Friday, February 29, 2008

NEW Iron Man Theatrical Trailer & Hats by New Era

Checkout the new trailer to Iron Man. For those of you that aren't comic book nerds, think of Iron Man as another normal rich guy like Bruce Wayne/Batman, except he's kinda an arrogant asshole and has way more fun:

Still not 100% about this movie, but this trailer's definitely the best one so far and got me pretty pumped up. Hopefully Robert Downey Jr can deliver a Christian Bale worthy performance a la Batman Begins. If not, at least we'll be the coolest kids on the New York subway and rock these crazy New Era Iron Man caps:

** Checkout the HD version of the trailer over at IGN

Source for the hat

Stussy x Eric Elms Tee-shirt

Really dug this shirt as soon as I saw it- reminded me of one of my favorite tees that says "NOW OR NEVER" in bold letters. The piece is a collaboration between Stussy and graphic artist Eric Elms. Elms' work has been featured by Supreme, Nike, Panasonic and more- what really stands out about all this though, is that he's only 25. I definitely recommend checking out the portfolio on his site.
Stussy has been really on-point with it's revival in the last couple years, and luckily it didn't go the Target route like Mossimo (though honestly I can't hate on good ol' Target! - ESPECIALLY when they're doing affordable collaborations with the likes of Converse).

Checkout this interview from Being Hunted Magazine for more in depth info on featured artist Eric Elms.

Source- Slam X Hype

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Super Hot Colorway - Nike Air Force Jordan XII LE

This is by far one of the coolest colorways i've seen in a while. Especially diggin' the translucent turquoise/aqua sole. This shoe is part of Nike's line of hybrid Jordans/Air Force 1s. Was never a fan of the original Jordan XIIs (and neither are the folks at Wikipedia, seeing how short the entry was), but the bastard child of it and the Air Force 1 is pretty rad. Also, really goes to show how much color can affect your perception of something.

Concepts in Cambridge, MA will be releasing these this weekend, 3/1.


Car vs Fighter Jet- (Bugatti Veyron vs. Eurofighter Typhoon)

This needs to get categorized under sheer insanity and excess... The good British chaps over at Top Gear, realized there was no other car that could go up against the $1,000,000 plus Bugatti Veyron, so they decided to put it up against a fighter plane:

What ensues is total madness- in fact, it almost beats out the craziest car and driving related story I've heard in the last year. I won't reveal anything, but lets just say this thing was way too close for comfort:

TopGear's Greatest Race: Bugatti Veyron Vs Eurofighter Typhoon - Funny bloopers are a click away

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Outside/Inside" Art Show featuring Rene Gagnon's "Always in Season"

Rene Gagnon, is a graffiti artist turned fine artist who will be featured at the Carmichael Gallery’s OUTSIDE/INSIDE show opening with a reception this Saturday March 1st in West Hollywood. The amazing edgy piece featured here is called "Always in Season."

According to the personal statement and bios on his site, Gagnon has been on the street art scene for years, and his work and all the other artists on display should make the "OUTSIDE/INSIDE" show one not to be missed:

Source - Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine

Japanese Kid DJs- DJ Sara 9, and DJ Ryusei 6 scratchin' it up...

Some of you might have already seen this- the vid has been going around the interwebs for a few months now. DJs Sara 9 and DJ Ryusei 6 have mad DJ skills- they can do scratches that I couldn't do when I was 21. They're so fresh that they're getting mad love from all over the world, from Perez Hilton, to TMZ:

** Checkout their Warner Music Grammy Party Performance from TMZ

Barack Obama - "A Fair and Honest Appraisal" by Gill Bumby

Each week our mysterious featured writer, Gill Bumby, provides You, our fair reader, with a "Fair and Honest" appraisal of a public figure. This week we present...

"You have a good, strong, angular jaw line that says to the American people, 'I am a man with strong moral convictions that is serious about instigating change and not allowing this great country to sink any further into the abysmal shit hole in which we are currently engulfed.'

Your teeth are exceptionally white and straight, which means that you probably have good oral hygiene habits and take great pride in brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and using a fluoride mouthwash to get rid of any excess plaque, gingivitis, or tartar build up. I do think that your tie is a bit too tight, which unfortunately makes you look like a dork. You could probably stand to loosen that shit up a notch or two and give yourself some room to breathe. You might also want to consider gaining about 10 pounds of muscle. I mean, don’t get me wrong. You look like you’re in great shape and all. It would just be reassuring to know that you would be able to throw down and beat someone’s ass if a situation ever became totally ill. You know what I mean?"

Overall Rating….8.7

** WHO IS the mysterious and wise Gill Bumby ?! and WHAT is a "Fair and Honest Appraisal' ?! Find more info HERE

Barack Obama Official Site
Barack Obama Wikipedia Entry
annnd, the infamous Obama Girl

Gill Bumby Myspace

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Music Video - Estelle's "American Boy" featuring Kanye

Checkout the video to Estelle's "American Boy" featuring Kanye West (featured on our February '08 MixTape)- It's got a cool black and white motif going for it, and some fun lighting and visual elements:

Design WTF?! of the week - Prada Limited Edition Deluxe Atomizer

Don't worry Guys, I don't know what a "Deluxe Atomizer" is either, but I'm assuming it has something to do with that stuff that make the ladies smell good. What I do know is that Prada knows what it's doing, and this thing has some sick design elements going for it. Between the chrome accents, and the violet crocodile skin, I'd buy one.

According to the description on Sybarites where I first saw this:

"The perfume re-explores the spirit of amber in four characteristic ways, each based on one ancestral ingredient; sandalwood oil from India, patchouli leaves from Indonesia, labdanum resin from France and benzoin from Siam. Only one hundred will be made and will be available from certain Prada stores"

If you're still curious as to what the hell an atomizer is, checkout the always insightful Wikipedia

** UPDATE - You'd better have just gotten the advance on a record deal or something if you want to buy one of these for your significant other... they're apparently $550 at Neiman Marcus... March 2008 Compilation Cover Art

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscar's Best Original Song Winners Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova from "Once"

Apparently 3 nominations out of 5 in the Oscar's Best Original song category only caused "Enchanted" to cannibalize its own votes. Instead, the much deserved "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova from the "Once" soundtrack took home the shiny little statue.

The stage and screen duo performed the song live at the awards, but the story that's really getting a lot of attention is that the show started playing the "get off of stage" music right as Hansard finished his quick speech and Irglova was trying to start hers. Luckily, the producers of the show and host Jon Stewart must have seen the err in their ways and let Marketa come back on stage for a few inspiring words to indie musicians everywhere.

Checkout the Performance and the Acceptance Speech:

"Falling Slowly" live at the 2008 Academy Awards:

Acceptance Speeches:

Want to hear more from these talented musicians? Checkout another song from the "Once" soundtrack, "When Your Mind's Made Up" from FoundTrack's June '07 MixTape.

** UPDATE - checkout this blog, "Isorski's Musings" for more on "Once", including a film review and more on the Oscars.

Adidas x Diesel Launch Party- 83 Original Ways to Succesfully Waste Your Time

A few weeks ago we posted on a collaboration by two classics in the apparel world, Adidas Originals and Diesel Denim. Their new line of denim is now available exclusively at Adidas Originals stores- To celebrate the launch, a little fiesta was thrown, and the FoundTrack crew was on-deck to party it up.

The star of the night, the new Adidas x Diesel Denim Line:

BlnkBooth was on deck with their awesome photo booth action. FoundTrack friends and fashionistas Sara from the LA Times, and Vanessa from Ambrogi|Castanier Gallery came out to get crazy with us:

Checkout the rad throwback Royal Tenebaums display piece:

Checkout our slideshow and the video below for more:

Jaime from BlnkBooth's video:

adidas Originals LA and HVW8 Presents: 83 ORIGINAL WAYS TO SUCCESSFULLY WASTE YOUR TIME from Jaime Macías on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (Feb. 25-March 2nd)

Monday Feb. 25th
Peanut Butter Wolf, Boom Bip, Guns N' Bombs, Them Jeans @ Roxy - BPM New Issue Release Party - to RSVP

KCRW Presents Rickie Lee Jones @ Echoplex

Henry Clay People, Rademacher, Army Navy, What Made Milwuakee Famous @ Echo

Electrocute, Casxio @ Viper Room

Tuesday Feb. 26th
Helio Sequence @ Spaceland

KCRW Presents Missy Higgins @ El Rey (SOLD OUT)

Sunny Day Sets Fire CD Release Party @ The Bar

Jay Farrar, Anders Parker @ Troubadour

Wednesday Feb. 27th

Bedtime For Toys @ Spaceland (CLUB NME)

Weather Underground , Francisco the Man! @ Silverlake Lounge (FOLD)

British Sea Power, Colourmusic, Castledoor @ Echo

Stellastar, Oohlas @ Troubadour

Thursday Feb. 28th
Metromix LA Launch Party @ Crash Mansion LA - Launching their live-weekly print with performances by Diplo, Squeak E. Clean, the 87 Stick Up Kids and Metromix's own Scott T. Sterling, this one's sure to be wild. We'll also have a group of special-guest hosts, drink specials from Siku Glacier Ice Vodka and photos from Rony's Photobooth-metromix

Taken By Trees @ Roxy

Mezzanine Owls, The Mae Shi @ Echo (7" Release Party - FREE)

British Sea Power, White Denim, Colourmusic @ Spaceland

Meiko, AM @ Knitting Factory

Vosotros Presents : The Lazy Susan Record Release @ 2nd Street Jazz (LAND)

The Kids of Widney High @ Amoeba (FREE) - The Kids of Widney High are a group of students from Widney High School, a special ed. high school in Los Angeles, who write and perform original songs.

Friday Feb. 29th (Leap Day)
KCRW Presents Cat Power @ Wiltern

Blitzen Trapper, Grand Archives @ Troubadour

MSTRKRFT, Z-trip, La Riots @ Henry Fonda

Slum Village @ Crash Mansion LA

Tulsa, What Made Milwuakee Famous @ Silverlake Lounge (FOLD)

Tilly and the Wall, Buddy @ Echo

Spindrift @ Spaceland

Dead Prez @ Key Club

Cobblestone Jazz @ King King (Compression)

Howie Day, Greg Laswell, Pedestrian @ Hotel Cafe

Saturday March 1st

KCRW Presents Grizzly Bear and the Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

KCRW Presents Tally Hall @ Troubadour

KCRW Presents Platinum Pied Pipers, Spacek Soundsystem @ Crash Mansion L.A.

Holy Fuck @ Spaceland

Aceyalone @ Temple Bar

Bootie LA @ Echo - LA's monthly mashup bootleg party featuring San Francisco's Party Ben

Bedroom Walls, Kind Hearts & Coronets @ Mr.T's Bowl

Working For A Nuclear Free City
@ Roxy

Sunday March 2nd
LA Marathon XXIII

Magnetic Fields @ Henry Fonda

Edendale Library Benefit @ Echoplex - An evening of wine tasting, reading, jazz and hip-hop

The Vacation, Oliver Future, Run Run Run @ Spaceland - Spaceland's 13 yr. anniversary Party

Benefit for People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) @ Hotel Cafe - Let's Go Sailing, Buddy

Mavs @ Lakers

MSTRKRFT, Z-trip, LA Riots @ El Rey

Long-Running Events

Scion Presents: Love Will Bring Us Apart Again
Feb. 16- March 1st
3521 Helms Ave. @ National

One Scoop is Two Balls
Feb. 16- March 22nd
Scoops Ice Cream (712 N. Heliotrope)

SMMoA 20th Anniversary Installation by Michael Asher
Jan. 26- April 12th
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Bergamot Station)

Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956-1966
Feb. 8-June 8th
Skirball Center


KCRW Presents

Next Listing: March 3- 9th

Friday, February 22, 2008

Oscar-goers to party to Hot Tunes- DJ Jason Bentley to spin at Govenor's Ball

Attendees of this weekend's Academy Awards show have more to look forward to than Daniel Day Lewis' acceptance speech- KCRW's DJ Jason Bentley will be spinning at the Oscars' official Governor's ball after-party! Bentley is well known for his prime-time nightly show on KCRW, but he also happens to be tied into Hollywood as a top music supervisor. Had fun rocking out to soundtracks such as those of "The Matrix" films?... You can thank Mr. Bentley.

Party-goers can expect to hear several scores and songs from several Oscar-nominated films mixed into his set on the night of. Don't fret if you're not one of the lucky few to attend- Bentley's full set will be available on KCRW's site on Monday morning.

Source- LA Times' "The Envelope"

Not going to the show?... checkout this cool little Oscar inspired art piece instead...

Have a fixin' for some Oscar tunes after reading this? Checkout FoundTrack's February '07 MixTape for music from 2007 Best Foreign Film Nominee "Pan's Labyrinth" and music from 2008 Best Picture nominee "Juno" on FoundTrack's December '07 MixTape. While you're at it, read my rant on that film as well.

Fair & Honest Appraisals by Gill Bumby

Gill Bumby, a strange and wise fellow whom the FoundTrack recently befriended has been selling “fair and honest appraisals” of strangers’ appearances since 2006. Rocking an identity protecting mask, he sets up his typewriter at various street locations, events, and parties and proceeds to evaluate you with pure honesty. That said, his writings are never harsh nor are they intended to be- for the most part they turn out to be funny and almost psychic. For more info, checkout this feature on him from Time Out Magazine.

Starting next Wednesday, Gill will be contributing a weekly "Fair and Honest Appraisal" feature on this here blog. The subject could range from a politician, to a celebrity, to whatever the hell he feels like appraising that week.

Mr. Bumby was nice enough to fly out to LA from his home in NY and appraise the lovely party-goers at our recent FoundTrack February Fiesta. Here are a few festive examples:

Wicked Shades from Trainspotter

These wicked sweet locs come from UK brand Trainspotter. The above come from their "London" Line.

These fine specimens are my favorites and come from their awesomely named "Crockett and Tubbs" line:

And these are from their Spring / Summer '08 Collection:

All these awesome shades are giving me serious Eighties envy - The only way to cure that would be our super top secret limited edition 80s MegaMix (compiled for the last birthday of FoundTrack's very own NASSir)

Something out of one of my dreams... Artist Insa @ Recoat Gallery Glascow

Checkout the above from artist Insa @ the Recoat Gallery in Glascow... him and I seem to have the same taste in colors:

Checkout more at the source

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Photos from FoundTrack February Fiesta & V's B-day Party

Hola Girls and Boys:

Thanks to everyone that came out and got festive with us last Friday! The full gallery from the party is now up. If you're interested in getting photos like this taken at your event, photographer extraordinaire Joe Marstall can be reached at or (520) 440-0682.

Special thanks go out to DJs KnewJack, Iceburrg, Clearcut, Ted Conrad; Hypercrush; Gil Bumby; Meggie; & The Amazing Fig Fegen.

Hope to see everyone at our next event!