Seattle is pushing out great music non-stop as of late, and we’ve got another incredible project to present to you today. The Flavr Blue is one of Seattle’s newest trios, consisting of musicians Lace, Hollis and Parker, and today they released the Bright Vices EP. The 5 track project consists of crispy new wave production complimented by refreshing vocals with a touch of synth to round out the undeniable cocktail of sound. Their iconic approach to musical creation shines brightest with this new project, pun intended. Hollis glows over tracks like No Remedy and We Can Go Blind, while Parker and Lace match her shine on tracks like Surrender and Magnetic, the latter of which Esquire Magazine featured today upon it’s release.
The downtempo dish, Hearts Racing, is the song that really caught my attention upon first listen. This song truly captures not only the dynamic style The Flavr Blue has, but it also showcases the versatility of all three of them. Parker’s haunting, slow grind breakbeat that transitions into an uptempo bridge, only to drop you back into the clouds is effortless and elegant. Hollis’ airy vocals are right at home on the track, and as she says in her verse, she has you chasing the high. Lace’s sultry entrance into the song freezes time for a moment, and actually allows you to visualize what you’re hearing if that makes sense.
Overall the entire project is an great body of work, and an excellent listen no matter if you’re a fan of R & B, Downtempo, Ambient, House, New Wave, Pop, Electro, Indie, or whatever else you want to call it. The Flavr Blue has arrived, and they’re here to stay. You can see download Bright Vices for a limited time for FREE from The Flavr Blue’s official site, or you can purchase it for only $3 on iTunes. Show your support and enjoy the jams.
Spotted on BKRW.
The brilliant artist and designer Michele Moricci was tapped to recreate some of the iconic looks from this years Fall NY Fashion Week and she came up with some of the dopest illustrations we’ve ever seen. From Lisa Simpson to Beavis and Butthead to Sailor Moon, she combines some of the hottest designers from this years shows with some of our favorite cartoon characters of the golden era of tv. Visit her site at the link above for more of her incredible work, and visit BRKW to see the rest of the illustrations.
No surprise here! We put in work up in the Emerald City. Seattle tops the list of the hardest working cities in America. The equation they used to determine this is pretty detailed, but I’ll let you visit Movoto’s site to see all of that.
1. Seattle, WA
2. Arlington, TX
3. Fort Worth, TX
4. Austin, TX
5. San Jose, CA
6. San Francisco, CA
7. Dallas, TX
8. Virginia Beach, VA
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Houston, TX
The 50 Hardest Working Cities in America By Movoto Real Estate
Hot 97′s Paul Rosenburg has stated that Kanye’s new album is complete and that Def Jam has already had an official listening session. There’s been a ton of rumors around this album already, such as the possible titles of “Rich Black American” and “I am God” but nothing has been confirmed, so hopefully this news is legit.
Rosenburg was quoted as saying “I just heard that Def Jam had a listening last week, and everyone at the label listened to the album and loved it. I heard it’s dark, but really good.” Kanye is set to perform on SNL on May 18th and there is a good chance of him debuting some new music for the show. We can only hope.
This is one of the dopest videos to drop in quite sometime, let alone from the hip-hop genre. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release some visual treatment from their second hit from their debut album The Heist. This one is for the ages right here. No need to get too much into it all, it’s just pretty impressive and exciting to watch. Without further ado…
Rich Kids Brand will be out in Vegas next month for the @MagicMarketWeek and we have some exciting news from the MGM Grand out in Las Vegas. The global brand Hakkasan, which stared in London as a top 50 worldwide restaurant, it making it’s debut in the Sin City. The project is going to be huge as Hakkasan LV will feature the acclaimed Hakkasan restaurant along with what will be the largest nightclub and lounge in Las Vegas. I’ve said too much, check out the video below. We can’t wait!
Everyone’s favorite Streetwear Culture book is back again. The All Gone series drops around this time every year and recaps the entire year in streetwear, covering all of the new trends and best looks from that past year. This year’s edition has the book wrapped in a paisley graphic, which became very hot this year. The 2012 All Gone is available at online retailers now.
Such an inspiring story from a young person. Breanna Bond was being bullied at school after becoming nearly 200 pounds at the young age of 9. Instead of playing into the negativity, she used it as inspiration and fuel to make a positive change. Along with the help of her parents, she lost nearly 70 pounds, and made a miraculous turn around. Check out the video below with Breanna and her parents on Good Morning America.
Casey Veggies does not disappoint when it comes to new music. So it’s only right that we post his new track “Lifestyle”. Here it is…
We’re very excited to introduce our new collection to the masses tomorrow. If you didn’t already know, the theme for this drop is “Penthouses & Pitfalls.” One of our most diverse collections yet, this Fall’s drop will feature some great new designs to go along with our trademark staples. Be sure to stay tuned right here tomorrow at 9am for your first chance to see our entire collection. Coming up in a little under a month we’ll be having a celebration for our Fall Launch and also our 1 year anniversary. More details to come soon on that. Thanks for all of the support.
Visit the Rich Kids Facebook page now for a chance to win the “Penthouses & Pitfalls” tee when the collection drops on Wednesday.