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EARTHGANG & Bon Iver Reimagine Brittany Howard

Today, ATO Records released a pair of remixes of songs from Brittany Howard’s acclaimed debut solo album, Jaime. Atlanta-based hip hop duo EARTHGANG reimagines Goat Head and Bon Iver brings fresh textures to Short and Sweet. The tracks are the first to be revealed from an upcoming collection of remixes from Jaime. Since its release last September, the album has won widespread praise from critics, earning placement on “best of” lists by The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork and many others, plus fans and fellow artists.

With the addition of two new verses, EARTHGANG take Goat Head, Howard’s highly personal account of growing up as a mixed-race child in a small Southern town at the turn of the 21st century and turn it into a bold anthem for 2020’s social justice movement. Listen HERE.

EARTHGANG explains, “We’ve been big fans of Brittany and Alabama Shakes, so this is a dream come true. Songs like these help us make sense of all the craziness in the world at times. Her song Goat Head, dealing with her black experience in America and The World, resonated the loudest at this time. Just thankful to be able to give the world our medicine and heal the people.”

Bon Iver adds rich layers to Short and Sweet a song celebrating a nascent romance that Howard originally recorded alone, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar and imbues it with a twinkling, ethereal vibe that both complements and contrasts its old-time warmth. Listen HERE.

“Brittany is a truly singular artist; so much power and musicality. This album speaks to so many people, including us,” says Justin Vernon, founder of the GRAMMY-winning band Bon Iver. “To have a chance to recreate Short and Sweet in our own image with long-time collaborators Jenn Wassner and CJ Camerieri, was both an honor and almost too much of a privilege.”

Howard will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday, September 29. She will serve as guest editor of the Oxford Americans 22nd annual Southern Music issue, which will be available on newsstands November 25. Howard is nominated for three 2020 Americana Honors & Awards Album Of The Year, Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year (Stay High). A four-time GRAMMY winner for her work with Alabama ShakesHoward spoke about women’s equality and finding her voice in the latest episode of Women Who Rock: Music & Mentorship, which aired recently on TODAY. View the interview HERE and watch her performance of Georgia HERE.

Putting Short and Sweet on the playlist she created for GQPhoebe Bridgers said, “[Howard’s] solo record is beyond what I thought was even possible.” Conor Oberst recently told The New York Times, “I’ve also been listening to a lot of the Brittany Howard Jaime record. I’ve always thought highly of Alabama Shakes, but it wasn’t until I heard this record that I realized she’s a national treasure.”

Jaime was awarded four stars by Rolling StoneMOJO and Q and named the Best Album of 2019 by NPR. The track History Repeats received two GRAMMY nominations. Stay High spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. It was Public Radio’s Most Popular Song of 2019 and named by Pitchfork and others as of the year’s best songs. Refinery29 said, “This feel-good gem will get you through any rough times and slap a smile back on your face.”

In this feature, The New Yorker praised Jaime as “deep, freaky, and heartfelt,” and said it shares “spiritual DNA with two of the boldest and most stylistically inscrutable releases of the past century: Black Messiah, the third album by the R. & B. singer D’Angelo, and Sly and the Family Stone’s There’s a Riot Goin’ On.” Hailing Jaime as “a candid autobiography in funk,” The New York Times said, “With a voice that can go to the roadhouse, the church or deeply private places, she exorcises troubles with the music’s sheer pleasure”

Photo Credits:

Brittany Howard Image (credit- Bobbi Rich – @mamahotdog)

Bon Iver (credit – Graham Tolbert & Eric Carlson)

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PUMA x KidSuper

PUMA and creative artist collective KidSuper Studios are releasing their first collaboration together this week. 

The PUMA x KidSuper Studios collection combines love, passion and team chemistry of football to the uniqueness, innovativeness and energy of the art world. The collection takes inspiration from PUMA’s football heritage and KidSuper founder and designer, Colm Dillane’s past as a player – working to combine the energy and unbridled passion of football with the creativity and innovation of art.

Retailing for $40-$200, the unisex collection consists of apparel, footwear and accessories that features retro tailoring, bold prints, vivid color combinations, and “KidSuper Studios” signature doodle aesthetics. Key footwear styles include bold iterations of the Style Rider, Nitefox and Oslo City, among others. Additional items from the collection include tailored jacket and pants and a football jersey, available in a brightly colored striped version and a black striped version.

As part of this collection, KidSuper Studios in partnership with PUMA created a limited animated series called “SCRAM.” Featuring Usain Bolt, Héctor Bellerín, Jessie Reyez and more. The seven-episode series tells the story of three New York City kids in their adventures through the city. Their lives change when they explore a secret laboratory below their neighborhood bodega, the kids are unknowingly exposed to superpowers, which they will need to figure out how to use.

For an exclusive preview, visit: https://youtu.be/tFQz-57wqII – the series will premiere September 16 on KidSuper Studios’ YouTube channel.

PUMA x KidSuper Studios collection will be available on PUMA.com, the PUMA NYC Store and select retailers on Thursday, September 17.

The Avalanches New Album

The Avalanches announced a release date Monday for their latest album titled “We Will Always Love You.”

The new album will release on Dec. 11 and explores the vibrational relationship between light, sound and spirit and examines the human voice.

The announcement is accompanied by two brand new songs from the group. The first is titled “Music Makes Me High” while the second is titled “Take Care In Your Dreaming” and features Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa The Great.

The Avalanches have had a busy year already, collaborating with Blood OrangeRivers Cuomo, Pink Siifu, Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry, CLYPSO, Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan. They also plan to announce more collaborations in the coming months.

“Take Care In Your Dreaming” is about dreams that go unrealized and the unexpected twists and turns of life. It played Monday on Zane Lowe‘s Apple Music show.

“Music Makes Me High” uses the unlikely pair techno-funk music and a gospel choir to immerse listeners completely into the upbeat track.

Though the two songs don’t come with music videos, they do come with “visualizers.” You can see the visualizer for “Take Care In Your Dreaming” by clicking right here the for “Music Makes Me High” by clicking right here.

You can also preorder the new album by clicking right here.

The Avalanches × The International Space Orchestra

Today, The Avalanches and The International Space Orchestra (ISO) come together to share their collaborative music video for the Australian alt-rock/electronica pioneers’ new track, “Wherever You Go” ft. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO. The video, filmed live during lockdown, is a meteorite shower of space science, planet-poking and harp-playing spacecraft operators coming together with The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater and Tony DiBlasi in the most cosmic collaboration imaginable. The clip, which marks the first time The Avalanches have appeared in a music video, can be viewed here.

Robbie Chater and Tony DiBlasi of The Avalanches say “We are forever grateful to Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian and The International Space Orchestra for a truly magical, inspiring and connective experience. During a hard lockdown, it has renewed our faith in music, humanity and the power of connection, science and love.”

“We have so much respect for all those at NASA and SETI Institute and the work they do pushing the boundaries of human exploration, in trying to find the answers to the universe, and who and what lay beyond our neighborhood.”

As part of a musical collaboration, The Avalanches also worked on developing a sonification of the Arecibo message created by SETI Institute co-founder Frank Drake, who shared the original message with the band.

“We would also like to thank Dr. Frank Marchis and Dr. Frank Drake for all their help in deciphering the Arecibo message for inclusion on our upcoming project. It’s the first time this message has been translated into music,” added Chater and DiBlasi.

Created in 2012, ISO is directed by SETI Institute Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian along with musical director Evan Price. Under Ben Hayoun-Stépanian’s leadership, ISO has performed sold-out shows on some of California’s most prestigious stages, including San Francisco Symphony Hall, The Fillmore and the Hollywood Bowl with world-renowned, Grammy award-winning artists such as Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Beck, Sigur Rós, Maywa Denki and Savages.

Of the collaboration, Ben Hayoun-Stépanian says, “The Avalanches have been working on a space inspired album for a few years now. Researching sounds coming from space, they came across the brilliant work developed by our scientists at the SETI Institute and by the International Space Orchestra. Very quickly, it became apparent that our musical collaboration should focus on further inspiring new perspectives and desires to understand the universe. In the current context we could not make our performance happen in real life, but we decided to make it happen regardless and this performance is the result of our online meetups. We hope that our performance will allow for further curiosity and interest to research further galaxies and extraterrestrial intelligence and life. Working with The Avalanches has been our greatest honour, one of the most cosmic experiences we have encountered. Robbie and Tony are truly inspiring, kind, caring and just too brilliantly talented. Thank you to them for having us at the International Space Orchestra and the SETI Institute a part of their outer-space musical journey.”

Released in July 2020 by Astralwerks, “Wherever You Go” ft. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO is an epic track that begins with greetings from planet Earth, sampled from The Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated copper disk launched into space by Voyager 1 and 2 in 1977. The New York Times said,  “The track moves from buzzy, beeping, tinkling abstraction to a thumping dance floor,” while PASTE Magazine hailed “Wherever You Go” as one of the “Best Songs Of The Week.”

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Joor × Chalhoub

Today, Chalhoub Group, the luxury goods retailer and distributor headquartered in Dubai, and Level Shoes, the globally recognized retail concept and destination dedicated to the world of footwear, entered into an exclusive partnerships with JOOR, the world’s industry-standard digital wholesale platform for fashion. Chalhoub Group and Level Shoes join JOOR’s list of more than 30 exclusive retail partners, which includes traditional retailers like Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods and Printemps along with e-commerce based retailers such as 24 Sevres, Shopbop and East Dane. Three quarters of the world’s luxury brands use the JOOR platform to conduct their wholesale business.

Chalhoub Group, which includes Level Shoes and the department store Tryano will use JOOR to power their digital expansion across the Middle East. With this new partnership, Chalhoub joins an exclusive list of 200,000 retailers who can connect with over 8,600 brands worldwide. The rich features of JOOR’s wholesale management platform include seamless navigation of the rapidly changing fashion world using advanced order management, and unprecedented business intelligence via a suite of customizable reports.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chalhoub Group to JOOR’s roster of enterprise retailers,” said Kristin Savilia, CEO of JOOR. “There has never been a more critical time for retailers to use technology as a competitive advantage, enabling 24/7 shop accessibility to buyers and brands from anywhere in the world.”

JOOR’s partnership with Level Shoes comes amidst an increased effort to bring footwear customers onto the JOOR platform and supports JOOR’s push into the Middle East. Earlier this month JOOR announced a partnership with the Arab Fashion Council  to collectively work to digitize Middle Eastern brands. By giving Chalhoub Group and Level Shoes a centralized place to grow their businesses, JOOR will play a key role in helping the companies increase their data insights, orders and access the opportunity of online wholesale growth.

“Digital transformation is something our industry needs to embrace quickly,” said Rania Masri, Chief Transformation Officer of Chalhoub Group. “It was important to us to select a truly global platform which is already used by our brand partners, making it easy for our buyers to build their assortments. It has also been a great experience working with the JOOR team to roll out the platform across Level Shoes and Tryano.”

Kidrobot × The Simpsons

Kidrobot presents The Simpsons collectible Homer Buddha 1.5″ Enamel Pin. “Homer Buddha” instills peace, enlightenment, and tranquility! Inspired by The Simpsons “Goo Goo Gai Pan” episode, this high-quality collectible enamel pin will add flair to jackets, bags, and more to bring ultimate enlightenment to your life.

Shop the full Kidrobot × The Simpsons collection here.

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Murda Beatz × Kidrobot

Grammy nominated Canadian superproducer, songwriter, and DJ Murda Beatz has returned with a new single “Doors Unlocked” with longtime collaborator Ty Dolla $ign and fast-riser Polo G. Following a busy first half of 2020 producing tracks on Lil Baby’s My Turn, Lil Wayne’s Funeral and more, Murda’s second single of the year as a solo artist is a spacious and summertime feel-good anthem that leaves room for his features to shine in their own right.

To commemorate this new release, Murda has also unveiled an exclusive collaboration with the premiere art toy brand Kidrobot and Loot Launcher to create a limited-run 8” skeleton figure priced at $85.00. “It’s an amazing opportunity to see something that was on a T-shirt, come to life as something tangible,” said Murda Beatz. “This will be the first figurine of me to ever exist, it just feels like a monumental achievement for me!” This is an exclusive figure and limited edition with preorder available on August 3rd at 10am PDT on Kidrobot’s site.

Stream “Doors Unlocked” here.

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Surf Mesa × Gus Dapperton

20-year-old electronic producer Surf Mesa follows his smash hit “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee with a new single, “Somewhere” ft. Gus Dapperton, released today.

“The bittersweet track melds elements of electronic, alt-indie and left-of-center pop, offering a wistful look back at an ill-fated relationship,” a press release reads. The video captures Surf’s trademark summer vibes as it follows him on a day trip to the Southern California desert with members of LA girl skateboard crew GRLSWIRL and Loaded Skateboards in tow. Mara Whitehead (DeathbyRomy, Bright Eyes) directed the video and Ben Del Guercio (Bodysnatch) produced.

Surf Mesa’s breakthrough hit, “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee, is now certified gold in the U.S. and only continues to reach new heights with global streams now surpassing 400 million. He also recently released his remix of Marshmello and Halsey’s smash hit “Be Kind”; which flips that power-ballad pulse into a tumble through side-chained synths and broken beats. Listen HERE.

Gus Dapperton has exceeded 100 million streams and sold 17,000 copies of his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Road. On top of that, he joined BENEE in “Supalonely,” garnering 50 milion streans in the U.F. alone.

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Kidrobot × Hello Kitty

Kidrobot and Sanrio continue their partnership bringing Hello Kitty to the world of sports and beyond with the new Kidrobot × Hello Kitty Sports Collection featuring plushes, pins, and patches.

Lace-up those high tops, throw on your trracksuit, and get ready to get sporty with Hello Kitty as she competes to take home the gold star!

Shop the Kidrobot × Hello Kitty Sports Collection here.

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PUMA × J. Cole

PUMA has announced the launch of J. Cole’s first signature basketball sneaker: The RS-Dreamer.

J. Cole was intimately involved in the new franchise, from initial inspiration to the final design. This first signature basketball sneaker is intended to be worn both on and off the court – equipped with the latest technology while having a fashion-forward and disruptive design. The RS-Dreamer will be worn on the court by PUMA Hoops athletes and has already been spotted on several NBA and WNBA athletes as they ramp up for their respective returns to play this summer.

Earlier this year, PUMA and Cole announced their official partnership with a TV spot that aired during All Star Weekend. The theme of that spot, which inspired Cole’s new signature product line, is about never abandoning one’s dream, despite the obstacles faced or time passed.

On the sneaker’s “DREAMER” logo, Cole stated “When said out loud, all the best dreams sound crazy. Dreamer was created with the belief that, still, we must follow ours, no matter how unachievable they may seem to others.”

The RS-Dreamer combines PUMA’s running system “RS foam” and innovative RS technology for superior on-court mobility.

“Over the years, basketball shoes have progressed greatly in their level of technology and comfort but have strayed too far away from designs stylish enough for cultural relevancy,” Cole explains, “The Dreamer hopes to change that reality. The highest-level of on-court performance meets the highest level of aesthetic design for daily wear. Once again, you can hoop in the same shoes you wore outside.”

Retailing for $125, the RS-Dreamer will be available exclusively in store and online at the Foot Locker Inc. Family of Brands (including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs, Footaction and Eastbay), PUMA.com, and PUMA stores starting this Friday, July 31. A limited apparel collection to compliment the RS-Dreamer will also be available for purchase. Additional iterations of the RS-Dreamer are slated to release throughout 2020.