Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Back From The Dead For TV Ad

The late legendary songwriter John Lennon is set to return from the dead to appear in a 30-second charity advertisement.

Granted permission by his widow Yoko Ono to use Lennon's voice and image in the One Laptop Per Child Foundation TV ad, the brilliant minds from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology made a spin-off version to promote the charity approach to supply solar-powered machines to the world's poorest places to gain technology access.

Read more via BBC, NME.

Noisettes Announce New Single 'Wild Young Hearts'

London's indie rock trio Noisettes announced a new single titled Wild Young Hearts, which was released yesterday. An upcoming album, probably goes by the same title will be release next year. Check in for more.

Converse Inspired By The Who

Back then we did a mini report on Converse's inspirations by some of the greatest bands of all time, some of the likes include Tokyo Police Club, Black Sabbath and The Doors.

This time, the brand was inspired by the raucous tunes produced by punk legend The Who and decided to drop a series of sneakers out of it.

You can get a full detail on this via Converse web.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Secret Dakota Ring - Cantarell

LA's indie pop icon Secret Dakota Ring is a solo musical project masterminded by Andy Ross, whose also best known for his roles as the keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist for OK Go.

After four years of patience waiting for this to arrive, Ross finally announced his follow up album to SDR's 2004 debut release Do Not Leave Baggage All the Way. Titled Cantarell, the album features a collection of uniquely crafted pop tunes written by Ross while touring with OK Go.

Released under his co-founded label, Serious Business Records.

Porter Liquid Collection

Look forward a brand new collection from Porter, bringing to existence the Liquid collection. Expect an early 2009 release, the range is packed with accessories from pouches to rucksacks to totes to messengers. Basically, each product comes in three different colors - black, navy and brown.

To look at the complete range, click here.

Levi's FLU New Arrivals

We're back for more Levi's FLU range now. Spotted a couple new arrivals over at Levi's Store, with the 757 Side Stretch and Classica being the headline. Get yours now!

Lisa Hannigan "Lille" Official Video

Irish pop songstress Lisa Hannigan unleashed a new video featuring Lille, a song from her debut album Sea Sew. Brilliantly planned and developed, the video was contributed by Jamie Hannigan and Maeve Clancy.

Medicom Toy x Porter x Maharishi

The much anticipated collection from a 3-way collaboration between Medicom Toy, Maharishi and Porter to work on a range of luggage goods. See how the three contributed to this project - Medicom supplied the materials, Maharishi laid the camo designs, and Porter on the construction.

The range include a wallet, a pouch, a tote and a backpack. It's selling pretty fast, but you still can get yours at Ships Jet Blue.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Converse All Star Shin Hi

A new addition to Converse great line ups, they produced a nice touch to it's iconic All Star Shin Hi on dogtooth pattern. Other features include a zipper along the side and a buckle strap on the shin. Great stuff. Available now at Flauge.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Anokha x Porter

A 2-way collaboration between Anokha and Porter, a line of accessories were created. The range include a messenger bag, a rucksack and a wallet. All comes in same design, all the way from the prints to the inner lining. Available now at Cueve.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Futura Laboratories x G-Shock x Bearbrick Pack

The Futura Laboratories x G-Shock x Bearbrick pack was announce a couple months back and I'm pretty sure some are waiting for this moment to come.

There, there. For ¥24150, you will get a black DW-6900 with multi-colored stripes on the strap, alongside, you get a 100% Bearbrick with similar colorways.

You can get yours now at STLESS.

Fatty&Nutty Brothers x Jack Purcell "Belt"

Fatty&Nutty Brothers once again did a magnificent job customising Converse goods. Earlier this year they worked some Chucks with additional features including zippers and tattered paint jobs, this time around they restyled Jack Purcell with similar paintwork, but with a belt across the lace.

I gotta say, it's a great work done there. If you're interested in one, you can reach it at Zicue for ¥21,000.

Orobianco Bags

Japanese retailer Edifice has got some new stocks in recently. Some of the latest items spotted include a range of Orobianco bags - some totes and shoulders. Pick your favorite piece now at Edifice.

Nixon Newton

Considering an accessory for your dull wrist? Be sure to consider this new timepiece by Nixon. It's called the Newton, available in three colorways. Kept the clean look, yet so attractive and stylish. Get yours at Beams.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

The Bran Flakes with Lovely Sleigh Ride

The Bran Flakes is an experimental sound collage pop group hailing from certain parts of the world including Canada and US. Known for their skills puzzling pieces of existing sources to form fresh compositions.

Currently signed to Illegal Art, the group will release a new album titled I Have Hands in 2009.

At the meantime, enjoy a Christmas tune titled Lovely Sleigh Ride from them.

Future Clouds And Radar "Christmas Day 1923"

Bringing you more Christmas tunes to joy up your living space, here's one more free download for you!

Austin-based eclectic art-pop group Future Clouds And Radar made a folk tune for you, titled Christmas Day 1923.

We sincerely loved it. What about you?

Download it here.

65daysofstatic "I'm Dreaming Of A White Noise Christmas"

Instrumental post rock group from Sheffield, 65daysofstatic celebrates Christmas with a tune, I'm Dreaming Of A White Noise Christmas.

The track feature vocal loops by Christina Aguilera, this is one track that you can't miss for the holiday. Thoughtfully entertaining.

We love freebies, and I'm sure you too. Download it now!

Screaming Lights Announce Double Single GMN/GLOW

A teenage alternative rock outfit hailing from Liverpool, Screaming Lights was formed over a year ago and has garnered such success through radio playtime and positive reviews from critics internationally. The 18 year-olds are brightly talented and gifted to deliver melodic tunes, somewhat relates to a theory I always kept in me, "Age never matters when it comes to superb music making".

Screaming Lights is set to release their debut double A-Side single GMN/GLOW on January 19 through ANTI.

GMN has been featured in Zane Lowe's Top 10 Hottest Records of the Week.

Available in two formats - limited edition 7" and digital download.

Screaming Lights are Alan Breen (bass), James Connor (drums), Max Goldberg (guitar) & James Treadell (vocals / guitar).

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Jeremy Scott For Longchamp

Kinda impressed over Jeremy Scott's contribution to the adidas Originals range he designed for the German sports giant actually, so we intend so stress out further on Scott's talents contributed to other labels.

One of the many he has done with is with French bag maker Longchamp. Scott applied prints of red roses and black planes to form a pattern named Floral Flight on a pliage bag.

Ladies, this is one stylish good to go along seductive outfits. Available now at colette.

Dim Mak Winter 2008 Tees

If you're loving the beats Steve Aoki delivers, you probably fancy a little merchandise from the famed DJ. Aoki's very own clothing line, Dim Mak has got some new entries to go along with their Winter 2008 collection available for sale now. One of the stores that carry the label is Hongkong's Eleven After Eleven. Or you can go directly to Dim Mak to check greater line-ups.

Here's few to drool.

Levi's Vintage Clothing 501XX 1966 Model "The Journey" & "The Ragged Point"

Who says torn and ragged denims belong to the trash bins? Even worse, some oughta tell ya, "dude, you too broke to get yourself a new pair of jeans?". We'd say fuck that!

That's called vintage you twats! I got a couple of torn denims with patches all over, but it ain't close to what you're about to witness ere.

Marketed as limited edition products by Levi's Vintage Clothing, they have created a gem to ragged denims. Named as The Journey and The Ragged Point, they reconfigured the 501XX 1966 model to two stylish versions of nasty denims.

The Journey spots various patches, rips and filthy dirt on it, and the Ragged Point rips all over the front and a pinch of paint splatters on it.

Like mentioned before, these are on limited numbers only, so if you wanna own one, get it quick. Get The Journey or The Ragged Point at Super-Rag!

Christmas With Weezer

American geek rockers Weezer released a six-track album to commemorate the celebration of Christmas. All tracks are cover versions of some of the finest classic Christmas songs, all transformed to the band's very own interpretation to the songs chosen.

The six tracks are We Wish You A Merry Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, The First Noel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Silent Night.

There won't be any physical release to this, only strictly digital download. You can download now via ShockHound.

Also, be prepared for an upcoming release from Weezer, songs that did not make it to the record since the 90s may be compiled to this new piece titled Odds and Ends. Check in again for more news.

OriginalFake x Porter Mini Tote Bag

A new item came from the collaboration between OriginalFake and Porter. KAWS worked on the iconic cross design on a premium mini tote bag.

Available in two colors - khaki and black. Retails for €265 at colette now.