Laura Pergolizzi, the Long Island singer songwriter better known as LP, just gave us a double dose of audio visual bliss by dropping two music videos at once. I was an immediate fan of this striking artist from the very first moment I encountered her voice close to three years ago. I don’t think there’s many artists out there with a comparable sound when it comes to her scratchy emotive delivery and her immaculate range, stretching from deep resonating to lofty spry. Watch LP strum and coo away in the video for sooty chugging Other People above, then watch the video for passionately blazing Tightrope below. LP’s 2016 EP Death Valley is available for purchase from iTunes.


Women of the Edwardian Era circus and vaudeville, photographed by Frederick W. Glasier.

  1. Mademoiselle Scheel with Lions. 1905
  2. Charmion, Strong Woman. 1904
  3. Mademoiselle Octavia, Snake Charmer. 1901
  4. Gertrude Dewar, Mademoiselle Omega. 1908
  5. Nettie Carol. 1904
  6. Loie Fuller, Glorine, Butterfly Dancer. 1902

“Before we enter this new chapter, I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU. Thank you to my family, my friends, and all of our WTM tribe out there for your patience and understanding. After 6 years on the road, it was finally time to take a deep breath and catch up on life, and you allowed us to do that. I’ve struggled with depression, mended broken relationships and a broken shoulder, and rediscovered this brotherhood I have with my bandmates. I didn’t know how to exist off of a stage or outside a studio, but after taking this time for myself, I am now the happiest and healthiest I have ever been. It’s finally time to share what we have been working on and I have never felt more connected to a piece of music than I do right now. I hope you dig it and I can’t wait to see you at a show.” - @ kevinray


Drone captured video of tightrope walking above the entrance to Harwood Hole Cave System, New Zealand

reasons why u should love janelle monae
  1. she is a queen
  2. if u listen to all her music in order it tells the story of an android named cindy mayweather who falls in love with a human, and is persecuted because she lives in a dystopian future world
  3. but all her music still has real world meaning
  4. like about feminism and racial discrimination and mental health issues and basically everything people should be concerned about
  5. but it’s not all seriousness all the time because her music is super cool and original and fun to dance to
  6. no but really she goes from r&b to punk to old movie to funk to trippy sounding all in one album it is wonderful
  7. she was deeply inspired by the science fiction film Metropolis
  8. she wears the coolest clothes ever 
  9. like wow she dresses like don draper but she also looks ladylike as all get out
  10. she sings like an angel
  11. just buy all her albums and listen to them like 5 times in a row trust me you will not regret it because she is the best ever