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Ariana and the Rose released their debut album Lonely Hearts Club today. The 14-track set features previous singles like "Fuck Boy" and "Setting Me Free." Sonically, the pulsing '80s synths and drum machines recall early Madonna and the retro-meets-modern pop of Carly Rae Jepson.

The songs themselves are pure Ariana. The New York-based musician captures the energy of the city and fun of her immersive Light + Space events. At a time when it's hard to pinpoint an NYC scene or sound, Ariana seems to embody the downtown spirit that once made it vital.

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Arianna and the Rose performs at the "light + space" event at House of Yes for PRIDE on June 14th

Immersive Performance Event "light + space" returns to House of Yes for PRIDE on June 14th

"Beloved indie pop guru" (Paper) Ariana and the Rose's galactic immersive music party "light + space" has become a celebrated Brooklyn staple over the past few months with Time Out NY calling it one of their "amazing things to do in NYC" and LadyGunn praising Ariana as a "walking piece of art, poised yet whimsical."

And in celebration of PRIDE month, Ariana has partnered with NYC Pride for the final event in the "light + space" event trilogy, taking place June 14th at House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn).

It is sure to be an exciting, inclusive, and unforgettable night, co-hosted by NYC nightlife legends Amanda Lepore, Paul Iacono and Nicky Ottav, and featuring a live set by Ariana and the Rose herself, DJ sets by Bright Light Bright Light, Lauren Flax, and Seth Kirby, as well as a special performance by RuPaul's Drag Race star Phi Phi O'Hara.

The "light + space" crew will also be raffling a vintage jacket with one of a kind galactic star man embellishments by sustainable Brooklyn based designer Zero Waste Daniel, proceeds will be donated to the Ali Forney Center.

"light + space" mainstay activations like a glitter makeup bar (to get you cosmic-ready!), interactive characters, a VR and Subpac experience, and a celestial boomerang photobooth will also all return.

For more info visit: http://bit.ly/2xO1jwg | For tickets: http://bit.ly/2Jn7rg0

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Giveaway: Enter To Win Ariana & The Rose's "Supercool" Red Bomber Jacket

Trendy and probably the most perfect Christmas gift ever.

Flashy electro-pop provocateur Ariana & the Rose immortalizes her admiration for "badass women and my greatest love, New York City" (as she puts it) with her vintage-drenched "Supercool" music video. To say the grainy clip is super cool is a pun we could just not deny. "I wanted to make a video that portrayed women being strong, doing something completely unique and in their element. I saw some footage of the Moxi Girls and knew they would be the perfect fit," lead singer Ariana exclusively shares with Popdust. In the video, Ariana and her squad are seen donning classic roller skates and red/silver bomber jackets to take the Big Apple by storm.

The clip is directed by Gregg Houston (Gemma Hayes, Laura Welsh, Sivu) and features footage under the ground on subway platforms, on the train and wondering the NYC streets at midnight. Houston has also worked with eclectic acts such as Go Wolf, Satori Je, Cast of Cheers, Cashier Nog, Grand Forever, Gathered Ghosts and Kowalski. Additionally, his credits including live performance clips for Cloves, Flyte, Adam French, Foy Vance, The 1975, Daughter and Matt Woods, among many others.

To celebrate the new video: fans can now get their hands on their very own red bomber jacket, stitched with "Supercool" on the back (see photo above). Leave a comment below describing a moment when music made you feel truly empowered.

THE WINNER IS...

The bomber jacket has a rich history stretching back to World War II when they were originally created for military pilots. Much later, the jacket would become super mainstream in the 1980s with such iconic films as Top Gun, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Hunter. As time went by, the jacket would redefine fashion in immeasurable ways, saturating TV, film, music videos, concerts and every runway show on the planet. Ariana details her love of the bomber jacket: "I've been obsessed with and wearing bomber jackets for years, so it felt only natural to have the girls in the video wearing something similar. It's a bit of a play on the Pink Ladies in my mind, the original girl squad. When I started showing the video to some friends, everyone commented on how much they loved the jackets, so we thought we'd make them available for everyone. My hope is that anyone wearing a jacket feels like it makes their outfit pop that much more."

"Supercool," which has already racked up more than 100,000 Spotify streams, follows Ariana's "Survival of the Fittest"/""Dirty Dancing" mashup and 2015's earworm "Give Up the Ghost."


Watch the "Supercool" video below:


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