When we posted the Papercuts’ “Future Primitive,” we noted that Jason Quever’s classic sounding voice was a highlight of the dreamy, psychedelic You Can Have What You Want standout. While still clearly pop, there’s a hazy weight to it. There’s more haze plus a crystallized thump and shuffle on this danceable remix by Ryan McPhun of New Zealand’s Ruby Suns. We spoke to Quever and McPhun about the collaboration, which actually won’t be on Papercuts’ You Can Have What You Want (out 4/14 via Gnomonsong). Take a listen and read their responses here.
In this week’s sweepstakes we’re giving away two Worn Free retro rock t-shirts.
If you don’t know about Worn Free, the company, founded by designer Steve Coe, blends rock ‘n’ roll and fashion with a line of shirts that echo originals worn by John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, etc., that were created by Robert Crumb and John van Hamersveld, among others. Here’s Blondie’s. It’s just one example of dozens.
Specifics from the company:
These shirts take the best designs of the ’60s and ’70s, some created by Beatles artist Alan Aldridge and underground cartoonist R. Crumb, to create comfortable clothing with history behind it. Worn Free has been an instant hit with celebrities and musicians worldwide, spotted on Robert Downey Jr, Jennifer Aniston, Eddie Vedder, Robert Plant, Ellen Paige, Ryan Gosling, Mischa Barton and Naomi Campbell, just to name a few. Worn Free can put you in the middle of pop-culture history.
The new Spring line includes Rod Stewart and Joe Strummer. Strummer:
You can get more info and see more styles at wornfree.com. Two randomly selected winners each get one shirt of his or her preferred style and size. (If you win, you can pick any shirt you want, not just the Debbie Harry and Joe Strummer styles pictured above.) Enter here for a chance to win.
You’ve also got a week left to enter our Pearl Jam ‘Gum Drop Giveaway. It includes the Super Deluxe reissue of Ten, Rock Band 2 standalone software for XBox 360, and Microsoft Xbox Live Points Cards ($20 Value or 1600 Microsoft Points) so you can download the Ten tracks for the game. Enter here.
CONTEST ENDS 04/01/09 AT 12PM EST.