video premiere: “hungry ghost” by venus and the moon

photo by jorge suarez, courtesy of venus and the moon

galactic country music approved by cat power.

When your last name is Phoenix, your band is bound to get a bit of recognition. But for Rain Phoenix and Frally Hynes, star power is certainly not what's taken them this far. Since teaming up, the duo has toured with Cat Power, collaborated with Chris Stills and Rufus Wainwright, and created a new musical genre: galactic country.

Inspired by cosmic energy, particularly of Venus (the planet of love, beauty, and femininity) and the Moon (which incites reflection, intuition, and human emotions), Phoenix and Hynes have crafted their own distinct sound, filled with chilling harmonies and twinkling melodies. Their latest single, "Hungry Ghost," explores the addictive underbelly of relationships. It showcases the duo's raw, experimental nature through dark bridges and atypical instrumentals. And much like the song itself, the video also reflects the instinctive, spontaneous spirit of the group: "The video for 'Hungry Ghost' seemed to have a mind of its own," the group says. "Director Katie Davison shot the dancer at high speed, thinking she would use parts of it in the piece, but when she added the song in the editing bay—the performance lined up perfectly with the track. We loved it and felt it spoke to the soul of 'Hungry Ghost.'"

Watch the video below and find out more about Venus and the Moon here.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.