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News: Original Penguin – The Floral Collection

Despite what Meryl Streep said in The Devil Wears Prada, florals for spring are a staple for a reason. Why does traditional have to be uninspired? Well, Original Penguin have looked to the California coast and Malibu(bu). There is an specific emphasis on leisure and social activities for the collection, …


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Mazzy Star announce new album Seasons Of Your Day

After a 17-year album hiatus since 1996′s Among My Swan, shoegazers Mazzy Star are set to release Seasons Of Your Day on September 24th. Album track California can be listened too right now:

Recorded in California and Norway, the eagerly anticipated album will feature all original members of the group …



New Track: Myron & E – ‘Clap Sing’

Myron Glasper and Eric Cooke — together creating “Myron & E” — met via a strange twist of fate involving Myron touring as a backup singer, and boy are we glad! After collaborating with The Soul Investigators to jam out a string of tracks on Timmion Records , the California …



Album Review: Treetop Flyers – The Mountain Moves

With their debut single ‘Things Will Change’ – released in early April – Treetop Flyers had already set the pace for their forthcoming debut album. The British five-piece chose to record The Mountain Moves in sunny Malibu, California and it certainly possesses a West Coast, 60s vintage rock …



Album Review: Cayucas – Bigfoot

Led by chief songwriter Zach Yudin, who’s reportedly had some of these tunes laying about since his days in the similarly breezy Oregon Bike Trails, Cayucas’ sleeves display their influences – and their geographical origins – like badges of honour. Accusations of lacking originality would likely be batted …



News: 7FAM x James Franco ‘A Beautiful Odyssey’

Launched officially during NYFW, lifestyle brand 7 For All Mankind has once again teamed up with celebrated actor and director James Franco to create a multimedia campaign for the SS13 range. The film trailer, which you can see below, is a stunning depiction of love and connectivity; friendship, intimacy, food …



New Track: Cokiyu & Baths – ‘Twinkle Way’

It’s been a long wait for new material from Japanese ambient electronica producer, Cokiyu. The Ehime-native has remained largely quiet since her sophomore full-length, Your Thorn, dropped in 2011 but she now returns with a collaborative EP based around ‘Haku‘, a post-Your Thorn demo. Cokiyu …



Introducing: Alek Fin

California-based producer Alek Fin plies his trade in woozy, dream-like sonic spaces that conjure a very early hours sense of isolation. Evoking the reverberant ghostliness of Burial, the processed soulfulness of James Blake and the scattered, syncopated beats of Four Tet, his recently released Mull EP marks an incredibly promising …



Under The Freeway: Interview – Big Freedia

We Brits tend to see Los Angeles in one of two ways: it’s either a post-apocalyptic nightmare of traffic snarl and Botox-ed visages in the JG Ballard mould; otherwise it’s a haven of sun, sea, surf and celebrity, a land of plentiful tans and perma-smiles. But in the midst of



Odd Future iPhone Cases. Yes, really.

Have you ever felt your iPhone lacks a bit of streetwise, skate-rap edge? Well, to commemorate last month’s Odd Future carnival in L.A., the Californian hip-hop collective have unveiled a limited edition series of three snap cases for iPhone 4 and 4S in collaboration with Incase. If you’re an …