Monday, 31 December 2007

Happy New Year!

Dear Readers,

There, there! It's the 365th day before it returns to the first day of the year. We take this opportunity to wish all our readers, Happy New Year!! ***applause! applause!*** I'm sure some of you already have your new year resolution written down by now. So, let's hope everything will succeed and go according as planned.

One of our contributers are kind enough to drop us a new year banner. Thanks a lot, Mac.

A brand new year, a brand new look. Expect to see something different in 2008. You'll find out soon enough.

There won't be any updates for today, maybe tomorrow as well. We'll be too drunk to do so.

So, once again, Happy New Year! Party hard, but don't do something stupid that you would regret the next morning. Adio!

Sunday, 30 December 2007

The Hoosiers - The Trick To Life

The Hoosiers is a British indie pop band. Their debut album The Trick To Life has made to the top of the UK Albums Chart.

The album cover was released in four alternate colors to pick from - blue, yellow, green and red. The fifth color, purple, was released as a special edition that include two bonus tracks and is available at iTunes.

As of today, two singles has been released from the debut album - Worried About Ray and Goodbye Mr A. Both singles made it to top five in the charts. Their third single Worst Case Scenario is expected to release sometime early 2008.

This is Goodbye Mr. A music video.

A live version of the boys playing Worried About Ray.

CLOT Fantasy x Original Fake tee

Hailing to all CLOT and Original Fake fans, y'all know you want this so badly, especially when there's Shu Qi on it. This is a collaboration between Original Fake and CLOT Fantasy, delivering something to commemorate a brand new year to strive on. This limited edition t-shirt comes in two colorways - white and black, both with front and back prints. Will be available on Jan 31. More info at EDC.

Cake Clothing Winter 2008

It's never too late to release a collection that can sell. You're looking at the winter 2008 collection from Cake Clothing where it consists mainly on tops. These designs come in various colors, so if you don't like the one you're looking at, you can visit their site for the other colors.


Listen...Tanks! is a side project fronted by Snow Patrol's frontman Gary Lightbody. Also believed to be a part of this project is producer Jacknife Lee and songwriters Damien Rice, Beck, Joe Walsh and Rick Rubin. No official release date on the album, but one song has been unveiled by Gary while he was a guest presenter on BBC Radio 1. Check out Black & Silver.

Sia - Some People Have Real Problems

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, simply known as Sia on-stage, is an Australian pop singer. She had released two solo album and a couple of EPs, and contributing vocals to Zero 7.

Her third studio album Some People Have Real Problems is scheduled to be released on January 8, 2008.

Day Too Soon is the first single from this album. A four-track EP was released on November 2007.

Check out the videos below!

An acoustic version Sia did with Gus Seyffert and Brian Lebarton.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

MTV Fauna Toys

These are characters created by Australian artist Nathan Jurevicius for MTV Canada known as Fauna. Each character has its own identity, its story behind the character to compliment the detailed designs and bold colors. Each character are made limited to 200 units worldwide only. At the moment, three characters were released for purchase - Daen, Darb and Dreran. Retails at 90 CAD. The toys are currently available as pre-order at MTV Canada.

New Speck Accessories for Apple

Speck is a dominant market leader in the iPod, MP3, MacBook, iPhone, cellular and portable navigation case market. Some new cases were released recently to style your Apple gadgets.

ArmorSkin - $29.95

SeeThru - $29.95

ActiveFit - $29.95

PinStripe - $29.95

SkinPro - $24.95

No, it don't just end here. There are more products for you to choose at since they just unveiled 36 new cases strictly for Apple goods only. All products can be viewed here.

Zumreed 'Sfit' Jewelry Headphones

Dreams Japan released its popular Zumreed 'Sfit' headphones in a very unique appearance, dressing it up with 286 high quality colorful studs. Not very space consuming since it's foldable. Retails at $59.99. Available via Audio Cubes.

Other cool products by Dreams Japan include their Rain Drop Bathroom Speakers, Rain Drop Bathroom LED Light and I-Love-New-Yoku Bath Duck. Check it out!

Mu-Bot in Black

Previously, the Mu-Bot retractable earphones by SEGA Toys was released in white. Not too long ago, they released the black one which is available here.

MG by Longchamp

A collaboration between French fashion label Longchamp and Paris-based DJ Michel Gaubert (MG) developing this mini collection with the aim of meeting technical, practical and creative needs of a talented sound designer's specific lifestyle or for those whose life revolves around music and the digital world in general. All products are made of coated cotton canvas trimmed in cowhide leather with exclusive graphic prints on each item. MG by Longchamp is available via Colette.

CD Case - 125 Euros

iPod Case - 60 Euros

High Tech Board Case - 850 Euros

Laptop Case Simple - 245 Euros

Laptop Case Double - 650 Euros

Week-end Bag - 450 Euros

High Tech Case - 145 Euros

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Jay-Z Quit President of Def Jam

Not too long after releasing his new album American Gangster, a shocking news was announced.

Hip Hop entrepreneur Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z officially announced that he will be stepping down from his post as President of Def Jam Recordings. According to New York Times, his contract with Universal Music is expiring and both parties couldn't agree on a more lucrative term requested by Jay-Z. However, the rap superstar will still be an artist of Def Jam until his contract is over.

"It's time for me to take on new challenges," he commented in a statement.

Read on here.

sir gila k. says...."Mr. Carter, we will follow wherever you go..."

l-r-g x Casio G-Shock DW6900

Expect to see this cool collaboration between Lifted Research Group (l-r-g) and Casio on this highly anticipated G-Shock DW6900. Dressed in an all-white exterior, a pinch of yellow and green can be seen on the dial. The initiative comes in a powerful slogan, "Time is Money".

A gorgeous packaging comes along with the timepiece, a metal box and a well-decorated box which is worth to keep. Price unknown still. Available via Complex.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Gibson x Nike Dunk SB

Coming soon early 2008, probably January, Nike will release a new Dunk SB Low greatly inspired by the classic Gibson guitar case (pix), both the colorways as well as the premium materials used.

Premium brown leather, pink fur lining and pink-thread stitches on the swoosh, it's definitely one of the weirdest cross colors, but it look magnificent. More info available here.

size? x Jon Burgerman Collection

UK's premium footwear chain stores size? kick start the first part of the Artist Series with a range of collection working together with Nottingham's Jon Burgerman. The collection consists of a tee, a crewneck sweat, a reversible hoodie and a matching umbrella. What's worth the money is all items are strictly limited to 300 pieces per item, worldwide! It's already available for purchase at size? online store, so hurry before it's too late.

Thom Yorke's The Eraser Remixes

XL Recordings will release three separate 12-inch vinyl records containing tracks from Thom Yorke's solo album The Eraser, remixed by various individuals including Burial, Modeselektor, Various Production, Cristian Vogel, Four Tet, The Field, Surgeon and The Bug.

The remixes are also made available on digital download formats exclusively at Boomkat for a limited time only.

The vinyls will be out early 2008. Stay in touch!

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Marah - Angels of Destruction

Marah is an American band formed in 1993. The band has been changing it's line up quite frequently, but yet they still make fantastic music as before. They will be releasing their sixth album Angels of Destruction on January 8, 2008.

Marah is known for their intense live performances, classic rock production and using banjos in their music.

Homicydal Zippo Lighter

Homicydal Zippo Lighter. The one and only piece.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Vans x Johnny Ramone Collection

In return for their long time support for the brand, Vans made a range of goods in tribute to The Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, and it's looking good. The collection consists of two tees, a pair of stone-washed grey super skinny denim, and a classic graphic Slip-On pair. Check out the entire collection here! Info via DigBMX.

Vans has chosen to pay homage to a few of the more legendary Vans supporters over the years, including Circle Jerks, Dropkick Murphys, Motorhead and Iron Maiden.

A Bathing Ape x G-Shock DW5600

A Bathing Ape collaborated with Casio once again to produce another limited edition G-Shock timepiece, this time, using the DW-5600 model in a Bape camouflage look in brown.

Beneath the light, a visible Bape logo once the light is turned on.

The watch retails at $305 (approximately RM1018) and is available at Cliff Edge. Check out more pictures below.

Upper Playground Umbrella

Dear you. It's been raining so frequently lately until I can't recall when it stopped earlier. You wouldn't wanna get in meetings with a wet look, won't you?

To guys, I know some might feel like a prick carrying an umbrella with you wherever you go, especially those 'uncool' ones. There there, here's something to change your perception of a real man's umbrella. Upper Playground's Walrus logo umbrella for $25!

It's available here.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Bon Iver - Forever Emma, Forever Ago

For Emma, Forever Ago is the debut album by Bon Iver, a moniker by Justin Vernon after breaking up with his long time band, DeYarmond Edison.

He had moved into the woods of Wisconsin during winter for a period of time and developed a nine-track album, getting inspirations from his personal trouble, lack of perspective, heartache, longing, love, loss and guilt that had been stock piled over the past six years. Read his complete biography here.

The album is set to release on February 19, 2008 under Jagjaguwar. Skinny Love is made available as a free download here.

Black Mountain - In The Future

Indie psychedelic rockers Black Mountain is back with their upcoming second album, In The Future, expected to be released on January 22, 2008. Their song Stay Free was featured in the Spiderman 3 sountrack.

It resonates with the same epic ring, beloved deep rock touchstones, and genuine folk fragility that made their self-titled debut an instant classic. "In The Future" possesses immense breadth, seamlessly showcasing short and classic folk-pop gems along with driving modern rock masterpieces, peaking with "Bright Lights", a 17-minute multi-dimensional opus that gives Pink Floyd's "Echoes" a run for its money. -insound

To have a taste on BM's music, you are able to download some tracks here.

FAM 'Music Inspired Artist Series'

FAM invited three artists to dedicate their music experience and transform them into a graphic t-shirt respectively. In conjunction with FAM's Music Inspired Artist Series, the participants include Hong Kong's MC Yan, Vancouver's Jeff Hamada and New York's Stephen Holding, each dedicated one design to the series. More images available here.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Levi's x Air Jordan 1

Air Jordan and Levi's teamed up on a slick collaboration to release a pack that are estimated to release on March 2008, that will consists a pair of Levi's denim and a pair of Air Jordan 1, the one we're featuring now. A shoe with Levi's accent on colors and tags, the shoe has crack prints on it too. Of course the pair will not miss out Jordan's trademark touches on the sneak like the jumpman and logos and stuffs. Here you are. More info available at

Although I strongly feel that the crack print spoils the whole look, it's still one hell of an item to be added to your collectibles list.