lindsay mound

An unusued illustration by Linsday Mound from issue #1: this was a set of lifelike plastic renditions of dumplings in the window of a Chinese restaurant down the road from Aoba, where Dave and I ate ramen.

There was some kind of challenge aspect to the pile on the left—if you ate the whole thing they’d take your picture and put it on the wall. The entrance way was plastered with Polaroids of bloated but happy guys who’d done the deed.

I have no idea what was up with the enormous dumpling on the right. I mean, I guess they serve something like it? The idea of a dumpling the size of a tourtiere is gross to me, but who knows! I’d try it if I had the chance to go back again. Better to be proven right than to wander wondering, even if it means having to try to eat a cinderblock-sized slab of steamed pig meat.


This past June a friend of ours played a slew of shows at the Ace Hotel. Lindsay Mound of Color War has a - je ne sais quois during her performances that leave you both breathless and warm and fuzzy at the same time. Dreamy video projections cast onto her powerful voice and movements. 

The Putnams are in love. 

Kudos to Lindsey and her band mate Billy J for sweeping us away again. 

PAPERMAG Music Video of the Day


by Gary Pini

Brilliant video – and the kind that doesn’t come around every day – for Color War’s single, “Shapeshifting.” The Brooklyn duo of Lindsay Mound and Billy J provide the music, and the clip was shot here in NYC’s Madison Square Park and Times Square. But the stars are three ballet dancers with enough youthful exuberance and total abandon to outshine cartoon legends and superheros. The video was directed by Crystal Moselle and the dancers are Cassiel Eatlock, Isabel Ball and Elizabeth Van Genderen. Kudos all around!

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