The sense of freedom you feel once you hit the road is unparalleled. Especially when you hit the road with a crew of your best friends to cliff jump Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon, AZ. Prepare to be awed.
Last night, at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, Vans premiered their highly anticipated full length skate video, Propeller. It’s going to be a long time before another video like this comes around.
Darts: Aeroplane Video
Melbourne five-piece DARTS have just released their video for their single, “Aeroplane”, and we are premiering it right here on MC. It’s like the Breeders and The Pixies ate Xanax together and then pressed record.
BACK TO THE FEATURE: MIKE CARROLL
Here is the first installment of our new series, Back to the Feature. For this series, we ask a skateboarder to recreate an iconic shot that influenced their career. Episode one features Mike Carroll recreating Mickey Reyes backside wallride at 24th and Mission in San Francisco. Watch the video here.
NEW MUSIC: DESAPARECIDOS
Deseparecidos are back, and they are angry. The video to their new single “City on the Hill” is a mind exploding collage of consumer greed, over consumption, military might and sensationalist culture that makes me want to burn a flag till it’s a muddled puddle of red white and blue.
NEW MUSIC: FROTH
Directed by Riley Blakeway, the video to Froth’s new single ‘Postcard Radio’ plays like a flip-through of a vintage photo album, and caries the same weight of nostalgia with it. But instead of making you feel sad and reflective, it just makes you feel fucking happy to be alive. Froth over this.
WATCH: STYLE BY JOE PEASE
“To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it / To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.” – Charles Bukowski
INTERVIEW ON A STICK: SAMMY WINTER
In an effort to keep up with the times and maintain our super-hip image, we’ve invested in a stick with an iPhone taped to the end. Enjoy the first episode of our ‘Interview on a Stick’ series featuring skateboarder Sammy Winter.
PAX AM STUDIOS: BUTCH WALKER
What do Butch Walker, Ryan Adams and Johnny Depp have in common? They’re all in this video. Check out this behind the scenes look at Butch recording his latest album, Afraid of Ghosts, at Pax Am Studios in LA.
WATCH: SEVEN MAYBE EIGHT
What would a photo of everybody you’ve ever slept with look like? Already imagined it? Welcome to the club. Now watch that idea actually come to fruition.
NEW MUSIC: MUJERES
I wish I knew about Barcelona’s best band, Mujeres, when I visited last. They’d have been a great soundtrack to the destruction I was wreaking on my personal life at the time. Listen to their new single here.
SXSW: DRAWINGS MADE AT CONCERTS
SXSW. Sick of seeing these four letters yet? I fucking am. But this video is a twist on the usual content of the four lettered festival that shall not be named. Instead of blogging about shows, why not sketch them?
Nix Nic Nooley
The year is 2879… The ocean has dried up… The only way to surf is by time travel using a cybotactical head-unit.
Let this short little film teleport you to the ocean via one big psychedelic seashell.
BRONZE 56K “TRUST” + DICK RIZZO INTERVIEW
Check out the new film [SOPHISTICATED ADULT ENTERTAINMENT] PRESENTS ***TRUST***, along with the first ever interview with Dick Rizzo, conducted by yours truly.
HI-FI: MARK RONSON
We gave Mark Ronson a $100 note and asked him to go record shopping. What did he pick? Watch our first episode of Hi-Fi and find out.
ISSUE 45: FASHION VIDEO
The video for Australia’s Issue 45 fashion spread plays like that dream you keep having, where you’re crushing on a bunch of sweet, sun-kissed attractive people who are happily noshing on fruit in the dappled daylight.
WATCH: A SATURDAY WITH DR WOO
Everybody’s favorite tattoo artist, Dr. Woo, seems like a productive guy. Watch him get up, feed his kid, ride his motorbike and ink some friendly folk all in the space of one Saturday.
AN LA WINTER AT DISTRICT
If Tyler Quinn’s latest short documenting a winter at District Millworks inspires you to do one thing today, I hope it’s to build something.
180 DAYS ON WSL TOUR
If I made a short film documenting 180 Days at my job, it would be 178 shots of my computer screen, and 2 of my toes poking out of my bed cover while I was faking a sick day. The production crew for the WSL have it fucking made, if you ask me.