Party Favor and Njomza Come Together to Make New Music

Party Favor & NJOMZA Release Video for Collaborative Single
“Caskets” (feat. FKi 1st)
Out Now via Mad Decent
Buy/Stream: http://maddecent.fm/caskets

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Mid-summer Excitement for 2018 Adventures

While the summer of 2017 is still in full swing, the summer of 2018 is building hype among festival patrons as early as possible. Perhaps a sign of the market tightening before the widely discussed “festival bubble” pops, these early releases of information and tickets are a win for those wanting to plan ahead and perhaps even save some cash on next year’s adventures.

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REZZonating with the Community

REZZ PS TEST 3 By Murphy Fuller 

 

In four years you will be producing music under the Mau5trap label. Most would laugh at such a statement. For Isabelle Rezazadeh, this pipe dream is a reality. Her rise to popularity can be described only as meteoric. While her ascent to fame as REZZ has been propelled by the same artists she admired before delving into the industry she has already impacted greatly in a short time.
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LCD Soundsystem, Gavin Russom, comes out as transgender: “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.”


Photo by Gavin Russom

“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.”

While participating in a profile piece by Grindr about her upcoming solo album American Dream, Gavin Russom has come out as transgender. She detailed her struggles of being in her 40’s and trying determine her identity. She said, “and in each of those decades, there’s been a time where I’ve tried to say, ‘Hey, I think I’m transgender!’ This was even before that word existed.”

Russom has identified “along the feminine spectrum,” and her band mates are in full support. “The general feeling in the group is that will make the band better.” 
Russom also told Grindr that she has struggled with her gender identity all her life but although she didn’t identify as trans before, she has always been an advocate for transgender rights. “I am someone who has spoken out on both women’s rights and trans rights for a long time,” Russom said, “but when I started to transition myself, that was one of the most shocking things. 
She also had some aid for to those struggling with gender identity issues. “For anybody who is struggling with their gender identity or who wants to come out and is afraid to, what would be better than giving someone permission to do that through my performance? That’s the ultimate. It’s what other people gave to me, so I’d love to pass that along to other people, too.”
She is best known for her part in the electro-rock band, LCD Soundsystem, based out of Brooklyn, NY. She has been in the band since 2010. 
She spoke highly of the punk rock club scene in New York. Being able to view the city’s clubs as a place where transgender people could be open and free. 

“It gives me hope for the future to see the courage and creativity of a much younger generation of trans women,” Russom told Grindr. “Clubs are where I’ve encountered a lot of that.”