Monday, 28 February 2011

Itunes Taps Ian Axel's 'This Is The New Year' For "Indie Spotlight"

Anticipation is growing for Ian Axel's infectious debut, This Is the New Year released through tinyOGRE Entertainment, now confirmed for iTunes' "Indie Spotlight" beginning February 15.

The iTunes exclusive version of the album includes the bonus track "Say Something (Ukulele Version)".

Axel made his national television debut earlier this week on the Rachael Ray show. Check out what NPR says is "a voice that possesses the sweetness of youth, the stubbornness of a teenager and the swagger of a rock star" here.

Trophy Wife New Single 'The Quiet Truth'

Oxford-based electro-pop group Trophy Wife today announced their new single The Quiet Truth, the follow up to their acclaimed single Microlite which gained positive responses from reputable critics in the UK. Since then, they have been slotted for shows supporting big acts like The Foals and Esben and the Witch.

Leila Broussard 'Satellite'

Louisiana indie songstress Leila Broussard with a song from her third album Masquerade, Satellite is a wonderful song not only by the rhythm, but Broussard's tenderly pleasant vocals that melts any heart in seconds. A video exclusively brought to you by SXSW.

Shock Session presents D.R.U.G.S

One of the up and rising post-hardcore group in the US, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, or simply in short D.R.U.G.S, is a formation of five music enthusiasts early 2010 in Michigan.

Signed to Decaydance, the group recently unveiled their debut self titled album on February 22. The quintet takes the ShockHound stage and delivered an sparkling performance and presented their songs The Only Thing You Talk About, My Swagger Has A First Name, Mr Owl Ate My Metal Worm, and If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is.

Duck Sauce Nominated mtvU Woodie Award 'Best Video Woodie'

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Rise Against - Endgame

Following the commercial success of Illinois-based punk rock group Rise Against's fifth studio album Appeal to Reason in 2008, the quartet returns with their sixth record titled Endgame, seemingly the best record from the band to date.

Endgame is set to release on March 15 through Interscope. Help is on the Way is the album's first single, and the second single is Architects, which is now available on iTunes.

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

British alternative rock band Elbow is set to release their fifth album Build a Rocket Boys!, due out in March 7, through Fiction Records. The follow-up to the successful 2008 release The Seldom Seen Kid, this record was self-produced by the band and features 11 tracks.

The first single has been confirmed as "Neat Little Rows" and will be released on February 27, 2011.

The Naked and Famous 'All of This'

New Zealand alternative band The Naked and Famous performing their first single All of This from the debut album Passive Me, Aggresive You. The video was directed by Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali for Special Problems.

Noah and the Whale - Last Night on Earth

English indie folk outfit Noah and the Whale spent the entire 2010 recording and producing their third studio album titled Last Night on Earth, and recently the band announced the much-anticipated album will be available on March 7 through UK label Vertigo Records.

The first single from this album is L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N, and the ten-track album is said to be more upbeat compared to the previous two albums.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Reebok Insta Pump Fury Spring/Summer 2011 'Outdoor Pack'

Reebok unveils two new colorways to their Insta Pump Fury available for Spring/Summer 2011. Part of the outdoor pack, it's now available at atmos tokyo.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Nike V-Series 'Vengeance, Venture, Vortex'

Nike Sportswear pays tribute to a collection of lightweight running shoes originally released in the 1980s golden era of runners, helped alter the design of fitness footwear for the better. Unleashing the Vortex, Vengeance and Venture ready for the Spring, the sports giant is proud to announce the V-Series.

The Vengeance is a true classic runners made of PU foam midsole and Air-Sole unit in the outsole for ultimate comfort whilst the upper features a mesh and textile upper with suede overlays. The Venture, on the other hand, is more subtle, and features a mesh, textile and suede upper just like the Vengeance. Lastly, the Vortex packs a better cushioning for maximum comfort and cushioning and it's made of suede, textile and mesh like the rest.

The V-Series is now available at size?.

Crooks & Castles Spring 2011 Bags

Part of the Classic/Heritage Spring 2011 collection we shown you earlier, Crooks & Castles produced a series of bags that brings you to another level of attraction with their stylish accessories to match with their sizzling hot apparels.

There's a backpack, a tote and a duffel bag, all spot similar black base styles. Available now at their online shop.

Pretty Green Spring/Summer 2011 Paisley Print Logo Tee

Inspired by the Corgi Taxi release earlier, Pretty Green now released a series of logo tees using the paisley print for their Spring/Summer 2011. Available now at their online shop.

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2011 Footwear

Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons presented the Spring/Summer 2011 collection recently, and we show you here a line of footwear from it. There's a leather shoe with pink strap, a leather shoe with contrast turquoise sole, and a lace up high top trainer.

Available now at oki-ni.

The Hundreds Cee-lo Dice

One of the special items from The Hundreds Spring 2011, do get your hands on these special Cee-lo dices at their online shop.

Estevan Oriol x Dustin Canalin Upper Playground T-Shirts

Upper Playground is releasing a collection of three t-shirts collaboratively designed by Estevan Oriol and UNDRCRWN’s, Dustin Canalin.

The collection was born from the idea that Dustin’s style could bring a unique perspective to Estevan’s legendary photography – and the three tees execute this idea flawlessly. The designs takes the idea of ‘collaboration’ to a place that’s not often seen, with both artists styles and artwork pushed to the forefront of the design in equal parts. Says Dustin on the project, “The images were already iconic to him, so I didn’t want to take away from what was already there, I just wanted to enhance the images in my own way. This was special because there was an opportunity for two artists to come together and create a design that we were both proud of. ”

The Army, Throne and Camo T-Shirts all feature a printed Upper Playground x Dustin Canalin x Estevan Oriol logo on the left sleeve and are available at UP online store.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Nike Spring 2011 Hachi

Nike introduced a new entry to the family, we are proud to present you the Hachi, makes debut this Spring 2011.

Remixing two of their 70s models, Cortez and Sting, this new sneaker spots the signature swoosh given a perforated outline styling.

Expecting to hit stores sometime in April.

Missoni x Converse Spring 2011 Collection

If you've been following on the Missoni for Converse limited editions since two years back (*1 and *2), the duo is coming together once again for another round of collaboration due out in March.

Just like old times, the Italian textile expert drops their signature knits on Converse's classic silhouette, somehow we was hoping to see a change this season, maybe a different platform like the One Star or Jack Purcell. As usual, these are on limited run only, therefore get it before it's gone.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Linda Farrow x Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

The collaboration between Jeremy Scott and Linda Farrow have extended this season with the introduction of new styles to the family tree. You never expect nothing lesser than outstanding from this collaboration range with the outrageous designs by Scott and the quality built by Farrow.

This is one of the few limited edition frames that we fell in love with. Available now at colette.

Incase 2011 New Introduction

Incase presented a brand new line for 2011.

Continuing their reputation for design innovation, the luggage bag manufacturer unveil a new range of bags as well as color updates to their existing lines. Featuring bold new materials and striking new color combination, these collections can be found on the most popular Incase products while maintaining the exceptional comfort, durability, and device-driven features they are notable for.

They present the new Alloy collection, 'crispy' metallic fabric took a whole new approach in design. The standard Nylon collection comes in three brand new combination - ebony/green, taupe/blue, and deep violet/lime. Lastly, the premium range Courier collection is now available in gray jade colorway with orange detailing.

These are now available at their online shop.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson goes all out to unveil Xperia Play, the latest newborn from the Xperia family operating on Android OS.

Not just simply an ordinary Android-based full-fledged smartphone, the mobile phone division of Japanese electronics giant Sony included their leading gaming experience on this powerhouse. Probably deserve the chance to bag the 'Gadget of the Year' trophy, we never have doubts of Sony's capabilities in developing the best of the best technology in the market.

The Xperia Play features the necessary specifications a smartphone requires; the large 4" multi touch display, 5-megapixel camera and the extensive range of incredible functions on Android, quickly transforms into a gaming device once the slide out game pad reveals.

Sony Ericsson + Playstation = what else you want more?

More product information available here.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Honet for Lacoste Spring/Summer 2011 Capsule Collection

This March will see the release of a special capsule collection featuring the works of French graffiti artist Honet for Lacoste. This unique collaboration comprise of several pieces of tops equipped with the masterpiece illustrations by Honet as he flaunt his signature style on these apparels.

Part of the Spring/Summer 2011 collection, we're pretty excited seeing this in store, especially to take a closer glimpse on the extravagant polo shirt which is simply adorable and shiny.

Check with your local Lacoste retailers on availability.

via hypebeast.

Waiting for the Sun Tea Wood Sunglasses

French eyewear label Waiting for the Sun offers a range of exquisite state-of-the-art sunglasses combining lightness, comfort, quality and aesthetic appeal. Their line of goods are solely made of natural tea wood and bamboo simply to reduce the ecological footprint.

One of the styles they have for this season include this vintage frame made of tea wood and features brown UV lenses and silver tone hinges.

This is now available at No-one.

Check out their website for the complete collection.

See by Chloé Clasp Detail Bag

See by Chloé emphasizes on the needs of the younger target range in search for luxurious style. Since 2001, the sub label by French fashion house Chloé has been producing luxurious ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories retailing at a more affordable price range as compared to the main line.

For this season, the sub label presented a stylish grey leather bag with two short handles, a zip closure and an internal zipped pocket. There are two gold-tone zip details on the front, a strap across the top with a gold-tone clasp and a leather luggage tag on one side.

Get yours now at Paleari.

Comme des Garçons SHIRT Striped Blazer

Part of the Comme des Garçons SHIRT Spring/Summer 2011 presentation, this striped blazer is made of 100% cotton, blue and white striped pattern, notched lapels, button fastening, three pouch pockets and camouflage print panel at the edge and shoulder.

Available now at V Store.

Kanye West 'All of the Lights'

Here's the new music video for the song All of the Lights by Kanye West taken from his latest album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Directed by Hype Williams, this track features Rihanna and Kid Cudi, along with supporting vocals by Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

S/Double Footwear Collection

Earlier we shown the Postman Boots by Shawn Stussy's own label S/Double. Today we show you the extended line of footwear from the collection for this Spring. Shop yours now at their online shop.