Friday, September 25, 2009


this is so my style I am having a really hard time not buying it... and it's ON SALE.


Zucca hooded top from Creatures of Comfort

girls on film... on music #2

our latest on the Free People blog:

kurt vile – god is saying this to you
this comes under the intimidating genre “psych folk” but really it’s just dreamy guitar loops with dylan-esque charm. and here’s a fact for you – that’s kurt vile’s dad on the cover of this album.

brendan benson – my old familiar friend
have a listen to “tiny spark” and tell me you didn’t do a little jig in your chair.

crystal stilts – crystal stilts
the lo-fi sound and super 8 videos have this brooklyn-based group posed as kings of hipster cool, but in a good way.

tune yards – bird brains
ok, there had to be some serious restraint not to totally gush about this band, this album, and in particular this vinyl. it’s not for everyone, but it will definitely make you sit up and listen.

blondie - parallel lines
though this is the band’s third album, it is their most popular by far. it’s the perfect getting-ready, singing-in-the-hairbrush record.

the blasters - the blasters
once a fixture on the LA punk scene, they can now be heard playing in the background of episodes of true blood. they are a complete dichotomy: LA punks with a heart in the bayou. and come on, they toured with queen!

clash - combat rock
last clash album with its’ original line up, combat rock has the band flirting with rap, funk, and reggae, and it even has a cameo by poet allen ginsberg. plus, MIA’s “paper planes” main riff is sampled from the song "straight to hell".

ella fitzgerald - sings the cole porter song book
this is the first album in ella's song book series, and the best rainy sunday music that ever existed. *fun fact – it’s one of only 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be in the National Recording Registry*.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

you're it

Sunday, September 20, 2009

breton bleu

breton stripe updates just right

by english knitwear designers Sibling with image by skull a day

i've been searching for a good breton stripe and really really wish this was actually in production...

Friday, September 18, 2009

give me a break


This is by far not the best thing that Plane Jane Projects sells. soooo good

Thursday, September 17, 2009

just an expression

I love the look on this chap's face.

By Mark Denton via Sell Sell. I can't find a website for Mr Denton. Le poo.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

worth watching large

The First Days of Spring Official Trailer from charlie fink on Vimeo.

I love Noah and the Whale and this new album is a total heartbreaker. And rightfully so. It was written after Laura Marling broke up with their singer and writer Charlie Fink.

The First Days Of Spring Teaser from charlie fink on Vimeo.

this is all kinds of good

Sunday, September 13, 2009

france/not france

next gift for Gerry perhaps?

by customconcern. favourite materials = paper, brains.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Miike Snow - Animal

I love this song. It makes me dance in my chair. Or standing up if I'm so inclined.

Plus, a review written by someone I know who said of the remix "twiice as niice" is still one of the most perfectly concise things I've ever read.

I'm a jibbering wreck of coffee today I think.

Old Fashioned

I'm not going to lie - I wish I could have a tattoo. Sadly, I'm allergic to just about anything that could touch your skin so having ink under my skin is far too risky. And I probably want one all the more because I CAN'T HAVE IT.

But if I were to get a tattoo I'd get something super traditional, like this one on Jay Carroll. But, you know, with less hand hair...

seen on corduroy magazine's site

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

girls on film... on music

ok. so here it is.

1. discovery, LP – it’s a shame you can’t see how colorful this album
cover is here, but good news is the songs are in no way dull. this is rich,
synthy pop that merits an aHa-style video.

2. dum dum girls, self-titled – california lo-fi is becoming way more
prominent and the dum dum girls make this is a seriously good thing. tell
me you don’t shimmy a little during "ship of love."

3. dead weather, horehound – this year has seen the emergence of many a
super-group, but dead weather may be the leader…with jack white
compositions and alison mosshart attitude, horehound is like a soundtrack for
a movie that hasn’t been written yet.

4. cotton jones, paranoid cocoon –– the cover for this album is a COLLAGE
I TELL YOU! someone out there has amazing elmer’s glue fingers, which is
ok, because cotton jones is very very good inspiration for being laid back
and still for a little while. RELAX ALREADY.

5. hawaii calls – the summer is almost over but these songs always make the
sun come out.

6. george michael, faith – the supermodels of the ‘90s are making a major
comeback right now and this is the soundtrack to celebrate. FASHION WEEK

7. george harrison, all things must pass – george looks like King of the
Countryside on this album cover, sat on his tree stump throne, and this
four-album set is equally regal.

8. sam cooke, the best of sam cooke – there’s something about these songs
that are both completely of their day but fresh-sounding anyway. the right
kind of stuff for the start of fall when you’re just waiting for someone to
light the first bonfire.

YEAH THAT'S IT! We have a feature over on the Free People blog. I like it. What do you think?

Split Ring Key

It's a key. Ring. A key and keyring.

It's a must

Friday, September 4, 2009

get ready

new project: album recommendations, um, taken in photo booths with, um, goofy poses? yeah?

it's going to be good. we're certain.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

U.S. Royalty - Every Summer

More end of summer goodness, this time from US Royalty via A Continuous Lean

the pastels / tenniscoats - vivid youth

autumn may be upon us but things like this make it feel like summer forever.

the joint EP from the pastels and tenniscoats should be pretty amazing too...

People of the World

I swear my older sister had a doll that had a dress in this pattern...

So I think it only right that she buy me this jacket from the Peter Jensen collection at Urban UK

You're with me, right?