What a Wonderful World

Although the concept is simple, artist Dan Burglund painting images on a piece of glass to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”, the end result is stop motion piece surely to brighten your day!

Return of the Beasties

‘Nuff said right here:

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There is no doubt that there is dynamic paradigm shift happening in music. The massive resurgence of that “DIY” independence is paving way for amazing and transcending new music. The juggernaut that is the music industry is always slow to catch up.

Case in point, OFWGKTADGAFLLLSBB, shortened to OFWGKTA, or plainly Odd Future. Certainly not new to the scene, but everyone is catching up at this point. This loose knit group of skateboarding youngins have grown up fast. It’s a cruel cruel world. Centered around the Fairfax District which hosts the quasi Mecca of the streetwear fashion scene (see The Hundreds, Supreme, Diamond Supply, Reserve, Hall of Fame, Unknown Gallery, et al.), as well as the alma mater of most of the group, Fairfax High.

The groups is lead by Tyler the Creator. Now I could simply just link to his video for Yonkers complete with 5 MILLION plus views, but there is definitely an innate sense to Tyler’s creations. He’s thoughtful but brash, intelligent but crass, calculated yet unplanned. From the opening staccato stabs of the self-produced Yonkers, you notice there is knack for style and differentiation. Tyler’s line “I’m a fucking walking paradox. No I’m not. Threesomes with a fucking triceratops” is about as self aware as you get, but then contradicts himself immediately and of course goes off on some other ish, including eating a bug, throwing it up and climaxing by hanging himself… Odd.

Tyler’s “Bastard” album released for free last year (Download Bastard Here) is one of the most unadulterated and honest piece of work by a seemingly confused, overly honest child of a single parent.

One of the tighter attention grabbing performances I’ve seen recently – Tyler & Hodgy Beats Performing Sandwitches on Jimmy Fallon backed by the Roots complete with a Mos Def appearance:

Next up we have Earl Sweatshirt. This kid is nice with his… One problem. He is currently nowhere to be found. While the group that he helped form is melting faces and breaking boundaries, he is rumored to be away at boarding school. Chalk one up for good parenting, I guess. But can you blame them after the video for ‘Earl’? Another video full of blood, vomit, drugs, skateboarding, vomiting blood and basic body mutilation…

Check out Earl Sweatshirt as he wrecks shop over Rich Boy’s Drop from OFWGKTA mixtape

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Don’t Give A Fuck Litter Life Loiter Squad Bacon Boys

Download The OFWGKTA Mixtape Radical Here

OFWGKTA is here. Future.

Make sure to check back for Part II, where we swoon with Frank Ocean.


Longing for Summer?

Native to my home town this song by San Diego trio, Dirty Gold (album out on Tuesday), has me longing for summer even more than I already was. Surf rock meets tribal drumming and melodic vocals this is everything that warm weather should sound like.

Joe King For Rook

Joe King is far from an anomaly. He has permeated the fashion world with some of the most resonating designs throughout his career having penned (or penciled) work for everyone from OBEY to Crooks & Castles, Freshjive to KR3W and Billabong to Osirus. Strictly speaking, Joe is one of the most talented artist/designers out there and everyone at Metropark is proud to continually feature his designs.

Three new styles are now available exclusively at Metropark with more coming in soon.

We’re feeling all of Joe King’s work, peep some past designs:

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Leto Goes Cobain

To commemorate 17 years since Kurt Cobain’s death, Jared Leto released this video of himself as Kurt. Singing “Penny Royal” and “Rape Me” off Nirvana’s album In Utero.

Hot Wheels Goes BIG!

Clever ad campaign from Hot Wheels is making a big impression in Columbia. Ad agency Ogilvy & Mather created a giant loop that they installed, complete with street signs above a Columbian motor way!


New Photo Meme?

We sure hope not…

But just incase here‘s where you can get it.

Introducing Love Nail Tree

We’re so excited to launch the amazing and thought provoking graphics tees of LOVE NAIL TREE.

LOVE NAIL TREE is a company motivated and fueled by a desire to provoke conversation about topics neglected and often ignored by our culture. We believe in the power of story and think there are many that need to be told. Whether it be the trafficking of helpless children, the devastation of addiction, or the high rate of divorce in America. Our hope is that the stories we tell would move people to action and inspire a deep change within them.

Our mediums are apparel, accessories, film and various forms of print and installations.

We’re running small time, but our dreams are big.
Be prepared for much more to come.

Select styles now available at Metropark

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Scion A/V Presents: Mobroder – Rush (Nile Delta Remix) from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

It’s hard to do 80’s nostalgia without it coming off as either completely campy or shamelessly nostalgic.  Mabroder (aka Spank Rock’s Naeem Juwon) navigates this fine line to elegant effect with the Italo disco video for “Rush (Nile Delta Remix)”. It almost feels like a promo for a lost episode of Miami Vice.