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AZAR SWAN editorial for GALORE MAG with Interview

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“Sooooo we’re pretty much obsessed with Azar Swan right now (I mean, have you heard their Bugatti Remix!?!?)! With bass fueled beats, heavy rock vibes, and smooth siren-like vocals, they will literally make you feel like you’re in a mosh pit at a Lil Wayne concert where Britney Spears is the opening act- so basically, they’re EVERYTHING! We got to sit down with lead vocalist, Zohra Atash, and get all the details on the Afghan born, ghetto-goth goddess.”

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Credits
Creative Director: Todd Pendu
Photographer: Jason Rodgers
Hair & Make Up: Tiffany Patton
Stylists: Todd Pendu and Zana Bayne
Stylists Assistant: Nick Blumenthal

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13:13 interviews AZAR SWAN and debuts new track “Foreign”

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The interview by 13:13 asks Josh and Zohra (Scorpio and Capricorn, respectively) what brings them inspiration, how they channel it into their music and how this has propelled them to create a sound that by now, feels the most exciting and provocative to the duo Azar Swan.

Azar Swan – "Foreign" by 13:13 on Mixcloud

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V MAGAZINE interviews TEMPERS and premiers their cover version of SWANS’ “Killing For Company”

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“Don’t you just love it when one of your new favorite bands covers one of your favorite songs by one of your old favorite bands? We’ve been playing this Tempers cover of Swans’s ‘Killing For Company’ on repeat, so we went ahead and got in touch with Tempers, just so we could nerd out more about Swans — and get these cool shots of Jasmine and Eddie.”

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“In celebration of the year of the witch” SLUTIST interview ZOHRA ATASH of AZAR SWAN

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“In celebration of the year of the witch, Slutist found a few female creators to discuss the subject. Zohra Atash, the woman behind Brooklyn’s tribal dance pop duo Azar Swan, delves into the witch archetype and spells out how she’s harnessed her creative force for good.”

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New TEMPERS interview + editorial on SANGBLEU

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“It’s sometime near midnight along North Brooklyn’s renewed waterfront strip as singer-songwriter Jasmine Golestaneh and her instrumental right hand man Eddie Cooper, better known as the NYC-based duo Tempers, sit at the furthermost table of a vast and desolate wine bar, spiked with the scent of newly stained wood. They’ve tucked themselves away in an effort to escape the stark contrast to neighboring Glasslands Gallery, where they took to the stage earlier that night, opening for compatriots Amen Dunes and Suuns. With the ghosts of the East River and an industrial past adrift above their heads, Eddie takes notice of an ATM blinking neon blue light in the dark bathroom hallway.”

Interview by Nisia Wasilewicz
Photographer: Lea Colombo
Creative Director: Todd Pendu
Stylists: Zana Bayne and Todd Pendu
Stylist Assistant: Nick Blumenthal
Hair: Ryan Austin Kazmarek
Make-up: Mark de los Reyes
Wardrobe: Heather Lawton, Sally LaPointe, Acne, Alexandre Plokhov, Bijules, Chris Habana, Zana Bayne, Katie Gallagher and OAK

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THE AESTHETE interviews Liza Thorn of STARRED

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“Liza Thorn is one half of the rock duo Starred, muse to Hedi Slimane, good friends with Courtney Love and very hard to track down.”

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IMPOSE MAGAZINE interviews AZAR SWAN about their new single + more…

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“Sitting with the band, it becomes immediately apparent that their art is found in a striking honesty: they manage to maintain a sensual mystique and a certain openness. It makes sense when you consider that the band has released a digital single on Pendu Sound, their friend and colleague (Todd Pendu actually married Strawn to his wife on a cliff in Montauk). The single is called ‘In My Mouth,’ and will soon be partnered with another, ‘Over.'”

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YOUTHLESS FANZINE video interview SASHA GREY from aTELECINE

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THE SUNDAY TIMES interview SASHA GREY from aTELECINE on her life after porn

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“Sasha Grey was one of Hollywood’s highest-earning adult-movie stars until she quit at 21. Now she’s in mainstream films and writing erotic fiction. Is she empowered or deluded?”

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ZUMIC’s interviews TEMPERS and features them as the “Band To Watch”

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“We here at Zumic are all about new and exciting music, and being based in Brooklyn we get to see and hear quite a few exciting new bands. New York’s Tempers is one of those bands: an exciting, darkly upbeat two piece consisting of guitarist Eddie Cooper and vocalist Jasmine Golestaneh. Tempers’ sound is very edgy and manic while still being melodic enough where it’s nearly impossible not to move with the music.”

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GALORE MAG interviews LIZA THORN from STARRED

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TRAVIS CAINE from VON HAZE + JASMINE GOLESTANEH from TEMPERS are interviewed by SERIAL OPTIMIST on the album that changed their life

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“This week we interview three electro/pop musicians of the dark sound persuasion: Travis Caine Seitz of Von Haze, Zohra Atash of Azar Swan and Jasmine Golestaneh of Tempers. Von Haze and Tempers are both signed to Pendu Sound – one of many brainchilds of goth lord, Todd Pendu, who’s deservingly noted as a tastemaker in the alternative and more macabre New York/London music scenes.”

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VICE interviews LIZA THORN from STARRED via podcast

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“Liza Thorn of Starred is one of these people that kept popping up on my radar and I didn’t really know why. We have common friends. We follow one another on the internet. We know one another’s bands and like them. We are both front women. We kind of look alike. (This is confirmed with Liza tells me that people have confused her for me before). But we had never met in person.”

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GRANDLIFE interviews LIZA THORN and MATTHEW KOSHAK from STARRED

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“If you haven’t heard of the band STARRED, you’re not alone – it was only last summer that Pitchfork picked up on their underground hit “No Good”, and it wasn’t until just a few days ago that their fantastic EP Prison To Prison hit the review circuit – but mark our words, you’ll be hearing a lot more from them soon.”

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DISTRICT MTV interviews VON HAZE and ZANA BAYNE

“Von Haze are New York-based duo Katherine Kin and Travis Caine. Previously to their music careers, Katherine worked for Alice Roi and Marc Jacobs, while Travis was a woodworker and photo editor. Now, they create woozy, minimal electronic sounds layered over brooding shoegaze, with their debut album, ‘Kar Dee Akk Ake’ released 6 November 2012.”

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THE QUIETUS interviews SASHA GREY from aTELECINE

“Where aTelecine’s work (listen to their albums on Spotify here) deals in fractured, unsettling sounds where any vocal is a mutter amidst the noise, Sasha Grey adopts a more forthright approach for her twisting and strange take on Nico’s ‘Afraid’. We spoke to Grey about her Desertshore collaboration.”

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VICE/NOISEY Interview with Todd Pendu

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Photographer: Fianny Martinez
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OPENING CEREMONY interviews VON HAZE after CMJ


“Von Haze’s sound (much like SALEM and Gatekeeper’s, other favorites of ours) is slow-paced, dark, sparse, somewhat meditative, and layered with eerie electronics.”

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MTV HIVE gives a quick review and interview on CHELSEA WOLFE

“When Chelsea Wolfe stepped onto stage in support of her debut album The Grime and the Glow, the black-cloaked singer often delivered her doom-folk tracks from a behind a webby chain mask or a lace blanket. Two years later, the veil has come off. The L.A. artist now appears only with pitch-dark eye makeup on stage and in the album artwork for her last release Ἀποκάλυψις and this year’s Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs. Similarly, she’s shed much of the industrial static and séance atmospherics of her previous full-lengths and embraces a stripped-down sound on her most recent.”

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CHELSEA WOLFE interviewed by PREFIX MAG

“Chelsea Wolfe is a dark, mysterious chanteuse who’s last record caught a lot of people’s ears with its delicate gradient shifts from burning white to pitch black. She’s about to get a higher profile with a series of works coming in the next several months, and her penchant for offbeat covers is a fine complementary strength to her own original material. I had a chance to sit down and chat while she was on tour with Russian Circles.”

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