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DOPE Digest vol. 30 – Dallas Housewives, Lana Del Rey, Pussy Riot & MORE!

 DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Real Housewives of Dallas Trailer syvo: It almost feels to me like Bravo is starting to panic that it’s Housewives empire is starting to go the way of all great empires, approaching the historical inevitability of decadence, decline, and dissolution. As key sub-franchises […]

Nicole Dollanganger’s Music Explores the Relationship Between Violence and Love

Last month, Grimes announced on her tumblr the launch of an artist co-operative called Eerie Organization. She also revealed its first artist: Canadian singer-songwriter Nicole Dollanganger. Clearly excited about this girl’s music, Grimes had this to say: I cannot adequately describe it succinctly, but something like Hurt NIN sound design/ pain w Dolly Parton-esque witty […]

DOPE Digest vol. 21 – Star Wars, Taylor Swift, Drake and MORE

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trailer syvo: OK everyone, don’t eeeeeven front. This trailer had you pumped. Even if you think the “broadsword” lightsaber design is stupid (well, it kinda is), even if you’re one of those people with nothing to say about J.J. Abrams other than “lens-flare,” even if you were put off by […]

All the Indie Ladies: Emerging Subcategories of Women in Indie Music

Until this point, my presence at Syvology has largely focused on my enduring enthusiasm for female pop superstars. However, my true specialization lies within another subgroup of musical acts, broadly defined as the “solo alternative female artist” or perhaps the colloquial “weird alt chick.” Tweet

Ultraviolence and Lana Del Rey’s Sad Girl Aesthetic

The most fascinating and divisive pop icon of the last three years has just released what looks to be this year’s most interesting album. For a sophomore effort, Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence is remarkably confident in its sonic template, representing a sensible but conspicuously fresh artistic direction for her. Tweet

DOPE Digest vol. 9 – Lana Del Rey, Eli Roth, Charli XCX & more!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Lana Del Rey – “West Coast” syvo: I am getting seriously pumped for Ultraviolence. Initially, Lana Del Rey’s full length follow-up  to 2011’s Born to Die was supposed to drop in May, but apparently the release date has been pushed back indefinitely. In the meantime, […]

DOPE Digest – Vol. 1: Spider-Man, Lana Del Rey, Wes Anderson…

So many wonderful things happen in pop culture each week, but only the best of the best make it into our weekly DOPE Digest. Syvology-approved goodness from wherever we find it. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer BK: By now you’ve probably seen it, but it is definitely worth repeat viewing. The original Spider-Man movies with Sam Raimi […]

On Sky Ferreira and Her Incredible New Album

  Sky Ferreira is an interesting figure. I mean, like, really interesting. She grew up family friends with Michael Jackson. She modeled for Calvin Klein. She did a music video with Terry Richardson over a year before Miley. She’s in Eli Roth’s upcoming neo-grindhouse cannibal flick, Green Inferno. She’s dating DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith, with whom she was arrested last month for possession of […]