Scouts Shouts #5

Today = the fifth issue of SCOUTS SHOUTS, where I blog about my favourite song of the week, my album of the week, film of the week…you get the idea. Be sure to check back every Thursday to see what’s hot that week.

Album of the week

Bon Iver.

Bon Hiver. Bon.

Two songs on “For Emma, Forever Ago”, made me fall in love with Justin Vernon and now he’s back with album number two, the self-titled sophomore record. This time round, the sound is somewhat larger, and whereas the first album was recorded in a remote cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin, “Bon Iver” was created ‘in a remodeled veterinarian clinic in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, which was bought by Vernon and his brother in 2008. It was converted into April Base Studios, built mainly over the defunct swimming pool attached to the clinic’.

Vernon stated that ‘it’s been a wonderful freedom, working in a place we built’.

I gather that Vernon is the type of artist who is very much inspired and influenced by his surroundings. Of course the songs still have that Bon Iver-esque energy to them, which is why they are so special, but whereas “Emma” was a bit more stripped, the instrumentation is more epic. More experimental this time. It’s a lovely record, but you do have to be willing to travel to its world to truly enjoy it. Appreciate it.  The last two tracks are magic. The 90 second LISBON into BETH / REST took me somewhere else. Ugh.

Song of the week

I can’t tell you how long I have loved this song.

INXS – Never Tear Us Apart 

The sax = *goosebumps*

Crush of the week

Candice Swanepoel

is a stunner. I don’t need to say anything, ‘cos it’s pretty clear as to why she’s this week’s choice.

Film of the week

SOURCE CODE is a great film. I watched it this week and was blown away. From the score to the script to its direction (wonderful job by Duncan Jones). The whole cast = fantastic and it just kept me hooked throughout. I love leaving a film and feeling something, whether it’s happiness, sadness, love, rage…art should evoke some sort of emotional response and this certainly did. I want to read the book now and see how that compares with the film adaptation. Watch the first five minutes of the film below…

Female model of the week

Eliza Cummings

is a crazy cool model.

Over the past three years+ Eliza has racked up a rather impressive list of credits; having graced the pages of W, Vogue Italia, British Vogue, Vogue Japan, Wonderland, Dazed & Confused and i-D Magazine…, covered Vogue Italia and appeared in campaigns for CK, Topshop, Balenciaga and Paul Smith.

Cummings in colour.

Male model of the week

Ryan Koning

Ryan’s most recent work includes Max Mara Elegante’s S/S 11 collection and appearing in editorials for Slurp Magazine and Vanity Fair Italy. The two photos below are shot by Joe Lally and styled by James Worthington Demolet.

Image of the week

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