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!! Nick Knight and Björk pay tribute to Alexander McQueen !!


Photographer Nick Knight has directed a film paying homage to the late fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen featuring new music by pop singer Björk. Entitled ‘Too Lee, With Love, Nick’, the kaleidoscopic short appeared on Knight’s SHOWstudio.com website yesterday and stars a cast of all-black models wearing McQueen’s most important designs. In an interview with Style.com ahead of the film’s premiere at the British Fashion Awards last night, the director said:

We felt it was important to have the clothes featured one last time on flesh and blood before the museum takes them away… I worked a lot with McQueen, so, yes, it is an emotional experience. But I hope this film will play proper homage to his career, and the absolute genius he was.

Next summer The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will showcase 100 of the iconoclastic designer’s creations spanning his 20-year career with the exhibit “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”. The show will be on display for the public from May 4 to July 31. McQueen, 40, committed suicide in his London home in February.

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!! OMG, download a new Perfume Genius song: “Dreeem” !!

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Matador Records is releasing an expanded version of one of our favorite albums of the year: Perfume GeniusLearning. The re-release is due next Tuesday and will feature an all-new cover plus three new songs, including the mournful “Dreeem”, which you can listen to and download below. For more on Perfume Genius, a.k.a. Mike Hadreas, read our interview with the man here.
Perfume Genius – Dreeem
(via Matablog)

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!! OMG, listen to the new Hercules and Love Affair song “My House” !!

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With a US release date for Hercules and Love Affair‘s sophomore album Blue Songs yet to be announced, we’ll have to cast our eyes toward the United Kingdom for advance word on the record. A handful of bloggers and DJs started buzzing about the album a few weeks ago and today the first official teaser appeared on the NME‘s website: the very house-y number “My House” featuring Shaun Wright (pictured above) on lead vocals.

Blue Songs is due out in the UK via Moshi Moshi on January 31. The band is currently on tour in Europe with The Gossip. Remaining dates after the jump.
Thanks to H&LA super fan Produzentin for the tip!

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!! OMG, contest: win the new Mark Ronson album !!

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We’ve got three copies of the new Mark Ronson album Record Collection to give away. To win, you must answer a skill-testing question inspired by the liner notes for the gayest song on the album, “Somebody to Love Me”. (If you’re a fan of Mark Ronson, chances are you’re a fan of reading liner notes because his are usually quite lengthy.) Here goes:
What ’90s pop star-turned-songwriting powerhouse sings the bridge on Record Collection single “Somebody To Love Me”?
The first three readers to email the correct answer to contest(at)omgblog(dot)com will win. We’ll announce the winners via our Twitter feed. This contest is open to residents of the United States only. (USA! USA!)
Here is the video for “Somebody To Love” me:

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