Maxime Taccardi is a true artist on varying levels not only is he one our favorite illustrators but now he is making films. Like his highly twisted illustrations his and Kristyn Emily new short film entitled AsHEs explores a place were most minds will not allow themselves to go! The music for this film was created by Matias Autio and Maxime Taccardi is the perfect sonic back drop for what you are about to witness. So after the jump peep AsHEs and let your eye balls burn baby burn!
I’m not going to even say too much, other than here is a cult classic movie for freaks. CVLT Nation now showing Gummo after the jump!
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Sorrondeguy on the phone from his family’s home in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Martin politely agreed to let me interview him for Cvlt Nation and greeted me warmly over the phone as I interrupted some of his time from making chimichurri with his mom.
For many within the punk/hardcore community, Martin needs little introduction as his involvement in the scene has left a tremendous impact. Martin’s most visible involvement in punk has come through fronting hardcore bands like Los Crudos and Limp Wrist and through forming DIY record label Lengua Armada Discos; which throughout the years has served as a powerful venue for supporting and exposing Latino punk/hardcore bands.
Aside from his involvement with Los Crudos, Limp Wrist, N.N., Needles, and Lengua Armada, Martin has stayed active within the punk community through regularly contributing to Maximum Rocknroll, creating documentary films like Mas Alla de los Gritos: A U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary, and authoring a new book on punk/hardcore.
During our conversation, Martin and I talked about various topics, including: his upcoming book called Get Shot (pre-order the book here), what it was like playing in Latin America, a brief family history, the upcoming Los Crudos vinyl discography, and even his involvement in the early hip-hop scene as a B-Boy.
With that said, I was very happy to interview Martin. Now read the interview and let one of punk’s smartest and most creative minds impart some knowledge on you!
Joël Séria // 1971
Leave it to Mondo Macabro to distribute the wildest, most delightfully dark side of [mainly] 70′s cinema.
It really doesn’t get much better than adorable pre-teen girls with a lust for one another, seduction, the occult, Satan, and peeping nuns.
From the very start, the E P I C Lautremont’s Les Chants de Maldoror is referenced and used as inspiration for the girls’ dedication to darkness. The entire film boils down to the unforgettable ending which involves a ceremonious Satanic vow with undertones of Charles Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal.
Think Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures meets Juan López Moctezuma’s Alucarda.
Need I say more?
Previews after the jump…
Have you realized that CVLT Nation is a community that welcomes our readers to submit the epic things they create? Case in point: Cameron Starke from Utah got together with his crew and made a sick skate movie called ACID BONG. Not only is this visual full of gnarly tricks, it also has insane falls that will make you yell unholy shit! What really kept me saying damn, ACID BONG is keeping my attention, was the insane soundtrack – watch the movie so you can hear what I’m talking about, recognize rawness! CVLT Nation salutes Cameron and his homies on a job well fucking done! Now spark a phat bowl and watch ACID BONG after the jump!
Lele Saveri is a prolific photographer, investigative journalist of sorts, and just a rad guy! He’s done a ton of freelance work for publications like l’Uomo Vogue and Rolling Stone, and has also been on staff at VICE Italy, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He recently published a book of his photography entitled Incubi et Succubi, and it is a journey through his worst fears and nightmares, full of mysterious and creepy yet beautiful imagery. Incubi et Succubi is out now via Seems Books, and to accompany the release of his crimson-bound tome at Family bookstore in L.A. in December of last year, Lele screened the short film he filmed and directed with Giulia Maria Venturini, To Lie Under, with an original soundtrack by No Age. Today CVLT Nation is lucky to be the exclusive internet home of To Lie Under, which you can view below, and after the jump check out my interview with Lele Saveri about his background, his book and his photographic travels, as well as unpublished photos from Incubi et Succubi and some of his upcoming projects…
FULL INTERVIEW AFTER THE JUMP…
My anticipation for this film reached a crescendo in the two weeks preceding its release. Alien and Aliens remained in a consistent rotation, shifting between theatrical and director’s cuts at a whim. The lesser however note worthy Alien3 even saw some time, though none was wasted on the dismal fourth entry. As a series that has both terrified and intrigued me from a young age, Prometheus stood for me, like so many, as a possible return to form. Many of these expectations were met, some even exceeded, while some remained unmet. Many a complaint has been aimed at its perceived sloppy storytelling. Despite Scott’s notorious genre dabbling not always yielding the best results, his earlier forays into science fiction are considered among the crowning achievements of the genre. Prometheus is such an achievement. The film seduced me with a sense of awe not felt since the Moria sequence in The Fellowship of the Rings a decade ago. It in this aspect that Prometheus is in part Alien’s antithesis, retaining the terror while replacing the claustrophobia with a wondrous vertigo. The original’s muted, plodding score is met with sweeping pieces that evoke the dreamy ways of the unknown. Prometheus is likely to be the most underrated and misunderstood film of the year.
I have been a skateboarder for most of my life. It’s one of those things that really changed the way that I see my place in the world. From the very first issue, I have had an affinity for Thrasher magazine, and over the years that hasn’t changed. In 2008, they released one of the raddest skate videos ever created. The dudes in this video skate loads of sketchy obstacles and pull off many unbelievable tricks with some heavy fucking music as the soundtrack! What will make it hard for you to watch is the bone-crushing falls that you will witness while watching Brutality. Seeing so many skulls kissing the concrete, you will have a new-found respect for what skaters put their bodies through! Smoke a joint, kick back, press play and watch this sick Thrasher video after the JUMP!
Interview by Danny Trudell
When I was about sixteen years old, I saw David Lynch’s Wild at Heart and my mind was blown. From a young age, I was seeking stranger, grosser, darker and more obscure films, but Wild at Heart was the first one that really satisfied me completely and I needed more! I instantly delved into the back catalog, watching Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Dune and The Elephant Man, each one it’s own equally strange, violent, beautiful and visually arresting experience. Each one was everything I wanted in a movie, and was not even aware was there for me to want. David Lynch expanded what my expectations of a filmmaker were, as well as what I could and should expect from the movie going experience. Later in life, I read Lynch on Lynch by Chris Rodley, and found David Lynch as a person every bit as interesting and inspiring as I found David Lynch the artist / director. Thankfully, filmmaker Jason S and producer Jon Nguyen found David as inspiring and interesting as I did, and started a documentary series dedicated to exploring his life and art. Here is a short interview with Jon about what we can expect from their third highly anticipated installment to the series.
As a young teenager in the 80′s, hardcore was my shit, but I couldn’t ignore the Two Tone Ska movement that was taking place in the UK and across the world. I know some people reading CVLT Nation might be saying, what does this music have to do with the kind of music that I’m into? When punk kicked off in Britain in 1976, all they listened to were the Reggae jams that Don Letts spun at the Roxy. To hear the influence of reggae or ska on punk rock, just listen to the rhythms of The Slits, Bauhaus, Vex, Subhumans or P.I.L., or the lyrical content of bands like the Specials or The Selector. Then there is the fact that this whole movement was about breaking down the color barrier. Keep in mind that during the 80′s, blacks in South Africa were still treated as cattle, and were forced to live under the white rule of Apartheid. So in my book, a scene that was about going up against the National Front is punk rock. I guess when I think about being a part of the Southern California punk scene, I have fond memories of weirdos coming together, and it didn’t matter what color you were or even if you had all of your limbs. This is why today CVLT Nation is stoked to be bringing you the very well put together documentary, The Two Tone Story. There are certain moments in this film when I get the chills, because it really takes me back to another era. This film is pretty cool because it looks at the pros and cons of this scene. If you have not already realized, you should know CVLT Nation is about bringing the different tribes of youth culture together and to show how we share common ground. That being said, check out the full documentary, The Two Tone Story after the jump!