The band t-shirt is one of those eternal wardrobe items that I’m pretty sure everyone has. Insound understands this and has just launched the Insound Classic 10, a collection of shirts featuring designs by Mike Perry interpreting the music of your favorite “new wave and indie bands from the 1970s through the 1990s.” The collection features The Feelies, Galaxie 500, Beat Happening, Sleater-Kinney, The Magnetic Fields, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Promise Ring, The Olivia Tremor Control and The Apples in Stereo.
The designs are varied but they all have that awesome Mike Perry-ness to them that I love so much. My favorite shirt hands down is the Apples in Stereo one, but the Galaxie 500 one is pretty sweet as well. They’re also selling tote bags and 18 x 24″ posters as well, so if t-shirts aren’t your thing I think you’re covered.
Gah! Look at how cool these new World War Robot toys/action figure thingies are! These are a part of Ashley Woods comic book series World War Robot, and honestly they look exactly like their comic book counterparts. I’m not sure what to call these exactly, because they’re kind of like giant action figures with moving parts, but they’re also sort of like models.
These guys come in at a whopping 14.8 inches tall, and come in two different colorways, Shadow Guard and Lunar Camo. I prefer the Lunar Camo, personally. You can pick one up yourself for the meaty price of $250 each by clicking here.
With my server problems last week, coupled with my being out of town, I didn’t have a chance to post last week’s mixcast. Totally sorry about that, but the stars just weren’t aligned. Nonetheless, it was definitely finished and I really want to share it with you all.
Last week’s mixcast was inspired by my trip up to Santa Cruz and San Francisco with my boyfriend Matt. It had been a few years since I’d been to SF and even longer since I’d been to Santa Cruz. Overall the trip was amazing and I’m still missing San Francisco. Thankfully the weather here in LA has been a bit chilly, a subtle reminder of my great trip.
This Friday I had planned on releasing a brand new mixtape, but I also have a really rad mixcast ready as well. Should I release just the mixtape? Would you like to hear both? Let me know your thoughts in the comments and I’ll go with what you guys think.
this last week’s tracklist:
The Day We Left Town by Magnet
Palo Alto by Radiohead
Shake It Out by Tilly and the Wall
August by Rilo Kiley
Rendevous: Petrero Hill by Architecture in Helsinki
Columns Pillars Steps by The Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice
Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far) by The Thrills
Everything by Marching Band
Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset by Modest Mouse
I Must Be In A Good Place Now by Vetiver
This post is kind of a selfish one, I happen to know both parties it centers around. The band Tera Melos, which some of you are familiar with, is having it’s first Japanese release and tour starting in October. Because of this, they decided to redo the album art to their two EPs and release them as one long album called Drugs/Complex on Parabolica Records. The new album features the artwork of my roomie/best friend Garrett Vander Leun, which is actually a re-imagining of the original artwork in his own signature style. I love Garrett’s creepy, unsettling style. The teeth on that blue guy are amazing and the moles on the woman’s neck are totally gross.
Here are the Japanese tour dates for Tera Melos:
Oct 25 Kyoto – WHOOPEE’S
Oct 26 Osaka – CLUB QUATTRO
Oct 27 Nagoya – CLUB QUATTRO
Oct 29 Sendai – BIRDLAND
Oct 30 Niigata – CLUB RIVERST
Oct 31 Kanazawa – VAN VAN V4
Nov 01 Tokyo – FEVER
Stefan Marx released some new summer t-shirts under his Lousy Livincompany line recently and I’m definitely into them. There’s something about the simplicity of his designs that really make me like these shirts, especially that mouse with “Lousy” written underneath him. Plus I’m in love with yellow shirts right now, in fact, I’m wearing right now. Click here to pick one up for yourself.