American Noir


The Paper Kites are Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen. Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2010, but having played and recorded together since high school, the group self-released a nascent EP, Bloom, and what began as a word-of-mouth following was swiftly spiraling into massive media attention, and showing no signs of slowing down.
Film & Music


We recorded 12 songs in 11 days. We worked fast. We didn’t think about much. When you have something that feels right, it’s definitely not going to last forever, so you’ve got to do the most you can with it before it goes away.
American Noir

Angel Is The Devil – American Noir Paintings

INGREDIENTS: Golden Acrylics:Titanium WhiteInterference Red FineQuinacridone Azo GoldCadmium Yellow MediumYellow OchreGreen GoldQuinacridone MagentaPrimary MagentaQuinacridone CrimsonIridescent Silver FineCerulean Blue DeepBurnt Umber LightMars
Arts & Culture

Musician Elliott Smith – A Short But Authentic Life

It is with interest that I note a new documentary by director, Nickolas Rossi about Elliott’s life, “Heaven Adores You,” released this past May. The film is currently making its way across the globe via the festival circuits, screening at the Stockholm International Film Festival this weekend and then on to Internationales Filmfest in Braunschweig, Germany and DOT NYC Saturday 15th November.
Arts & Culture

Glynn ‘NOIR’ Judd | It’s All About Individuality

I recently had the chance to interview Glynn 'NOIR' Judd. Having grown up in Los Angeles in the 70’s and 80’s, I have seen my fair share graffiti on trains and city walls, from ‘SABER'S illegal 97-gallon of paint LA River Project, which took a year to complete and was gone in a day, to all city tagger, ‘CHAKA,’ aka Daniel Ramos.