Saturday, 31 May 2008

Converse 100th Anniversay New Collection

We have been constantly highlighting on new updates on Converse 100th anniversary collection. Not too long ago, a new batch of Chucks were previewed on their Japan's website. Some interesting patterns reminiscing models from the past were released. Here's a few to look at. For more info, visit their site now!

Glorious Excess (BORN) by Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda is not just the member of Linkin Park and the brainchild of Fort Minor, he's also a talented artist who does fantastic artworks and example of his artworks can be found on Fort Minor's Rising Tied album. Shinoda have collaborated with some other notable artists including Delta, Seen, Dalek, Greg "Craola" Simkins and Gary Baseman.

An exhibition will be held at Japanese American National Museum in LA from July 12 till August 3, showcasing Shinoda's artworks and paintings. The exhibition is titled Glorious Excess (BORN).

To spark things up, Shinoda contributed his design once again on a special edition DC shoes and will be available quite soon. All proceedings from this shoe will go to charity. DC Shoes is also the sponsor of the exhibition.

Wacko Maria x Converse

Japan's Wacko Maria come together with Converse to produce this black canvas Chuckie High with a tiny touch of embroidery picture on it's side. Both labels rather keeping it simple than making a complicated shoe. Anyway, this are now available at Hybaa.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Mogwai Announced Batcat EP

Glasgow's post rock group Mogwai announced recently the upcoming release of their latest EP scheduled to release on September 8 under Rock Action Records. Batcat EP will feature three tracks from the group including one track with vocal contributions from Roky Erickson. Available formats include CD, 12" vinyl and digital download.

1) Batcat
2) Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Police And Loses His Slut Girlfriend
3) Devil Rides

Batcat will be featured on their forthcoming album The Hawk Is Howling due to release on September 22. To those resides in the UK, there will be a series of gigs lined up sometime in October so if you really wanna check them out, please visit their site to check on the available dates.

Aside from this new EP, the band recently released a remastered and expanded edition of their first album Young Team in two different formats, a double disc album and a quadruple vinyl box set featuring a couple of extra tracks. It is now available at Chemikal Underground.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Sigur Rós New Single Gobbledigook Out Now!

Late 2007, they released the double-disc compilation album Hvarf-Heim. This coming June 23, Iceland's finest post rock band Sigur Rós have marked down their calendars to release their upcoming fifth album entitled Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (english translation: With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly).

The band released their first single Gobbledigook as a free download in their website, accompanied by a music video packed with 95% explicit contents, the remaining 5% is for the nature.

This album is the first album to feature a song sang in English by Jónsi.

Just by listening to Gobbledigook, I have a very strong anxiety on the outcome of this new album. It's not like the old Sigur Rós I know of, at least from the last album I heard. However, no final conclusion before listening to the whole piece. So, we'll wait and see.

Nike Air Stab Premium 'Runnin Grunnin' Quickstrike

Nike unveiled a new Air Stab Premium Quickstrike recently and named it Runnin' Grunnin'. There will be a couple of matching t-shirts along with the release. Major DC have a few pairs and detailed pictures can be found too. Definitely one interesting addition to your stash.

Crooks & Castles "Lakers" Pack

Crooks & Castles is set to release an exclusive collection of t-shirts to commemorate the LA Lakers playoff run. The pack consists of four t-shirts including one bonus tee if you purchase all three. Available exclusively at C&C's 8021 flagship store in LA tomorrow onwards.

Also, C&C have updated their online shop with some new products, therefore, if you have eyed on any of their spring/summer goods, better get them quick before it's too late.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Upper Playground S/S '08 New Houseware Accessories

Upper Playground unveiled their latest collection of glasswares, part of the spring/summer 2008 houseware accessories release. Four design contributions from Dora Drimalas, Doug Cunningham and two from Jeremy Fish. It is now available for purchase here.

Freshjive Summer 2008 "Fairfax" Collection

Freshjive is proud to introduce their latest Summer '08 collection and they named it Fairfax, some sorta tribute to the location where all streetwear stores are situated in Los Angeles. An extremely large collection consisting of t-shirts, shirts, shorts, and New Era caps. In this huge line of t-shirts, 2 designs are based on the historic LA Slash fanzine from the early 70s. Check out the full collection at their website.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Futura Laboratories Rats Lo

FL Shop recently previewed an upcoming sneakers from the Futura Laboratories line known as the Rats Lo. This canvas sneakers comes in black and white. Yea, I know it looks like a Chuckie, but it's not a crossover or whatsoever. Their on their own. Coming soon, real soon. More images can be found via FL Shop.

Milkfed x Nike Air Rift

Another slick edition of Nike Air Rift has surfaced and sharing is caring. I guess the full-stops might be hardly getting along with these brilliant collaborations which constantly delivers kick ass goodies for consumers to enjoy. Put it in business terms, marketing strategy.

Nike worked with Japan's Milkfed to produce a shiny-looking Air Rift. It might not go too well with certain tops, but it's sure one additional sneaker you would buy for the sake of flashing it once in a while during girls-in-session. It will be soon available at Essence. More details can be found in there as well.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Comme des Garçons "Letters & Numbers" Wallets

Japanese label Comme des Garçons is proud to present their latest addition to their enormously fashionable wallet collection with the all new Letters & Numbers line. Three different styles are available in the range featuring embossed figures on the piece. 70 Euros per piece. Available via Colette.

flaph and Lorinza Stylish Messenger Bags

flaph and Lorinza, both labels from Japan, recently collaborated with one another to produce a few messenger bags. Consists of two designs, I'm assuming the bags are from Lorinza since their the pioneers in bag making, and flaph contributing on the styles. Retails at ¥40,950. Check them out thoroughly via Cueve.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Pigeon Detectives - Emergency

Pigeon Detectives is an indie rock band from Leeds. The band is set to release their second full length release entitled Emergency on May 26 under independent record label Dance To The Radio. After achieving a major success from the platinum selling debut Wait For Me, the band is all geared up to ensure their second release will strive a further way up to a bigger success.

Produced by Stephen Street, the man behind other UK acts like The Smiths, Babyshambles, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs and Feeder.

Packed with 13 killer rocking tunes, the first single from this album is This Is An Emergency.

Be sure to check them out!

The Charlatans - You Cross My Path

The Charlatans is an alternative group active since the late 80s era. Based in the UK, the band is known as The Charlatans UK in the US since there is an existence of one band by the same name back in the 60s.

They are currently signed to independent recording label Cooking Vinyl. On May 12, the group officially released their tenth studio album entitled You Cross My Path. The album was initially released as a free download sometime in March 2008.

Three singles have been released so far. They are You Cross My Path, Oh! Vanity and The Misbegotten, the music video below.

Pharrell x Domeau & Pérès - Perspective Chair

Pharrell and furniture designer Domeau & Pérès teamed up together and created this uniquely lovely Perspective chair, a design by Pharrell expressing his thoughts and sentimental opinions on the definition of love when a man and woman bonds.

“I had often wondered what it’s like to truly be in love,not lust for once..So I decided not to ask what it was like in someone else’s shoes or what it was like to sit in their seat..I decided to sketch out my own experiment; the perspective chair.” Pharrell commented.

Comes in several different colors, the chair legs seemed like a pair of man legs on the back and a pair of woman's on the front. Only 4 of each colors will be sold.

Domeau & Pérès were in-charged of constructing this to a reality. According to the BBC blog, the Perspective chair will be showcasing at the Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie in Paris along with another chair and a table from October 21 2008 to January 10 2009. Check out the blog for more pictures.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Attic Lights - Bring You Down

Scottish rockers Attic Lights are set to release another single Bring You Down on June 30. We have featured the previous two singles released, Never Get Sick Of The Sea and God. This single will be available on CD and 7" vinyl and includes a remix version of Bring You Down by Mogwai (on CD only) and Jim Noir (on 7" vinyl only), a cover version of Sean Kingston's Beautiful Girls and Annie.

Another single released before releasing the upcoming debut album Friday Night Lights. It's just getting even more exciting to expect something huge coming towards. INCOMING!!!

Check out this video we found of them performing Bring You Down live at BBC.

Death Cab For Cutie on David Letterman Show

Here we're once again showing you another wonderful feature on Death Cab For Cutie in the David Letterman Show. They performed a cut-short version of their hit single from their newest album I Will Possess Your Heart from their newest album Narrow Stairs.

If you're loving this one, you may wanna check out a mini session of them performing in a black cab in London here.

Hellboy II Exclusives on Adidas Originals

Universal Pictures teamed up with Adidas Originals to produce a series of two sneakers to commemorate the launch of the soon-to-be hit film, Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The Forum Mid and Stan Smith were the chosen models for this pack and both comes in a nice mix of style and identity, not missing out those exquisite detailing on them. So we heard it's extremely exclusive and limited. Comes in a really special edition box. Check with your local Adidas Originals store for availability. More details on this pack at hypebeast.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

King Stampede Umbrellas

It's never too late to release something for collectors to kill for. King Stampede announced the release of their very own unique graphic umbrellas carrying the tagline Let It Come Down. All together there are 3 different designs. Check them all out below. No word on the release date yet.

Eric Haze x G-Shock

Strongly celebrating it's 25th anniversary, G-Shock teamed up with graffiti artist Eric Haze once again to produce this limited edition piece. For this round, it was based on a DW-5600 on white featuring Haze's logos in the backlight as well as the straps. Retails at $99 and will be available at Macy's sometime in June.

Visvim Lama Sandals

Here's a look at the all new Visvim Lama sandals. Keeping the clean look and simple style, the sandals are made of Italian cowhide, EVA sole and leather straps. Retails at 28350 yen and is now available at RE IN FORCE.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Dior Mobile Phones Coming Soon

French luxurious designer label Christian Dior will be introducing it's very own line of mobile phones in this coming near future, pretty soon indeed. Some images has been unveiled recently, and we are about to share it with you to enjoy. Nothing particularly interesting about this $5,000 phone except for the Dior label, otherwise, I guess the phone specifications might be merely fascinating. Some of the featured abilities on this phone include a touchscreen display panel and a standard camera. This mobile phones are manufactured by ModeLabs. More information can be found anywhere.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

The Launch of 1Asia website...

So we heard a lil' sum sum on the upcoming release of the 1Asia compilation album comprising some of the finest hip hop tracks from the origins of Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia and Brunei.

A website has been formed recently, and that means whatever updates and the ongoings on this compilation can be found there. There will be a series of merchandises announced pretty soon and exclusive music stores has been named to have them in stocks after the launch.

Speaking about this compilation album, it contains 15 tracks worth 62 minutes featuring materials recorded between 2002 to 2007. More information on this compilation can be found here.

We ain't gonna drop a positive conclusion on this compilation album just yet, but just by looking at the featured artists included in this compilation, it's one of the most wanted album to own. And they at 1Asia defined it as Asia's Best Kept Secrets. To find out who are these Best Kept Secret agents, log in now!

Check in with us again for more updates on 1Asia.

Monday, 19 May 2008

French Kicks - Swimming

American alternative rock band French Kicks is proud to announce the official release of their fourth full length album entitled Swimming, scheduled to release on May 20 under Vagrant Records.

Aside being known for the music they played, French Kicks was also initially known as the band with a drummer that lead the role as the group's vocalist. However, after several come and go within band members throughout the time, drummer Nick Stumpf decided to play the frontman role and pass his beat making responsibilities to a new drummer.

They sound similarly to the likes of The Kinks, Joy Division, The Pixies and The Cure.

Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down In The Light

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy returns with a fresh new album entitled Lie Down In The Light scheduled to release tomorrow. Seriously, can't find a single reason why one should not get this brand new composition by Will Oldham.

His brilliant song-writing skills are magnificent, his talented vocals are one of its kind that make him so special and unique with his own style and character.

This album is packed with 12 brand new creations from Oldham.

We talked about Oldham in our previous posts if you're interested.

The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

The Ting Tings is an English dance pop band consisting of two members - Jules De Martino and Katie White.

Before the formation of this dance pop act, White were attached with a teenage girl group TKO, supporting pop groups like Steps and Five.

Whilst Martino was with his band Babakoto, after the band disbanded he was the singer for an indie rock group Mojo Pin.

Not too long after, the duo met and get along with one another, and The Ting Tings were born.

Their first full length debut album We Started Nothing were released on May 19 under Columbia Records.

This is them with their second single That's Not My Name.

Subcrew x G-Shock

This piece might be among the few things that gets a youth all heat up and craving for, to one extent putting up your good obedient child look on your face trying real hard to persuade your parents to get one for ya, and yea, sometimes it work.

Hong Kong's Subcrew collaborated with G-Shock to produce a timepiece, in conjunction with the celebration of G's 25th year of ticking. One absolute outstanding piece with the large fonts wrapping along the strap. The brands speaks a lot for itself. More info and images can be found via here.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

untyteld 1st Anniversary - Limited Edition Polo Tee

To celebrate untyteld's 1st anniversary as an independent music, art & fashion blog-a-zine, we are proud to announce the first installment of goods for the anniversary, a limited edition polo tee that comes in black and white. USD 15 each. Orders will be taken via email, so shoot us one at right now!

Stussy Summer '08 Tees

A new batch of limited edition Stussy tees are now available for purchase at Stussy Direct. Times like these featured artists like Haze and Daze. Both made a wonderful addition to the summer line up. One of the many reasons why Stussy is still among the favorable brands of the urban street culture. Visit Stussy Direct for the different colors of these designs, or you can check out the rest of the available designs too.