Monday, October 24, 2011


M83's new album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming was released 10/18/2011. Here is the new video for Midnight City!

M83 kind of has that electronic-indie-trance thing going on-- which is very intriguing. The name M83 is actually the name of a spiral galaxy called Messier 83. When you listen to their music, you definitely get overcome with a feeling of being in a different world. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a two disc album, taking you under their trance for about 1.2 hours, combining synthesizers, guitar, piano, crazy harmonizing and more. The band is made up of Frenchmen Anthony Gonzalez and Nicholas Fromageau.


Coldplay's latest album, Mylo Xyloto was released today! Here is the video for the song "Paradise."

Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden blasted through the 90s with a new genre: Pop Surrealism. He is now a world renowned artist known for his works that are cute yet disturbing, while incorporating cultural connotations.
"the viewer is confronted with the juxtaposition of the childhood innocence and the mysterious recesses of the soul. A subtle disquiet inhabits his paintings; the work is achingly beautiful as it hints at darker psychic stuff beneath the surface of cultural kitsch."
As you look into one of Ryden's works, you enter one of the fantasty worlds he has created. You can recognize some familiar icons and themes, however, his subjects have an eery look in their eyes like we are interrupting something, as if we just opened a trap door and shouldn't be looking in.

Ryden recieved a BFA in 1987 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Mark has designed album art for various artists such as Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ringo Starr. He currently lives in LA. 

See more of his work at

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gary Reef

Gary Reef is an Australian mixed media artist now living in the forests of Norway. His work includes vibrant colors, symbology, and mixing multiple textures and layers.
I am very laid back, I drink far too much coffee and my motto is 'Inspire, Create and Educate while having a darn good time.'                                           -- Gary Reef

Watch as he uses stencil and other techniques to create a composition full of texture and depth: 

Support the artist! 
Visit Gary Reef's shop on Etsy here
Learn more about his work by visiting his website here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bon Iver- Holocene

Seriously OBSESSED with the magnificence of this song & video! This is what beauty sounds like.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Interview with Brad Doggett

If you don't know who Brad Doggett is you will after this! Brad is a Northern Virginia native born to play the guitar. He's grown to be a YouTube sensation doing numerous covers of popular favorites. His channel has reached fifteen million views! Brad even made it out to LA to audition for The Voice. His first EP released early 2009.

However, we're 'Seriously' anticipating his new EP to come out by the end of this year! We had a special chance to interview Brad:
Seriously, Who Arted?: Can you give us some insight on your new album? 
Brad Doggett: There are six new songs and I really believe in them. It is going to sound a lot more mature than my last EP a couple years ago... It's been WAY too long since I last released a song of my own. I have to remind people that I'm not just a cover guy.
SWA: Have you decided a name for it yet?
BD: I actually haven't yet, but I'm learning towards "Miles and Miles." That's the last song on the record and it's super special to me. It's not meant to be the single, but the title also has internal meaning to me.
SWA: What inspires you to write your own music?
BD: The best way to write new songs is being lonely. It gives you a need and avenue to produce.  
SWA: Do you have a particular person in mind when you write songs? Is April a real person?  
BD: Sometimes I do and sometimes I'm just telling a story. April is not actually a person at all. I wrote the song in April-- not many people know that actually! 
SWA: What artists and type of music influence you the most? 
BD: It's obvious that I'm big into John Mayer. But when it comes to listening to music my favorite is actually R&B. It's got everything but the acoustic guitar...and that's where I come in. 
Check out his latest cover of Ne-yo's Sexy Love, just released today!

Also, make sure you check out his original song, "April." So presh!

Subscribe to Brad's YouTube channel here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lulu MyPinkTurtle

Halloween is right around the corner-- If the Charlie Immer post didn't get you in the ghoulish mood then maybe we'll take a different approach!

LuLu MyPinkTurtle's collage paintings include folk, Halloween, Mexican, themes and symbols such as Frida Kahlo and El Dia de Muertos. Her imagery and composition are so bold & fun!

You can see more of LuLu on her blog here
Or support her art by visiting her shop on Etsy!

Gene B.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Charlie Immer

Chris Immer is a Maryland artist and illustrator. He obtained a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited in NY, LA, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, & featured in Hi Fructose magazine.
These paintings are from his "Peeled" collection, showing what lies beneath of his characters. They hold gruesome themes and imagery- yet come off as surprisingly cute and fantastic! Immer knows how to make blood and guts adorable. Bravo!

View his website HERE