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 — […]


31 Jul
DC Comics x LEGO Minifigures Collection

Have you found yourself day dreaming about the LEGO versions of Mr. Freeze, Joker’s side-kick Harley Quinn (dressed in disguise as an Arkham Asylum doctor) and/or Poison Ivy? Neither did I, until I saw these LEGO X DC comics collaborations. Announced at Comic Con in San Diego, LEGO took full advantage of the convention’s placement […]


4 Nov
Photographer Jon Crispin sets out to archive the lost lives of many

Forgotten letters, hairbrushes, and an old alarm clock are all carefully preserved in the lost suitcases of the mentally insane. Once belonging to patients who entered the Willard Asylum for the Insane that operated from 1910 to the 1960s, these suitcases were discovered in 1995 by New York State Museum staff and are now a […]


20 Sep
The Mr. Rager street hooligans' gear goes into production

When we posted Kid Cudi latest video, “Mr. Rager“, directed by Jeremie Rozan of Surface To Air, we suspected that the jackets worn by all the street toughs might find their way into some upcoming S2A collection. We weren’t duped. Surface To Air now announce their latest Leather Jacket Collection in collaboration with guess who? That’s […]


25 Mar
Witch house rockers prepare for Check Yo Ponytail!

Michigan witch house trio Salem will be headlining Check Yo Ponytail 2 this upcoming Tuesday, March 29th at the Echoplex in Echo Park. And to prepare for the show, the Traverse City producers fitted up this Mother Always mixtape just to get y’all prepped. As is their spooky, droning, music-from-the-darkest-fogs sound, Salem take tracks by […]


16 Jul
Where all you pervs' Real Dolls were born

Now I’m not one to judge — seriously, my life’s messed up in ways that would make some people seek solace in the warm confines of prescription meds and a vacation at Arkham Asylum. And usually people that feel the greatest need to tsk tsk tsk others are the most twisted of all — like […]