NEW MUSIC: J.COLE
Commercial hip hop is kind of my guilty pleasure. But after a good (and I mean real good) hour of Drake Top 40 jams, I start to feel a little disheartened about the state of popular music. J.Cole’s new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive changes that.
Snaps from the North Shore, courtesy of Mr. Tom Hawkins @tbhphoto . Take a look and then feel bad that you’re not here, and also feel bad that you said that thing that time and you still haven’t told your dad you didn’t mean it. Go on–give him a call.
WATCH: DANE REYNOLDS
Dane has opened his safety deposit box for all to see!
Tripe from Pipe: Day 3.
Yesterday we went down the beach and watched the trials, which was cool, and then Jimmy Jazz set up a camera on the veranda and I interviewed all the dudes here at Rocky Pointe house. It was pretty fun, and definitely not your average batch of surf interviews. Hopefully we’ll have that cut and ready…
ENJOY EVERY SANDWICH: Genesis Evans
Today we would like to introduce Zach’s new series, Enjoy Every Sandwich. Prepare to acquaint yourselves with some of skateboarding’s more interesting people through what they’ve had to eat.
LIVE REVIEW: VIOLENT SOHO
Fuck me it’s refreshing to see a band like Violent Soho get up on stage and tear the place to shreds. I listen to so much 90’s punk and rock from bands that don’t tour anymore.
This week, we have a playlist from one of our favourite humans – Warren Smith, he is currently driving across the USA in no doubt a shitty silver car listening to Sade, but for this playlist he starts off easy then bangs your head through a fucking wall. Enjoy. Download here until the 17th December. …
BEHIND THE SHOT: JEFF CURTES
Remember when you found out Santa wasn’t real and life changed forever? That’s how snowboarding felt when Jeff Curtes shot this photo of Ingemar Backman in 1996. Game changer.
HUF CRAIG ANDERSON WELCOME VIDEO
Why did HUF decide to sign surfer Craig Anderson to their team? Was it because he bribed them? We got the answer straight from the horse’s mouth. He said ‘Neigh.’ All dad jokes aside, this video is great.
Tripe from Pipe: Day 2.
Woke up feeling pretty shitty. I had a few too many when I got in on Sunday night, and consequently I woke up Monday feeling like that thick, buttery liquid produced by an infection; I think they call it ‘pus’. I slept weird too. I had weird dreams about the sea. I could hear it…
BURGERAMA FOUR ANNOUNCED
Hahahaha. That’s how I reacted to reading this line up for Burgerama Four, announced today.
Mike Giant interviews VC Johnson – MC issue 45
You’ll be surprised to learn that Vernon Courtland Johnson—the man who created some of the toughest, coolest, most awe-inspiring-est skate graphics at the dawn of modern skateboarding—is something of a hippie. You’ll learn all about him in issue #45, coming soon.
WATCH: DENNIS DURANT
Element Australia just forged Dennis Durant’s signature and secretly filmed him as one of the Element team.
Corona Journey No.18 – Zion By Chris Burkard
There is no denying it, Chris Burkard loves an adventure, and whether it’s shooting knee deep in snow on the beaches of Iceland or slipping away for a weekend getaway, you can rest assure that Mr. Burkard will come back with assemblage of jaw dropping images.
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE, BUY ANYTHING WIN EVERYTHING
Stop stressing about Christmas presents, you haven’t blown it yet. Our MC Shop has everything you need. Any order received before the 20th December goes in the chance to win a mega-pack full of MC swag.
Tripe from Pipe 2014
I’m in Hawaii. There’s some big surf comp or something and they want me to cover it. I don’t surf. Never have. I tried a couple of times, but it was difficult and tiring and I felt like a drowning mouse clinging to a slither of soap. That was years ago, though, and now I’m…
WATCH: WAKE IN FRIGHT
When people ask what it’s like where I grew up, my answer is this film. Wake in fright.
Hello Friend. By the late Rome Torti
If there’s ever a good reason to buy a book, this is the reason of all reasons. Rome Torti’s dream has become a reality and Rachel and Ryder need your help.
VOLCOM X KAT IRLIN
Released today, the Volcom “Liquid Lights” Collection features New York City photographer Kat Irlin’s stonewashed, psychedelic style on a line of tees.
VIDEO: Last Resort Aspotogan
Not sure how your September was, but safe to say it wasn’t as good as it was for Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers and Joey Brezinski who all feature in Red Bull’s new film Last Resort Aspotogan.