Genre bending hip hop, funk, electro, experimental band N*E*R*D have their fans sitting on pins and needles waiting for the group to release their third album “Seeing Sounds” on June 10th. Early accounts of the album including a short clip sample floating around somewhere on the net suggest that the band is in rare form with their most head nodding, ear drum banging, mosh pit inducing effort yet. However, fans and critics have to wait until the actual album drops (or until the inevitable internet album leak) to completely pass judgment. Until then HYPEBEAST has the new album cover complete with a over sized psychedelic neon colored primate representing the monstrous sound the band members must see every time they lay down a track and all three N*E*R*D boys staring in amazement draped in Billionaire Boy Clothing.
Some of Amos Toys’ most popular and recognizable characters are captured in this latest collection of t-shirts from the popular vinyl toy makers. Featured characters include the lovable Yod, King Ken and the Bird God which include clever little messages. Made strictly in Japan, the tees will be available now at store.amostoys.com.
The functionality and aesthetic of Portland’s Pendleton Woolen Mills can be seen in a new series of products co-created with Nike ACG. The capsule features a jacket and footwear. With Nike’s outdoor sub-brand ACG on board, expect much technical innovation to compliment the already strong characteristics of Pendleton.
In Reebok’s attempt to bring awareness to what is increasingly becoming their lifestyle flagship line, the Reebok Pump features in a 4th generation Bring Back collection. Featuring the mid cuts of the Omni Lite and Court Victory Pump, the upper with its shades of elephant-esque later are quite clean with breathable mesh finding its way onto the toebox. Much of the spice for this pack is derived from the use of fluorescent pink and green highlights. Available now at Mita.
With the consolidation of Nike’s Tech Pack into Nike Sportswear, early fans of the Tech Pack (us included) were still able enjoy a great range that featured technicality and performance with great aesthetics, well into Nike Sportswear’s recent re-launch. Although some many have had trouble choosing Nike’s Tech Pack offerings over established technical brands, Nike has made another strong case with these two highly technical jackets. Made with that same seamless bonding technology we saw debuted last year, the technology returns on these well-engineered jackets. Set to release later this year as part of Nike Sportswear’s 2008 fall collection.