Film At 11: Jenny Lewis

California singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis‘ video for new single “Just One Of The Guys,” from new album The Voyager, features Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, Kristen Stewart and Tennessee Thomas as her band, and also as crazy-looking dudes. The clip also has an abundance of Adidas track suits, fake mustaches and awful dancing. Just enough to suck you into the track that accompanies it all. Check out the video below.

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From The Desk Of Orenda Fink: Chris Lawson

Orenda Fink is known for her quiet, introspective songs and her unobtrusive approach to singing. Her music, both on her own solo albums and with Azure Ray (the band she fronts with longtime friend Maria Taylor), tends to be forlorn and unsettling, albeit imbued with an underlying belief in the ultimate goodness of existence. The songs on her new album, Blue Dream were inspired by the death of her dog, as well as general meditations on the limitations of existence on the material plane. On the LP, Fink goes deep into the primal questions of death and the meaning of life. The lyrics are dark, but the music is bright and buoyant, although still played at the laid-back tempos that are her forte. Fink will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on her.

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Fink: Mixed-media artist, surrealist, writer, actor, world traveler, best friend: Chris Lawson is one of my favorite visual artists. He has been called an “ethnographic surrealist,” and I feel this best sums up his body of work. He has done cover art for Azure Ray, Art In Manila and my solo record Ask The Night, to which he also contributed lyrics. His mixed-media pieces range from the macabre to the ethereal, but generally you will find a dose of Chris’ quirky sense of humor; an ability to find light in darkness and poke fun at the monsters (real or imagined) of society. His work is really amazing.

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MP3 At 3PM: The Belle Sounds

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San Francisco’s the Belle Sounds play hazy, deeply heartwarming soft rock in the vein of Fleetwood Mac. New track “The Siren” mixes country twang with melodic vocal harmonies and smooth, quiet instrumentals. The track comes from Black Stone, out September 9. Download “The Siren” below.

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Images From The Pitchfork Music Festival

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MAGNET contributor Michael Jackson attended this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival and sent us these great photos. St. Vincent is above. More after the jump.

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From The Desk Of Orenda Fink: Dr. John

Orenda Fink is known for her quiet, introspective songs and her unobtrusive approach to singing. Her music, both on her own solo albums and with Azure Ray (the band she fronts with longtime friend Maria Taylor), tends to be forlorn and unsettling, albeit imbued with an underlying belief in the ultimate goodness of existence. The songs on her new album, Blue Dream were inspired by the death of her dog, as well as general meditations on the limitations of existence on the material plane. On the LP, Fink goes deep into the primal questions of death and the meaning of life. The lyrics are dark, but the music is bright and buoyant, although still played at the laid-back tempos that are her forte. Fink will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on her.

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Fink: I am coming up on a 20-year love affair with Dr. John. And I recently met him at the Atlanta airport. I walked off my plane and there, sitting at the gate, looking badass as ever, was no other! I’m assuming because of some health issues, he was wheelchair bound and trying to get someone’s attention for assistance. I had to pinch myself. I walked up and said, “Dr. John? Do you need help?” He said, “I sure do, Honey.” I went to the gate agent and whispered, “You see that man over there? Take good care of him. He’s a legend.” I was too star-struck and nervous to properly introduce myself, or tell him that I had just recorded a cover of one of his songs, but I will always remember how f*$cking cool he was. Sigh.

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Film At 11: The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers debut their new video for “War On The East Coast,” off their first new album in four years, Bill Bruisers, due for release August 25 via Matador. The upbeat track is accompanied by a clip of always-moving suburban life, featuring the band members playing their instruments on the streets as life goes on around them. Check out the video below.

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From The Desk Of Orenda Fink: Geronimo

Orenda Fink is known for her quiet, introspective songs and her unobtrusive approach to singing. Her music, both on her own solo albums and with Azure Ray (the band she fronts with longtime friend Maria Taylor), tends to be forlorn and unsettling, albeit imbued with an underlying belief in the ultimate goodness of existence. The songs on her new album, Blue Dream were inspired by the death of her dog, as well as general meditations on the limitations of existence on the material plane. On the LP, Fink goes deep into the primal questions of death and the meaning of life. The lyrics are dark, but the music is bright and buoyant, although still played at the laid-back tempos that are her forte. Fink will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on her.

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Fink: Geronimo is my good friend Jenny Reyes’ clothing label. In my circles, she is the indie female musician’s fashionable best friend. She has designed for Jenny Lewis, Haim, the Veronicas, Winona Ryder, Whispertown, Azure Ray and myself to name a few. I met her many years ago when we toured together with Rilo Kiley where she not only became a close confidant, but also taught me how to dress! Her designs are impeccable and always one step ahead of everyone else. She’s also an amazing stylist. She’s the bomb!

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MP3 At 3PM: Joe Marson

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Brooklyn singer/songwriter Joe Marson shares “Here With Me,” a hopeful song full of gospel harmonies and soulful emotion. Marson’s alternative folk rock gushes with the essence of blues and reminiscent lyrics. The track comes from his recently released Electric Soul Magic EP. Download “Here With Me” below.

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From The Desk Of Orenda Fink: Little White Dogs

Orenda Fink is known for her quiet, introspective songs and her unobtrusive approach to singing. Her music, both on her own solo albums and with Azure Ray (the band she fronts with longtime friend Maria Taylor), tends to be forlorn and unsettling, albeit imbued with an underlying belief in the ultimate goodness of existence. The songs on her new album, Blue Dream were inspired by the death of her dog, as well as general meditations on the limitations of existence on the material plane. On the LP, Fink goes deep into the primal questions of death and the meaning of life. The lyrics are dark, but the music is bright and buoyant, although still played at the laid-back tempos that are her forte. Fink will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on her.

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Fink: I don’t know what my thing is with little white dogs, but I’ve had one pretty much my entire life starting at age 12 with our childhood dog, Muggs. I just lost my dog of 16 years, Wilson, not too long ago, and I was so heartbroken it took me awhile to even think about getting another. But when we finally got our new dog, Grimm, I realized, by George, I have picked out another little white dog! Thus completing a lifelong trifecta of little white dogs. I don’t know if they are my spirit animals or reincarnated from each other or just darn cute, but I imagine one day when I am older and more sedentary, I will collect a small herd of weird little white dogs and lay around with them in a white room in a white dress. This is my version of being the crazy cat lady.

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Film At 11: Cloud Nothings

Following the release of latest album Here And Nowhere Else, Cloud Nothings offer a video for manic track “Psychic Trauma.” The clip features a psychedelic blur of the band performing the song, fluctuating in patterns of fuzziness that correlate with the different moods the song possesses. Check out the video below.

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