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Nothing Is As Cool As L.A. Witch’s “Drive Your Car” Video

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These ladies rock

There's something about the West Coast and driving that makes for the perfect match. I don't know what it is, exactly, but between The Rolling Stones' Kristen Stewart-infused video for "Ride 'Em On Down," Lana Del Rey's whole being, and the fuzzy and dark vibes of L.A. Witch, I can't deny how closely I associate hitting the open road with the endless highways in California. And that's more true than ever with the release of the latest L.A. Witch video.

Directed by Allie Lane, L.A. Witch's video for "Drive Your Car," a standout track from their self-titled debut album, is as effortlessly cool as they come. Who knew all you'd need was some badass whips, a killer all-black wardrobe, and an unbothered attitude to be the most stylish person around?

Lane tells us, "With the 'Drive Your Car' video, I wanted to evoke a surreal state of adventure that matches the romantic lulls and highs of a road trip. L.A. Witch's psych rock swells and enigmatic lyrics called for bleached color tones, mirror mirages, and expansive desert landscapes." 

Yes, indeed. It's a potent combination that's very effective. This is the vibe of which West Coast dreams are made. 

L.A. Witch Tour Dates

  • 12/6 in Bondi NSW at SoSueMe
  • 12/7 in Brisbane QLD at Crowbar
  • 12/9 in Byron Bay NSW at The Northern
  • 12/21 in Los Angeles CA at Teragram Ballroom
  • 12/22 in San Diego CA at Casbah
  • 12/23 in Santa Ana CA at Constellation Room
  • 3/16 in Sion CH at Le Port Franc
  • 3/17 in Parma IT at Milk Party
  • 3/20 in Zurich CH at Rote Fabrik
  • 3/21 in Berlin DE at Quasimodo
  • 3/22 in Hamburg DE at Hafenklang
  • 3/23 in Stockholm SE at Melodybox
  • 3/24 in Goteborg SE at Truck Stop Alaska
  • 3/27 in Nottingham UK at The Chameleon
  • 3/28 in Glasgow UK at Sleazy’s
  • 3/29 in Newcastle UK at Cluny
  • 3/30 in London UK at Oslo
  • 3/31 in Leeds UK at Headrow House
  • 4/4 in Paris FR at Supersonic
  • 4/5 in Arras FR at Maison de l’etudiant
  • 4/6 in Glarus CH at Veka
  • 4/7 in Milan IT at Ohibo


Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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