Sunday, July 31, 2011

Man Wolf shoes....

ManWolf shoes. What can I say,.. a rad commercial for a pair of ugly ass shoes (put out by eS Skate) . The video was put together by Corey Adams & Alex Craig, directors of Machotaildrop (a skateboard-fantasy movie) featuring "The Manwolfs" which came out last year. The commercial hints at what is their next project, Kick To Kill, which is included on DVD with purchase of the shoes.

BONUS! Check out our recent post that features the return of Man Wolf!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Listen: Laptin - Livin' 4

Laptin's "Livin' 4" is actually an edit of a1983 Melba Moore track entitled "Living for your Love".  Laptin applies the (over)used Dilla compression technique to a great effect, vacuum-pumping all the right bits and  accentuating his hip-hop beat to adrenaline raising levels.  However, the resulting aesthetic is more akin to the chillwave sitting-on-my-skateboard-at-the-cinema-multiplex-outdoor-garage-in-the-summer vibe than a stones-throw-colorful-romanticized-ghetto feel.  Wish I still had my walkman.  Listen below:

Listen: Wu Lyf - "Brooklyn Girls"

WU LYF have unleashed a new song from their performance via live Maida Vale Session recently. The below track was sung by the bands bassist Tom McClung instead of frontman Ellery Roberts and shows another side of the band that hadn't previously been seen.

WU LYF – Brooklyn Girls by pmwtumblr

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Video: “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

The Art in the Streets exhibition is coming to a close August 8th. If you  are street art or graffiti fan that couldn’t make it out to L.A. perhaps this new video by Juan Enriquez will give serve as a small substitute. The footage includes interview with CornBread, Freedom, Mr. Cartoon, and Shepard Fairey.

Art in The Streets : Los Angeles from Juan Enriquez on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Video: FAITH 47 And DAL

Faith47 and DALeast took on a wall outside EYEBEAM Art and Technology center on W21st street in Chelsea, NYC. Wooster Collective was there to capture the process.

Video: Björk – "Crystalline"

As we get closer to the release of Björk's new album Biophilia out September 27 on Nonesuch/One Little Indian the more we are seeing treats pop up online. Today we got the video for "Crystalline", the first single from the LP. The video comes from director Michel Gondry, who has made quite a few classics with Björk in the past.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Listen: Mastodon - "Black Tongue"

A new song called "Black Tongue" has made its way onto the internet from Mastodon's new/forthcoming LP The Hunter. You may recall we got a preview of the song recently when the band released this teaser. Listen to the track HERE.


Here is a video showcasing AJ Fosik creating the cover art with "Black Tongue" acting as the soundtrack.

Jay Reatard’s Terror Visions LP Gets Reissued

I love Jay Reatard's music, when he passed away last year it was a huge loss for fans so it's with some joy to find out that Jay Reatard’s World of Shit, the one and only album from the Memphis rocker’s synth punk project Terror Visions, will be re-released this November. FDH Records, which originally released the album in 2007, plans to reissue the LP on 180-gram vinyl with a gatefold cover. As for the contents, the release will comprise everything Terror Visions ever recorded, including two CDR-only tracks, as well as two previously unreleased songs, one of which is a Brian Eno cover. Enjoy the title track "World Of Shit" below...

Listen: Washed Out - "Wicked Game"

Photo: Jimmy Josh
Washed Out recently taped an episode of Sirius XMU's show "Sirius XMU Sessions". During his session, Washed Out played a sweet version of Chris Isaak's  "Wicked Game", listen to it below. Washed Out's episode of "Sirius XMU Sessions" will air on Sirius channel 35 on August 3 at 9 p.m. eastern time.

Joshua Liner Gallery MS fundraiser and silent auction

Here is a good cause to spend some money on....

Thursday, July 28th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be hosting a fundraiser for assistant gallery director Tim Strazza. Tim was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He is an integral part of this gallery and we want to support him in any way we can. To help with his medical bills and expenses, many gallery artists, several collectors and friends of the gallery have graciously donated works from their personal collections. The event will take place at the gallery from 7 to 10pm and will include music, drinks and a silent auction. Artists who have donated original works and prints include:

Chris Mendoza, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Dennis McNett, El Mac, Evan Hecox, Greg Lamarche, Ian Francis, Jeremy Fish, Kenji Hirata, Mark Dean Veca, Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Robert Hardgrave, Ron English, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Shepard Fairey, SWOON, Sylvia Ji, Tat Ito, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj.

For more information on the event including absentee bidding, please contact the gallery. You can also make a donation by following this link:

Please follow this link for a preview of works available during the silent auction: (I have met Tim several times, he's a good guy so while sharing preview links is frowned upon this is an important cause so rules be dammed.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Out To Lunch

The time has finally come for me to take a short break and do some much needed relaxing. I’m off to the motherland, Athens, Greece for ten days to see friends and family. I’ll still be posting as will the rest of our amazing team but in limited amounts, stay cool and thanks for the support.

Listen: St. Vincent - "Surgeon"

All week twitter feeds of many may have been full with the tag #strangemercy. The reason for it is that St. Vincent  aka Annie Erin Clark ran a little tease for fans on her website which led to the unlocking of a new track called "Surgeon" off of her forthcoming LP Strange Mercy.  You can go pick up the mp3 on the album's website and stream it below...

Listen: The Rapture - "How Deep Is Your Love" (Emperor Machine Remix)

Emperor Machine dropped a remix of “How Deep Is Your Love” from The Rapture’s forthcoming LP In The Grace Of Your Love, Out September 6th. The track is up for grabs via Adult Swim this week and is part of their Adult Swim Singles Club that we all love so much. Enjoy below…
The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love [Emperor Machine Remix] by acid stag

Happy Friday!

Curren$y Michael Knight

Video: Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan talks business

Ben Weinman has long  been the principal creative force behind The Dillinger Escape Plan, doubling as the band’s lead guitarist and as well as their manager. It was due to this that Loyola University New Orleans invited Weinman along for a 45-minute long interview about the obstacles and challenges that The Dillinger Escape Plan have faced as professional musicians in the span of their careers.  The video is very informative and well worth watching.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Video: Hooray For Earth - "Sails"

Without question one of my favorite albums this year has been Hooray For Earth’s True Loves.  We have already shared the video for the self titled track here now you can enjoy the brand new video for “Sails” below…

Hooray For Earth - "Sails" from Dovecote Records on Vimeo.

Listen: Prurient - "FactMix 266"

Fact Magazine asked Electronic noise artist Prurient aka Dominick Fernow to create a FACT mix showcasing some of the recent techno and electronic music that had inspired him and the conception of his new LP Bermuda Drain, making explicit its links to the kind of industrial and noise gear that he’s long been associated with. He obliged with a 2-hour selection which takes in tracks on his own Hospital Productions label from the likes of Contrepoison, Burning Star Core, Alberich, Lussuria and Vatican Shadow, mosquito-plagued ethno-dread from Shackleton and his beloved Muslimgauze, operatic EBM from Suicide Commando and moody, minimal and industrial techno from Sandwell District‘s Function, Traversable Wormhole and Regis & Female (a classic Downwards cut). There’s room also for the African percussion assault of William Bennett’s Cut Hands, electro-physics from Dopplereffekt, and even the raw demo version of Nine Inch Nails‘ ‘Heresy’. 
“I don’t consider Prurient to be music,” he concludes. “It’s more like a collage project. It’s me reassembling and reappropriating and recontextualising anything that fits the mood of negativity.”

Direct download: FACT mix 266 – Prurient
(Available for two weeks)
FactMix 266 Tracklist:
1. Lussuria – Phantasmaphilia (Hospital Productions)
2. Âmes Sanglantes – La Manifestation (Noir Sur Noir)
3. Vatican Shadow – People In The Compound Kept To Themselves (Hospital Productions)
4. Traversable Wormhole – Tachyon (CLR)
5. Suicide Commando – Hellraiser (Dependent/SPV)
6. Function – Falling The Same Way (Dommune Version) (Sandwell District)
7. Regis/Female – (Against Nature (11 Reclaimed Fragments) D4) (Downwards)
8. Cut Hands – Rain Washes Over Chaff (Very Friendly/Susan Lawly)
9. Dopplereffekt – Calabi Yau Manifold (Rephlex)
10. Shackleton – Stalker (Mordant Music)
11. Muslimgauze – Za-Hazzanani (Soleilmoon)
12. Alberich – Legalistic Blame (Hospital Productions)
13. :Wumpscut: – Soylent Green (VUZ)
14. Mörder Machine – Music For Dead Brains (Slaughter Productions)
15. Contrepoison – Nectar Of Destiny (Heartworm Press/Hospital Productions)
16. Nine Inch Nails – Heresy (Demo) (Interscope)
17. Ke/Hil – The Desert In The Prophet (Tesco Organisation)
18. Burning Star Core – Inside The Shadow (w/ metals) (Hospital Productions

New TrustoCorp Work

You Look Lovely. Keep It Up.
New pieces by street sign manipulators TrustoCorp recently appeared in Brooklyn.
Photos by TrustoCorp.

Everything Is Fine. LOL.

Video: D*Face ‘Death From Above’ Pavement installation

Following the video  we shared of U.K. Street Artist D*Face's  high-tech remotely controlled spray can apparatus mounted to the underside of skateboards we now bring you the “paving stunt”  Of course It’s long gone already as someone couldn’t resist the free art but it's fun to see this being done in broad daylight!

Umbro's Cosmos Blackout promo

Short animation done for Umbro's Cosmos Blackout collection commemorating the classic 1970's NYC Cosmos Soccer team. Tale told by former Brazilian defender, Carlos Alberto Torres.

Video created by New York-based design group Buck Studios.

"HAMAD" strikes.

Wow..... Taking tagging to the next level, billionaire member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan (aka. Rainbow Sheikh) has dug his name on an island off the coast. It measures close to 2 miles across & a half mile wide and according to Google Earth, appears to be filling slowing from water from the Gulf. Realistically, a big waste of money.. but kinda cool.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Video: Pusha T & Tyler, The Creator - "Trouble On My Mind"

Better late then never, the video for Pusha T and Tyler, The Creator’s collaboration “Trouble on My Mind” finally made it’s premiere today. Don’t forget to check out the behind the scenes footage we shared last week.

Listen: Jay-Z & Kanye West ft. Otis Redding – “Otis”

A new track from Kanye West and Jay Z’s much anticipated collaboration Watch The Throne just came up on the internet.  Kanye production on this cut has a more simple, soulful feel to it that recalls some of his earlier work. Watch The Throne is out August 1st.

Jay-Z & Kanye West ft. Otis Redding – “Otis”

Video: Gazelle Twin - "I Am Shell I Am Bone"

Gazelle Twin aka Elizabeth Walling is someone you should definitely give a close listen to if you’re a fan of people like Fever Ray and Zola Jesus. Check out the video for “I Am Shell I Am Bone” below…

I Am Shell I Am Bone - Official Video by Gazelle Twin from Gazelle Twin on Vimeo.

Listen: Flying Lotus – ‘Lullaby’ and ‘Heave (n) mix2′

Two brand new tracks have appeared from Flying Lotus, “Lullaby” and "Heave" enjoy below…

Flying Lotus - lullaby by Flyinglotus

Flying lotus - heave (n) mix2 by Flyinglotus

Listen: TV On The Radio - "Caffeinated Consciousness" (Das Racist/PatrickWhat Remix)

This is an odd one…Check out this remix from Das Racist who have paired up with PatrickWhat for the slowed down take on TV On The Radio’s “Caffeinated Consciousness” The odd part? Das rap over the slightly altered but still familiar track!

Show Opening - "Flights of Genius" Stephen "Espo" Powers @ Ogilvy & Mather, NYC

Espo, friend and Josh Liner.

on display in the stairwells of Ogilvy’s Manhattan officescommissioned by Ogilvy & Mather. The murals reinterpret the words and quotes of agency founder David Ogilvy, one of the most influential and important figures in modern advertising.  With Power’s bold graphic style Ogilvy’s famous sayings are transformed into actionable words designed to inspire the viewer as they walk from floor to floor.  The event was first class taking place on the roof of Ogilvy & Mather’s Manhattan offices overlooking the New York Skyline and with an open bar and DJ providing some choice tunes the crowed came in droves.  Enjoy the photo stream of the event below….

Video: Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Dirty Thoughts (Documentary)

When I was in University I worked for the school paper reviewing albums, one issue I reviewed both Dr. Dre’s 2001 Chronic and Ol’ Dirty Bastard Nigga Please. Even though it’s been ten years I still vividly recall a debate I had with several of my classmates over giving ODB’s LP an “A” vs. the “B” I gave Dr. Dre’s LP. I’m glad I defended my position because in hindsight it’s clear to see that Ol’ Dirty Bastard was one of the most charismatic, unique rappers ever, his flow was one of a kind and I still regularly give his records a spin. As for the good Dr.? I still dig Dre but I haven’t thought or cared about 2001 Chronic since 2001.   Enjoy the documentary below that takes a look behind Ol’ Dirt and his music.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Video: Hopsin – “#IllMindOfHopsin 4″

The line about blowing a Nintendo cartridge is what won me over. Hopsin

Video: TV On The Radio Cover Fugazi's “Waiting Room”

Here is a great performance of Fugazi's classic "Waiting Room" as covered by TV On The Radio at last weeks Pitchfork Music Festival. I'm hoping a pro shot version pops up soon.

Video: “Buff Monster Does Hollywood”

Here is a nice little video of Buff Monster working on a spot above Hollywood Boulevard leaning over the edge of a roof with signature pink paint and wheatpaste. The piece is  titled the “10 Years” stencil, a reference to the 10th anniversary of drawing his first signature character.
Thanks to Carlos Gonzalez for the video.

Buff Monster Does Hollywood from Carlos Gonzalez on Vimeo.

Listen: Diplo – Sirius/XM “Blow Your Head” 06-18-2011

Brand new mix from Diplo  from Sirus/XM featuring tracks from Green Velvet, Hardwell, Major Lazer, Angger Dimas to name but a few.

Diplo - Sirius/XM "Blow Your Head" 06-18-2011 by diplomaddecent


01. Bassjackers – Mush, Mush
02. Vandalism feat. Dwight The Young One – Rockin’ (In The Place) (Vandalism V8 Club Mix)
03. Acidkids feat. Tommie Sunshine – Never Slow (Mahesa Utara Remix)
04. Chris Brown ft. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne – Look At Me Now (Codes Remix)
05. Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
06. Hardwell – Encoded
07. Tiësto vs. Diplo ft. Busta Rhymes – C’mon (Catch ‘Em By Surprise)
08. Jack Beats ft. John B – All Night
09. Major Lazer feat. VYBZ Kartel – Pon De Floor w/ Harry Delafonte – The Banna Boat Song (Day-O) (Acapella)
10. Afrojack – Drive By w/ Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls) (Accapella)
11. Diplo – ID
12. Calvin Harris – Awooga (Original Mix) w/ ID (Acapella)
13. ID I forgot
14. Angger Dimas – Are You Ready (Mahesa Utara Remix)
15. ID – ID
16. Dillon Francis Ft. Diplo & Maluca – Que, Que (Torro Torro Remix)
17. ID – ID
18. Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On (Alvaro and Punish Bootleg)
19. Beenie Man & Future Fambo – I’m Drinking Rum
20. De Bos & Yeah Yeah Yeahs – The Heads Will Roll Down (moombahtoon)
21. ID – ID
22. Boys Noize – Yeah

Video: Odd Future Live at The Electric Ballroom, London, U.K.

Earlier this month Hip hop collective Odd Future played London’s Electric Ballroom  and someone was there to tape it in glorious HD. Check out “Kill People Burn Shit Fuck School” below courtesy of Hype Beast TV…..

HBTV: Odd Future @ Electric Ballroom from HBTV on Vimeo.

Listen: M83 – "Midnight City"

As previosuly reported M83 the electronic project of Anthony Gonzalez, has a new album coming out this fall. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, the follow-up to 2008's amazing Saturdays=Youth, is slated to be released as a double album, via Mute. "Midnight City" acts as our first taste, enjoy.

Head to this site and enter your e-mail to download the MP3 of the song.

Video: The Beastie Boys - "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" (ft. Santigold)

The Beastie Boys are back for a brand new adventure in their newest music video directed by Spike Jonze.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Listen: TV On The Radio -"Will Do" MYLO Remix

Long overdue for a follow up to 2004’s Destroy Rock & Roll Scottish producer Myles Maclnnes aka MYLO has been keeping busy musically with the odd mix cd (Mylo’s Rough Guide To Rave, The Return) and various remix’s. We are still going to have to wait for a proper follow up but here is a note worthy remix he just dropped for TV On The Radio’s “Will Do
TV On The Radio - Will Do (MYLO REMIX) by mylo

Listen" Puscifer - "Man Overboard"

Recently we reported that Puscifer was recording the follow up to their 2007 album V Is For Vagina that is due out October 2011.  Well now the band have given us our first taste of their second studio offering with a track by the name of "Man Overboard,” check it out below…

Video: Washed Out - "Eyes Be Closed"

Washed Out premiered the first video from his recently released LP Within And Without for single "Eyes Be Closed." The clip was directed by Timothy Saccenti and Alan Bibby, enjoy the  below...

Listen: Björk – “Cosmogony"

"Cosmogony” is the latest offering from Björk's forthcoming LP Biophilia  . The song will be available on iTunes tomorrow (July 19th) but you can hear it below right now.
Also available on iTunes tomorrow will be the Biophilia app,  the Icelandic singer-songwriter will release 10 corresponding iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad apps for the album’s 10 songs, each which will feature “an interactive game based on the song’s scientific and musical subject matter” and which will allow users to manipulate the songs in different ways (via P4k). The Biophilia app will serve as the ‘mothership,’ with the other apps gradually becoming available within it in the corresponding months.

[Flash 9 is required to listen to audio.]

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Kaws Items

Cognac label Hennessy unveiled an exclusive V.S bottle designed by Kaws. The cognac bottle has the signature Kaws imagery including chomper teeth, “X X” eyes and a colorful cartoony shapes.  The limited edition bottle arrives at select outlets in the coming week.

also up for grabs...

Original Fake and Supreme collaborate for a new t-shirt  that was releases today. On the front you can find a Supreme graphic by Kaws and on the back they placed both brand logos under the neck. The tee comes in white and in black and is now available from the Supreme online store.

Listen: Steve Moore Remixes Washed Out's "Eye's Be Closed"

Steve Moore (of Zombi/Titan) dropped a nice little remix of Washed Out’s “Eyes Be Closed.” Steve will also also be playing NY’s PS1's Warm Up on August 6th, I recommend you catch him as I’ve seen him perform under his various bands over the years and it’s always a good show. 

Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed (Lovelock Remix) by steve moore

Stream: Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 via Webcast

Unless you have been living under a rock you know that Pitchfork Music Festival opens today in Chicago, right now as a matter of fact. The influential website has decided to stream much of it for our enjoyment this year, full schedule and feed below…
Friday, July 15 (Chicago Time)
8:30 Animal Collective (Green)
7:20 Neko Case (Red)
6:25 Guided By Voices (Green)
5:30 Thurston Moore (Red)
4:35 Battles (Green)
3:30 EMA (Red)

Saturday, July 16 (gates at 12 p.m.)
8:30 Fleet Foxes (Green)
7:25 DJ Shadow (Red)
6:15 The Dismemberment Plan (Green)
5:15 Destroyer (Red)
4:15 Gang Gang Dance (Green)
3:20 No Age (Red)
2:30 Cold Cave (Green)
1:45 Woods (Red)
1:00 Julianna Barwick (Green)

Sunday, July 17 (gates at 12 p.m.)
7:25 Cut Copy (Red)
6:15 Deerhunter (Green)
5:15 Superchunk (Red)
4:15 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (Green)
3:20 OFWGKTA (Red)
2:30 Kurt Vile & the Violators (Green)
1:45 Yuck (Red)
1:00 The Fresh & Onlys (Green)

Video: Go Behind The Scenes of Pusha T and Tyler, The Creator's "Trouble On My Mind"

Last week we posted a stream of the much talked about collaboration between Pusha T of the Clipse and Tyler, the Creator of Odd Future, ‘Trouble On My Mind ’, taken off Pusha T’s upcoming release “Fear Of God Part 2: Let Us Pray” that drops on G.O.O.D. Music/Decon/Re-Up Gang the 23rd of August. The official video was scheduled to premiere this week, It’s  Friday and I haven’t seen anything yet but in the meantime why not enjoy this sweet behind the scenes clip on the making of the video, enjoy...

Video: Xavier Barrade - Dry The River Ad Campaign

Check out these impressive 3D posters by London native Xavier Barrade created for some rock band called Dry The River. Xavier spent over 35 hours to create each 3d poster, hand cutting all the pieces and gluing them together, watch a time-lapse sequence of Xavier building one of the horses below….

Video: James Blake - “The Wilhem Scream" Live on Jimmy Fallon

Last night dubstep wonderkid James Blake made his U.S. television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he performed “The Wilhem Scream”, enjoy the clip below…

James Blake - The Wilhem Scream (Live @ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) from on Vimeo.