Sunday, 26 April 2009

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix: First Listen

Back in 2000, I remember chancing upon the video of Phoenix's "If I Ever Feel Better" on MCM, a French music channel. Instantly, I fell in love with the band and their distinct sound.

Nine years later, the band is still going strong and perhaps, more popular than ever. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is the group's fourth studio album and is described as their "career-defining album, filled with the band's signature melding of synthetics and organics, sharp, danceable rhythms, infectious choruses with a considerable dose of aural panache, and candy-colored pop sensibilities."

The album starts out strong with the first three songs: "Lisztomania", "1901" and "Fences". I'm not an expert when it comes to music reviews but these songs are sure to get your feet tapping, your heads bobbing and your fingers snapping. The following songs such as "Love Like A Sunset" and "Rome" are a little bit slower than the majority of the songs but it's a welcome change of pace as it showcases the band's experimental side. Overall, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is an album that will definitely please Phoenix's long time fans such as myself and has the ability to win over a slew of new ones as well.

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix will be out on May 25, 2009. Check out their first single "Lisztomania".

Special thanks to Glassnote Music for sending me an advanced copy of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Check out their website for more information on Phoenix and other artists such as Justin Nozuka, I Hate Kate and Blowing Trees.

Uniqlo oxfords and then some.

Finally decided to drop by Uniqlo despite all the bad press its been getting (exorbitant prices, too many people, terrible service) and I have to say the only downside I experienced was the crowd. Perhaps management already made a lot of improvements in the past two weeks. Anyway. I headed straight to the oxford shirts section and helped myself to a couple and picked up two pairs of socks as well. I'm extremely happy with my purchases and I'll definitely drop by again soon to buy - yup you guessed it - more oxfords!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Trad is cool... say these guys. And they're right. These Japanese gentlemen are wearing a whole lot of traditional American/European pieces and transform them into something all their own. These guys definitely get a very enthusiastic two thumbs up from me.

Check here and here for more pictures.

Jack Spade: Lighten Up

Jack Spade introduces linen as a new material for their latest bag collection. Visit Jack Spade for more information.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Friday, 3 April 2009

Uniquely Uniqlo

Just six more days until the first Uniqlo boutique in Singapore opens at Tampines 1! See you there.

UT Tees start from S$24.90
Polos for men and women at S$29.90
Jeans start from S$69.90

Alphabetical mention

A big thank you to Andrew Brady for the shoutout!