Month: September 2015

Churches - Every Open Eye

Chvrches – Every Open Eye

Emma Goldman was famously quoted as saying “Any revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.” On Scottish synthpop band’s breakout debut The Bones Of What You Believe, Chvrches paired infectious melodies and club beats with the brittle militancy of post-punk, suggesting an army of camo-wearing anarchists out for a night on the town, letting off some steam. On Every Open Eye, it seems that the dancing is the revolution, updating the blurry, cinematic M83-indebted anthems to an album of bright, shiny, major-key primary-colored club bangers wouldn’t sound out of place on a Carly Rae Jepsen or Taylor Swift record. And while this progression risks Chvrches sounding like everybody else out there and eradicating what is unique and special, Chvrches overcome this trap with hard work and insane attention to detail. Every Open Eye offers one up-tempo club anthem after another, only slackening the momentum with the slow-dance balladry of “High Enough” and finale “Bow Down”, perfect soundtracks for your next ‘80s revival prom. The homogoneity of the tempos and reliance on bright major-key synths …

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If I were a child

“I feel sometimes as if I were a child who opens its eyes on the world once and sees amazing things it will never know any names for and then has to close its eyes again. I know this is all mere apparition compared to what awaits us, but it is only lovelier for that…” — Marilynne Robinson, “Gilead” 2004 – (Source) Photography, Jen Senn, www.jensenn.com  Stylist Morgan Jordan, www.morganjordan.com/ , Makeup Artist Lisa Thai http://www.lisa-thai.com/   Model Jaq @ Muse  Jumpsuit Current/Elliott, Turtleneck Calvin Klein , Belt stylist’s own Overalls Rag & Bone, Top Elie Tahari, Hoops Ralph Lauren, Slides stylist’s own Top Brochu Walker, Overalls American Apparel Top Elie Tahari, Overalls vintage Gap, Hat and patterned shirt vintage Sweater Brochu Walker, Jeans Levi’s, Hat and undershirt vintage Top Andrew Marc, Pants Current/Elliott Jean jacket Paige, Jumpsuit Bailey44, Top Brochu Walker, Necklace stylist’s own