Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Amazing new video for Panda Bear's "Slow Motion" directed by Cheryl Dunn. She captures the vibe of the song perfectly with this video collage of live footage from Panda Bear's show at Governor's Island plus random footage of NY living. Love it! (via GorillaVsBear)
New mix from one of my favorite "dub" bands, Peaking Lights, featuring Brazilian funk, some Bohannon, and some rare turkish psych. Perfect for this hot NYC day. Download and listen to the mix at The Minimalist Beat.

Check out this video from Selectism about Albam, one of my favorite shops/brands in London.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Modcast #76 - The Rapture (The Gospel of Luke) by modularpeople

I'm psyched to hear that The Rapture are back! They're back on DFA and Modular. To celebrate, the members have been putting together mixes. Here's a pretty cool mix of Gospel music from Luke Jenner from The Rapture. Obviously, he did the math wrong as well since the rapture was supposed to be last weekend! (via Modular)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shabazz Palaces - Swerve... by subpop
Here's the last track "Swerve" on Shabazz Palaces' highly anticipated full length, "Black Up". The song ends with an ode to The Last Poets. (via GorillavsBear)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I've been on a Fleet Foxes kick lately. Here's them performing "Sim Sala Bim" on Jimmy Fallon (via Pitchfork)
Everyone knows that Brooks Saddles are amazing.  Built to last and conforms to your body giving it a "custom fit". Plus they just look great! While I was in London at Present, I spotted Brooks saddles in non traditional colors such as violet, honey, and turquoise. I've never seen colored leather saddles in the US before and kind of needed to have it. However, being in NYC, saddle theft, especially Brooks, are so common I had to hold back.
Here's an interesting article on Brooks' blog about saddle theft and ways to combat it. They suggest melting wax into the allen nut or welding it to the post or just putting another lock on the seat. It's definitely helpful, but I think I'm still gonna stick with my crappy saddle and stare longingly at all the leather ones!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

TV Time Thursdays, the 90's edition! It's pretty funny to see these bands play Letterman for the first time. And how, Paul Schaeffer and his band feel the need to play on every song (especially the drummer). So bizarre.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

To celebrate Gang Gang Dance's newest release, "Eye Contact", they decided to put together a psychedelic set of live videos filmed inside a studio filled with mirrors and dangling crystals, inspired by "infinity rooms" of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. These videos show what Gang Gang does best...crazy improvised live sets plus weirdo visuals and vibes.  (via Opening Ceremony and Gorilla vs Bear)

Once again, Generic Surplus comes through with the perfect summer shoe, the Borstal (Mesh). This season they made it in three colors navy, beige, and red. Who needs flip flops, when you got these.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Here's a collection of videos to check out this week. The first one is a great collaborative video for the MOCA's "Art In The Streets" show featuring the work of Swoon and Cat Solen. It's an interesting point of view of Swoon's latest piece. (via The Citrus Report) Next, we got Dev's latest R&B project Blood Orange featuring Williamsburg's finest 90's style. (via Terrible Records) Also, a rare inside look at Genesis P-Orridge's life and style for Fader TV plus a preview of Miranda July's new movie The Future and Harony Korine's new piece, Curb Dance. (via Juxtapoz) And last is an interesting video on knots by Levi's Made Here. (via Levi's)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I remember when we were talking about shooting Jim Jones for the cover of The Source. He wanted to be shot like a greek god on a horse or some shit. It sounded awesome and totally absurd at the same time. It was around that same time that my friend Doan introduced me to his friend Girl Talk. It's funny how long it took for these two worlds to collide. But this freestyle is pretty epic especially with Jim Jones' classic echoed out ad-libs. (via Pitchfork)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Zomby track featuring Panda Bear vocals. (via Pitchfork)
I've been an online fan of Albam for a bit now. But since it's pretty hard to find in the US, I've never seen the full collection or the details that go into each piece. Once I got into London, I knew it was one of the shops I needed to check out. I could have spent an entire paycheck in this one store. It had everything you would need from waxed parkas to hand-dyed button downs. I came back with the bright blue knit sweatshirt with the blue leather elbow patches. Those are the kind of details that really make each piece unique.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Just came back from an amazing trip to London to see my girl Shaniqwa Jarvis's big solo show, "This Charming Man" at the Londonnewcastle Project Space. It was a very ambitious project and she killed it! The space and photos looked amazing. The opening was packed with London's finest. Check out the show. It's up until May 19th. And don't forget to buy the catalog I designed for the show. (Photos via Oddkindom and Beinghunted)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Some of you have probably heard this already. I've been lazy about posting it, but I figured it's never too late. Animal Collective collaborated with Keep shoes on a line of sneakers. Along with the shoes, comes a limited edition tape of new jams from each member of Animal Collective. Here is Panda Bear's contribution, "The Preakness". (via Iguessi'mfloating)

Panda Bear - "The Preakness" by

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Busted!! Tommy Hilfiger lurking outside of Supreme. HAHAHAHA! (Shot by Patrick O'Dell, via
BKLYN Dry Goods has got you covered for the summer. From tie dye shirts to vintage bright plaid Gothcha shirts. BKLYN Dry Goods host monthly vintage pop up shops around NYC and recently launched an online vintage store. Instead of having to pay high rents with a vintage shop, they keep the inventory tight and prices low.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blank City is a love letter to a long lost NYC. A period "in the late 1970's and mid 80's, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs." From this time period came a lot of amazing art, from Basquiat to Jim Jarmusch to Television. This documentary captures the beginnings of independent cinema, of "No Wave Cinema" and the "Cinema of Transgression".

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Balance announced its new Custom 574 program.  It's NB’s first ever customizable sneaker and made in the USA. Pretty cool opportunity to design your own shoes plus it only takes a week or so to get them back. Just don't go crazy with the colors! Check out the process below. (via Highsnobiety)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Check out Julia Chiang's first solo exhibition, "Security is Mostly a Superstition" at Half Gallery from April 5 to May 2. The opening reception is on April 5 from 6-8. "Chiang will present a room-size installation of white chains, ranging in length from five- to thirty-feet, made from handcrafted ceramic links. At once a measurement of distance and tether, the chains seemingly restrain and protect a sacred space imagined by the artist."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I love the idea of a family band. Peaking Lights is a new post-dub band out of Madison, WI. The group consists of married couple Indra Dunis and Aaron Coyes creating dub rhythms with dreamy female vocals. Their new album "936" has been on repeat in my house as of late. Maybe it's me wanting warm weather to soon come...I guess this album will have to do. (Listen to some tracks on Altered Zones and Gorilla vs Bear)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Sorry, I've been slacking on the posting. Here's a collection of videos of The Gonz as skater, artist, and all around weirdo. There's old skate footage from Video Days and Real's Nonfiction plus some weird Gonz art videos. The music videos are of Jason Schwartzman's band Coconut Records which used Mark Gonzales footage while the second video was directed by Mark. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Regulators, Mount UP! That was one of my favorite jams from back in the day. It'll always bring back great memories. 213 will regulate!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Would love to get a copy of this book, "The Sid Vicious Family Album". I had no idea this book even existed. I guess it was put out by his mom and a way for her to cash in on her son.
Download the new single from Shabazz Palaces "an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum" here. It's Butterfly from Digable Planets new avant rap project. Can't wait for the new album, Black Up, on Sub Pop. (via Gorilla vs Bear)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Aperture Photography And Variety Store in the Tremont area of Cleveland is a new vintage camera shop. They carry tons of old polaroids plus are one of the few stores to carry the Impossible Project's reissued Polaroid film. Great addition to Cleveland's arts scene. (via Selectism)
Freedom rock reigns supreme on his new album, "Smoke Ring For My Halo", NPR is streaming it here.  And then buy it cause the dude's the truth. (via NPR)
This one's for the ladies. Rodarte x Opening Ceremony's Roy Orbison sunglasses take a classic wayfarer frame and wrap it in old lady floral fabric. Amazing. (via Opening Ceremony)

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Fish. (via Ralphie)
For Opening Ceremony's Spring/Summer 2011 line, they took inspiration from the sands and silhouettes of Morocco. The men's collection is filled with gauzy fabrics and fantastic prints.  Luckily, they decided to use the tribal and cork prints from their collection to make some ties.  This is the perfect way to subtly inject some color and pattern to your spring wardrobe.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The perfect way to ease into Spring/Summer. Part work boot, part chukka. Quoddy Trail chukka boots with a vibram sole. Always hand made to order so you can design your own boot. I'm going with navy leather and brick camp sole. Done.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Urban Outfitters teamed with director/artist Harmony Korine for their Spring/Summer lookbook. Being a big fan of Korine's work and especially the movie "Gummo", I love the look and feel of the lookbook. With his cryptic drawings and the suburban angst of the photographs, Korine perfectly captures the feelings of growing up in Ohio suburbs in the '90s.

Friday, February 25, 2011

My dude Raj digs deep for this sick Reggae mixtape. It's got some classics tracks like Wah Do Them to more obscure deejays like General Echo. Download it here and get nice.

1. U-Roy - Rule The Nation
2. Toyan & Errol Scorcher - Natty Roots
3. Brigadier Jerry - Every man a Mi Brethren
4. Dennis Alcapone - Forever Version
5. Tappa Zukie - Satta
6. Nicodemus - Father Jungle Rock
7. Ranking Trevor - Lovers Rock
8. Papa Kojak - Edge of The Rub
9. Eek-A-Mouse - Wah Do Them
10. General Echo - People Are You Ready
11. Super Cat - How Mr. Cat Go To America
12. Michigan & Smiley - Nice Up The Dance
13. Ranking Joe - What A Night
14. Early B - Bicycle
15. Prince Mohammed - Johnny Thrasher
16. U Brown - Tu Shung Peng

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TV Time Thursdays! This week I decided to concentrate on a new music/video artist named NIKE7UP. I've been meaning to post about him for a minute. He basically chops up pop songs from Britney Spears to Aerosmith to Nirvana and weaves them together to make really weird, kinda sad electronic music. Plus his videos are trippy and kind of disturbing.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Epicly Later'd on VBS is back again with a new episode on Josh Kalis.  Pretty psyched on this one.  It takes me back to the good ol' days of big pants and waxed curbs. Can't wait for Episode 4.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Here are some of my picks from Supreme's Spring/Summer 2011 line. Their button downs are always on point. And I'm loving the Schott x Supreme leather jacket and Aloha shirts. The line drops in stores on February 24th in NY/LA.