Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders has teamed up with the Starbucks again for fancy coffee cups. Now you can avoid the project of inadvertently stacking paper coffee cups into your local landfill with some real cappuccino-worthy panache. The limited-edition ceramic cups come in two styles, black “drip” (shown above) or rainbow drip. The mugs are described [...]


Check out the tracks below. The soundcloud playlist and youtube videos are a sort of conga line of what people on the internets are talking about right now including new releases, re-issues and some just reified. The Verlaines - The Lady and the Lizard: If you like Joy Division and Pavement, you’ll love The Verlaines. Their 1985 [...]


The Pixies just released their first new song in almost a decade, that would be 2004′s “Bam Thwok”. The song “Bagboy”  features Frank Black at his snarky best — and while I thought the angelic vocals of Kim Deal could be heard soaring in the background, it’s actually the voice of The Bennies’ Jeremy Dubs. [...]


1 May
Fred Armisen as the frontman of the only pro-Thatcher punk band

In one of the funnier Saturday Night Live skits of late, longtime SNL staple Fred Armisen plays Ian Rubbish — fictional frontman of the punk band Ian Rubbish & the Bizzarros. It’s pretty clear from the History Of Punk skit that Armisen is a huge fan of the music, as his portrayal of a late [...]


15 Apr
Sweatshirts, tees, lighters, buttons, trench coats & more

Seminal proto-hardcore band The Misfits lend their iconic skullface mascot (from their 1979 single “Horror Business”) to New York’s Supreme for a Spring/Summer collection that spans from lighters and buttons to trench coats and tshirts. The crewneck sweatshirt above is perhaps the best piece, along with the 5-panel hat — although I wonder how Glenn [...]


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 — [...]


5 Mar
Seminal Manchester band's headwear gets collaborative

Do you wanna be adored? Who doesn’t. A good place to start then would be with a bucket hat, like that worn so liberally by The Stone Roses back in the day. One of the bands instrumental in putting Manchester on the map in the late 80s, The Stone Roses made waves in many cultural [...]


4 Mar
An oral history from Wayne Coyne & Co via Pitchfork Classic

Pitchfork put together this documentary about The Flaming Lips seminal album The Soft Bulletin. Although they’d experienced some success prior to The Soft Bulletin, that album is what elevated the Oklahoman alt rockers from struggling indie band to the cult favorites that they are today. The world is full of stories about how rad Wayne [...]

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