Saturday, 30 May 2009

Jónsi Birgisson & Alex Somers Announce Riceboy Sleeps

Sigur Rós lead singer Jónsi Birgisson and Icelandic pop band Parachute member Alex Somers have been working as partners on several exhibitions and artshows under the name Riceboy Sleeps. Their passion for art has slowly evolved to bringing their musical pieces to a new venture of instrumental music in Iceland.

On July 20, the duo will release their first full length album titled Riceboy Sleeps through Parlaphone. The record is performed solely with acoustic instruments and features long-time collaborators such as Amiina and Kopavogsdaetur Choir.

"Riceboy Sleeps is human in a profound and verging-on spiritual way. It says nothing, literally, and yet living through its 68-minutes you emerge feeling much has been revealed. Its slowly evolving abstract landscapes are both edifying and life-affirming. The record works as a whole, and exists in a contemplative dream-state, unconstrained and mesmeric, seemingly outside time." (click here to read the full press release)

This is an extremely interesting news on top of the recent announcement on Sigur Rós' forthcoming release in 2010. Stay tune for more.

Levi's x Original Fake 3rd Anniversary Denim

Part of Original Fake's 3rd anniversary celebration, a collaboration with Levi's has been developed to create a series of denim featuring the iconic artworks of KAWS. The Chompers teeth spotted on the back pockets and the inner selvedge lines. It is now available at e-Levi.

Nike Sportswear x Livestrong "Stages" Collection Limited Edition Sneakers

Earlier this year, Nike Sportswear officiated a collaboration with Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG Foundation to create a global art exhibition to strive further it's support towards the battle against cancer. The "Stages" collection was unveiled, and the outcome was rather fascinating, especially the re-release of some of the rarest sneakers ever released in the past.

Four limited edition sneakers were reinterpreted with the LIVESTRONG colorway. The sneakers include Mister Cartoon's Air Force 1, Futura's FLOM Dunk Hi, Busy P x So-Me Air Force 1 and Hideout Woven Footscape. Those whose been eyeing for these rare sneakers since it were released, now it's a great chance to get them before they're gone again.

A couple of sites with great details on this:- Hypebeast, SuperTouch...

CobraSnake Logos Tee

Electro beat popper Steve Aoki and his affiliate CobraSnake returns to Malaysia once again are performing tonight at Bukit Kiara Indoor Stadium along with Scottish dance-punk SHITDISCO, NY-based DJ Pase Rock, renowned DJ Stretch Armstrong, our local favorites Twilight Actiongirl and Lapsap. Find out more about the event over here.

There's still time to pick an electrifying outfit and head over to the party to catch these artistes shake the ground with sensational grooves.

To make things even more interesting, we found a t-shirt produced by RVCA, featuring Cobrasnake's logos printed all over the tee. It's available at colette now.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Geneviève Gauckler x COLAB Eyewear

COLAB teams up with Parisian artist Geneviève Gauckler to produce a series of eyewear for the brand. There are five models in this series, each limited to 1000 pieces worldwide. Pretty unisex, so anybody can get stylish with them.

A little brief on COLAB. Each season, the Australia eyewear company will invite artists, creators, inventors and designers to participate and contribute a series of frames. Some of the fames featured in the past include eBoy, Geoff McFetridge, Marok and Rockin* Jellybean.

You can purchase the COLAB eyewear designed by Geneviève Gauckler at colette.

Sigur Rós Sixth Album To Release in 2010

Icelandic post-rock heroes Sigur Rós announced details on their forthcoming sixth studio album, scheduled to release in 2010, although some prefer it would be later this year. No title has been revealed yet, but it was said that Jónsi Birgisson and his bandmates has completed recording the record.

If you're craving for some Von or Ágætis byrjun waves, you'll be dissapointed, as the band has unveiled the new record will be slower and more ambient compared to their recent two records, 2008's Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and 2005's Takk... which is still good though, but how can we imagine something even slower than the last two - perhaps a little evolve to Amiina-style?

Find out more over here.

David Gray - Draw The Line

The favorable David Gray is no stranger in the English music scene. Released 7 studio albums and several compilations since the early 90s, his music gained notoriety and featured in many mainstream movies and television shows including Smallville and Scrubs.

Gray continues to expand his discography with his upcoming eight studio album titled Draw The Line, expected to release on September 22. The follow-up to 2005's Life in Slow Motion, this new material will feature guest vocals from Annie Lennox and Jolie Holland.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Comme des Garçons Reptile Embossed Wallet

May appeal to those who prefers a rather exotic look, Comme des Garçons has this really stylish wallet featuring embossed reptile print. It's a full-zippered wallet with card slots, bill and coin compartment. Available now at Oak.

Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur

It begins with a tip-off on the reunion before the official statement. Announcement on appearances and reunion gigs thereafter, a bit of secret shows once in a while. And the latest bit, a compilation album featuring Blur's career highlights since 1990.

Brit-pop legend Blur has confirmed an upcoming 2-disc compilation album titled Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur slated for a July 22 (US) release. The compilation features 24 songs from the seven albums, and an ultra rare track titled Popscene, recorded in 1992.

Some of the featured singles include Beetlebum, Coffee & TV, Song 2, The Universal, Tender and Parklife, eventhough we kind of expecting the "remake" version of Country House will be featured as a bonus.

Metallica x Converse

We're definitely not leaving out Metallica on the bench here. Converse has also invited the award-winning heavy metal band to be a part of the Music Collection. Coming real soon.

AC/DC x Converse

Previewed earlier this year, Converse will be joining force with Australian rock band AC/DC to create a series of Chucks inspired by the band. Four models have been released. Expect this to release soon at your local dealers.

Nike Blazer Hi "FC Barcelona"

Probably it's not a commemoration release by Nike to celebrate Barcelona's winning of the UEFA Champions League 2009 title, thrashing Manchester United to pitiful 2-0 lost. It's kinda of a sample release of a pair of limited edition Blazer Hi inspired by the colorways of Barca's third jersey.

Check it out at Mentalkicks.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Married To The Mob Summer 2009 Lookbook

Some for the boys. Some for the girls.

Married to the Mob continues to deliver the hottest outfits that ladies would wear to flash. This Summer, they presented another set of stylish clothing from the MOBs, including some beachwear and casual outfits, simply just suitable for the Summer, duhh.

A lookbook was recently launched on their official blog, and we take this op to show some of it. The entire range can be viewed here.

Artschoolvets Summer 2009 Tees

Berlin-based design communal ArtSchoolVets recently delivered a slick range of graphic tees to be released along with their Summer 2009 installment. Available now at colette.

XLarge x G-Shock DW5600

XLarge and Casio are definitely working together once again for an upcoming G-Shock piece. Both labels made a nice version of the famous DW5600 model on a glossy black finishing with several details on the timepiece itself. Should be available by June 13 at selected XLarge stockists.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Adidas Originals Summer Deck

We figure adidas must be digging the whole 'boat shoe' idea, perhaps another growth towards a different sector, maybe? Anyway, here's a really cool release we thought to share, and yes, it's from adidas Originals, presenting a decent pair known as the Summer Deck.

So far, we only seen 1 colorway and that's this one. Pretty canvas. Available now at Sneakersnstuff.

Visvim Spring/Summer 2009 Accessories

The highly anticipated Visvim's Spring/Summer 2009 accessories collection is now available at SlamJam. They've got the Ballistic E-cat messenger bags, Ballistic Bi-Fold wallets and a couple of tote bags. You should be able to purchase them now.

Neighborhood Spring/Summer 2009 Accessories

Earlier Neighborhood announced the release of their Spring/Summer 2009 collection, given the title Holidays In The Sun, a line of products released in a couple of batches. Since the beginning of the launch, we have seen some nice apparels from the label.

We take this opportunity to show you their accessories line for this season. The wide range include charms, necklaces, hats, flip flops, loafers, sunglasses, among others.

Get the entire look via Neighborhood's catalog.