Justin Morrison aka Scrappers is a man of many activities; drawing, painting, camping, surfing, moto riding and i am sure the list goes on. Born on Vancouver Island and now based in Portland, Scrappers is all about the adventure life and he wants to share and explore that with you, so much so he is looking to launch a free adventure/lifestyle mag called STAY WILD. To help get things off the ground he has started a Kickstarter page to raise money for the printing costs of the first issue. This looks like it is going to be a super rad publication, one I can fully support and if you feel the same head on over to the Kickstarter and throw down in the name of adventure…
Another year in the books and a ton of great music to celebrate: 2013 was a stellar year across genres, and as always it was hard to keep up with everything and make the time to give the repeat in-depth listens these releases warranted. Top highlights for me include Montreal’s Bummer who released 2 EPs of flawless modern punk, Hamilton’s Jessy Lanza and her impeccable debut LP on Hyperdub entitled Pull My Hair Back, Alpinist sideproject Jungbluth and their relentless LP Part Ache, Brighter Arrows and their gripping take on post hardcore w/ Dreamliner, and Denzel Curry with his dark narration of youth culture via N64. Above and after the jump and a random assortment of tunes that stayed on rotation and will carry in to 2014… give a listen and hopefully there’s something new here for you.
‘Skull Skates is the oldest skateboard brand in Canada. What better way to celebrate this fact than by making a commercial. Special guest appearances by the JAKS gang and 1980′s Skull Skates legend (and JAK member) Carlos Longo’
It doesn’t get any better than this. Skull Skates, the originals and still ruling.
Always one of our favourites every season, here’s a look at Carhartt WIP‘s f/w collection in the video format. Maybe coming off a bit bright for a f/w collection (and I don’t mess with yellow ever, regardless), the line is still guaranteed tight, and I would love to pick up a WIP vest, as the mainline Carhartt one is a day-in-day-out staple for me during the colder months. Collection drops soon so save yr web dollars.
Pretty much the best to do it every time, another killer promo vid from Brixton. A little more ‘shred’ and a bit less ‘chilling’ than usual, there’s also a cameo but the one the only Jason Jessee. Oh, and the soundtrack is damn good also.
Beauty of a short lookbook film, shot by Justin Oakey for CVLT Nation‘s spring/summer 2013 collection. The icy shores Lake Ontario and Locrian‘s The Crystal World (soundtrack) are the stars here, so Canadian (but also, could be Norwegian or anywhere from northern Scandinavia). Collection is dope if you keep it hesh/MTVL, the coming months might be sunny but here’s your pass to keep it dark… closer look at the pieces after the jump.
It’s been a minute since we’ve featured anything from Scott Toepfer, so why not start your Wednesday with one of the best video lookbooks to ever grace the internet. Iron & Resin give a look at their f/w 2013 collection, shot mostly at Big Sur on the mid California coast, and all I can think about right now is packing up the gear, getting on the bike and going until the beans and gas money runs out. Beautiful work from Toepfer and more great promo collateral from I&R, stoke all around.
JR Ewing’s 8BallGang is featured in these looks for FUCT‘s second f/w 2012 delivery, real Seattle goon styles. #8BallWorld 2013, I like the video animated by 8BallTony and scored by Keyboard Kid, who also just released his I Think I’m Santa tape (very based).