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After an attempt having remixed Peter Bjorn & John's It Don't Move Me, Miike Snow got himself a new remix version of his single Animal, by PBJ! A rare remix of ineffably dark melange of beats and organ.
ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional gamers, and Upper Playground have teamed up to release three Artist Series Speaker Tags for the A40 Audio System, featuring the work of Sam Flores, Munk One, and the classic Upper Playground logo. Flores’ work features his signature characters playing video games, while Upper Playground offers the original logo in a classy, raised design. Munk One’s artistry features the iconic Upper Playground Walrus taking over San Francisco in a blaze of glory.
“This project has enabled both brands to fuse progressive art with the best in video gaming equipment,” said Brett Lovelady, Founder of ASTRO Gaming. “We think video gamers deserve more expressive, relevant style, in addition to the latest technology in their products. And we know Upper Playground’s fans like to play games too. Seems like chocolate and peanut butter all over again.”
The Upper Playground Artist Series Speaker Tags are available as part of the Upper Playground Edition A40 Audio System (available for $249.95), UP Edition A40 Headset ($199.95) and standalone Speaker Tag sets ($24.95) in limited quantities sold exclusively online at www.astrogaming.com.
As a special thank you to their loyal fan bases, Upper Playground and ASTRO Gaming are giving away one A40 Audio System complete with all three Artist Series Speaker Tag sets. To enter, fans need to (1) follow both @UpperPlayground and @AstroGaming on Twitter.com; and (2) “retweet” the contest on their own profiles. For details on rules of entry, please visit the Upper Playground website.
Having a robust profile working with some of the top guns in the industry like Dalek, 123Klan, Estevan Oriol and BShit, Serbia's Carrot Clothing invited renowned graffiti artist Steve Powers to be part of the roster.
The NYC-based artist contributed a "Street Art Is Gay" design on a sweater to be released along with the label's Fall 2009 line.
"Street art is gay, and proud of it," said Powers.
Acclaimed experimental rock band TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone and his much anticipated solo project Rain Machine is set to release his debut record on September 21.
Featuring ten unflinching original and emotional songs mixing elements of modern jazz, blue grass and blistering guitar driven rock into a refreshing new sound, the self-titled record will be released through Anti- Records.
“A nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear, a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined - some rhythm some rhyme,” Malone described about his solo project.
A record supposedly intended as a soundtrack to a play about a monster-ghost-love-story, the self-titled debut album by LA-based Dead Man's Bones is officially out on October 5 through Anti- Records.
All songs written and performed by Zach Shields and Ryan Gosling, where the pair played all the instruments used for this records, enlisting the help of the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir. Just like what the songs were initially intended for, the collection of melodies produced by Dead Man's Bones are about werewolves, haunting melodies telling tales of zombies with broken hearts, and children singing the joys and pains of being alive or being dead.
The Swell Season was initially an album title released in 2006 by Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard and Czech songwriter Markéta Irglová. Since then, the duo called themselves The Swell Season in their performances.
A new album titled Strict Joy is making it's way to record stores on September 28 via Anti- Records. The album features 12 new songs written by the Hansard and Irglová, and features contributors by members of the acclaimed band The Frames, guitarist Javier Mas, Doveman's Thomas Bartlett, avant-garde jazz duo Chicago Underground Duo, Steven Bernstein and Clark Gayton.
The Swell Season gained mainstream stardom from the movie Once, with their hit single Falling Slowly.
New Balance unveiled new range of 576 for women. The mixture of suede, mesh and patent leather in different colors makes the world go round. Definitely a striking pair to own. Get yours now at green label relaxing.
Vans and Japanese designer Taka Hayashi are teaming up once again to work on another series of footwear for the Vault collection. The Akat sought inspiration from retro styles, with the application of premium leather and technical patterns.
A reunion between Nike Sportswear and Japan's musical group Mighty Crown since 2006's collaboration project to release limited edition sneakers, both has planned for a new release for 2009, but only with a less-common model.
The reinterpretation of the Dynasty High to a pair of twinkling gem, we are overwhelmed with the whole styling especially giving applause to the studded ankle strap, the extra long branding on it's tongue, the crack-print on the midsole and the mixture of materials used on this sneaker.
Strictly limited, these will be out by Spring 2010.
Bag pioneer JanSport introduced a limited edition collaboration project with San Francisco-based Huf to release a series of bags - identifying and acknowledging the needs of a skateboarder's daily storage requirements.
Two of JanSport's classic silhouettes were involved in this project - the Westridge backpack and the Snoqualmie duffel. Just as mentioned earlier, the bags are designed specifically for the usage of skateboarders, where technical features and durability meets with cutting edge style.
Some of the technical details include the uncoated seatbelt webbing strap skateboard holder, shoe compartments and interior compartments for laptops and mobile phones.
Expect this to release on August 13 at Huf and selected retailers.
Throughout the past months we have seen a lot of dope collaborators shaking hands with Casio in support towards the celebration of G-Shock's 25th anniversary, by releasing a massive range of special edition G-Shock timepieces all over the world.
One of it's latest development under the anniversary wing is by Singapore-based SBTG, a prominent sneaker customizer. They have chosen the DW-5600 as the base, the entire watch feature screen-printed artworks of the SBTG's trademark patterns, all across the wrist band and the dial.
We can't know if it's true, but as we heard, only 8 pieces were made, and one of them are to be given out on the Royalefam website.
Blending the concept of simplicity, durability, functionality and fully-guarded, Japan's Fragment Design unveiled a new product known as the Tech Wrap, a functional neoprene sleeve to wrap your favorite gadgets preventing from scratches, stains and water.
We got no further information on this, but all we heard is that the UK clothing company Fred Perry and streetwear pioneer Stussy Deluxe will be working together for a line of products, that include the polo shirts, tees and others. Hang in there.
Nike Sportswear unveiled it's Fall/Holiday 2009 collection with an appealing lookbook. A handful of Air Max sneakers, collaboration series with Parra, Cassette Playa, Mark Ward and Grotesk, durable outerwear for the freezing period, attractive colorways on various favorable shoe models and a lot more.
Seriously, we rather prefer the approach of the lookbook itself than the entire collection which can be found almost anywhere. However, just in case you're wondering, these are now available at most of Nike outlets, retailers and official stockists around the globe.
If you're seeing something you fancy, we strongly suggest you call up your local retailers to check on the availability to avoid coming back empty-handed.
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