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Elizabeth Harper recorded one album of glamorous, cinematic synthpop as Class Actress back in 2011, and now she’s returned with a new EP, Movies. In the long interim between her last record and this one, she signed to Casablanca Records, the legendary ’70s disco label that now puts out electronic music. Harper reached out to… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 22, 2015 - 8:26 pm

Class Actress – “GFE” (Prod. Neon Indian)

Elizabeth Harper’s New York synthpop project Class Actress is about to return from a long silence with a new EP called Movies. Giorgio Moroder serves as an executive producer, and we’ve already posted the tracks “More Than You” and “High On Love.” The third of the tracks that Harper has shared is “GFE,” which she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Class Actress – “High On Love”

Class Actress’ new EP Movies is shaping up to be something really special. For one, Giorgio Moroder serves as one of the executive producers, which lends it some serious pedigree — if the singles from his upcoming solo album is any indication, the legendary DJ has no shortage of ideas. And both tracks we’re heard… More »

By: James Rettig / June 9, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Class Actress – “More Than You” Video

A few weeks back, Class Actress released her glitzy, reinvigorated new track “More Than You” after a four year break following her debut album, Rapprocher. The new video for the track capitalizes on Elizabeth Harper’s glossier sound, setting her up as a femme fatale against a backdrop of bold colors, neon lights, and ostentatious decor. More »

By: James Rettig / June 2, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Class Actress – “More Than You”

Recording as Class Actress, New York’s Elizabeth Harper released Rapprocher, an album of romantic chiffon synthpop, in 2011. We’ve heard pretty much nothing from her ever since. But now Class Actress is back with a new track called “More Than You,” a sweeping and keyboard-laden anthem about attraction. It’s a bit bigger and bolder-sounding tha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Girl Crisis – “Walk Like An Egyptian” (The Bangles Cover)

As you may remember, Girl Crisis is the Greenpoint supergroup of Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Class Actress’s Elizabeth Harper, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring and Annie Hart, TEEN’s Jane Herships, et al, whose rules are many (female-only, YouTube-only, Super 8MM-film only, covers-only) and output is little (two covers a year; female in the summer, male i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 6, 2013 - 3:43 pm

Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Rest Of Our Photos: Fucked Up, Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, And More

Well, the fun is officially over — Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 concluded yesterday with sets from Fucked Up, Japandroids, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Fang Island, Turbonegro, A Place To Bury Strangers, and like 30 other bands. We’ve got pics in the gallery from Sunday’s sets — courtesy of Trent Maxwell — with Linda Flores’s shots of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 5, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Class Actress – “Need To Know” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The video for slinky Brooklyn electro-poppers Class Actress’s track “Need To Know” is an experiment in ’80s-style VHS horror. Singer Elizabeth Harper looks sultry and entertains a gentleman caller, but the video continues to give off the impression that something terrible is about to happen. And even if it never quite does, the creep-vibes linger. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012 - 11:22 am

Watch Girl Crisis Cover Leonard Cohen (Stereogum Premiere)

The latest, eighth dispatch from Girl Crisis, the all-Brooklyn all-female concept-troupe supergroup committed to two covers a year (of a male icon in the winter, female in the sumer) via Super 8mm film in a Greenpoint apartment has just offered up their latest seasonal selection: a tribute to the bard Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me ToMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Blood Orange – “Forget It (Class Actress Remix)”

Here’s Class Actress’s remix of Blood Orange’s “Forget It,” a rework that takes the source track into a cloud of drum machines and space-y synths. Download it below and check out some new Class Actress tour dates while you’re there. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 2, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Class Actress – “Bienvenue” Video

It’s been a second since we checked in with Class Actress, but the group is back with a characteristically flirty video for Rapprocher cut “Bienvenue.” Clement Gino and Gregory Faure direct. Check it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 20, 2012 - 9:37 am

22 New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2011

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2011 - 9:53 am

Class Actress – “Weekend” Video

Class Actress’s lovelorn banger “Weekend” gets a sultry accompanying video. Bek Andersen, who also shot the Girl Crisis covers series, shoots and directs. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 17, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Girl Crisis Cover Ace Of Base’s “The Sign”

Brooklyn cover song collective Girl Crisis, which comprises Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Class Actress’s Elizabeth Harper, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring and many other notables, take on Ace Of Base’s FM classic “The Sign” for the latest edition of its ongoing project. Its probably the best one of the series so far, sharp and a touch… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 12, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Class Actress – “Weekend” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Weekend” is another lovelorn banger from Brooklyn scene stalwart Class Actress, awash in Mark Richardson’s lush synths and drum pads and Elizabeth Harper’s brilliant vocals. “Bring it on / Bring it on the weekend” chimes the hook; it’s a dance song for those early weekend mornings. Check it out and cop the much-anticipated Rapprocher whe… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 8, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here’s the sequel to last year’s popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the hot, hormonal sun. This year it’s just a party, really, soundtracked once again by some of the very best and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Class Actress – “Keep You”

Class Actress’s debut EP Journal Of Ardency channeled ’80s analog synth and New Order-styled new wave into dourly romantic electro-pop on the back of tasteful production, chilly hooks, and the presence/persona of its songwriting principal, Elizabeth Harper. Since then, the project has kept busy with tours, covers, and bowling, and working on its full-length debut. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 27, 2011 - 5:16 pm

Girl Crisis (Chairlift, Class Actress, Telepathe, Au Revoir Simone, Acrylics, Apache Beat) Cover Black Sabbath

Last year we posted some of the covers by Girl Crisis, the video-only, female-only, evolving group of Brooklyn musicians who record covers for fun (no plans for releases or touring). This time around they’re covering much-loved Sabbath track “Paranoid,” as per their rule of covering a female-vocaled song in the summer, a male one i… More »

By: jessica / February 23, 2011 - 4:01 pm

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Weekend, Sonny & The Sunsets @ The Echoplex, Los Angeles 11/12/10

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, who describe themselves as “pop” and whose favorite sexual position is “any,” played the Echoplex in Los Angeles last night. Support came from Sonny & The Sunsets and the wonderful SF noise-pop group Weekend. Graeme Flegenheimer delivers these shots, which you can view by clicking your mouse o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 15, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Class Actress – “Terminally Chill” (Neon Indian Cover)

Class Actress’s take on “Terminally Chill” is less chill, though a lot icier than the original. Add this one to your Neon Indian cover mixtape, next to Here We Go Magic’s “Deadbeat Summer” and White Hinterland’s “6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know).”… More »

By: jessica / September 8, 2010 - 3:18 pm
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