Love And Space - Akron/Family

Music can make even the worst days bearable. Here’s a song that I had the pleasure to experience live a few years on a day when only music was capable of being my savior.

"Make it into a mirror to reflect the myriad colored lights of love and space."

The Snowman Collection - New York Fashion Week.

Photos by Ariel Viera

I like to take pretty pictures. Let’s be Instagram friends, shall we? Follow me @thearielviera.

How To Run Away by Slow Magic

It’s been a while since I had the pleasure to experience the magic of a chillwave album. Now that one of my favorite bands are back, I can once again shower myself in gorgeous lo-fi synthesized rhythms.

The best perk working at Gawker: rooftop with wifi.

The best perk working at Gawker: rooftop with wifi.

sleEP by Interstellar Still Life

It’s always shocking when a group composing of only three members can feel as expansive as an orchestra. This is the feeling I get with Brooklyn-based band, Interstellar Still Life, which is a great name by the way. However, I’m biased with anything that has interstellar in the title. Raw energy bursts from guitarists Benjamin Miller and Jeremy Wingard with Andrew Smith beautifully grounding the sound, making a digital recording feel like an explosive in-house performance. I’m in love with this EP, it’s all that I love from bands like Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes with an extra rawness.

"…and now I’m saved."

Repeat Pleasure - How To Dress Well

All that I seek is simplicity, to feel those thirty-second stints of pleasure over and over. Complication makes for great fiction, but in reality it just causes more friction. Simplicity is the step back in order to see things from the outside; it’s caring about the essentials and discarding the needless filler; it’s letting go of the fear of what could, should, and would happen; it’s being intentional with every action and every word; it’s the act being wholly in the moment.

"Now that I’ve known you, the truth could never come without your smile."

Mullica and I being fierce.

Mullica and I being fierce.

Girlfriend by We Are Trees

If you ever thought to yourself: what if Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes had a lovechild, what would they sound like? Well I have an answer for you: We Are Trees. Take one part Edward Droste’s folky vocals and Daniel Rossen’s gentle guitar plucking, two parts Fleet Foxes’ expansive woodland sound, and three parts heartbreak and you have yourself one of the best chamber pop albums ever made.

Disconnect from the world, real and digital, and just let the music flow.

She’s giving and caring and genuinely concerned about the welfare of others. I can’t be with someone like that.

Seinfeld

I’m astonished that a sitcom from the 90’s can describe dating so accurately. I can’t even

Floral on Floral: A Self-Portrait
This was taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Rooftop Garden, which is a marvelous place to visit if you are ever in NYC. It has wonderful views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan skyline.

Floral on Floral: A Self-Portrait

This was taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Rooftop Garden, which is a marvelous place to visit if you are ever in NYC. It has wonderful views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan skyline.