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August 22 2014

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2 posts tagged "Bowery Ballroom"

Cushnie Et Ochs Et Oh Land

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The Danish chanteuse Oh Land—a.k.a. Nanna Oland Fabricius—has attracted a fashionable following, wooing designers like M Missoni, which chose her as a face of the label, with her sunny electro-pop. For her upcoming tour, she went further than borrowing clothes. She collaborated with Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs on a series of tour dresses.

“Oh Land [first] borrowed a dress from our Fall ’11 collection to perform on the Craig Ferguson show,” Cushnie tells Style.com. “Then we met her for the first time after her show at the Bowery Ballroom in September—where she was wearing the dress again,” Ochs adds. From there, the three decided to coordinate on a series of tour pieces, based on the fringed dress the singer had taken such a liking to.

“The fringe moved so well onstage while she was performing,” Cushnie explains. “It’s a total rock star dress and she made it come to life, so we made four additional dresses all with fringe.” “We just wanted to make sure she would have fun performing in it,” Ochs says. New Yorkers can verify that particular detail when Oh Land and her dresses return to New York stages on December 11.

Photos: Courtesy of Cushnie et Ochs

Sounds Of Summer

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At some point in the next couple months, people are going to rally around one summer song—some pop track that, far into the future, will remind you of what it felt like to beat the heat in 2009. Bachelorette’s Annabel Alpers has a dark-horse candidate for that honor. “The National Grid” is the soundtrack for a lazy weekend road trip into outer space, and just one of the excellent, synth-soaked folk tunes on Bachelorette’s second album, My Electric Family (Drag City.) The record is out today. If you’re looking for the kind of song you can sing-along to around the campfire, search no further than Nina Persson’s “Stronger Than Jesus.” The Citizens Band member and former Cardigans frontwoman Persson is performing under the moniker A Camp these days, and her new album, Colonia, was made with the help of a few boldface names—her husband, ex-Shudder to Think man Nathan Larson; James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins; Joan as Police Woman; and more. Perhaps as a result, the music has a good-natured, “everyone join in now” vibe, even at its most downbeat. Persson is launching her national A Camp tour tonight with an appearance at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Feel free to sing along.

Photo: Courtesy of Drag City