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Video Clip of The Week: The London Suede, “Outsiders”


When a publicist sends you a new Suede video, the decision to post it is an absolute no-brainer, because Suede is the shit. If you’ve ever seen them perform live, you know what I am talking about. In this understated video for the transcendent, minor-chord anthem, “Outsiders,” Suede live-animates the cover of their eponymous, 1993 debut album in an underwater, four-minute slow dance that remains entirely engaging for its duration, despite being nearly static, visually. Well played.

Aurally, “Outsiders” is Suede at their very finest. Brett Anderson sounds like he’s been frozen in time for 22 years, and Richard Oakes‘ guitar playing is just insane. So great.

Night Thoughts will be released on January 29th, 2016 via Rhino Records/Warner Brothers. Enjoy!

Suede Night Thoughts Cover

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Maria Throne By Sylvia Ji

Maria Throne By Sylvia Ji
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I admit that this awesome chair first caught my eye because I have this very same signed print by artist Sylvia Ji hanging on my wall in a very conspicuous place, so I stare directly at it multiple times a day. The Maria Throne, as its called, is a limited edition single-person sofa made using hand-shaped mahogany frames, with hand carvings and a black gloss lacquer finish.  It’s upholstered traditionally, using high-density foams, with a faux suede fabric bearing the Day of the Dead-esque print on the seat back and rear of the chair.

If suede isn’t your thing, you can request a special leather option with the exact same print (at an extra price, of course). Manufactured in a limited edition of just 33 pieces, each one with a sequentially numbered Certificate of Authenticity printed on the bottom,  this is not only a gorgeous piece of furniture but a highly collectible work of art, because Sylvia Ji is hot stuff!  The Maria Throne can be yours for £1,595, ($2,522.65) with shipping free to UK addresses. Click through to This Link for purchasing information!

Maria Throne By Sylvia Ji

Happy Birthday, Bernard Butler

Bernard Butler

Musician, producer, and former acclaimed guitarist for Suede, Bernard Butler was born on this day, May 1st in 1970. I never had the chance to interview Bernard (though I did interview his replacement in Suede) but I did meet him after a show in Seattle around the time his first solo album, People Move On was released and he was extremely nice, and very skinny! Happy Birthday, Bernard!