Sunday, September 28, 2008

Strangest commercial ever for Nike Women

I am absolutely blown away by this video for Nike Women that was made by director Luis Nieto for Wieden+Kennedy. The video features the various body parts in a runner's body discussing the pros and cons of running a hurdle race. Weird as hell, but incredible. 

Thanks Laughing Squid for the link.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Un-freaking-believable pictures of hurricane Ike


My father's family was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. A few of my relatives have lost their homes to hurricane Ike. I knew things were bad for my folks, but I truly had no idea until viewing these hi-res pics on boston.com.

Brand new 100 year old SIGG bottle


I've been meaning to get my hands on a metal water bottle after reading a few articles about BPA that may/may not be in my plastic water bottle. While at REI the other day I ran across this limited edition SIGG water bottle that mimics the design of their original bottle from 1908. It's called the SIGG 100 year bottle. I immediately had to pick one up. They are also available from REI.com. Make sure you check out the "excalibur" version. The other two suck.

Sick new Peter Saville shirts for DC Shoes



I just saw these incredible new shirts designed by Peter Saville for DC Shoes while browsing High Snobiety. Peter Saville was the graphic designer in charge of all album covers for Factory Records, including the infamous Unknown Pleasures album art for Joy Division... which is certainly an influence to this shirt. The shirts are available now from Black Rainbow in France. Sadly no American retailers have the shirt yet, so be prepared to pay in Euros!

White version
Black version

Stream the new Cold War Kids album!


MTV.com is streaming the entire new Cold War Kids album Loyalty to Loyalty. I heard a lot of their new tracks at the Outside Lands Festival a few weeks back, and they are really good. Give it a listen here!


(Thanks Stereogum for the tip)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Dears: Meltdown in A Minor


I just saw that The Dears are playing at The Independent in SF on Nov 3rd. Nice! Even better, I just went to their website, and saw that they have a new song streaming "Meltdown in A Minor." F*ing nice! Check this one out, and let me know ANYTHING about a new album if one's in the works.


Just for a lil something extra, here is one of Murray's rediculous acoustic shows from the time he played at Amoeba Records in SF.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Daedaulus + James Pants @ Elbo Room tonight!

I already picked up a ticket to check out Ellen Allien + Modeselektor tonight at Mighty. However, Daedalus and James Pants are playing tonight at Elbo Room for the B.OD.Y.H.E.A.T. I recently saw Daedalus at 111 Minna and he was pretty dope. It's James Pants that I would LOVE to check out! Damn conflicting shows! Even more, it's only 6$!!!!!

Ellen Allien + Modeselektor @ Mighty tonight!

Ellen Allien and Modeselektor will both be performing live at Mighty tonight for the Jetlag Tour! Ellen in support of her new album "Sool" and Modeselektor in support of their somewhat recent album "Happy Birthday." Come out and check out two of the best artists on the Bpitch Control label.