This week, we're highlighting record labels who lost inventory in the Sony/PIAS warehouse, that was destroyed by a fire during the recent London riots. Today, we're taking a look at Jagjaguwar.
French speaker company Elipson have created some incredibly striking speakers. Instead of the standard box-sitting-on-the-ground design that most speakers follow, The Elipson Sound Tree speakers are 5.5 lb orbs that hang from the ceiling. The "trees" come in two sizes - small, with six orbs, and large, with 12 orbs. Each orb is its own functioning speaker with a 4 inch cone driver and tweeter. The "trunk" of sound tree acts as a hub where all of the hanging orbs connect, and also houses an 8 inch subwoofer. The blood red coloring and unique design make the Sound Tree one of the most visually impressive systems around - giving any room it occupies a dramatic, modern Gothic look. The large number of speakers allows the system to really fill the space it occupies with noise, leaving no no dead spots in the room. Overall, at 150 watts, these aren't most powerful speakers on the market, but if you are looking for a design that will turn heads, look no further. Read the full review at CNET
As part of their development, the new V-Moda Crossfade M-80s were submitted to the military's strict MIL-STD-810G standard, which tests the limits of product durability.
On August 9th, 2011, the third day of rioting across England, a Sony/PIAS warehouse burned in the dark hours of the morning. Sony/PIAS is the largest music distributor for the UK and Ireland, servicing over 150 independent labels. The warehouse stocked these labels' CDs and LPs, in some cases their entire catalogs, now all lost with the flames.
San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival celebrates more than live music. Each year, festival goers are treated to some of the Bay Area's finest in local food and California's world-renowned wines. Respectively called Taste of the Bay Area and Wine Lands, the delectable side of Outside Lands means you can leave those packed lunches behind.
While San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival hosts a huge range of music this year--from folk and funk to hip-hop and electronic--it features has a particularly strong lineup of indie-rock bands. We've picked out some key highlights below--and some free downloads!
Muse, Phish, and Arcade Fire may be headliners at this year's Outside Lands Festival, taking place this weekend in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, but the festival's not just about rock. Today we take a look at some of the hip-hop and R&B artists playing the annual three-day event.