We’re excited to announce a special collaboration with one of our favorite tech start ups, Localeur. For our first effort, we designed these special typographic tees to announce the beginning of an ongoing series of collaborations we will be doing with Localeur.
Localeur is a curated community of local insiders who want to help you experience local in their city. While review sites lack authenticity and local credibility, and travel guide books go out of date the moment they’re published, Localeur gives you a curated look into what it’s like to be a local. Currently Localeur is in Austin and Houston, TX but will soon be expanding their reach across most of our favorite major cities (including ATL!).
These limited edition shirts and tanks are available for $40. Sign up for the Localeur e-mail newsletter via their homepage then hit them up at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
Unisex sizing, tees available in black with white discharge print, tanks in heather grey with olive discharge print. Very limited quantities, y’all!
Localeur & We Are The Process
Southern Born + Bred
Fans of card games & baseball games alike will enjoy this recent release given away to New Era customers in Asia upon purchase. The faces all have little hats for the pips and the hats have their respective suits in the center. The hats were also added to the court cards which makes you feel like you are at a sporting event. Consider yourself lucky if you own one of these decks!
George Kiel III of Nice Kicks in Austin, TX has recently started narrating Kicks on Court videos, highlighting some of the best on-court sneaker action in the NBA. In his most recent video, Allen Iverson’s 5 Best Kicks & Crossover Combinations, GKIII throws it back with our Southern Series tee from the Nice Kicks vs. We Are the Process capsule collection we released exactly 12 months ago. He must’ve known we are heading back to Austin in a few days… Thanks for helping us #GrowTheBrand George! Check out the video after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Today marks the release of the official video for DoYaThing, Gorillaz’ new song featuring James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem and Andre 3000.
Most of the video takes place at the new Gorillaz HQ on Wobble St. where we get a tour of all the zaniness that goes on when 2-D, Noodle, Murdoc, & Russell aren’t making music. Once again, we are treated to the rich visual world of Gorillaz, as envisioned by artist/illustrator Jamie Hewlett. Check out the video after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
The homie, Stranger Day, is shooting the lights out with his latest release, A Sunday Drive with the Windows Down. Once again, Stranger Day teams up with producer cohort, Emynd, as a follow-up to last summer’s Bar Stool Bounce EP, featuring a collection of new songs compiled with some of the bangers off the BSB EP. Staying true to his Southern roots, Stranger Day, spits his mantra over some of rock & roll’s most famous riffs. Don’t sleep on Don’t Kill My Buzz, I’m the Man, or Independence Day.
Tracks on ASDWTWD feature Chip tha Ripper and PlayBoy Tre. All tracks are produced by Emynd and Derek Allen aka DJA of Mad Decent. Enjoy this release, as rumor has it that this is just the tip of the iceberg of releases that Stranger Day has planned for us this year.
The brand new Converse x Gorillaz 2012 shoe collection has spawned something way more than just a couple pairs of really dope sneakers. Converse’s musical experiment, 3 Artists, 1 Song, has truly made a musical eargasm with their newest track, DoYaThing”.
The new song teams the Gorillaz together with LCD Soundsystem’s creative front man James Murphy and also throws in some superior tongue-twisting lyrics from Mr. Andre 3000 of OutKast. Damon of the Gorillaz owns the first two verses with a certain playful mischievousness that only his 2-D persona could create. In between 2-D’s first and second verse, Murphy chimes in singing the hook in his famous high-pitched falsetto voice. The groovy 60’s sounding organs in the background make for a nice mellow vibe while Murphy’s touch of synthesizer sound keeps your head bobbing to the beat. Mr. 3000 starts his verse with a little singing, as he has been known to do, but once he gets into his rhyming it’s one hell of a ride. Very few rappers can put words like “onomatopoeia” and “Juicy Fruit” into their rhymes but Andre does it with such style and charm that it’s actually cool.
Murphy definitely makes his own stylish imprint on the song but the lyrical flows of Andre and Damon are unquestionably the highlight of the track. Be sure to look out for a 12 minute video version of the song, sure to be a crazy, Gorillaz-y head-trip for all, to be released in the near future. Listen to the song or download it now at converse.com.
The innovative team at Converse Inc. has unveiled four design concepts for their new Spring 2012 footwear collection. The conceptual designs behind this collection have been inspired by everyone’s favorite virtual created band from the UK, Gorillaz. These new styles will combine the classic Chuck Taylor shoe with some of this creative band’s most notorious and legendary graphics.
With the Gorillaz being long time fans of the brand it was only a matter of time before the two hooked up. Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz co-creator and award-winning designer, has produced some revolutionary choice prints that integrate elements from some of the Gorillaz most memorable artwork. The signature design is a military influenced camouflage print that was taken from their self-titled debut album. The military theme is also highlighted on a brown/black canvas hi-top with an image of their well-known character, Pazuzu, stamped on the side. The inside lining of both pairs feature a collage of images from previous album artwork made particularly for this collaboration. The collection also contains a Chuck Taylor All Star hi-top and oxford shoe with camouflage inside lining and black and white collage prints on the outsoles. A Gorillaz hangtag and heel tab come equipped as well. At a suggested retail price of $60, these new Chucks are a necessity for anyone’s kick collection.
The Gorillaz have not only been recognized for the creation of a new genre of music but for the fact that they redefined the whole concept of a band. Taking from hip hop, alternative rock, and electronic pop music, the band created a new, fresh and very unique sound. The band has sold over 15 million records across the globe and in 2006, they won a GRAMMY Award for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals” for their track with De La Soul, Feel Good Inc.
This pairing with the Gorillaz will also include a musical collaboration with Converse’s musical experiment, “Three Artist. One Song”. The track, entitled DoYaThing will feature Gorillaz, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Andre 3000 (OutKast).
Today at converse.com, fans can score a free download of the song and purchase sneakers from the collection.
Charlotte’s Black Sheep Skate Shop has teamed up with Alien Workshop for a limited edition deck that will be released on Friday, December 2nd, 2011. The original artwork was created by Alien Workshop co-founder Mike Hill. To celebrate this release, Black Sheep has teamed up with CharlotteSkate for a photo retrospective of the skateboarding scene in Charlotte featuring over 20 years of local skateboard history from photographers, including Brian Tucker, Richie McCorkle, Jason Waters, and Mark Hansen.
Jamie Hewlett, the visual artist behind the virtual group, Gorillaz, has designed a series of Gorillaz-themed prints for a Gorillaz Chuck Taylor All Star collection. Converse will be releasing the collection in February of 2012 which features 3 more designs which are yet to be revealed. Rumor has it that this collaboration has been in the works for over 10 years.
Gorillaz will release a new song for Converse’s “Three Artists. One Song” series, which recently included a collaboration between Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, and Andrew W.K. The release of this song will coincide with the February release of the collection.
Gorillaz and Converse are hosting an launch event on December 1 featuring Gorillaz Sound System, a Gorillaz-endorsed audio-visual experience that includes music, live percussion, and projected visuals. The event will take place at 100 Club in London. I wanna go!
Gorillaz will release a new greatest-hits compilation, The Singles Collection, on November 29.
The above video is a semi-retake on the Britney Spears track, Toxic, from 2004. I don’t think I’ve every heard anything quite like this before. In fact, I kinda love it. The right amount of dubstep, rap lyrics, a pop hook, hipster chicks, and indie credibility. The sample for the hook is sung by Yael Naim. Don’t know who she is? Remember this?