw party song 'Whatever' by Quitzow from the album 'Juice Water'
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the new song of Quitzow (aka New York singer songwriter Erica Quitzow) with the warning that not everything in this song about the 'Me'-generation is politically correct. On, the musician publishes a critic from the magazine Marie Claire from June 2010: "Whips up the dance-floor with skittering beats, butt shaking thump, electronic evil-robot voice effects- into a fresh and pure pop meringue."

28/7/2010 - Music video tip: 'Show me something new' by Shout Out Louds from the new album 'Work'
By going through the Fashionoffice correspondence, a behind the shooting information from the Brazilian Blog leads to the website of the online-publication, where a video by Shout Out Louds runs. The Rardarx-Blog provides trend information for stylists, fashion designers, models, make up artists, performers, DJs, etc. The Swedish 5 men band 'Shout Out Louds' is such a trend tip. The band is on tour now: 13 Aug Germany, 18 + 19 Aug Austria, 21 Aug Sweden, followed by Switzerland, UK, FR, BE... to name a few.

26/7/2010 - Mash-up music video from a Hollywood Sci-Fi movie for 'Galaxy Man' by Solex vs. Christina Martinez and John Spencer
By searching through some musician's websites, Fashionoffice has found the mash-up video from material of the late 50ies US movie 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' to the song 'Galaxy Man' on Solex' Myspace page. The album 'Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown' by Solex (aka Dutch sample artist and singer Elisabeth Esselink) and the punk musicians Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer was released earlier this year.

21/7/2010 - Live music video 'Firecracker' by Frazey Ford On 20 July, Frazey Ford released her album 'Obadiah' online. This is the first solo album of the member of the Vancouver 'The Be Good Tanyas'-trio. Frazey Ford is telling with the folk-soul songs her own story which is moved by motherhood, earth, land and transports messages about recovery and healing.

21/7/201 - Live music video 'I Blame Baltimore' by Sebastian Blanck ...from the folk-pop album 'Alibi Coast', available since 20 July 2010 in stores offline; digitally later this summer. Beneath music, Sebastian Blanck (born 1976, Connecticut) is active in painting. He graduated at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. On the website of the New York living artist you will find an exhibition title as well as a publication with the same name like the track. The songs tell very personal stories from the musician’s life - about the past and the future.

17/7/2010 - Music video: 'Te Amo' by Rihanna
The video 'Te Amo' (Spanish for 'I love you') premiered in May 2010. It is directed by Anthony Mandler; the US music video director's list is extensive: Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Muse, Christina Aguilera... - to name only a few. In this video, Rihanna performs in a French castle with actress and model Laetitia Casta in the role of the femme fatale; she arrives in a Mercedes Benz sportscar...

14/7/2010 - Music video: afro-jazz, big band swing 'Morenike' by Siji from the album 'Adesiji' The British born, now in New York living musician Siji sings about his (at this time fictional) daughter 'Morenike'. The video shows him on the way to collect the ingredients for a ceremony that visualizes the parents' hope for the child's good life. "Salt, Honey, Peppercorns, Water and Kola nuts, are used as symbolic gestures in prayer, so that the child’s life may in turn be sweet, adventure filled, self sufficient, healthy and tasteful."

12/7/2010 - Free music download: 'Impact' by Juliette Commagere The track 'Impact', which is described as up-tempo vibe with breezy, island rhythms, is from the musician's second album 'The Procession' (release 20 September). LA based Juliette Commagere has already lend her vocals to Puscifer (Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s side project) and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ latest solo album. Experimental musician Jon Hassell appears on the ambient 'Plantsong' of Juliette Commagere's album 'The Procession'.  

11/7/2010 - Free music download and new video: 'Let The Record Go' from The Mynabirds The Mynabirds are Laura Burhenn and her band; the video premiered on 9 July on Stereogum is a MP3 blog and online community for music news, downloads, videos. You can download the free single from the debut album 'What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood' on the musician's website too; here you can find even the US tour dates for July to October. In an interview on, Laura Burhenn speaks about the band's name, which is inspired by a female figure from a novel by James Joyce.

7/7/2010 - Music video: 'Indianapolis' - punk-blues by 'Gasoline Silver' The 'stage setting' of the video shows singer, guitarist Ron Franklin, drummer Andy Hertel and keyboardist Josh Misner in a 60ies influenced recording studio. The announcement of the brand new video by the three men US band Gasoline Silver came with the new date (7 September) for the release of the debut album.

Short Message 4/7/2010 - Free music download: 'Indianapolis' from the album 'Gasoline Silver' (release 10 August) by the three men band with the same name Gasoline Silver are the US (Minnesota) musicians Ron Franklin (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Andy Hertel (drums), and Josh Misner (synthesizers, tambourine). They are mixing 70s punk, Memphis blues, British punk-rock, and pop. The debut album with the same name like the band 'Gasoline Silver', is described as follows: "...11 tracks of subterranean wordplay scored with electro-psych panoramas and biker-movie guitars."

Short Message 28/6/2010 - Music video tip: 'Time Will' by Hercules & Love Affair, vocals from Antony Hegarty (2008)
At this time, Hercules & Love Affair presents the remix of Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' on Hercules & Love Affair is on tour: in July in UK, Spain, Croatia, several cities in Germany...

Short Message 27/6/2010 - Free music download and video tip: 'Perfect Stranger' by Ben Ivory Fashionoffice received an invitation from German designer Kilian Kerner to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin where he will present on 10 July the new SS2011 collection entitled 'Flieg zum Mond und bleib hier', which means as much as 'Fly to the Moon and stay here'. Kilian Kerner is known for arranging music live acts to his catwalk shows; this year, lead singer Ben Ivory from the Berlin rock-electro band SplinterX - who has already introduced in 2009 one of Kilian Kerner's collections, will contribute to the show of ca. 50 outfits the brand new song 'fly to the moon and don’t go away'. You can get a free download of 'Perfect Stranger' - a solo project by Ben Ivory from early 2010, on

Short Message 23/6/2010 - Music video tip: 'The Fight' by Sia
What does Sia wear on the stage? Is this a bee's costume? The video was made by a YouTube user of audience footage from Sia's 'We Meaning You'-tour and posted in June 2010. On 22 June, her new album 'We Are Born' came out! The Australian singer/songwriter Sia (aka Sia Furler) holds currently the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 chart. Her ballad 'My Love' is featured on the soundtrack of the Twilight Saga series.

Short Message 22/6/2010 - Music video tip: 'Run' by the British psychedelic rock band 'Spiritualized' Fashionoffice received the announcement that 'Spiritualized' will perform songs from the 1997 album 'Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space' at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on 30 July. The video with psychedelic graphics is from 2001.

Short Message 22/6/2010 - Music video tip: 'Make You Feel' by indie folk label 'Setting Sun' from the album 'Fantasurreal', released on 1st June
On occasion of the release of the new album, the video with singer, songwriter Gary Levitt in the main role was posted online. In Queens (New York) born singer and guitarist Gary Levitt (aka Setting Sun) is addicted to film: he has studied film and music during college time. Levitt’s songs have appeared in a number of reality shows and independent films, and recently, his song 'Morning Song' was used in a commercial for 'The National Parks Foundation'. The video for the track 'Make You Feel' is filmed and edited by Tom Legnon. Tom has studied at first Fashion Illustration at Pratt Institute in New York before he discovered the elements of nature for his paintings and mixed media. Currently, he is working as art assistant with Jeff Koons in NYC. On his website, Tom Legnon posts: "My inspirations are both the natural and man made worlds; co existing and conspiring together, the eternal muse, interpersonal dialogues and glimpses between worlds."

Short Message 22/6/2010 - Inspiring fashion from the 70/80ies music stage The video shows stage and backstage photos from the punk-rock band 'The Clash'. They are wearing black leather motorcycle jackets, slim trousers, and New Wave t-shirts. The band was active from 1976 to 1986. The classical style of The Clash's outfit is re-interpreted by today's designers again.

Short Message 19/6/2010 - Burberry's collaboration with British musicians On occasion of the new men's wear SS2011 show in Milan, Christopher Bailey presents the first 'Burberry Acoustic' track 'Alleyway' by the four men band 'Life in Film'. In June 2010, the music magazine The Independent has selected 'Life in Film' as the 'Band of the Week': "There’s no doubting these four lads have masses of talent, like a V8 engine, they’re just waiting for a chance to be let lose around Silverstone."

Short Message 18/8/2010 - Free music download: 'Firecracker' by Frazey Ford from the debut solo album 'Obadiah (release 20 July)
"On 'Firecracker,' she’s a hard-drinking, deal making son-of-a-gun that talks to angels with a wry smile." is written on This is the first solo album of the member of the Vancouver 'The Be Good Tanyas'-trio. Frazey Ford is telling her own story which is moved by motherhood, earth, land and transports messages about recovery and healing. Her folk-soul songs are compared to the music of Neil Young -- and listen to her vibrating voice! The 13 tracks album is described as "...a collection of songs hand-carved by the hardships and exaltations of life and stained with the rich colors of soul and folk music...".

Short Message 14/6/2010 - Free MP3 download: 'Endless Eyes' by Alain Johannes from the solo debut album 'Spark' (release 31 August)
Fashionoffice received the link for the MP3 download of the new song by multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter Alain Johannes, who is known for co-founding the band Eleven and collaborations like with Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, etc. 'Endless Eyes' is an ode to Natasha Shneider, Johannes’ late wife and creative partner. After she passed away in 2008, Queens of the Stone Age organized an all-star benefit show in Los Angeles to celebrate Shneider’s life. Johannes composed 'Endless Eyes' specifically for the show, and the song ended up settling the wheels in motion for what would become Spark. Rock guitarist Alain Johannes combines on the new album elements of classical, flamenco, and Indian music.

Short Message 9/6/2010 - 'The Ghost Who Walks' (Live Acoustic) by Karen Elson
On 25 May 2010, Karen Elson released her first album 'The Ghost Who Walks', recorded at Third Man Studios with her husband Jack White as producer. Karen Elson, known of being a model for international fashion shootings, brings with her introverted vocals an imponderable thrill into the Nashville inspired folk songs. Today, Karen Elson performs in Los Angeles at Spaceland, on 13 June in Denver, 15 June in Chicago...

Short Message 8/6/2010 - 'Buster Voodoo' by the Mexican guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela from the new 11 track album 11:11 (released 2009)
The video shows the two musicians Rodrigo y Gabriela in a studio surrounding playing the 'Buster Voodoo' track in a live version. Rodrigo y Gabriela, who performed on 19 May at a state dinner in the White House in Washington on invitation of President Barack and Michelle Obama, have now contributed 'Hora Zero' in a live-version to a new compilation to help stop violence against women and girls which grew in the Congo as a result of the conflict in its Democratic Republic. The album includes unreleased tracks from Norah Jones, Mos Def, Damien Rice, Sheryl Crow... to name a few. The digital release is today on 8 June, the physical on 22 June In June and July, Rodrigo y Gabriela are on Europe tour in Belgium, France, UK...

Short Message 6/6/2010 - Music video tip: 'Television' by Baaba Maal in collaboration with 'Brazilian Girls'-members (singer Sabina Sciubba and keyboardist Didi Gutman)
On the lead track of the 2009 released album 'Television' by the Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, Sabina Sciubba sings in different languages. Sabina is the vocalist of the New York electro-pop band 'Brazilian Girls' - the group consists of three men and one woman. Sabina is born in Rome, grew up in France and Germany, and is now living in Brooklyn, New York. In early June 2010, Baaba Maal invites to 'Tweet for A Track!'. You can access the download link of the Mikey J Remix of the song 'Tindo' on

Short Message 2/6/2010 - Music video tip: 'Underdog' by the British alternative band Kasabian On 3rd June 2010 they will perform on stage in Germany together with bands like Muse, Jay-Z, Alice in Chains,... to name a few. The Kasabian tour is continued in Italy, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Poland...

Short Message 2/6/2010 - Photography for music covers
Photographer Joel Brodsky (1939 - 2007) speaks in this retrospective from 2006 at an Apple store in Soho about his work such as the iconic cover image showing Jim Morrison from 1967 on the single 'The Unknown Soldier' (1968) by 'The Doors', or about the shooting with Iggy Pop: Iggy made a risky jump over a people's group and landed on his face. The video shows the jump as well as Iggy Pop with some stitches on his face.

Short Message 29/5/2010 - Music-art documentary video tip: 'Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith' Robert Mapplethorpe is in fashion again. The photo of Patti Smith in a white skirt, trousers with suspenders that look like a tie, holding a dark jacket on her shoulders, from 1975 is iconic. It stands for a society that has changed its view on men and women. The oeuvre of Robert Mapplethorpe focuses on nudity, male bodies and homosexuality. The New York gallery Sean Kelly just sent the information that the MALBA - Fundacion Costantini Buenos Aires (Argentina will show from 4 June to 2 August 130 photographs made by the New York (Queens) born photographer between 1975 and 1988 under the title 'Robert Mapplethorpe: Eros and Order'. At this time, even the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf (Germany) runs an exhibition (until 15 August) about the artist. The organizers of the exhibition deliver an accompanying guide which can be received on mobile phones. On the website, you can 'listen to the images'.

Short Message 27/5/2010 - Music video tip: premiere of 'Summertime' by Lana Mir from her new album (release 24 August) The easiness of music! Fashionoffice just received the music video tip for the track 'Summertime' by the Ukrainian born, in New York living singer/songwriter Lana Mir from the new album 'Lana Mir'. The video is showing easy living in New York’s Central Park. It premiered yesterday on the online edition of the Chicago headquartered print magazine 'Venus Magazine'. The magazine focuses on women in music, art, film, fashion, and culture. The Venus Zine has an own radio, entitled 'Venus staff is listening to...'.

Short Message 26/5/2010 - Music video tip: Elektro Guzzi filmed by Karin Hammer and Stefan Hafner Fashionoffice just received the information that the Viennese band Elektro Guzzi will perform live on occasion of the after show party of the Modeschule Wien 'Bachelor studies for Fashion' on 12 June at the new Viennese dance and concert location 'The Loft'. The split-screen black/white video by the Austrian filmmakers Karin Hammer and Stefan Hafner expresses perfectly the music style of Elektro Guzzi. The musicians’ analogue trance-dance-arrangements of drums, bass, and guitar sound like electronic music although they are using no computer. The video shows the time aspect of the simultaneously played instruments. Elektro Guzzi announces on its website that the band's debut album (produced with Patrick Pulsinger) will be released this month.

Short Message 26/5/2010 - Music tip: 'Queer' by Garbage Good things don't go out of fashion! Like the video from 1995 for the track 'Queer' by the Scottish/US band Garbage. On YouTube, users discuss the song about extraordinary humans, who are not exclusively homosexuals. Last week, the poster of the video answered one user: "Its is and its not, consider this to being queer is not all about your sexuality, for example many belive the so called jedi religion is queer!!!" According to rumours on the net, Garbage is working on new material for 2010.

Short Message 25/5/2010 - Music tip: 'Only Here For The Fight' by Swedish singer/songwriter Jenny Wilson from her album 'Hardships' Jenny Wilson is giving away 'Only Here for the Fight' as a taste of her new record. Fashionoffice was encouraged to post and share! The album, which premiered in Europe already in 2009, will be released on 24 August in US. Jenny Wilson has written, recorded, and produced the 14 tracks in pop-R&B, modern spiritual style for the album 'Hardships' in her studio in Stockholm. Already in early 2010, Jenny Wilson has inspired Fashionoffice with her video for the song 'Like A Fading Rainbow' to make an article about new urban wear. In this video she performs a nature ceremony with children in urban sportswear on the grassland and in the forest.

Short Message 12/5/2010 - Music video tip: 'My Sea' by CALLmeKAT from the one-woman band's debut album 'Fall Down' Danish musician Katrine Ottosen alias CALLmeKAT writes the lyrics, plays the keyboards, and composes the music. The vintage styled video 'My Sea' was shot by US director Daniel Kelley 2009 in Los Angeles. CALLmeKAT is on tour: 12 May Lausanne (Switzerland), 13 May Saarbrücken (Germany), followed by performances in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Canada, New York...

Short Message 12/5/2010 - Music video tip: 'Beauty In The World' by Macy Gray from her upcoming album 'The Sellout' (release 22 June)
On 12 May, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Macy Gray will appear on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'. The video, which runs already on channels like VH1 and MTV, is directed by Adria Petty, the daughter of musician Tom Petty. Adria Petty has already worked with Regina Spektor, Beyoncé, or Duffy. For Duffy, she has directed the US version of the hit 'Mercy' in 2008. The Europeans know the 'Mercy'-version from 2007 directed by Daniel Wolfe showing men on their knees...

Short Message 8/5/2010 - Music tip on occasion of Mother's Day: '7 seconds' by Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour and singer/songwriter Swedish Neneh Cherry (1994)
The text about the first uncomplicated (knowing nothing about problems in our world) '7 seconds' in the life of a new born by Neneh Cherry is sung in French, English and Wolof (Senegalese language). According to Wikipedia, a new Neneh Cherry solo album with the title 'Reborn' or 'Family Therapy' with tracks from the years since 2003 is planned to be released in mid-2010.

Short Message 6/5/2010 - Music tip: 'Jane Bond' by Viktoria Modesta
Recently, eco-designer Ada Zanditon created a sculptural sexy black outfit for Russian speaking Latvian born, since the age of 12 in London based singer, fashion diva and showgirl Viktoria Modesta. The musician publishes photos (significant shoulders and short pants) on

Short Message 6/5/2010 - 70/80ies music stage & backstage photos
...showing the punk-rock band 'The Clash' in black leather motorcycle jackets, slim trousers, and New Wave t-shirts. The band was active from 1976 to 1986 and well known for its idealistic political ideology. The Clash positioned themselves as rebels with a cause. With songs such as 'The Guns of Brixton' or 'I Fought the Law' they became icons with outlaw image for a generation that has worked on a new society. Find more videos, interviews on

Short Message 6/5/2010 - Fashion designer for musicians
Brooklyn, New York based video site posted on 5 May 2010 the report 'Janet Hansen: Giving Daft Punk, MIA and Kanye that Laser Look' about a fashion engineer who has created 'Tron'-costumes for Daft Punk or illuminating outfits for Kanye West. The studied biomechanician creates 'enligthed designs' - this is also the name of her California based label. Motherboard produces not only editorial videos about design, art, music etc. On the website users are invited to discuss the content and to contribute own ideas or to express the personal value of the content such as one user posted: 'Always wondered how some of those were made...'

Short Message 4/5/2010 - Music tip: 'Stop' by the California based punk-rock band 'Black Rebel Motorcycle Club' (BRMC) from the album 'Take Them On, On Your Own' (2003). The three members band, which takes its name from Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang from the movie 'The Wild One' (1953), is with the new album 'Beat the Devil's Tattoo' (release March 2010) on tour now: 4 May Berlin, 5 May Munich, 7 May Milan, etc. followed by several cities in Italy, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Czech, Poland... in July they will arrive in Australia.

Short Message 1/5/2010 - Music tip: 'Moonbeam' by Jens Buchert from the album 'Sunset City' (2009). The music tip comes from a Juvena Spa experience while drifting away in the center of Vienna on the roof top of the Haas Haus (built by the Austrian architect Hans Hollein in a post-modern style). The German musician Jens Buchert delivers two tracks for the cosmetic label's own CD compilation.

Short Message 30/4/2010 - Music documentary by artist Julian Schnabel: Lou Reed's Berlin (released 2007)
The documentary from the 4 days performances by Lou Reed of his 1973-album 'Berlin' was shot by artist and director Julian Schnabel in 2006 at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. Schnabel (born 1951 in New York) has directed awarded movies like 'Basquiat' (1996), or in 2007 'The Diving Bell And The Butterfly'. Now, around 100 snapshots on polaroid taken by Julian Schnabel in the last years with a camera from the 70s will be exhibited for the first time to the public at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf (30 May - 4 July 2010). The 'Polaroids' show portraits of Lou Reed, Placido Domingo, Mickey Rourke, and The Beastie Boys, as well as pictures of the private rooms in Palazzo Chupi in New York (which Schnabel himself designed and decorated) and his studios in Brooklyn, Montauk, and Manhattan. Some of the photos are painted over by Julian Schnabel. Following video gives an insight into Julian Schnabel's studio, a former perfume factory:

Short Message 28/4/2010 - Fashion video with music from the 70s/80s Burberry released for the new 'April Showers' collection a video with a song originally from the 70s in an interpretation by ska-band 'Madness' from the early 80s.

Short Message 28/4/2010 - Music-video tip: funk-punk 'Times A Thousand' by 'Hot Hot Heat' from the new album Future Breeds (release June 2010)
Vancouver based band 'Hot Hot Heat' are publishing this unofficial video for the song 'Times a Thousand' on YouTube. The song remembers 70s progressive rock sound in the style of British 'Cockney Rebel'. 'Hot Hot Heat' provides a rocking mix of acoustic and electronic guitars. In May and June 'Hot Hot Heat' is on tour in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Message 27/4/2010 - Music tip: 'Can We Go Wrong (RAC Mix)' by Hesta Prynn Recently, female board-rider outfitter Roxy announced on its blog that the track 'Can We Go Wrong' by New York electro-pop singer Hesta Prynn is the 'Download of the Week': "'Can We Go Wrong' is a song that is bound to get stuck in that pretty little head of yours." Now, the remix of the song is online! In an interview on Hesta Prynn describes her sound:"I have live drums on every single song, but there's also programmed drums and we mix those together. It's kind of the same with all of the elements of the music, a mix of live and electronic."

Short Message 26/4/2010 - Music-tip: Reggae-rap-hip-hop 'As We Enter' by Nas and Damian JR. Gong Marley ... from the musicians' project album 'Distant Relatives' (release on 18 May). Damian provides the instrumentation and sound, while the beats and lyrics come from Nas.

Short Message 25/4/2010 - Historic music-video from Janis Joplin's stage performance 'Piece Of My Heart' from the album 'Cheap Thrills' (1968)
Costumes worn by 60/70s musicians like US rock-psychedelic singer/songwriter Janis Joplin (born 1943, died 1970), who started her carreer at the formation 'Big Brother and the Holding Company' at the Bay Area San Francisco in 1966, are part of the exhibition 'Somethin's Happening Here. Bay Area Rock 'n' Roll 1963-73' with rare audio and video clips showing influences of music on fashion at the Museum of Performance and Design, San Francisco (runs until 28 August 2010). Jeanne Rose, who designed clothes for 'Big Brother and the Holding Company', invites on 13 May to a discussion on vintage, hippie, psychedelic, mod and Western looks that constituted rock ‘n’ roll style in the Bay Area in the ‘60s and early ‘70s

Short Message 22/4/2010 - Fashionoffice just received an album tip: 'Art School Girls' by the Brooklyn rap-punk trio 'Ninjasonik'
The 14 tracks album 'Art School Girls' by Ninjasonik was released on 19 April 2010. Ninjasonik has created the indie/hip-hop sound on an art a-like concept that focuses on cultural fusion: "It's obviously not the normal collaborative line-up for what many could misconstrue as a hip-hop record, but a "cultural fusion" says Telli, "I don't think sound has been merged like what we do. I'm a rapper, Jah's a punk, and Teenwolf's a musicologist." Ninjasonik is on tour in US.

Short Message 20/4/2010 - Fashionoffice just received a music video tip: 'Clap Your Hands' from the new album 'We Are Born' by Australian singer/songwriter Sia (aka Sia Furler, album release on 7 June 2010). Yesterday, the video premiered on On you can listen the great voice of Sia on tracks from the new album! In April/May Sia is on tour in Europe and North America.

Short Message 20/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: 'Big Majestic' by the Viennese duo 'Madchen Amick'
The dark vintage sounds by Jimmy Zurek (vocals, lyrics) and Robert Schwarz (sound design, guitars) are inspired by David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, "the poetry of Heiner Müller, Johnny Cash’s ‘speed’, and the dark rockabilly heartbeat..." such as they are stating on their MySpace-site.

Short Message 18/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music-video tip: 'Acapella' by Kelis from the new album 'Flesh Tone' (release May 2010). The new video for the dance-music track by US singer Kelis, produced by David Guetta, was this week the favorite free video at US iTunes. Kelis is known for her extraordinary outfits and hairstyles; but also for her punky-provocative songs such as 'Caught Out There' or 'Bossy' which have already got attention - even from feminists who love humour. 'Acapella' is dedicated to her son.

Short Message 16/4/2010 - Music video tip: garage-rock by 'The Soft Pack' with stars from the movie 'Kick Ass' California based Mean Magazine has just released a new 'mean' video with Chloë Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Clark Duke from the movie 'Kick Ass' for the track 'Answer To Yourself' by the LA garage-rock band 'The Soft Pack'. The concept of 'Mean Video', so the title of the magazine's mash-up production, is to work with movie material and bring it into a new context. Director of the video is the publisher of the magazine, Kashy Khaledi. On the website of Mean Magazine, you can find mash-ups to 'Carrie', 'Tron', 'Dirty Dancing'...

Short Message 15/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: 'No Kinda Man' by the Canadian electronic-esoteric duo Junior Boys. Fashionoffice has found the track by listening the Berlin based 'Get Physical' dancefloor label-radio while searching for more information on Booka Shade's new album 'More!' - the first track 'Bad Love' is published on MySpace (release in April, the album comes out in April/May). The Junior Boys have contributed the single 'No Kinda Man' already in 2008 to the 'Physical’s Body Language mix series'

Short Message 13/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip: 'Dog Days Are Over' by Brit Award 2010 Winner Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) from the album 'Lungs'. The video premiered in March 2010; the single 'Dog Days Are Over' came out on 11th April. The 60ies-tribal styled video shows Florence in a nature-ceremony alike dance. On her website, she is described as the "the raven haired Flo".

Short Message 11/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: Downtempo-relaxing 'The Keeper' by the British musician, DJ, producer Bonobo featuring Andreya Triana from the new album 'Black Sands' (Ninja Tune, March 2010). On several websites, especially young singer Andreya Triana's elegant voice is mentioned to make the best tracks on the album. The singer announces on MySpace the release of her debut album on 23 August 2010 on Ninja Tune records, produced by Bonobo.

Short Message 8/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: 'Twist' by the British electronic-pop duo Goldfrapp from the album 'Black Cherry' (2003). On 23 March, Goldfrapp (singer/songwriter Alison Goldfrapp and producer/musician Will Gregory) have released the album 'Head First' with new songs in 1980s synthpop style. On their website, the duo announces a competition to win a customised 'Head First' iPod Touch! Goldfrapp is on tour: 7 Jun Oxford, 11 Jun Moscow, 21 Jun Washington, 23 Jun New York, 27 Jun Hollywood... to name a few.

Short Message 7/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: 'Tighten Up' by The Black Keys from the new album 'Brothers' (release on 18 May). The Black Keys are the Ohio-based singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. One of their trademarks is that they refuse to use big-name studios and mostly record, produce, and mix themselves. You can hear their music such as 'Set You Free' on the soundtrack of the movie 'School of Rock' (2003), ‘Girl is on My Mind’ in a Sony Ericsson advertising (2006), 'The Desperate Man' in a Victoria’s Secret commercial (2006) featuring Heidi Klum, their song 'Your Touch' was used in a Lee jeans commercial (2007). The Black Keys are performing from April - June in US, on 23 June the Europe-tour starts.

Short Message 6/4/2010 - Art-music video 'Working Girl' for Amon Tobin's 'Proper Hoodidge' Corine Stübi directed, produced, and played the main role in the music video 'Working Girl' for the track of the electronic jazz/bossa-nova/jungle music of the Brazilian, now in Montreal living Ninja Tune musician Amon Tobin (named himself after a Stephen King novel). She produced 'Working Girl' during her studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2004. Corine Stübi's underground/horror/gender-video got attention at the 50th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen: "This works shows a promising multi-talented director, cinematographer, and actress. It is both ironic and commited." On, Corine Stübi describes her approach to the work on this video: "Working Girls are automata / robots / clones who know only one thing: how to do their job. ..."

Short Message 5/4/2010 - Musician who samples her own sound live on stage - by herself The video shows the 'one-woman-band' and sound-experimentalist Theresa Andersson (raised in Sweden, now living in New Orleans) who uses - for example, wine glasses instead of a keyboard. The video 'Oh Mary' shows her live at Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans, composing the effects with two pedals while her hands play guitar or violin. The DVD from the concert will be released in mid-April. Theresa Andersson has announced a special concert and DVD release party at the Le Petit Theatre on 24 April.

Short Message 3/4/2010 - Fashionoffice dirty-broken-beats and vintage samples dance-music tip: 'Making Up A Changing Mind' by Pretty Lights aka Colorado based Derek Vincent Smith. Since 2006, the electronic music producer is recording albums and releases them for free on the internet

Short Message 2/4/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: 'Gravity's Angel' by Laurie Anderson from the album 'Mister Heartbreak' (1984). The video from the concert film 'Home of the Brave' shows US musician Laurie Anderson and Adrian Belew (guitarist of King Crimson) on stage. The album opens with the track 'Sharkey's Day' and closes with the track 'Sharkey's Night'. On Sharkey's Night, the lyrics are read by the American novelist William S. Burroughs; his most prominent work is 'Naked Lunch'. 'Gravity's Angel' is inspired by Thomas Pynchon's novel 'Gravity's Rainbow'.

Short Message 1/4/2010 - Fashion video about London Pirate Radios
'The platforms change again with the internet, but the spirit of pirate radio lives on with the DJs and artists!' is the conclusio of the video, produced by the French boots label Palladium. It leads you to secret radio stations in London, you can learn why the transmitter and the studio shouldn't be on one place, and what makes the radio makers in the 60s moving into the rusting anti-aircraft towers in the Thames. When the authorities shut them down, pirate sounds went underground. Today, the London 'pirates' reach people across the world.

Fashionoffice music tip: spiritual electro-punk 'Galaxy Man' by Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer from the album Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown (18 May). Solex (aka Dutch sample artist and singer Elisabeth Esselink) and the punk musicians Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer are cooperating for this album. The song has mantra capabilities! Fashionoffice received the music tip with the words: "Elisabeth, Cristina and Jon - they understand. May we all follow their lead and join hands across the world as we look skywards and contemplate our place in the universe. And as we stand united, let us shake our collective ass."

Short Message 31/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip for beach impressions: 'Quicksand' by La Roux. Recently, androgynous pop singer Elly Jackson and synthesizer player Ben Langmaid have received Brit Award nominations. The English singer Elly Jackson (aka La Roux) was even nominated at the NME Awards 2010 (founded by the music magazine New Musical Express) in the category 'Worst Dressed'; Lady Gaga received the 1st prize in this category.

Short Message 30/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: 'Elephant Talk' by King Crimson from the album 'Discipline'. Great music from the 80s with critical texts! "Talk. Talk. It's all talk. Too much talk. Small talk. Talk that trash. Expressions. Editorials.... It's all talk. Elephant talk." sings lead guitarist and singer Adrian Belew who has co-written the songs on this album. On the stage of this 80s performance, you can see Robert Fripp (the one with the eyeglasses), co-founder of King Crimson, one of the best guitarists world wide, and pioneer of electronic music (Frippertronics).

Short Message 27/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip: 'Like a Hobo' by Charlie Winston from the musician's debut album 'Make Way' (released 2007).
Peter Gabriel has picked 'Like A Hobo' as one of his favorite songs for the music industry festival Midem 2007 in Cannes. In 2008, Paris living Charlie Winston's single 'I'm A Man' was used for a VW Polo advert; an amusing advert where you can see a dog's lips synchronized with Charlie Winston's song. On his Myspace-site, Charlie Winston announces the new track 'Hit The Road' coming out on 5 April. From May to August he tours in France, Germany, Austria...

Short Message 26/3/2010 - Sebastian on Levi's Noise Tour in Europe
US denim label Levi's invites to the 'Colors of Noise Tour' with electro-acts by Sebastian, Jackson, and French Horn Rebellion in Europe: 6 May Zurich, 7 May Vienna, 8 May Hamburg, 13 May Berlin, 14 May Munich. Details on

Short Message 26/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip for beach and party feeling: 'Sexy Chick' by David Guetta ft. Akon

Short Message 24/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip: 'Driving' by the indie folk label 'Setting Sun' is the first track from the album 'Fantasurreal' (release on 1st June 2010). The plastic figure(s) on cycles are animated by artist Charles Pieper; in the main role, songwriter Gary Levitt. Charles Pieper pays tribute to "90s independent animation, a la MTV’s iconic 'Liquid Television' series". In Queens (New York) born singer and guitarist Gary Levitt (aka Setting Sun) is addicted to film: he has studied film and music during college time. Levitt’s songs have appeared in a number of reality shows and independent films, and most recently, his song 'Morning Song' was used in a commercial for 'The National Parks Foundation'.

Short Message 23/3/2010 - Behind the scenes of the opener's at Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour
The behind the scenes video shows the Brooklyn glam-rock band 'Semi Precious Weapons' during the Monster Ball Tour in UK, and especially the lead singer with the punky voice and glitter style, Justin Tranter. "Vogue described the band as 'unashamedly crass and deliciously animated' (Wikipedia). The band will appear in Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s forthcoming 'Telephone' video. Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour is traveling in March, April in Australia, mid-April they arrive in Japan, the Europe tour starts in May. On the band's website you can find the recently released 3 songs EP and you can get a free track by leaving your email address.

Short Message 20/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip: 'Hey Ho' by the New Zealand born, now in Sydney living singer Gin Wigmore. Recently - on 16 March 2010, her debut album 'Holy Smoke' was released by the same producer who has worked already with Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, or Nelly Furtado. The album was recorded in Hollywood at the legendary Capitol Studios. "It was amazing," says Gin. "We were standing in the amazing Capitol Studios, working in Studio B, sitting on Frank Sinatra’s chair, it was just ridiculous. Aretha Franklin has walked through those hallways."

Short Message 20/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip: 'The Sun Ain't Shining No More' by the Danish alternative-pop-dance band 'The Asteroids Galaxy Tour'. The band is leaded by Mette Lindberg (vocals) and Lars Iversen (bass, keyboards; he composes most of the songs). Since it was founded in 2007, the band grow to six members. Shortly after 'The Asteroids Galaxy Tour' published the first songs, they had great reviews in magazines such as the Rolling Stone, Anthem, NYLON, GOOD.... The song on the video was recently remixed in a more funky version and debuted on RCRDLBL. In March 2010, the band is on tour in US: 20 March Austin, 21 San Diego, 23 Los Angeles, 24 San Francisco...

Short Message 19/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music video tip: 'Happyland', showing the Swedish singer Amanda Jenssen in Nina Simone, Edith Piaf style on Tom Waits a-like broken beats in the scenery of a smoky bar. The track is from her second album 'Happyland', released in October 2009. In March and in the following months, Amanda Jenssen is on tour in Sweden.

Short Message 11/3/2010 - A fashion photographer's music video In March 2010, the video from Paris born in New York living fashion and celebrity photographer Antoine Verglas for the track 'Cascade' from the 5 five song debut release from the British group Deluka premiered on the internet. His work can be seen in fashion magazines like Esquire, GQ, Sports Illustrated or Vogue. And there is another song - but yet without stylish video - that you shouldn't miss: Ellie Innocenti (some compare her with 'Ladytron') begins 'O.M.F.G' with the words "Oh my god; I start to panic..." And then there is another one: 'Black Cloud' where Ellie sings "There is always a choice..."

Short Message 9/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip: 70ies punk-rock inspired track 'Echo' by the Austrian band 'Jellybeat' with the bold voice of Katrin Navessi. 'Echo' is the first track from the new album, release on 19th March.

Short Message 8/3/2010 - Fashionoffice music tip for the beginning of a great week: 'Stylo (ft. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)' by Gorillaz ...from the album 'Plastic Beach'. The album release is today, on Monday the 8th March (US 9 March).

Short Message 5/3/2010 - A female singer, writer, musician, teacher, producer... New York based Erica Quitzow is singer, musician, writer... in one person. Recently, an announcement of the new album 'Juice Water' (1st June on Young Love Records) arrived at Fashionoffice. Quitzow's voice is described by All Music Guide with the aggression of Peaches and the melodic richness of the Magnetic Fields. The Quitzow sexy dancefloor-ready pop tours in April and May in Europe. The musician, who teaches additionally music lessons in the afternoon, says in her interview with the Italian about the inspiration for her music and lyrics: "Everywhere, everyday life. A lot of my lyrics are based on conversations with friends, experiences that seem common, a story that feels familiar that I think will feel familiar to a lot of people." The track 'The Cut' on Quitzow's MySpace-site gives a first taste of the new album.

Short Message 3/3/2010 - Comic-strip documentary about the beginning of a punk-electronic music partnership The heroes in the story that premiered on 2 March on the blog of are Solex (aka Dutch sample artist and singer Elisabeth Esselink) vs. the punk musicians Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer. The product of the partnership, the album 'Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown!' will come out on 18 May on Bronze Rat Records. The news arrived at Fashionoffice with the comment: "3 pioneers. Meet them in the street after dark. There's gonna be a psychedelic genre-bending knife fight. So don’t forget your scuba fins and get ready to dance! You lucky, lucky bastards you."

Short Message 26/2/2010 - Humorous music video: 'Honkey Donkey' by the female sample artist Solex Solex aka Dutch sample artist and singer Elisabeth Esselink, she is also called the 'keyboard wizard', collects old sounds and mixes them up. Now, an announcement has reached Fashionoffice that Solex and the punk musicians Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer will release the album 'Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown!' on 18 May. The new album was described with following words: "Imagine if you will, a fisticuffs of funk, garage and soul between Captain Beefheart and Ike & Tina, with a sprinkling of hip-hop courtesy of Mike Ladd. … Throughout, Elisabeth Esselink has ingeniously fattened up a rich tapestry of cool, the perfect canvas for Cristina and Jon, who pepper-spray it with personalized lunacy whilst shrugging off the wannabes scrambling for their plinth."

Short Message 26/2/2010 - Video from Vienna's music scene Since the last months, Anna F. is a favorite of Austrian broadcasting channels and radios for her good looking and her exceptional voice. Puma has selected her for the FW2009/10 campaign showing her as a fitness-amazone lifting weights and in a Taekwondo-fight. Now, on 20 Feb she has released her album "...for real" with a party in Vienna.

Short Message 25/2/2010 - Vintage samples with broken beats Fashionoffice just received a music tip: Pretty Lights! ‘Pretty Lights’ aka Colorado-based mashup artist of vintage samples with broken beats Derek Vincent Smith is recording albums and releasing them on the internet since 2006. Pretty Lights’ last three albums, 'Taking Up Your Precious Time', 'Filling Up The City Skies', and 'Passing By Behind Your Eyes' have been downloaded over 500.000 times from In spring 2010 he will tour through US. On his website, the musician announces with a video the ‘UK and Europe Tour 2010’; the video is showing the musician himself walking on the streets, working on a laptop... - but the best on the video is the music.

Short Message 19/2/2010 - Paris, Texas style in music video The Californian Nicole Simone writes her music by the inspiration of movie scenes sets like a David Lynch-ian smoky nightclub, the classical arrangements of Frederic Chopin, New Orleans funeral processions, and especially the dusty bar music of Tom Waits, who is also top-ranking the friends listing on her Myspace-site before Serge Gainsbourg or Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. In late Jan 2010, Nicole Simone's first music video 'Melt' was posted on YouTube. It was shot near the Joshua Tree desert as an homage to Wim Wenders 'Paris, Texas' and is inspired by French New Wave directors Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle. 'Melt' is the first track of her debut EP which will be released on 9 March.

Short Message 19/2/2010 - Who are The Black Belles? They are playing the guitars like Jack White! Fashionoffice received a music tip: the video directed by Jack White is showing four women with black hats - looking like witches with the faces and figures of models. "What Can I Do?" is the first single by the Nashville-Tennessee group 'The Black Belles'. By searching the web, nobody really knows who the four women are. On several online-sites there is only one consensus: "There's very little information about them anywhere..." Listen closer to the excellent guitar play...

Short Message 11/2/2010 - User video for the music track 'Never There' by the Sacramento, California, based band Cake. Lead singer John McCrea has directed an original video for the song, but it seems as if he has encouraged some users to publish their own version of the song about long distance and love. Cake's song 'I will survive' is legendary; even the band's original video with John McCrea in the role of a park sheriff hasn't encouraged young directors as much as the 'Never There' one. On one song leads the ranking above all other: 'The Distance' from the album 'Fashion Nugget' from 1996;

Short Message 7/2/2010 - ‘My Name is Lion’ by the folk-country-soul Brooklyn band ‘The Morning Pages’ is the first single from the debut album ‘Rising Rain’ which comes out in May 2010. Grant Maxwell’s voice on 'My Name is Lion' makes you think of Neil Young, melodious Antony (from Antony and the Johnsons), and, yes, Zachary Francis Condon from Beirut Band.

Short Message 6/2/2010 - 'These New Puritans'- composers of Hedi Slimane/Dior show-music with new album The British 4 member band 'These New Puritans', composers of 'Navigate, Navigate' for the Hedi Slimane/Dior Homme 2007 show, have released their 2nd album 'Hidden' on 18 January 2010. On their website, they are presenting the video, directed by Daniel Askill, for the first single that was released. The director of the video, Daniel Askill has studied design in Sydney and later at Central Saint Martins in London, has made web design for Alexander McQueen... Video by Daniel Askill.

Short Message 4/2/2010 - 'The Sun Ain’t Shining No More' by the Danish alternative-pop-dance band 'The Asteroids Galaxy Tour' from the album 'Fruit' (Oct 2009) with vocals by lead singer Mette who "…has an incredible, quirky, unschooled voice that's so strange, compelling and cool…" says producer Lars Iversen. The track premiered already in September 2008, the video was shot in summer 2008 in Copenhagen. In the meanwhile, the song was remixed by several artists like Thomas Gold, Bruce Aisher, or Matthew Dekay. On 3rd Jan, a new, more funky-disco remix by 33Hz debuted on RCRDLBL

Short Message 3/2/2010 - Vintage collection of music shirts with a hang tag that provides a unique URL to download the music The idea for the music shirts was born in 2009; the shirts are illustrated with the cover on the front, the tracklist on the back, and have a hang tag with a unique URL to download the music. Nielsen SoundScan registers each download which counts as an album sale. The 'Music Tee' launches the 'Vintage Collection 2010' on 3 Feb. Each month new artist titles will be printed on fabrics; the Music Tee starts the new collection with the punk legends Bad Religion, Bad Brains and The Exciter. The shirts are available off- and online: at Saks Fifth Avenue, boutiques in New York, on the musicians' websites, at offline music shops...

Short Message 2/2/2010 - Valentine’s music tip: brand new video 'True Love' by the Australian, now in Paris living musician Micky Green. The video shows her singing in a night club and as 'Bonnie' on the side of her 'Clyde'. The recently released album ‘Honky Tonk’ is already available on the internet. It will come into offline-shops on 15 Feb 2010. The hair products label Sebastian has chosen her for presenting the 'Who's Next?' visionary style best. Micky Green’s personal style icons are "Jane Birkin (in the '70s), Carine Roitfeld, Juliette Lewis". According to, Micky Green has written most of her songs on a notebook.

Short Message 29/1/2010 -Fashionoffice received a music tip: 'Shameless' by the British electronic music duo Andy Cato and Tom Findlay who call their label 'Groove Armada' with the voice of Bryan Ferry from legendary Roxy Music in down tempo melodious beat. RCRD LBL, an online record label that releases free music from emerging and established artists, writes about the track "How can a tune invoke both a smoky Parisian café glinting with the reflections of lost loves and early David Bowie? Bryan Ferry …."

Short Message 29/1/2010 - Valentine’s music tip: ‘Lovesick’ by Norwegian DJ Lindstrom and singer Christabelle is the funky-electronic-disco down beat track from the new album ‘Real Life is Cool’, released on 19 Jan 2010.

Short Message 28/1/2010 - Valentine’s music tip: 'The Sun is Down!' by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band from the album 'Between my Head and the Sky'. Unbelievable that Yoko Ono is 76 years old. It's never too late to make good things! Since January 2010, the musician presents the winners of ‘The Sun is Down!’ remix competition on her website. Yoko Ono writes that she has chosen for the announcement "… January 7th, 2010. This is the day of Nanakusa, an old Japanese tradition of the day we free ourselves from the past year,"

Short Message 26/1/2010 - Valentine’s music tip: “Every karaoke love letter, lyrics undiscovered...” sings US, Chicago born musician Lupe Fiasco in punk-rock-rap style in the vampire/werwolf video ‚Solar Midnight’. The video is made of vintage painted nature-green and brown pictures mixed with urban metallic-steel colored asphalt and beton impressions. The title is from the soundtrack of the movie 'The Twilight Saga - New Moon' (movie released in Nov 2009). Lupe writes on Myspace: “Solar Midnite is my first commercial release that I actually produced as well as wrote. … The song basically deals with the chaotic love story that takes place between the characters.” Lupe Fiasco’s new album Lasers (stands for ‘Love Always Shines Everytime Remember 2 Smile’) comes out soon.

Short Message 20/1/2010 - Valentine’s music tip: 'Cosmic Love' is a track from the album ‘Lungs’ (number 1 in the UK album charts in the week of 19th Jan) by the British soul inspired singer Florence Welch from ‘Florence and the Machine’. The video shows her performing the song with a guitarist in the Discover Studios in November 2009. Hearing Florence and The Machine evokes the impression as if Kate Bush is dancing to the music of the White Stripes, cooled down by Tom Waits-Nick Cave sounds, with a touch of Bjork's eccentricity. On her website is published that: “Everything is about boys!” she laughs. “The whole album is about love – and pain. People see my lyrics as crazy, but to me it’s an honest, heartfelt album. I didn’t set out to be wacky. I just want it to be emotive.” The musician is nominated for Best Female, Best Album (for 'Lungs') and Breakthrough Artist at this year’s Brit Awards. Florence and The Machine will perform live at the Brit Awards Ceremony on 16th February.

Short Message 17/1/2010 - Valentine’s music tip: ‘Soldier of Love’ by the Grammy awarded UK-Nigerian funk-soul singer Sade, title track from the new album (release 8 Feb).

Short Message 16/1/2010 - Valentine's music tip: "I'm writing this to you in reverse... I wanna show you how I love you" sings Britt Daniel from the indie-rock band 'Spoon' (formed 1993) from Texas in 'Written in Reverse', the first single from the new album 'Transference'. The album (comes out on 19 Jan) can be pre-ordered on the bands site ; 'Written in Reverse' is already available on iTunes. Spoon starts their tour on Valentine's Day (14 Feb) in Glasgow, 15 Feb Manchester, followed by London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Texas, Washington...

Short Message 15/1/2010 - “But the way that I feel about you is beyond words - Valentine’s music tip: ‘In a manner of speaking…’ by Tuxedomoon. On the video you can see Winston Tong singing. He had joined Tuxedomoon early after two electronic music students from the San Francisco City College have founded the band in 1977. The video is a great document for the beginning of electronic music in the post-punk/new wave era. Tuxedomoon has recorded the albums ‘Half Mute’ 1980 and ‘Desire’ 1981 at the prominent Ralph Records, owned by the avant-garde formation ‘The Residents' which released even music videos with political impact.

Short Message 13/1/2010 - Fashionoffice just received a music tipp: ‘Dakar Moon is a mix of flamenco guitars and modern instruments by the Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal. The video premiered on MSN music and was AOL’s ‘Video of the Day’ on 11th Jan. The track is from the album ‘Television’.

Short Message 12/1/2010 - Afrobeat legend Tony Allen is on world tour with the new album ‘Secret Agent In February/March the Nigerian born, currently in Paris based drummer Tony Allen will tour with the album ‘Secret Agent’ in France, Poland, Portugal… He has written the album songs in Paris and travelled to Afrika to mix the voices from the singers. Tony Allen collaborates with other musicians like Charlotte Gainsbourg for ‚5:55’, or Damon Albarn (known form the rock band Blur and the virtual band Gorillaz), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Paul Simonon (The Clash) who have worked together with Tony Allen on the album ‘The Good, the Bad & the Queen’ (2007); the album was soon high-ranked in the charts. A special documentary provides behind the scene views on the production of the 'Secret Agent' with the musician's own words and statements by Damon Albarn and Flea.

Short Message 8/1/2010 - Music playlist by a textile and costume addicted artist British born Nigerian multimedia artist Yinka Shonibare is known for using in his installations Victorian era dresses made from atypical fabrics (brightly colored, wax-printed cloths from African batiks which he gets on a market in London). Now, Yinka Shonibare publishes his playlist with musicians like Fela Kuti, Guiseppe Verdi… on the website of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art/Washington where his work is exhibited until 7 March. The mix of the 19th century Verdi with original afrobeat from Nigerian Fela Kuti fits best to the idea of his art. (Fashionoffice article about Yinka Shonibare's work, March 2009)

Short Message 7/1/2010 - ‘Like A Fading Rainbow’ by Jenny Wilson from the album ‘Hardships!’ The song (released 2009) from the Swedish singer/songwriter with the glassy and at the same time gospel-deep voice was found on the search for Beata Boucht, the illustrator of the ArtBy girl collection SS2010 by H&M and illustrator of the video for Jenny Wilson’s song ‘A Hesitating Cloud Of Despair’ from the album ‘Love And Youth’. reports that music journalists ranked ‘Love and Youth’ as one of the best Swedish albums of the year (2005).

Short Message 7/1/2010 - ‘Funnel of Love’ by Wanda Jackson Third Man Records, founded by Jack White in Detroit in 2001, announces the release of two songs with Wanda Jackson. “In an era when rock and roll and rockabilly was dominated by men, Jackson was a groundbreaker who more than held her own with a ripping voice like no other and hard-headed songs about no-nonsense female protagonists.” Wanda Jackson’s cover songs from Amy Winehouse’s ‘You Know I'm No Good’ and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates classic rocker ‘Shakin' All Over’ are produced by Jack White in his own studio, available on vinyl and iTunes on 26 January. Listen in the meanwhile ‘Funnel of Love’ on Jackson’s myspace site to get an impression from her rock-and-roll-country voice!

Short Message 5/1/2010 - The ghostrockers Mio Myo on a balcony in Hamburg The four musicians from the band Mio Myo are playing a track from their new CD at degrees of frost on the balcony of the video channel over snowy Hamburg. You can read an interview with Mio Myo on

Short Message 1/1/2010 - Music tip from the luxury group LVMH Palm d’Or/Cannes Festival 2009 awarded French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg in the scurrile video for the track 'Heaven Can Wait' from 'IRM', the cooperative album with US musician Beck, is a music-tip from the recently released media product ‘Nowness’ from LVMH which represents with editorially content the world of the luxury group. Trés chic!

Swim Style SS10 Three ideas to the Zeitgeist 2010. The Australian now in Paris living model and musician Micky Green represents the 'Who's Next?' visionary style made of courage, talent...

Saam Farahmand for SMD Fashion and music video director Saam Farahmand's new video for the Simian Mobile Disco track 'Cruel Intentions' with vocals by Beth Ditto from The Gossip. What’s shocking on a wilful disorientation?

Short Message 23/12/2009 - '2nd Skin Single Mix 2009' by the musician and glam model Martin Meister The Viennese born model and musician has been already captured by photographers like Rankin, appeared in magazines like Vogue and in videos such as Madonna's 'Drowned World'. Martin Meister aka Martin 101 has sent his Merry Xmas wishes by email with the announcement of the release of the new song 'Follow Me'. In January 2010 the track will be available on iTunes worldwide.

Short Message 23/12/2009 - Christmas Ain't No Good Without You’ by Harper Blynn who have recently released their debut album 'Loneliest Generation', produced by David Kahne (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney) and Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Chris Whitley, Kaki King). Since 17 Dec the album is available digitally on iTunes; on CD in April 2010.

Short Message 22/12/2009 - Animated video. Just for entertainment! Female voice: Milla Jovovich

Short Message 22/12/2009 - ‘If you are looking for a good man, take a look at me…’ sings Jon Spencer from the New York based rockabilly-trash-punk band 'Heavy Trash' on the track ‘Good Man’ from the album 'Midnight Soul Serenade' (released Oct 2009). Heavy Trash is on tour: 14 Jan Eindhoven, 15 Jan Brussels, 16 Jan Cologne, and on the following days Amsterdam, Roma, Salzburg, Vienna, Munich… to name a few. Details on

Short Message 20/12/2009 - Good things happen… has written an critic about the collaborative release ‘The Spirit of Apollo’ (2009). It’s the debut album of N.A.S.A. (the acronym stands for North America/South America). On the Myspace-site the inspiring Brazilian funk is explained to have a dramaturgic function: “…Brazilian funk, which provides the roots of the songs and binds them together into a cohesive whole, but from there, the imagination behind The Spirit of Apollo ranges far and wide.” Music heroes like Tom Waits, Wu Tang, David Byrne, Chuck D, to name a few, worked on 17 tracks. Watch the video ‘The People Tree’ (feat. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab & Z-Trip)!

Short Message 14/12/2009 - Let’s Shake Hands On 11th December, The White Stripes released the video for the track ‘Let’s Shake Hands’ on occasion of the announcement of the Limited Edition Box set that includes a DVD of the documentary film 'The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights', directed by Emmett Malloy and the DVD of the band’s 10th Anniversary show, 'The White Stripes Under Nova Scotian Lights', directed by Emmett Malloy, etc. Details are published with a trailer on

Honet for Ruby Les Ateliers Ruby has already collaborated with celebrities such as Karl Lagerfeld or Martin Margiela. In 2009, Ruby selected the Parisian graffiti artist Honet. The release of the Honet Ruby was accompanied by a special composed music by Boombass...

Michael Stipe & Martin Margiela Michael Stipe (R.E.M) reflects with his silver microcassette jewellery for the Maison Martin Margiela on the "obsolete technology of modern times: how fast it evolves, devices that once were pioneering and innovative quickly becoming outmoded and archaic"...

Short Message 1/12/2009 - Kaleidoscope effect in a new music video Brendan Benson has released his new music video for the track ‘A Whole Lot Better’ with psychedelic pictures photographed by George Mays. On the video you can see Brad Pemberton on drums (Ryan Adams), Jared Reynolds on bass (Ben Folds) and Mark Watrous on guitar and keys (The Raconteurs).

Short Message 27/11/2009 - Music for kids on the streets shakin The Bern (CH) based mobile laptop street musicians from Filewile have collaborated for the new EP with Robot Koch, Algorythm & Blues, Mercury and Ramax on the track ‘Number One Kid’ (released Oct). Filewile is on tour now: 27 Nov until 6 Dec South Africa, from 15 January they are back in Europe: 16 Jan in St. Gallen, 20 Jan Basel…( Watch the ‘Number One Kid’ video clip by Jan Muehletaler (Roja Media)!

Chicks On Speed Chicks On Speed's 'Theremin Tapestry', a synthesizer connected to a tapestry which can be played in a dance-a-like way, and the musicians-performers' collaboration with the fashion label 'Little Red Riding Hood'...

Short Message 22/11/2009 - "There ain't nothing impossible for your love" ...sings the Australian R+B musician Daniel Merriweather in 'Impossible' from the album 'Love and War'.

Short Message 22/11/2009 - My Secret Friend Berlin based Chris Corner’s video (released Oct 2009) for the IAMX song ‘My Secret Friend’ from the album ‘Kingdom of Welcome Addiction’ (May 2009) shows himself in an evening dress and his song partner, the Grammy nominated English singer and songwriter Imogen Heap. She is dressed in a male suit. Imogen Heap has recently collaborated with Mika on his song 'By The Time' from the album ‘The Boy Who Knew Too Much’.

Short Message 20/11/2009 - Difficult Guys by Camille Jones The video (released 2009) 'Difficult Guys' is from the album ‘Barking Up The Wrong Tree’ (2008) by the Danish singer/songwriter/producer Camille Jones. “…Difficult Guys has an irresistible beat and is also a kind of signatur track for the album, if something like that exists. It is about contact, or rather the lack of physical contact...” Source: Camille Jones’ MySpace site, where she announces several performances at private parties in Copenhagen in November

Matthew Bellamy’s new Muse-single ‘Undisclosed Desires’ is inspired by his girlfriend. “…You trick your lovers, That you're wicked and divine, You may be a sinner, But your innocence is mine…” sings the alternative rock musician. ‘Undisclosed Desires’ was released as the second single from the album 'The Resistance' in November 2009. Watch the new video!

Interview with the Ghostrockers from Mio Myo; Internet Insight by Karin Sawetz
The voice and the sound captured my interest. The music opens space within the strings of common harmony. I found a MySpace site about the band which provides not much information. Are they Ghost Men? So I sent an email asking who they are...

Short Message 13/11/2009 - Lady Gaga's styling in her new video 'Bad Romance' Lady Gaga sings 'Roma-roma-mamaa! Ga-ga-ooh-la-la! Want your bad romance' in her amusing video. She is dressed in Alexander McQueen, wears Carrera… Stylist Nicola Formichetti publishes screenshots from the video for a better orientation. Watch the music-clip!

Short Message 11/11/2009 - Art gallery under the Caribbean Sea (video with music from the Ghost Rockers Mio Myo) The British artist Jason deCaires Taylor loves to dive and had the great idea to present his sculptures permantently under the waves before the coast of Grenada, West Indies. The lifesized figures will help to re-generate the natural coral reef. In an interview he describes one sculpture that shows 26 children in a circle how they will become slowly part of the undersea such as children grow into the upper world. "They take on the characteristics and personality of where they are."

Short Message 8/11/2009 - UK band ‘The Vanities’ are dressed in the new video in Diesel SS2010 The Italian denim brand Diesel is producing videos for young emerging artist of the Diesel:U:Music initiative. Since 3rd November, DieselPlanet publishes the video (co-created by the Diesel Team) for the track ‘Dolly’ on YouTube and at the same time a website that shows white dots on black background; in each of the dots stands a woman or a man wearing the new pieces. You can make them shake to the new music when you go over with the mouse!

Streamed live-performance on the web On 16 November 2009, Rihanna presents her new album 'Rated R' in London. Together with Nokia, she makes the concert available for users worldwide.

Short Message 6/11/2009 - Music-tip: Love song about New York/Brooklyn US musician Jay-Z publishes the brand new video 'Empire State Of Mind' ft. Alicia Keys, a 'love song' about New York/Brooklyn, the city where the musician comes from.

Short Message 4/11/2009 - Music-tip: techno-punk Balkan style by the Fagget Fairys The Fagget Fairys are two Danish women, model Ena and DJ Sensimilla, who felt in love and started to make music together. Watch the video "Feed the Horse", directed / produced by Sigrid Astrup. The Fagget Fairys are on tour: 6 Nov Copenhagen, 14 Nov Berlin, 26 Nov Brussels, 28 Nov Paris, 5 Dec Eindhoven,… to name a few

Queen by Queen Latifah
In October 2009, the video for the song 'Fast Car', featuring Missy Elliott, from the new Queen Latifah album 'Persona' premiered. It shows the dynamic side of Latifah. Queen Latifah exercises that the choice of who you are is yours...

Short Message 23/10/2009 - 'He's got looks that books take pages to tell' sings fashion-music darling Mika in 'Blame It On the Girls', performed live at the Ellen show on 22nd Oct 2009; when he is playing the piano, he looks sometimes like Elton... Since 19th October the music video to the single is online, directed by Nez Kahmal. This year, Mika was already in a photo shooting for Vanity Fair in London; Mika tours in US: 23 Oct Los Angeles, 24 Oct Oakland, 26 Oct Seattle, 27 Oct Vancouver…

The Diesel:U:Music Tour comes after Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Helsinki, Oslo, Paris, Madrid, London, on 12 Nov to Vienna and on 17 Nov to Miami. The Italian jeans label Diesel's new talents express lust for life, enjoy to party, prefer extraordinary style and love to break conventions with surprisingly behaviour...

Sept 2009: Women singers about dancing through the night and things that can happen, the times of being young and getting older, and about feeling glamorous:

Ivana Helsinki SS10
"There is only a thin line between being lonely or free" writes Ivana Helsinki as an insert into the movie to the new collection 'Leaving Circus'. The track 'Stallion' comes from Brooklyn based new music darling Alexa Wilding...

Jan iú Més SS10
Music list from the catwalk show on 3 September 2009 during the 080 Barcelona Fashion. Question: Alongside to the short trousers, even your long pants in partly transparent materials are presenting men's legs in a sexy way. What's about the sexiness of men's legs in our times?

Some weeks before the election in Germany, the Berlin band Ohrbooten have released a new album and single with politically critical texts about the difficulty to choose a political party, making up one's own opinion, and about going with the head through the wall. The band has created an own style: the 'Gyp-Hop' style...

Short Message: Florence dancing in the new video (>YouTube) ‘Drumming Song’, release on 13 Sept Florence is dancing rather in ‘Feist’ than ‘Beyoncé’-style, such as web users are stating on their sites; but she is doing that in choreography! In June, the fashion world has discovered Florence Welch as a new star of the music scene: the Vogue ran a feature about Florence's wardrobe, discussing here on-stage and off-stage outfits, the Telegraph magazine produced a four page feature and has described her as "Kate Bush meets Aretha Franklin", and UK designer Paul Smith wrote on his blog on 9 June 2009 "Listening to Florence and the Machine, love it."

MAC Cosmetics fall 2009
New York based photographer Marilyn Minter was chosen by MAC Cosmetics to visualize the new fall 2009 collection. Minter says in her interview on the website of MAC Cosmetics that she thinks that "...anything that gets wet starts getting sexy". You can see Minter's work at Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour...

Frogg, the two Seeed musicians saxophonist Mo Delgado and DJ Luke plus UK singer Mills...

Short Message: ‘Talk to Me’ from Peaches' new album ‘I Feel Cream’ (> YouTube); directed by Price James. Peaches is on tour in Europe: 7 Aug Berlin, 15 Aug Saint-Malo, 22 Aug Hasselt, 29 Aug Lyon, 30 Aug London etc.

Short Message: The Austrian Poolbar Festival just announced the next events such as the New York band Telepathe ( on 6 Aug, or the ‘Focus on Fashion’ ( show on 7 Aug. The festival runs until 16 Aug

Givenchy 'Play'
Justin Timberlake is the role model for the Givenchy men's fragrance 'Play'. Givenchy describes the world of these men with the words: "In our high-tech nomadic era of multimedia and modernity, experiences can be shared anywhere, anytime"...

Short Message: “Bang Gang have so many fantastic videos none of us in the office are doing any work…”! Video: ‘Stop in the name of love’ by Bang Gang (> YouTube). Coming acts of Bang Gang, Nouvelle Vague, Phoebe Killdeer, Melanie Pain, Clare & The Reasons etc are published on

Short Message: ‚Sweet Music’ by the Canadian born musician Mocky ( who will perform at the fashion store Nr. 4 ( in Kreuzberg, Berlin together with Taylor Savvy, Marie Clare Brytzwa and guests from 16:00 to 20:00 on 1 Aug. Cold drinks and cocktails will be served! Watch the video on YouTube.

Seiko Taki FW9/10
The Japanese born in Paris based designer Seiko Taki presented her fall/winter 2009/10 collection under the title 'Chic Dry Woman' at 080 Barcelona Fashion. The designer drives her inspiration mainly from music...

Beth Ditto and The Gossip
"We can play it safe, or play it cool, follow the leader, or make up all the rules" sings glam punk Beth Ditto provoking the ones who still believe in standardized individuals. Beth Ditto has got attention by the feminist academic world...

Clare and The Reasons The Brooklyn based group will come out with their second album 'Arrow' on 20 Oct 2009. Clare and The Reasons are touring since nearly 2 years in the UK, Europe, Japan and the US. Check out the video 'Pluto'...

Universal Music
The worldwide active music company Universal Music launched its first fashion collection of 30 pieces for men incl. 20 pieces accessories under the title 'Rock & Rebellion'...

The new video of the first single from the new album ‘Music For Men’ "Heavy Cross" by the US band The Gossip with the fantastic singer-songwriter Beth Ditto on  

Zwicker 'Oddity' by the Swiss musician Zwicker aka Cyril Boehler from the brand new album 'Songs of Lucid Dreamers' is about cosmetic surgery. The record release party is on 13 June in Zurich...

New videos by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws...

The fashion press in love with the musician Florence Welch
In June, the fashion world has discovered Florence Welch as a new star of the music scene: the Vogue ran a feature about Florence's wardrobe, discussing here on-stage and off-stage outfits, the Telegraph magazine produced a four page feature and has described her as "Kate Bush meets Aretha Franklin", and UK designer Paul Smith wrote on his blog on 9 June 2009 "Listening to Florence and the Machine, love it." Watch out the new video video 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)', release date of the track is the 21 June 2009...

Keziah Joneson 4 July 2009 at Poolbar Festival, Austria. In March 2009 the Austrian Poolbar Festival - with own fashion label - announced the headliners for summer 2009: Art Brut, Keziah Jones, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Dropkick Murphys,... Since when does Poolbar present clothing?

'IZ ON' by the German group Söhne Mannheims The critical texts (German, English) encourage people to make their own opinion, don't believe everybody, even not the musicians themselves...

'Black River' by Bomb The Bass, voice Mark Lanegan from the album 'Future Chaos' (Sept 2008). View the video until the end!

Your Happy End is on tour now. The music can be described as fresh melodious with melancholic tones; the two musicians are playing their folk guitars with experimental minds and make space for electronic beats.

is on tour: 5 June Moscow, 12 June Altdöbern (DE), 26 June Vienna, 10 July Rüsselsheim (DE), 31 July Freising (DE), 20 August Zurich... Ironic, absurd texts on an electronic mix...

Chicks on Speed
For the new album 'Cutting the Edge', Chicks on Speed have created artful instruments inspired by fashion. On 19 June, they perform on stage at the anniversary concert for the online designer store in Bologna. The humorous video 'Super Surfer Girl'...

Tosca is on tour: 4 June Cologne, Germany; 5 June Hamburg, 6 June Berlin... In 2009 the Viennese Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber have released the 5th album 'No-Hassle'. Lay back and enjoy!

David Byrne - 'What A Day That Was' from the album 'The Catherine Wheel'
David Byrne is on tour with songs from the new album 'Everything that Happens will Happen Today' with Brian Eno

FASHIONOFFICE INSIGHT by publisher Karin Sawetz The song 'You Know Me Better' by Irish musician Róisín Murphy is this month's inspiration for some thoughts about images of women, public opinion...

Dsquared2 SS09 Listen to the music! It is amazing. The designer-twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten are wellknown for mixing fashion with music and art on the runway. The 70ies/80ies style of the SS09 women's wear collection is underlined with film - especially TV - and disco music of the party people. Music from...

Jan Iú Més FW9/10 The inspiration for "isolated - comfortable, cold - hostile". Barcelona based designers Jan Zamora Royo and Alfonso Peña Carreras presented their men's wear label Jan Iú Més during the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week.

Mike Hansen at 'The Communism of Forms Toronto based radio/performer and turntablist Mike Hansen is one of more than 50 international artists featuring music video as a lively artistic medium which redefines both Pop music and art on occasion of the exhibition 'The Communism of Forms'...

'Chanda Mama' is one of the songs from the project 'Playing for Change'.
The concept of the published music videos is to visualize the intention of the project: you can see musicians from many different religious groups and ideologies...

Busy P, Kavinsky, and autoKratz on Levi's Unbuttoned Tour
Levi's is wellknown for cooperating with musicians. Last year the label toured with the 'Rebellious Girls" Uffie, the Brazilian Girls and Maral Salmassi. This year they have chosen boys.
Levi's is hosting the 3rd Annual Powersliding CompetitionUrban ninjas and skate kids in California have a new sport: Powersliding is a new urban action sport that is part parkour and part skate. The new Powersliders are using their clothes as sports equipment...
Matt & Kim at the 3rd Annual Powersliding Competition
Urban ninjas and skate kids in California have a new sport: Powersliding by using clothes only. On 15 April 2009 Levi's is hosting the 3rd Annual Powersliding Competition at the Santa Monica Pier with dance rhythms by Matt & Kim...

Musicians as chronicler of time: video about a photo journalist with music by The Clash

The music on the video 'Sean Flynn' - this is the name of the combat photojournalist Flynn, son of actor Errol Flynn - comes from the British punk rock band The Clash.


Electronic music, strongly influenced by 80ies New Wave, with two angel voices - too sweet to be true!


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