Category Archives: Culture

Raphael Saadiq “Radio” Music Video


Check out the video for Raphael Saadiq‘s track Radio from his upcoming album Stone Rollin’. The video, along with the song, blends old school soul and modern elements together (a la Mayor Hawthorne) to create an entirely new– yet familiar sound. A motown revival? Maybe not entirely, though we can’t wait to hear more of this. You can find Saadiq on twitter at @rayraysaadiq.

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Merry Christmas!

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We’re not really sure what this is for but we do know that we like it.

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Children of Enlightenment Trailer

Check out this trailer for Peter Chang’s upcoming documentary “Children of Enlightenment.” The film covers Japan’s current creative revolution, as the Japanese people begin to reject the secure corporate jobs of the past, and assert their individuality in creative pursuits such as fashion, art, and music.

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Brooks England x Vans Vault Era LX

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Brooks Saddles (the must have accessory for every hipster’s fixed gear bike) and Vans shoes have combined forces to create a pretty stunning collaboration. The result, a new Vans Era LX, has a striking resemblance to the Brooks seat all the way down to the the brass eyelets. The kicks are now available in limited numbers (1000 pairs) at Vans flagship stores and select Brooks dealers. Take a closer look after the break.

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John Legend & The Roots – “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire Cover) (Studio & Live Versions)

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Here’s an unexpected one. Part of the UNSTAGED series by American Express, The Roots & John Legend performed Arcade Fire hit Wake Up at Terminal 5 in New York City this week. While John Legend might not have that Arcade Fire edge, you’ve got to love the hard rock guitar and chilled out flow that he brings to the song. Stream the studio version above (featuring extended funk outtro) and then click through for the live “UNSTAGED” version. The full John Legend & The Roots John Legend & The Roots   Wake Up (Arcade Fire Cover) (Studio & Live Versions) collaboration album is available now for 9.99.

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Penfield FW’10 Black Bear Collection

Penfield Black Bear Penfield FW10 Black Bear CollectionPenfield has a great new collection for the current and upcoming seasons. The Black Bear Collection offers premium and technical fabrics on classic Penfield styles along with new designs. They keep it clean with navy, grey, black, and khaki colors and most items run in the $200 to $300 range. Everything here looks great; be sure to check out the full collection at Penfield USA. Click through for our favorites.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Complex – Kanye West: Project Runaway

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If you don’t have My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy yet, consider yourself out of the loop. The album is getting tremendous reviews, even receiving perfect scores from both Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. If you’re thirsting for more Kanye after listening to the album, you’re in luck. Complex recently published a fantastic article, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the creative effort behind Kanye’s fifth studio album. Complex also posted an extensive 40-image gallery of ‘Ye and the gang in Hawaii. Be sure to check them out.

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Exit Through the Gift Shop on DVD

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Exit Through the Gift Shop is a pretty incredible film. With the DVD being released December 14th, Banksy has now revealed the packaging as well as the DVD extras. The film will come with stickers, new artwork, “unique 2D viewing glasses,” deleted scenes and outtakes, B Movie – an exclusive short by Banksy, and finally Thierry Guetta’s original LIFE REMOTE CONTROL (LAWYER’S EDIT). A good amount of media for under $20. You can pre-order Exit Through the Gift Shop Exit Through the Gift Shop on DVD now on Amazon.com. Exit Through the Gift Shop on DVD

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