Over half of my Thanksgiving break was spent working at J. Crew all weekend, being the busiest shopping days of the year. On Saturday afternoon, I came upon two gentlemen who were wearing a pair of what they called Warby Parker frames. The second guy gave me the low-down: The company was founded by four guys who met at Wharton in Philadelphia. The idea is to bring stylish, boutique-quality eyewear to the consumer for more than reasonable prices. On Sunday, I came home and took a look at their website… I was blown away. Incredible styling. Innovative customer service methods. For example, you can pick five frames to be shipped to you so that you can try them on, send them back (using the prepaid label that’s included), and therefore have a hands-on experience to pick the perfect frame for you. The price? $95 for any frame. The best part? The lenses are included!! You send in your prescription information with your choice of frame. I know it sounds too incredible to be real, but right now they are sold out of the two frames in the color that I want due to such high demand for their product. If you’re an eyewear enthusiast like our dear Chase Hamilton, you will probably cry when you read this post so….you’re welcome. Check out their site here.
Here’s the first single from Kiss Each Other Clean. I can’t wait for the January 25, when the album comes out.
I recently got a new computer, one with plenty of space and memory, so I’ve been on a bit of a downloading rampage lately, starting with the classic necessities (Beatles, Bowie, Dylan, etc.) and moving on to some of the more obscure classics (Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, Gang of Four, etc.) Listening to the music and looking at the album artwork, I’ve come to the conclusion that Roxy Music must have been some pretty badass dudes back in the day. Below are some of the band’s sexy album covers:
Oh yeah, I’m supposed to be studying right now too…Damn!
Australian sensation, Tame Impala, whose Innerspeaker debut is one of our favorites this year, will play at the Jackpot tonight. I’m pissed I won’t be able to attend because of meetings and a premature final. However, I strongly recommend going if you can afford the $10 ticket.
Another drastic shift in sound from a man who does that so well, Dan Bejar. I’m still partial to the jangly, grittier sounds from Streethawk or Rubies, but “Chinatown” has me excited for the Kaputt full-length.
Deerhunter/ Atlas Sound mastermind Bradford Cox has an early Christmas present for us all, Bedroom Databank Vol. 1. It’s a very solid collection of material, including cover songs, recorded at home or on his computer from August to November. Considering the magnificent Halcyon Digest just came out, it’s pretty impressive that Bradford has such a quality back catalogue. Also, I’m excited that this is titled, Vol. 1, implying that there is more lo-fi goodness to come from the scrawny genius! DOWNLOAD IT FREE HERE.
Directed by Spike Jonze, one of our favorite, if not our most favorite and respected of all directors.