Thursday, 29 April 2010

Lupe Fiasco 'I'm Beamin'

American rapper Lupe Fiasco unveiled the video of his brand new single I'm Beamin, a song from his upcoming album Lasers.

nonnative x Merrell Hiking Boots

nonnative has teamed up with professional performance outdoor footwear maker Merrell to launch a special edition hiking boots known as the Wilderness.

Made of ebony suede, the hiking boots comes with a blue lace for extra style.

Coming soon at hnyee.Store.

MCM Monogram iPhone Case

MCM dedicates a stylish protective case for iPhone. Bright-colored leather with monogram MCM prints all over.

For one second we thought the iPhone trend is dead ever since the strong presence of Blackberry as the lifestyle gadget, how wrong are we!

This is definitely one of the most wanted case for 2010.

Via Complex.

New Balance 576 'France'

New Balance unveils a special edition 576 model paying tribute to France.

We're not too sure on the actual motive, but with World Cup approaching near, this is probably good for French supporters.

The entire model styled with the colors of the French flag, made of premium nubuck and leather. Available beginning May 1, in really limited quantities.

Head over to New Balance @ L'Imprimerie, Paris.

Via Shoes Up.

Stussy Deluxe x Reyn Spooner x Porter Collection

Earlier we previewed the Tatami sandals, Stussy have also invited Porter to feature Reyn Spooner's iconic patterns on their bags.

In lieu of Stussy's 30th anniversary celebration since the past months, Porter contributed two types of bags - a tote and a backpack for this collaboration, featuring the same fabric pattern used on the Tatami sandals.

Available in two colorways - green and black.

Get yours now at hnyee.Store.

Converse Japan May 2010 Release

May 2010 sees a smaller bulk release compared to last month's larger scale. However, the Japan team of Converse is not ready losing attractiveness to their everlasting records.

Chuck Taylor revives the one color concept - all the way from the upper to the eyelets to the sole. They've got the hi and low cut, both in white and red.

The Jack Purcell division decided to give their slim version a little more boost this month by introducing the gingham texture on it.

One Star seems a little different than usual, with the awkward mash up color on this pair - white upper, white star, blue sole and red lining. Not feeling it.

Everything mentioned above will release throughout May 2010. Hunt em' down if you fancy any of them.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Nina Nastasia - Outlaster

American singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia unveils her forthcoming sixth album titled Outlaster, to release on June 7 via FatCat Records.

Recorded once more with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, Nina engaged Los Angeles musician and arranger Paul Bryan (whose collaborative credits include Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips and others, and who’s worked as an instrumentalist with Allen Toussaint, Mavis Staples, Lucinda Willams, and many more) to adapt her songs into a score for a small orchestra. Then Nina and her long-time companion / collaborator Kennan Gudjonsson assembled string and woodwind quartets, finding the perfect complement with drummer Jay Bellerose (of Nina’s critically acclaimed albums ‘The Blackened Air’ and ‘On Leaving’) and Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise).

The opening track from the new album, ‘Cry, Cry, Baby’ serves as both a neat re-introduction to Nina’s work and in particular, to the sumptuous new sound of the album – a lush, orchestrated sophistication that, with no loss of distinction or economy, transcends the traditional reach of her famed spareness.

Stereophonics Live in Kuala Lumpur, April 28

Be sure not to miss Welsh rockers Stereophonics while these boys are rocking Kuala Lumpur grounds. See them live on April 28 at KL Live.

More info on tickets at Axcess.

Cutler & Gross x Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Sunglasses

British eyewear company Cutler & Gross teams up with Comme des Garçons Homme Plus for a limited edition sunglasses, an effort to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. All C&G items are hand made in Britain.

These checkered design eyewear is now available at colette.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

David Karsten Daniels and Fight The Big Bull - I Mean To Live Here Still

FatCat Records is proud to announce the new album by David Karsten Daniels and his collaboration band Fight The Big Bull, I Mean To Live Here Still to be release in June 2010.

The third FatCat album to bear the name of San Francisco-based artist David Karsten Daniels, although it is an entirely different prospect to his previous releases in many ways. A collaboration with Richmond, Virginia-based 9-piece avant-jazz collective Fight the Big Bull, ‘I Mean To Live Here Still’ is the product of two decidedly individual, but musically (and geographically) distant sets of musicians.

Harlem 'Friendly Ghost'

American indie rock band Harlem unveiled two videos for their new song Friendly Ghost, the band's new single from their new album Hippies.

This is the band's debut album with newly signed label Matador Records, released on April 6.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Nike SB Dunk High Purple/Black

A new inclusion to the Nike SB line up is this Dunk High on purple/black colorway. Pretty fresh for some purple action lately.

Get your pair now at Flatspot.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Converse Jack Purcell Boat Shoe

Introduced this Spring, Converse unveiled the boat shoe inspired version of their iconic Jack Purcell model.

Fabric made low top, the smiley shifted a little lower than usual, with the features of a boat shoes.

This pair gets a navy/green/orange blend and it's definitely appealing.

Available now at Six Feet Down.

Comme des Garçons Patchwork Check Shirt

This is now available at Coggles.

10.Deep x Adidas Stan Smith Mid 'Raw Dogs'

10.Deep and Adidas presents a Stan Smith Mid given the name Raw Dogs.

Made of premium suede, the 10.Deep logo can be seen on the inner side of the upper and the usual Stan Smith branding seem similar.

Press release:

When it comes to the Stan Smith there is no questioning the popularity and overall impact the model has had since it was first released by adidas in 1965. Getting given the treatment by a slew of collaborators over the last decade has meant a number of make-ups of the Stan Smith have been available, with varying degrees of impact.

The Stan Smith Mid though, hasn't born the brunt of attention like its lower cut sibling, leaving room for some killer variations on the collaboration front. This joint effort, named ‘Raw Dogs’ sees OG New York based street-wear brand 10.Deep sprinkle some of their style on the Stan Smith Mid to produce a version worthy of both brand's combined heritage. The name plays off the rawhide laces and graphical monster mouth sock-liner while taking inspiration from the ongoing series of sticker attack tees from 10.Deep.

The upper is constructed from a premium suede in a muted Iron and Chrome colourway that reflects the 10.Deep motto - 'forget everyone and listen to yourself' - a motto that is reflected in further features including an embroidered 10.Deep and adidas tongue tag and an oversized embossed 10.Deep logo on the medial side of each upper.

Finished with an embossed combination 10.Deep and Trefoil logo on the heel-tab, the minimal, well thought out branding is the ideal accompaniment to the matching design aesthetic of the Stan Smith.

Pretty Green x Clarks Originals Desert Boot

British icon Liam Gallagher's label Pretty Green has collaborated with Clarks Originals to release a special edition Desert Boot.

Designed by Liam and crafted from premium Janus Butt suede by long standing family tanners The Stead’s Tannery of Leeds, the Pretty Green desert boot will be the only footwear release from the label in AW10 and it’s not to be missed.

Seen slimmer, this edition spots a wider and more rounded toe and lower heel. Available in three colorways - black, brown and champagne. There will be also a green edition, which will only be sold exclusively at Pretty Green.

Undefeated Bottle Opener

One self experience. You know how it feels like when you're desperate for a drink and you head to the convenience store and grab yourself a beer and you tend to open the cap either with a lighter or simply snap it on the table or even with your teeth? A bottle opener in possession might be a little useful for the occasion.

Gear this Undefeated bottle opener to feel stylish with an opener. Get yours now at FUSShop.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

LCD Soundsystem 'Drunk Girls'

LCD Soundsystem and their official video for the single Drunk Girls, taken from their forthcoming album This Is Happening, scheduled to hit stores on May 17.

Nike SB Eugene 'Multicolor' Backpack

Nike SB unveils a new colorway to their hot selling Eugene backpack. The multicolor touch is definitely one appealing one. Other than that, everything seem like usual. Coming to you this Summer!

J.S Homestead 'SLOW' Rucksack

Japan retailer Journal Standard's very own in-house label J.S Homestead present a new rucksack from the collection.

Made of fabric with leather accents on the bottom, if you're someone who loves a lot of compartments, this be it for you.

Available in three colorways, coming soon at Journal Standard.

Head Porter Black Beauty Camera Bag

The long-awaited moment has arrived!

Head Porter unveils a camera bag released under their Black Beauty line. Spots an all-black base like the rest of the BB line, this camera bag fits almost all DSLR along with several other accessories, of course not the huge lenses.

The bag also comes with a protective nylon cloth for rain prevention.

Available now at hnyee.Store.

p/s: just in case you miss the chance on this one, you can opt for the nikon x porter which is widely available over here.

The Album Leaf 'There Is A Wind'

San Diego electronic rock outfit The Album Leaf with their brand new video of the single There Is A Wind, taken from their latest album A Chorus of Storytellers, released on February 2 via Sub Pop Records.

A Chorus of Storytellers was the follow-up release after 2006 record Into The Blue Again.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Midnight Spin 'In The Air (Revival)'

Brooklyn's Midnight Spin and their debut music video In The Air (Revival), taken from their self-released album Through The Mojo Wire.

Midnight Spin: In The Air (Revival) from Midnight Spin on Vimeo.

Villagers Live on Jools Holland

Villagers' frontman Conor J. O'Brien gave a stunning performance on the namesake first single from his forthcoming album Becoming a Jackal on the Jools Holland show.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Yea Big + Kid Static 'Heavy Catamaran'

A brand new video by Yea Big + Kid Static has been released. Check out Heavy Catamaran.

Stussy x Vans 'Black Sheep' Sk8 Hi

Stussy and Vans has worked together to release the Black Sheep Sk8 Hi edition. Graphic fabric with the mix of suede upper. Military-inspired feature on the back.

Available now at hnyee.Store.

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2010 Mini Bags

Proenza Schouler, we always had good impression on the products coming from the label as the possession of characteristic features in terms of design and identity of each item seem sufficient to make 'outstanding' look tiny.

For this Spring/Summer 2010, the label co-owned by designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, have introduced a series of mini bags for ladies, goes pretty grand for evening cocktail sessions.

Probably too costly for the average market, but we thought the designs alone can keep you awake for nights thinking about it.

Materials are kept as premium as it could - soft leather suede, durable metal chains and buckles.

Available now at colette.

Elogy - One

California-based Elogy is set to release its debut album One on July 6. With no label attached currently, the self-released album is a product of a half-decade long process of evolution and development, “One” showcases a band that has taken its time to perfect and hone its sound. With sweeping melodies, well thought out synth lines, and driving vocals, Elogy has recorded an album that is distinctly new, but that still evokes contemporaries like Coldplay, Muse, or Thirty Seconds To Mars.

Based in Orange County, California, the members of Elogy came together 4 years ago under the leadership of Derek Cannavo. Transforming an old warehouse space into a fully functional, state of the art studio, Elogy began to develop their sound and their organization from scratch. Using their classical training as a foundation, the band quickly amassed a large catalogue of songs, and as they brought their music to a live setting, their sound began to evolve as well. Now, after almost half a decade, Elogy is pleased to finally be releasing its debut album, an album that is founded on classical training and solid musicianship but that is far from traditional.

With their debut release behind them, Elogy is poised and ready to enter the next phase of their career and expose their music to new fans across the country. With a full tour of California planned for this summer, and a National tour in the works, the members of Elogy are excited to take the US by storm, and continue their development as a band and as musicians.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Efterklang 'I Was Playing Drums'

Danish indie folk group Efterklang performing their newest single I Was Playing Drums at a 4AD session in Copenhagen. The single is a song from their new album Magic Chairs, released earlier this year.

Stornoway - Beachcomber's Windowsill

British alternative band Stornoway announced the release of their debut album titled Beachcomber's Windowsill with their newly-signed label 4AD, scheduled to May 24 release.

'I Saw You Blink' is evidence of the band's rich tapestry of pop melodies, embroidered with the band's crystalline, four-part harmonies. Brian Briggs, Stornoway's lead singer and songwriter, shows an almost effortless ability to segue deft lyrics that are narrative masterpieces with artful pop stylings. His bandmates; Jonathan Ouin (keys/banjo/electric guitar/cello), Rob Steadman (drums) and Oliver Steadman (bass / electric guitar) are all party to further embellishing this traditionally simple love song into a pop classic in-waiting. Perhaps because of their scientific backgrounds, all four of the band delight in experimenting with unusual instrumentation and production methods and in 'I Saw You Blink', the song's title is percussively transmitted via morse code, within the recording, using a güiro (the notched gourd commonly found in Latin American rhythm sections).

Coca Cola x Mika Club Bottle

Coca Cola invited international singer Mika to design the Club Bottle. Previously seen was Justice and SO ME. Available now at colette.

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2010 Sneakers

Take a look at the new range of sneakers by Lanvin.

Lanvin may not be our first choice in terms of sneakers, but, their outstanding record so far has proudly impressed us with their sophisticated, bold designs daring to express. Paying attention especially to their high tops, they've been good, and we definitely continue to hunt for the favorites.

The swarovski crystal high top is one fine work.

Check with your local Lanvin stores on availability.


Nike Sportswear x Tomokazu Matsuyama Tekapo Sandals

Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama has been invited by Nike Sportswear to release selected items and one of the highlights include the Tekapo sandals.

Leather straps matched with a comfortable footbed, the entire bottom sole is covered with artworks by Matsuyama.

Expected to hit Nike Sportswear accounts by this week.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The National - High Violet

One of our favorite bands of all time, Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National unveils their fifth studio album titled High Violet.

The new album will officially release on May 10 through 4AD.

High Violet is the quintet's first full length release since 2007's Boxer. Featuring 11 new tracks, recorded in the band's Brooklyn's studio, the album was mixed and produced along with Peter Katis.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

LA-based avant garde musician Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti are scheduled to release a new album titled Before Today, their debut album since the tenure with 4AD.

Before Today comprise of twelve new tracks, including the infectious single recently unveiled Round and Round (can be heard on 4AD).

Ariel Pink's forthcoming album will hit stores on June 8.

Six months in the making, Before Today was recorded in part in Encino at the House of Blues with Sunny Levine and Rik Pekkonen as well as at the band's home studios. The result is a beguiling mix of glam rock, West Coast funk and Merseybeat harmonies with a high-production sheen; a contrast to the corroded bedroom recordings that have fomented a fervent cult following over the past decade.

The outfit, now consisting reclusive pop surrealist Ariel Pink (vocals) alongside Tim Koh (bass/vocals), Kenny Gilmore (guitar/vocals) and Aaron Sperske (drums/vocals).

Timberland x Stussy 30th Anniversary Desert Boots

Part of their 30th anniversary celebration, Stussy has worked with Timberland for another set of limited release. This time they chose the Desert Boots as the template and apply the finest materials on it.

Two colorways will be released sometime in May. Check out End if you wish to have a pair.