Sale


We’ve been posting a lot about media. For a brief break, how about some clothing?

Jellyfish Tee from Amongst Friends

Jellyfish Tee from Amongst Friends

Amongst Friends from the NYC has most of their fall line on sale, bringing them down to could-reasonably-pick-these-up-on-a-lark range. I like their tee-shirts, especially the jellyfish; also check out this bangin cordouroy fedora.

On the other hand, if you do want to drop more than your rent on some shirts, check out the Black Buoy. I’m partial to the black tee-shirts myself, especially if I feel the need to have a shirt that goes to my knees. There’s a bunch of keen non-shirt stuff available as well. Don’t miss the Death Pits.

While I find them rather overbranded for my personal taste, Fundamentally Unstable has some solid designs that may appeal to those of you who prefer displaying the moniker FU to all and sundry. Just don’t add an S in the middle.

Snake and Horse Tee from 1AEON

Snake and Horse Tee from 1AEON

On the other hand, there do exist shirts that I like AND are affordable – enter 1AEON. Really great designs based off of nature and guns (two ancient lovers indeed), for boys and girls. Mostly shirts, but also some accessories and tote bags. Also, weird masks and metal bands.

Howling On The Wind Tee at Bonbi Forest

Howling On The Wind Tee at Bonbi Forest

I also can never shut up about Bonbi Forest. Just block out some time to browse everything.

Finally, if you ever want to get me a gift, browse through the industrial jewelry at No Form Design. I love pretty much everything. Especially this hinge cuff (which reminds me I need to make my handcuff watch at some point…)

I hope you’re able to get some swell clothing for the warmer weather, if it ever comes…happy March, everyone.

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In this dispatch: Chiptunes, Goth/Darkwave/Industrial, Local Scenster Rock.

CHIPTUNES

So I’m a fan of weird music. There’s a whole scene of people making music from old Game Boys, Ataries, etc. Chiptunes/8bit/videohack, whatever you wanna call it, I love it. If you don’t know 8bitpeoples, you should. They have a couple new releases that I’m listening to RIGHT NOW.

gWem/Counter Reset Live From Hell

gWem/Counter Reset Live From Hell

80s Metal, funnelled through an Atari, a drum set and a Marshall Amp – oh yes. Recorded live in London, I’m digging the over-the-top lyrical stylings (which are STRAIGHT FROM HELL) with the bleep bleeps. Get it for free here.

M-.-n, Disco Dust

M-.-n, Disco Dust

More “traditional” (if thats an appropriate word), this is the right blend of dance and bleep for my sensabilities. Some chiptunes are a little too far off in videogame land for me to really enjoy for more than about a minute; some, such as this album, involve sexy dance beats and mix in the rawk. So, check this out if that’s up your ally. Download for free here.

If you’re interested in exploring more, I heartily recommend pretty much anything by Mesu Kasumai and Nullsleep.

GOTHDARKWAVEINDUSTRIAL

Ego Likeness (pic by Kyle Cassidy)

Ego Likeness (pic by Kyle Cassidy)

I became aware of Ego Likeness through Kyle Cassidy’s LJ, and they are an awesome goth/industrial/darkwave/trip-hop kind of outfit with fantastic vocal structure. And I was really excited a couple of weeks ago, because on their website they had a directory of free songs to download, so I snagged about 20 songs from their various albums and have been listening to them non-stop. No worries, I plan to invest in some disc realsoonnow, but it appears that the domain has tragicially expired! Well, they are still easy to check out on MySpace, and I’ll keep checking to see if the website comes back up soon. If not, maybe I’ll shoot them an email and see if they mind me hosting those free songs, cuz they really are worth hearing. Who knows.

LOCAL SCENESTER ROCK

Cure For Static Live!

Cure For Static Live!

My buddy Brian is in this band called Cure For Static. I have lots of friends in bands, but I usually don’t pimp them unless (a) I think they’re good and (b) they are being smart about promoting themselves – and these guys are both, so thats cool! You can check them out on MySpace, of course, but they are also offering the digital version of their 5-song EP Higher Ground on CDBaby for $1.00. I invested that measly buck, and it’s totally worth it. It’s a tight recording, with a kind of mid-90s alternative vibe infused with more recent indie/pop hooks and sensabilities. Also, it’s the kind of music to which you can dance with girls while listening. So, check out the 1$ EP on CDBaby, if you wanna support a solid local act.

Threadless is having their holiday sale! Great graphic tees from 5$ up. I personally own a number of threadless shirts, and they are (a) comfy (b) sweet and (c) good conversation pieces at parties. Check it out if you haven’t gotten it around to it yet. Looks like I’ll have to search to see if anythings left in my size…I’ve had my eye on this shirt for a while, but it’s already sold out of medium!