The White House responds to controversial lyrics relating to President Obama in Jay-Z’s new song “Open Letter”
“Derived from those sun-soaked “Lemonade Stand Days, designers, owners, and BFF’s Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall are the masterminds behind the line For Love & Lemons. Born in Wyoming, and now based in Los Angeles, the collection is anything but conventional – rebelling against the standards of modern society. The line taunts with intrigue as a clash of colors and patterns are evoked by chic separates and devious dresses. Where the modern gypsy is punk, For Love & Lemons is a brand to relate to, for that girl that doesn’t follow trends, she makes them.” Collections can be viewed HERE
ARTST TLK Ep. 5
Henry Rollins, lead singer of Black Flag, joins Pharrell Williams to talk about everything from personal anger to his musical influences. Rollins tells the story of how he became the lead singer of Black Flag and what has led him to writing and spoken word. He talks about rebelling against close-minded, authoritarian punk crowds and his decision not to use drugs or alcohol. And he explains the rush of holding an crowd’s attention and his respect and love for his audience.
New Zealand brand I Love Ugly releases 8 new bucket hats as a part of their spring/summer collection. The hats are available for purchase in limited quantities here
The Authenticity Issue examines the relevance of authenticity in a digital age, looking at the worlds of art, design, music, and style to ascertain what constitutes a ‘real’ experience. We spoke with individuals from all around the world – both those who’ve created something timeless and undeniably authentic, and those who mold and bend our perception of reality and truth. This issue can be pre-ordered HERE
“The Child of Lov heads back to the future as both modern soul man and funk revivalist on his self- titled debut album soon to be released on Double Six. It possesses a nostalgic reverence for the heavyweight roots of early trailblazers like Little Richard, Otis Redding and James Brown and as well as a penchant for the later neo soul of Dilla and D’Angelo. The Child of Lov certifies his scholarly underpinnings with a consummate cool that makes him feel like the rightful successor in the long line of important soulful beings.” (doublesixrecords)
Bones new mixtape TEENAGER can be downloaded HERE
Stray Rats Spring ’13 collection will be available for sale in limited quantities on April 5th at 11:30am (est) StrayRats.Com
Belgian Fog’s debut track, “Wait for Help”
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.
Stussy announces the release of a biannual print publication available for purchase March 29th
According to E! Online, Beyoncé and André 3000 will be covering the late Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” for the forthcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. While Winehouse’s original is great, a record company source said that the cover is a “very different take” on the song. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to hearing the soundtrack in its entirety, especially considering thatJay-Z is composing the score for the film. The Great Gatsby will premiere on May 15. (source: PigeonsAndPlanes)
“This Spring, Supreme has joined with The North Face to introduce the Mountain Parka, the Medium Day Pack Backpack and Roo II.Custom fit for Supreme, the Mountain Parka features a 3M® reflective shell with abrasion resistant ripstop panels at shoulders, elbows and cuffs. The Medium Day Pack Backpack and Roo II also feature a 3M® reflective shell. All items will be available in two colorways, exclusively made for Supreme”
Available in-store in NY, LA, London and online on April 4th.
Available in Japan on April 6th.
NOWNESS’s special on Chloë Sevigny featuring a fashion home movie and a Q&A between Chloë and Christopher Bollen, editor-at-large for Interview magazine. Part 1 can be viewed Here and Part 2 can be viewed Here
“Shooting in the late 90s during one of Chloë Sevigny’s visits from New York City to London, photographer and filmmaker Michael Cleary enlisted super-stylist Alister Mackie, then a fellow student, to collaborate on Surface, an intimate film starring the future Oscar and Golden Globe nominee. Air-guitaring, playing dress-up and flitting in and out of a fragile waking dream, Sevigny was at the time an emerging ingénue, fresh from having starred in Larry Clark’s Kids, the film that cemented her position as one of the icons of her generation. “A lot was going on in her life at the time; she was getting into films and Hollywood,” says the director, who edited the never-before-seen 16mm film—which now features specially commissioned title art by Brooklyn musician and artist Hisham Bharoocha—into raw, black-and-white vignettes in the basement of Central Saint Martins. “We were just using what we had around,” adds Mackie. “It was the last revolutionary period in fashion where things actually changed.” In this first installment of our two-day celebration of the 90s as seen through Sevigny’s eyes, Interview magazine Editor-at-Large Christopher Bollen muses on his friend, the decade’s most enduring symbol.” READ MORE
Lofty305 releases 5 new instrumental albums on the Metro Zu bandcamp, including Eat Your Green$ Vol. 2.
STRAY RATS SPRING ’13 PREVIEW UP APRIL 2ND / WEBSTORE OPENS APRIL 5TH STRAYRATS.COM
If you missed Illegal Civilization 1 it can be viewed here: IllegalCivilization1
Jesse Nolan, the bands founder and leader, on the “Sleeping at Night” video:
“The ‘Sleeping at Night’ video, is, like everything I seem to do, a love letter to Los Angeles. Truthfully, there are so many faces to Los Angeles, so many split personalities, that you never run out of people to fall in love with. It necessitates documentation.
“Some of the people in the video I just ran into on the street in the fashion district downtown. Others I’ve known for years, a few for my whole life. Russ Tamblyn, who holds the rather legendary status of having played Riff in the original film Westside Story, has been a family friend since I can remember. My Great Aunt Carol, who has an amazing fashion sense, I’ve also known since birth.
“When I had the thought to make a humanist video for this song, I naturally cycled through all the people in my life who I think are incredible in some way, to mine their strong personalities to tell my story. Performance artist Nicole Disson makes an appearance, as well as my friend Carl, an elderly gentleman who always comes to see my dad’s band play dressed to the nines.
“The lyrics of the song were not necessarily inspired by the struggle of the every man. In fact, some lines were inspired by frustration at dear friends who couldn’t get their shit together. But the overall spirit of the song is one that’s optimistic. It’s about wanting to see people do their best.”
Video can be viewed here: Mtv.com/denzelcurry
Reckin Crew just released there spring collection featuring rare pieces such as a Based God/Joe Bada$$ beef tee and a Bernie Mac tee. The whole collection is available for purchase in limited quantities here: ReckinCrewLA.com
“Nasty Gal is a global online destination for fashion-forward, free-thinking girls. In 2006, founder Sophia Amoruso started an eBay store selling a highly curated selection of vintage pieces. In just five short years, the shop has grown to become an international style source offering both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories.” Clothing can be purchased here: NastyGal.com
“Hugh Jackman reprises his role as rogue hero mutant Wolverine in the latest installment of the X-Men series. The movie finds Wolverine in the Japan, removed from his former role as a reluctant hero on a mission for vengeance. He is recruited by a powerful man, one whose life he saved decades ago, who makes Wolverine a seemingly impossible offer. As expected, the trailer is packed with thrilling quick cuts of fighting on top of bullet trains, plenty of silverware, and other gratuitous action. Look for The Wolverinein theaters July 26.”
“Los Angeles emcee/producer Blu’s much talked about album, York, which has seemingly been delayed for years, has finally arrived. The 14-track LP, which was formerly known as NoYork, is now available for digital purchase, limited edition vinyl order and free streaming here at The DJBooth.
With feature appearances from notable guests like Pac Div and J*Davey, in addition to production stylings from veterans like Exile, Flying Lotus, Madlib, Shafiq Husayn and more, it is no wonder that some are calling York a masterpiece.”
The whole album can be streamed HERE
Chanel Ski Masks available in black and white in limited quantities can be purchased here: gcvintage.com
Giraffe is the creation of San Francisco based producer Charlie Yin. Yin’s dreamy sample based pop makes Giraffe one of the soon to be predominate names in the chill wave movement.
Altamont Presents: Skateboard High School | Years of Pictures by Patrick O’Dell
Opening reception: April 4, 2013 | 8-11pm
Show runs: April 4-7, 2013
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
P.Y.T can be downloaded for free here: http://www.datpiff.com/Lil-B-The-BasedGod-PYT-Pretty-Young-Thug-Mixtape.469638.html
Passion Pit releases their visuals for the song “Cry Like A Ghost” off their latest album Grossamer
The debut video commercial for The Legends USA Spring 2013 Hat Collection. For Mankind Over Time. The whole collection is avaliable for purchase in limited quantities here: http://thelegendsusa.com/
Directed by Jon Feldman
Filmed and edited by PhillyK
New Jack City SF is a clothing store that is geared towards providing vintage and throwback menswear. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, they aim to continually deliver the best array of items ranging from vintage button-downs, throwback starter satin jackets, & hard to find garments from the 80’s/90’s era. This is the number one place to shop at if your style is rare and unique. Their store is located at 299 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, United States and the their website is http://www.newjackcitysf.com