Album Of The Week.

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With the anticipated release of their first album in 9 years, Lagwagon have been on the minds of every 90’s punk rock loving fan for the last couple of weeks I’m sure. But Let’s talk about Trashed, if you weren’t fortunate enough to pickup on “Duh”, you should’ve most definitely picked up on Trashed.

Lagwagon came out & polished themselves up just a tad bit but still kept their  trademark raw sound. The riffs are a little cleaner & a little harder.  Joey Cape proves himself to be the talented songwriter that we have grown to love, while Lagwagon proved to be one of the heavy hitters on the Fat Wreck Chords roster.

“Stokin’ the Neighbours”, “Rust”, “Lazy”, “Dischords”, “No one”, “Bye for now”…I’m not going to list the entire track list for those who don’t have enough common sense to own this landmark record.

Trashed is what punk is supposed to sound like… end of story.

Topo Designs.

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New brand to RAD is Colorado brand, Topo Designs. The people behind Topo grew up as fishers, hunters, ski instructors, hikers, climbers, bikers and travellers. Through this they constantly searched for gear that really works – as well as satisfies their aesthetic eye. Topo Designs build bags for people just like themselves, and importantly to them, they do so in their own shop in Colorado, USA.

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Libertine-Libertine.

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Established in 2009 by three Danish friends with a love for music, art, literature and contemporary culture, premium streetwear label Libertine-Libertine delivers fuss-free design alongside a fresh take on well-loved classics. High-quality t-shirts, shirts, shorts and jackets are re-worked with the brand’s unique prints and design details.Keep Reading…

Topo Designs: Short Film.

About an hour outside of Nashville, TN lies a gorgeous stretch of river winding through quiet woods and farmlands where thick fog and “river smoke” roll in before dawn, setting an eerily beautiful backdrop for hours of great fly fishing.
Matt and the Cox Brothers were itching to collaborate on a film and when Matt shared a photo he’d snapped while out fishing, they knew they had found the subject for their first collaboration. Up before the sun they headed off to wade into this otherworldly scene with fly rods and cameras in hand.
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Banks Brand.

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Banks celebrates craftsmanship & creative culture. Its innovative collective of surfers, designers, musicians, photographers & filmmakers embrace the curious side of thinking & positive changes in the world. Created by surf industry veterans Tim Cochran, formerly a product director at Hurley Australia; Masahiro Shibahara, who owns the Tokyo distribution company, Jamgle Jam; & former professional surfer Brad Gerlach. Banks are approaching production in a more sustainable way, & each year we will look at decreasing their carbon footprint. Banks is in store now.

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Album Of The Week.

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Gish is the debut album by The Smashing Pumpkins released in May 1991 through Caroline Records. Gish was recorded from December 1990 to March 1991 in Butch Vig’s Smart Studios with a $20,000 budget. Which was unprecedented for Vig at the time. The album was certified gold on March 14, 1994. Until the release of The Offspring album Smash in 1994, Gish was the highest-selling independently released album of all time. Gish would later be reissued under the Virgin label.  Recorded with the classic Pumpkins line-up and features the singles “Siva”, “I Am One” & “Rhinoceros”

Vans Sk8-Hi Xtuff.

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Vans are back with a fresh duo of Sk8 Hi-Reissues, this time its the new “Xtuff” pack for summer. Consisting of a black (pictured) & white pair of the mid-cut silhouette, the Sk8-Hi Reissue “Xtuff” switches out the standard canvas upper for a more durable Xtuff reinforced canvas upper, making this a great option for skating in. Both the black & white colorways keep things tonal with matching rubber soles & contrasting tan linings & gum rubber, herringbone traction outsoles.

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Album Of The Week.

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Six years in the making & recorded around the corner in Berner St. Merewether, ‘Closing Forever Sky’ is, well, quite simply amazing. Seven tracks ranging between 6-8 minutes each make up Firekites second album, with very hushed minimal lyrics that seem to lay under very well thought out rhythms, drones & melodies.

Paper Sea Quarterly.

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Paper Sea Quarterly: Volume two, Issue 3 is now out. featuring a conversation with fisherman Corey Arnold, surfing in Nicaragua plus much, much more.

Album Of The Week.

‘Get Hurt‘ is stuffed with anthemic moments, but its crowning glory comes in the barrelling, tortured chorus of ‘Selected Poems’, with major-to-minor chord shifts & Fallon’s fervent croak. The Gaslight Anthem have crafted a more universal album, mirroring Kings Of Leon’s move from rodeo-stomping Southern pride to a more general take on love, relationships & shagging on 2008’s ‘Only By The Night’. The Gaslight Anthem isn’t a punk band anymore. They’ve gone lengths to shed that label since 2010’s American Slang introduced them to a wider mainstream audience. Fallon traded screams for croons, & song tempos decelerated as the production got cleaner & that is just fine by me.

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Vans Prelow (Reverse) navy/white OTW.

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The Prelow is the perfect example of modern design meets the original. Utilizing the comfort of the Ultracush HD Outsole, the Prelow is an amalgamation of lightweight technology and classic Vans heritage. Features:
Vans Prelow Reverse Navy White, Synthetic upper with hand woven detail, Padded mesh tongue with woven label & Ultracush (™) Lite outsole.

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Album Of The Week.

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Instrument Soundtrack, chock- a- block with demos and studio outtakes, sounds remarkably playful. Heavily instrumental, Instrument Soundtrack draws from the Red Medicine and End Hits sessions. A wonderfully surprising moment of the soundtrack is Ian McKaye’s piano pop ditty, “I’m So Tired.” Heart- breakingly beautiful

Vans Sk8 Mid CA – Dress Blue/Classic Blue.

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The Sk8 Mid by Vans, coming in a classic reinvented design. Featuring a mid top design, encasing your ankle with thick padding for control, comfort & protection. For further comfort, foam insoles helps absorb any shocking blows, whilst leather lining to the upper ensures softness & only gets comfier with wear. A vulcanised rubber sole unit provides traction & durability. Finished with iconic suede Old Skool stripe & Vans detailing to the heel and tongue. Made from premium waxed full grain leather, and coming in Dress Blue & Classic Blue.

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