#244: Izzy Spears
Izzy Spears on Malcolm Mcclaren, Sleep Masks, Supporting The Gang, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Izzy Spears to share a taste of his taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Izzy Spears is a Los Angeles-based musician whose song, “FIST”, was one of my favorites of the year. The track is a dark blend of horror rap, rock, and punk music from his 2022 EP Monstar and I can’t get enough of it. Izzy got his start in the music scene a few years ago with Anonymous Club, a collective led by designer, musician, and founder of Hood By Air, Shayne Oliver. After releasing three acclaimed singles as part of the album SCREENSAVERS VOL 1, Izzy joined Yves Tumor on a European tour. Lucky for us, Izzy is here to tell us what he’s been into.
Without further ado
Izzy Spears (instagram)
🎵 Malcolm Mcclaren
I've had a really huge obsession with Malcolm McClaren this year. Not only did he discover the Sex Pistols and one of the pioneers of punk music, he also fuses genres like hip hop, opera and vogue music. Not to mention all the influence he had in the early Vivian Westwood, he’s definitely one of my greatest inspirations. I listen to the Fans album at least once a day.
😴 Sleep Mask
I have always been a lady of the night (I don’t sleep ever) lol The nighttime is when I get most of my creative work done. Some would say that isn’t healthy or effective but it works for me. I can never get any good sleep when the sun is out. My friend just put me on to sleep masks. Idk how I never thought of that but since I've been using the sleep mask I've been sleeping like a baby.
I'm not everywhere so I don’t know what everyone is doing but I don’t get invited to too many jam sessions. I've been Jamming with my gang all year and it gave birth to so many songs I’m releasing and my entire EP. Me and the gang will just jam for hours until 8 in the morning.
🤝 SUPPORT THE GANG
Lately I've only been wearing designs my friends made. Like Go Home Eli, Duality Junkie, FFF, David Enth and some one off pieces and of course thrifted pieces. There are some designer pieces in my closet but even those brands I’ve developed close relationships with. I just figure if you're gonna go out and buy some shit it might as well be from the homies and keep the money in the same network.
🎥 Gregg Araki Films
I think everyone should watch all of Gregg Araki’s films. I’m not gonna get too deep into it cause I don't want to give away all the sauce. So if you're reading this it's up to you go and find it for yourself.
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