10 Apr
The industrial shoegaze sounds of London

Binary’s EP Amber came out right before the vernal equinox on March 18, released through their own imprint, Echoplex Records. The music on this, their latest, engages as it builds. The confessional symbolism on the first track (and their first single) “You Need the Blue Key” establishes the London-based band’s place in the universe of industrial shoegaze — […]


26 Jun
Limited edition yellow polarized, anti-glare lenses

For Ray-Ban’s 75th Anniversary (Ray-Banniversary, can we do that? We just did), Ray-Ban is presenting the Ambermatic Collection featuring yellow polarized, anti-glare lenses that were developed in 1978. The yellow lenses will also darken according to light and temperature too, just like the original 1937 Ray-Ban Aviators. The Ambermatic Collection is available in four styles: […]


4 Apr
Premium footwear for the summetime pool party circuit

Chicago’s first major footwear manufacturer, Florsheim, has teamed up with Duckie Brown for a series of quality shoes. These Laceless Wings are just what you’ll need for the summertime pool party circuit, crafted of a rich amber premium leather with stacked heels and leather soles. The shoes can be worn either with or without laces, […]


14 Mar
The Pittsburgh emcee aims to reclaim his indica-budded crown

Wiz Khalifa makes his much anticipated return to the underground mixtape game with Taylor Allderdice, a 17-track set clearly aimed at regaining some fans lost by his mainstream venturings. Expect many flows about weed, and guest verses from the suddenly ubiquitous Juicy J, as well as Rick Ross and a cameo from Wiz’ fiancee Amber […]


27 Oct
Matured in the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks

Known best for their sherried single malts, the Scottish distillery GlenDronach has introduced a 21 Year Old “Parliament” whisky. Resembling a deep amber in appearance, the Highland scotch is ripe with autumnal fruits, most notably blackberries and red plums. The Parliament is matured in a combo of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks […]


29 Aug
Written & directed by Bruce Robinson

Gotta say we’re stoked any time anything Hunter S. Thompson related hits the interwebs, so the trailer for the new film The Rum Diary is noteworthy news. The film is based on a novel Thompson wrote back in 1959, but wasn’t published until 1998, and is written and directed by the great Bruce Robinson — […]


21 Apr
The fresh scent of tobacco... for your face

We covered Portland General Store’s Whiskey Aftershave Splash & Wet Shave Jelly a couple weeks back, and the stuff seemed so great we knew we had to give some shine to their Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly this time. Enriched with aloe vera, organic extracts (Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Sugar Maple, Orange, Lemon, Cranberry), and oils to […]


31 Mar
Smell like Hemingway, except without the suicide

Coming straight from the New England frosts of Portland, Maine, is Portland General Store’s whiskey-inspired shaving products. The Wet Shave Jelly (below) is a whiskey-scented gel that creates a rich lather to shave with. Bentonite clay — “one of the most effective and powerful healing clays… that pulls oils and toxins from the skin” — […]