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Happy Hump Day. We’ve added some new goodies to the Typo Shop, all in a musical vein, including some actual music, which I’m super stoked on. First up we have the incredible “MAPPING THE FUTURES GONE BY” EP set (limited edition 10″ vinyl + CD) from LA’s incredibly talented Contact Field Orchestra, next up we have the Turn It Up! lapel pin from PSD.CO outta Columbus, Ohio, and last but not least, we have the Sweet Reggae pillow with artwork by Benjie Escobar, for Selector. Enjoy. [See More]

Pearl Jam Bluto

POW! WOW! Japan participating artist Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) just created a Popeye-inspired concert poster for the band Pearl Jam’s upcoming Toronto show. Currently available in Mark’s online shop.

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De La Soul Is Dead

De La Soul Is Dead, one of my favorite hip-hop albums, turned 25 this last Friday. By way of celebration/commemoration, De La Soul have released a previously unreleased track called “Sho Nuff” from the album’s recording sessions. You can stream the album here.

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A Beauty Beyond

Here’s a new screen print from the recent Jaunt: Forma series of work by Scott Albrecht (interviewed). “A BEAUTY BEYOND” is a 4-color hand-pulled screen-print, in an edition of 50, signed & numbered, 50 x 70 cm (approx. 20″ x 27.5″). Available via The Jaunt.

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Another One Bites the Dust

Sad news today that New York City underground/indie record store mainstay Other Music is closing. This is yet another in a long line of NYC (and presumably worldwide) music retailer closures over the last two decades. As someone who still prefers to buy music in-person and in some kind of 3D disc-shaped format, this is all increasingly worrisome.

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Save Music in Chinatown 9

Martin Wong is back with the 9th installment of his great Save Music in Chinatown Sunday matinee fundraiser concert series organized to pay for the defunded music education program at Castelar Elementary School. I’ve been to quite a few of these and they’re always very enjoyable, family-friendly, intimate performances by punk legends and other Los Angeles luminaries. This weekend’s episode features California Saccharine, Trust Zander, Schloss Spokenest, and Mike Watt & The Secondmen. More info on Facebook. Tickets here.

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