The Week in OTW: (ps. Hi, We're Live From Coachella)

We’re live from Coachella this weekend. Follow us at @onestowatch on Instagram and Twitter to see precious moments like this captured in real time. 

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On repeat

If we could all escape into the lush equatorial world of Glass Animals once a day, we’d each be a lot better off. 

Electric guitar mastermind Twin Shadow dropped a bomb of a pop anthem on us this week and now all we can do is wander around dazed in the aftermath. 

Our favorite new folk discovery (and trust us, those are rare these days) The Districts are like a less floral version of the Lumineers slapped into shape with a good shot of whiskey poured by Neil Young. 

Show of the week

When Sam Smith is in town, you go watch him live. And to sweeten the deal and show his appreciation for you, he will gift you with an Arctic Monkeys cover and the presence of Disclosure

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Ones To Watch Eric Hutchinson kicked off his Tell The World tour to a great start last night at the Baltimore Soundstage. 

Feature of the week

We hung out with Ones To Watch Kid Ink before he played a hometown show at House of Blues in Los Angeles. YG also popped by.

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We celebrated the album release of disco provacteurs De Lux. Read our interview with the band here

Tangent/rant of the week

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This one goes to Sky Ferreira for her well-spoken response to accusations of being a racist in her new video for “I Blame Myself.” Highlights below. 

No, I did not use black back up dancers as “props”. I never have and never will look at any human being as a prop. That’s disgusting. It’s also an idea that has never crossed my mind,which is what I find questionable of the people telling me that I did so.Dancers are objects?!?!?! How dare you! Dancers make things come to life. If they were white would they be considered “props”? I auditioned a bunch of dancers,all races & my dancers were the best ones. I know that you have to be socially aware & mindful of others but when I look at this video I don’t see race as a issue.Stop trying to search for something that isn’t there. Comments like “rich little white girl exploiting the black people & the ghetto”…I never exploited anyone & I don’t use people in any shape or form. My brother is half black. My cousins are black. My family is Latina & Native American. Some of my family is in the video.I wasn’t raised in a “white” house hold & I’m not little & I have financially supported myself since I was 15 years old. I’m a woman,not a fucking little girl. Because I have pale skin & green eyes doesn’t mean I was raised in Beverly Hills and have Swedish film investor parents or whatever some have created in their minds. Would you feel more at ease if I danced with a bunch blonde white boys at a mall? Should I consciously only cast white dancers for now on?

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