We have a great selection of New Era 9Fifty baseball snapbacks in stock at the moment. The 9Ffity is the hat for those who want the fitted shape, but simply a snapback , the 9fifty is the deepest of snapbacks fits preferred by customers that prefer to wear the hat lower. Brim can still be curved and still that iconic 59fifty shape.
We welcome Deus to the store for the first time. The Autumn range from Deus is great, like it always has been. Great attention to detail on every piece. the brand has a real knack for redefining classic fits across a range of sub cultures. This season, the brand has worked with high-quality fabrics to create pieces that are both well designed & well built. The highlights in this range is the classic coaches jacket featuring the Venice, CA address, a heavier weight cotton button down & a classic stripped tee with left chest pocket. Check it out in store now.
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ was released early in 2014, now if you aren’t up to date with the goings on of Against Me! for the last couple of years, here’s a quick run down of what has gone on. Against Me! leaves major label, drummer leaves band, is replaced by young gun who reinvigorates band’s live show, band forms own label, vocalist comes out as transgender, band begins recording album. Drummer leaves band abruptly, band cancels Bad Religion tour. Album is re-recorded with temporary drummer. Drummer signs on as a permanent member. Bassist leaves. Fat Mike of NoFX jumps in to help finish things up. Album is re-recorded once more & I think that just about covers it. To say it’s been an eventful 4 years since the bands 2010 release, ‘White Crosses’ is an understatement. Drummer Atom Willard makes his presence immediately felt in the title track’s intro, probably their strongest opener to date. The lyrics on this track, as well it’s follow-up ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’ deal with Laura Jane Grace’s gender transition in a very upfront & honest way which really sets the tone for the rest of the album, originally envisioned as a concept album about a transgender prostitute. The most divisive song on the album is without a doubt ‘Osama Bin Laden’ as the Crucified Christ” it’s just a pure hard rock song. While on ‘Two Coffins,’ the band’s first full-blown acoustic ballad since 2005, Grace is both haunting & beautiful on a song written for Grace’s daughter. ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ is another excellent album for Against Me! and one they should be proud of, especially after all of the obstacles they had to climb to get here.
Tomorrow’s Tulips – When
This is the third release from Costa Mesa’s Tomorrow’s Tulips, led by singer Alex Knost, pro surfer & former member of the band Japanese Motors. ‘When’ is a lo-fi pop rock record, largely platonic in subject matter,which is appropriate for such a friendly-sounding album. The opening track, “Baby,” is one of the obvious exceptions to this, however it’s quickly followed by “Surplus Store,” which is, essentially, a character study in song form. “Favourite Episode” is one of the more experimental tracks on the album, a slow-moving tune layered with sounds, starting with the long slow dripping tap into an already over flowing sink, then builds into a long, lazy instrumental section before stopping short for a two second pause directly in the middle of the song, & coming back with a faster tempo, a clear favourite of mine. The last song on the album, “Clear” has real closer fell to it & is a great closer to the album. The intro of the song has real Dazed and Confused feel about it, you know the song that plays when Mitch leaves the keg party with Julie. They drive to a nearby hill overlooking town to make out? Yeah that one.