JIMMY FONTAINE FOR "EVERYTHING WENT BLACK"

JIMMY FONTAINE FOR “EVERYTHING WENT BLACK”

In less than a week and a half COMUNE will present EVERYTHING WENT BLACK, an exhibition of work by photographer Jimmy Fontaine. The showcase will honor an inside perspective of a raw culture fueled by the idea of a steadfast “DIY” lifestyle and the chaos that comes with it. Take a quick glance at a couple...

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW

COMUNE employees and Contributors recently took a nine day journey to the music capital of the world to experience the legendary music festival SXSW. Take a look at the 2500 mile excursion that left us exhausted, broke, hung over and full of the good times, Enjoy.

SPECTRAL ELLIPSE BY COREY SMITH

SPECTRAL ELLIPSE BY COREY SMITH

I’ve always thought of abstract painting as the “adult contemporary” music of the painting world. Maybe I’m getting older or maybe the world is becoming so insane I just don’t feel like expressing an opinion through artwork matters.

"HERE IS THE ROOM" BY ANDREW KUYKENDALL

“HERE IS THE ROOM” BY ANDREW KUYKENDALL

COMUNE Drop City Contributor Andrew Kuykendall recently directed a short film entitled "Here is the Room" for Dossier Journal, take a look.

MP3 MONDAY

MP3 MONDAY

"Red Ford Radio" by U.S. Girls off of their Go Grey album.

THE POWDER WAS SO DEEP I NEEDED A SNORKEL

THE POWDER WAS SO DEEP I NEEDED A SNORKEL

For over a week, Tahoe has been hit with the biggest storm of the season. Every night a foot or more snow has fallen and it still hasn’t let up. Road closures, avalanches, and traffic accidents have been a constant. While this is an inconvenience for many, COMUNE snow contributors have been loving the weather...

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // THE TRIP HOME

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // THE TRIP HOME

Waking up to the thought of a 22-hour drive home blows.  I convinced the guys the night before to man up and drive the whole way home non-stop and they all agreed, but I was curious to see how they would feel about it the morning after the biggest night yet.

CUT COPY TALK "ZONOSCOPE" AND THE IMPENDING DEATH OF ALBUM ART

CUT COPY TALK “ZONOSCOPE” AND THE IMPENDING DEATH OF ALBUM ART

Dustin recently sat down with Cut Copy to discuss their third major release Zonoscope that is available in stores now.  Check out the entire post for the full interview and some great photos of drummer Mitchell Scott wearing COMUNE.

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 6

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 6

SXSW is over and Austin about imploded in on itself. We got up a little on the late side of the day and made it into the city around three.  The week has definitely taken its toll on everyone, but we rallied with the thought of the last night and the storm that comes with...

MP3 MONDAY

MP3 MONDAY

"Black Cloud" by Christmas Island off of their Blackout Summer album.

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 5

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 5

What a day! Jason Lee Parry had his video premier that him and his fiancée Jenny starred in for Cee-Lo so we went there to check it out. Austin isn’t necessarily known for its film’s, but these music videos were AMAZING, and it allowed us to get out of the heat for a while as...

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 4

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 4

What a day!  Started off bright and early at Thrasher as always to watch the talent destroy the mini ramp.  I seriously don’t think there is many tricks left to be thrown down on this thing.  Afterwards, we went to checkout Dirty Beaches which is the only band that I really wanted to see.

SXSW: ZEE GERMANS AND SOME DIRTY BEACHES

SXSW: ZEE GERMANS AND SOME DIRTY BEACHES

Whoever coined the phrase "Keep Austin Weird" likely spent some time perched on a balcony overlooking 6th Street listening to German techno. From the neo-hippie band jamming banjos on the street corner to crazy Krauts, we're pretty convinced that the Lone Star State embraces its odd moniker proudly.

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 3

COMUNE ROAD TRIP // SXSW // DAY 3

We woke up early from our new friend Chris’ loft.  We had no idea that it was located on 6th street right in the heart of everything!  We were able to leave the van that had got us to Austin in the parking loft where were staying which was a huge blessing as it was...

SXSW: BUT I WAS THERE!

SXSW: BUT I WAS THERE!

When landing in Austin for each annual SXSW festival we can't help but be reminded of James Murphy's seminal song, 'Losing My Edge.' "We were here when Wolfmother played to a crowd of fifteen at Club Deville two years before their full length came out. We were here when Billy Murray descended on the city per...

COMUNE PRESENTS EVERYTHING WENT BLACK BY JIMMY FONTAINE

COMUNE PRESENTS EVERYTHING WENT BLACK BY JIMMY FONTAINE

COMUNE presents EVERYTHING WENT BLACK, a photo exhibition of work by JIMMY FONTAINE