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!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: Hercules & Love Affair’s ‘OMNIOM’ !!

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM! We love us some Hercules and Love Affair – and the band are about to drop their fourth album Omnion later this year on September 1st, and will feature a variety of guest vocalists including The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, US singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, and Iceland’s Sísý Ey. The band shared their video for “Omnion” and Andy Butler explains, the song is “an appeal to the divine for help and healing.”

“The ‘Omnion’ video is an exploration of the nuances of gender and sexuality,” the directors say. “A story of rebirth, the video follows a lone figure in red ascending a seemingly infinite staircase. Perspective play, scale, and negative space is used to reflect the complexity of identity. It was a pleasure to work so closely with Andy and draw on his love of the theatrical set design of Robert Wilson and combine it with our interest in minimalism and surrealism.”

Check out their latest track above! Thoughts!?

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!! OMG, RIP: Icon and legendary singer Leonard Cohen !!

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Leonard Cohen, hugely prolific singer and songwriter whose work spanned close to 50 years, has passed away at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page, and his family, son and manager released statements regarding the icon’s death saying:

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read.

“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief. My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records,” Cohen’s son Adam wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone. “He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humour.”

“Unmatched in his creativity, insight and crippling candor, Leonard Cohen was a true visionary whose voice will be sorely missed,” his manager Robert Kory wrote in a statement. “I was blessed to call him a friend, and for me to serve that bold artistic spirit firsthand, was a privilege and great gift. He leaves behind a legacy of work that will bring insight, inspiration and healing for generations to come.”

A cause of death has not yet been released, but he was 82!

RIP, Leonard! Seeing you perform was one of the most-memorable and beautiful evenings we can recall!

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!! OMG, quote of the day: Hillary Clinton admits Kate McKinnon’s SNL impression of her makes her second guess herself !!

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“Her really dramatic impersonation of me does make me think, ‘Oh my gosh, did I roll my eyes? Lift my eyebrows?.’ My laugh, which has been noted since I was a little girl—’hearty’ is the way it’s often described—I see the exaggerated version of it and I do sometimes think, ‘Well, maybe I should just sort of back off from that.’ But then I forget and go on and just be what I’ve always been.”

– Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Kate McKinnon‘s SNL impression of her.

I wonder what she’d think of La Pequena‘s impression of her…

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