Supporting the brand’s exclusive California Collection, Vans introduces it’s latest variation on the Authentic silhouette, with the CA Stained release for Spring/Summer 2012. Featuring a distress stained canvas upper, brown waxed laces and leather Vans labeling, the latest California pack is offered in light blue and olive. The Vans Stained Collection ($65 USD) is available through retail and online at DQM.
The latest video project from surf-apparel giant Billabong, and What Youth, Daze At Sea is a 24:22 minute co-lab surf and lifestyle film shot on location in France, Hawaii, Indonesia, California, and Australia’s Gold, South & West Coasts. Directed by What Youth’s Viktor Pakpour, the film stars Laurie Towner, Joel Parkinson, Jack Freestone, Ryan Callinan, Creed Mctaggart, Peterson Crisanto, Ian Gentil, Tyler Warren and Granger Larson. Check the movie out in full above or click for a free download.
| Soundtrack |
Intro: The Golden Filter – Mother
Selebrities – Living Dead 2011
Eternal Summers – Pogo
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
St. Andrew – Erectro
The Dentists – I Had An Excellent Dream
Beaches – In A While
Magic Wands – Space
Selebrities – Move This
Pins – Eleventh Hour
Trust – Bulbform
Credits: 2 Hearts And Chemicals – Coming Home (The New Division Remix)
Surf-news mainstay Transwold Surf introduces it’s latest film Let’s Surf Seriously at The Lido Theater in Newport Beach, CA on August 1, 2012. Timed to premiere in line with the US Open of Surfing, the film features a number of competing ASP athletes as well as a contingent of preeminent free surfing talent. Starring Chippa Wilson, Mason Ho, Dylan Graves, Benji Weatherley, Greg Long, Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler, Matt Meola and Dillon Perillo. Check out the films 1:10 minute trailer above.Transworld Surf
In the final installment of the campaign, Nike Skateboarding team riders Paul Rodriguez, Eric Koston, Sean Malto, Alex Olson, Stefan Janoski and Omar Salazar showcase their skills as they skate the streets and parks of Shenzhen, China. With a camera mounted on the skaters chest, the commercial is shot through the athletes point of view and offers a personal take on what its like to be one of the worlds best skateboarders.
The final edit features Nike athlete Paul Rodriguez and the launch of his sixth signature shoe, the P-Rod VI. Paul has had an amazing run over the last month with a gold in the XGames Street competition, a win at the Street League Series and the debut of his newest collection.
The “Skate Every Damn Day” commercial was shot by Jon Humphries and features music by Diplo.
Footwear go-to SUPRA expands it’s 2012 line with a full range of bag and accessory offerings. Introducing 3 premium, sneaker-friendly luggage designs, the brand’s travel collection features the Roller Bag, aviator-inspired Carry-on Bag, and Backpack, each suited to safely transport 3, 2 and 1 pairs of shoes, respectively. Constructed from the weather resistant, black Gunny TUF material SUPRA has become known for, the line maintains an expected level of durable elegance and conscious design. Additional supporting accessory releases include the 15″ Laptop Sleeve, Tablet Sleeve and Wallet, all crafted with equaled attention to detail. Available at SUPRA retailers worldwide and direct at suprafootwear.com.SUPRA
Vans California has recently dropped a pair of sophisticated takes on the Era 59, which together comprise the “Nubuck & Wool” Pack. Optioned in green and black colorways, each colorway of course holds true to the name in featuring nubuck and wool upper construction. Waxed laces accompany each set, while a contrasting midsole has been placed underneath. Check your nearest Vans California dealer for availability.Nubuck & Wool, Vans, Vans California
The back-in-action Bloc Party are returning next month with their new album Four, and today they’ve given us the video for the first single ‘Octopus.’ Directed by Nova Dando, the colorful and flashy clip mostly focuses on members of the band in their practice space. Check it out below.Bloc Party, Music Video, Octopus
Compact, modern, powerful, and expandable, The TPS fills a small package with sleek design, big sound, and a slew of features. Headed to the beach or out for a skate? This tough aluminum body is built to resist sand and debris. Out for the day? The six-hour battery has you covered. Need even more volume? Link two together and experience stereo sound in a big way. The TPS retails for $80 and is available now at nixon.com.Nixon, TPS
LCD Soundsystem’s documentary, Shut Up And Play The Hits, comes to theaters for one day only on July 18th. The doc follows their final appearance at Madison Square Garden and the disbanding of the band. The late Adam Yauch’s production company, Oscilloscope, is releasing the film and you can find out if it’ll be playing your city after following the link below. Otherwise keep hanging tight, it should be on DVD and Netflix shortly.LCD Soundsystem, Oscilloscope, Shut Up And Play The Hits