Thursday, 30 June 2011

Diesel x adidas Originals Footwear Fall/Winter 2011

Long term collaborators adidas Originals and Diesel has return with another footwear collection for this Fall/Winter campaign. As shown below, the upcoming line-up will feature remodeling of adidas' top-selling silhouettes including the Stan Smith, Forum Hi and ZX 700.

This will be available at your nearest adidas Originals stores by August 29.

A.P.C. x Incase Denim Laptop Sleeve & iPad Case

French label A.P.C. has teamed up with case experts Incase to produce a new capsule collection made of premium denim and tanned leather. Available in two formats - a hard jacket case for the iPad2 and a sleeve for 15" Macbook Pro.

The exterior spots dark navy denim with printed graphics on it, while the interior has a lavish blue lining with embossed logos of both labels.

Available now at all A.P.C. stores worldwide. Get yours before it's gone.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Irrepressibles - Mirror Mirror

At long last, the flamboyant, fantastical, and unfathomable Irrepressibles will release their debut album, Mirror Mirror digitally in America on August 9, followed by a special edition of the album October 25 featuring exclusive remixes from Röyksopp, Hercules & Love Affair and Zero 7 amongst others.

Led by creative lead vocalist Jamie McDermott, the 10-piece performance orchestra has already earned comparisons to early David Bowie, Kate Bush, Anthony & The Johnsons and even Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band.

On Mirror Mirror, the band has created an unparalleled album that fuses European orchestration with pop melodies and soaring cathartic vocals. From the dramatic opener “My Friend Jo” to the galloping rhythms of “Anvil”; from the yearning echoes of “Forget The Past” through to the intensely intimate “In This Shirt”, Mirror Mirror is a beautifully constructed sonic exploration depicting Jamie McDermott's confessional stories of love, anger, lust and loss with a journey through The Irrepressibles’ mystical and theatrical world.

Boris Announce Double Video

Iconoclast Japanese trio Boris unleashed the new video combining two of their songs Hope and Riot Sugar, both songs were taken from their recently released albums. Check it out below.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

mastermind JAPAN x Timberland Boots

Timberland collaborated with mastermind JAPAN to produce this limited edition boot packed with lots of extra features apart from the quality and comfort provided by the footwear specialist.

Strong mJ branding can be spotted on the entire boots, they front zipper closure is definitely a cool addition and one of the key features that made it special. Coming next Spring/Summer at selected stockists.

Check in for more news.

Via Hypebeast.

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

American indie folk group Bon Iver recently released their second full length titled Bon Iver released on Jagjaguwar.

The eponymous album is by far the greatest release they ever presented - filled with soulful characteristics and rich in melodic charms.

Bon Iver is the frozen beast pressing upward from a loosening earth, one ear cocked to the echo of the ghost choir still singing, the other craving the martial call of drums tumbling, of thrum and wheeze. The desolation smoke has dissipated, cut with strips of brass. Celebration will not be denied, the cabinet cannot contain the rattle, there is meat on the bones.

"Bon Iver is often equated with just me," says frontman Justin Vernon, "but you are who surrounds you, and for Bon Iver, Bon Iver I wanted to invite those voices as musical catalysts." Thus on the track "Beth/Rest" and throughout the album, we hear the pedal steel of Greg Leisz, the uniquely layered low end of Colin Stetson's saxophones, the riffing of Mike Lewis' altos and tenors, and the lush horns of C.J. Camerieri. Bon Iver regulars Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan contributed vocals, drums and production, Rob Moose helped with arranging and added strings, and fellow members of Volcano Choir, Jim Schoenecker and Tom Wincek provided processing.

Dusty Kid 'Argia'

Zorch 'Zut Alore'

Austin, TX hyper-kinetic keyboard/drum duo Zorch unveiled the new video of their song Zut Alore, taken from their demo EP.

Zorch's exceptionally precise and inventive songs often invite comparisons to a wildly different composite of energetic artists such as Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon, HEALTH, Adebisi Shank and Battles all the way to more psychedelic/pop acts like Flaming Lips, Animal Collective and F*ck Buttons. However, it seems that everyone hears something uniquely new and exciting in their songs.

Monday, 27 June 2011

The One AM Radio 'Sunlight'

LA-based electronica group The One AM Radio announced the new video of the song Sunlight, created by acclaimed director Andrew Huang. Sunlight was taken from the band's new album Heaven Is Attached by a Slender Thread released on Dangerbird Records.

David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat

Global hit-maker and French superstar David Guetta is ready to make the world dance again with the announcement of his much anticipated fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat on August 30 via Astralwerks. Guetta has enlisted an all-star cast which includes Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris,, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Jennifer Hudson, Sia, Timbaland, Dev and more.

This is the Grammy award winning DJ’s first album since 2009’s global breakthrough smash One Love which has sold over 3 million albums and 12 million singles world-wide.

Guetta released the album’s first single “Where Them Girls At” featuring Flo-Rida and Nicki Minaj last month and it has since sold over 800,000 digital tracks and reached the top 10 on the singles charts in more than 15 countries.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

YACHT Release Double Video

Portland’s YACHT released their critically-acclaimed new album, Shangri-La on June 21 through DFA Records.

YACHT have also unveiled their trippy, epic double-video for the first two tracks on the new album, “Utopia” and “Dystopia (Earth is on Fire).” Band member Claire L. Evans explains the inspiration behind the video, which was directed by Rene Daalder:

Rene Daalder has been a hero of ours for a very long time. As an artist, he's had the kind of career we aspire to have: long, genre-oblivious, varied, dotted with experiments and rediscoveries, completely unguided by careerist motivations, brilliant and never limited. He's made a punk-rock musical, a futurist web community, documentaries, strange and visually arresting science fiction films; he's awriter, he's worked with everyone from Russ Meyers to Rem Koolhaas.

It still feels pointedly surreal, but we had the opportunity to work with Rene to make two music videos for Shangri-La: “Utopia” and “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire).” They're companion pieces -- together they make up a short film straight from the mind of one of our favorite artists of all time.

Without further ado, Utopia and Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire), directed by Rene Daalder!

Digitalism - I Love You Dude

I Love You, Dude, the sophomore album from Digitalism is out on July 5 via V2 / Downtown. The album features 10 tracks, each of which has their own vibrant identity. This is the sound of a band welding dancefloor pugilism onto crafted sonic sculpture. They set the bar high for themselves, and deliver with an amazing album featuring tracks like “Forrest Gump,” co-written with Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, “Circles,” with its Who-ish keyboard and apparently existential lyrics, and standout pop single “2 Hearts.”

This record is the follow up to their ubiquitous debut Idealism - if you were at a party at any point in the year that album drop, you are familiar with Digitalism’s tunes as they were blasted out of every home stereo and club soundsystem across the globe from here to Japan.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Converse by John Varvatos Fall 2011

One of the most anticipated collection and also the higher end range, Converse by John Varvatos introduced the newest collection for Fall 2011.

As usual, Varvatos explores the wonders applying premium leather, burnished suede, metal studs, distressed effects and other details the absolute purpose to create a trendier and luxurious image.

This fall, Varvatos transformed the classic Chuck Taylor, Sprint Skidgrip, Pro Leather and Star Player into slaying beasts, ones that emphasize on 'flash to kill'.

Freshness got the preview of the range, and you can get your hands on these monsters this Fall.

Nike Air Vengeance Vintage

This fall, Nike Sportswear strengthened its' vintage collection by reintroducing a couple of classic silhouettes including the Air Vengeance as seen here. The mixture of suede, mesh, leather and nylon revealed a nice combination and the two colorways compliments it further.

Now available at oki-ni.

My Tiger My Timing Release New Single

South London’s My Tiger My Timing premiered their single ‘Endless Summer’ at Baeble Music early this week. ‘Endless Summer’ is the first single off their Sophomore EP of the same name that is slated for a mid-July release.

My Tiger My Timing formed in London in 2008. They were described by The Guardian as “deliciously upbeat and groove-laden post-punk” and by Clash as “alternative pop with a dark heart that’s bursting with desire”, and were recently named Beck’s European Newcomer 2010, CMJ’s Spotlight Artist and NME’s Breakthrough Artist of the Week.

Mazes 'Summer Hits'

Manchester band Mazes and their new single Summer Hits.

Friday, 24 June 2011

LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking

LA-based electro hip hop duo LMFAO unleashed the second full length studio Sorry For Party Rocking, on Interscope. Got it yet?

Paul Weller Launches Debut Collection with Pretty Green

Paul Weller has designed his first capsule fashion collection in partnership with Pretty Green, showcasing his enviable style as a British fashion icon.

The first Paul Weller Collection For Pretty Green will have six limited edition items, all showcasing Paul Weller’s infamous personal style and sharp fashion sense.

The collection will be released for High Summer 2011 and will be available to buy on 23rd June from Pretty Green stores and online.

There has always been a huge demand for Paul to design his own clothing range and the high summer collection marks the start of a long-term partnership with Pretty Green.

Paul has designed a fuller collection for A/W11 which will include a wider range of items including tailored suits, pea coats, knitwear, tees, shoes and accessories.

The first Paul Weller Collection for Pretty Green includes: a high-shine zip biker jacket, a three-quartered length Indian linen shirt, a luxurious Egyptian cotton long-sleeved t-shirt, a statement tank top with satin trim and pleated silk scarf.

Paul Weller has designed all items in their entirety, taking inspiration from his own infamous style and the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Paul Weller says, “I've wanted to design my own range for some time and Pretty Green felt like a good home for my clothes”.

“The high summer capsule collection is a little taster of things to come as for Autumn, I have designed a much fuller collection".

“I guess my main design reference is somewhere between '68 and '70. The clothes themselves sit between being smart and casual with quality materials and tailoring."