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February 6th, 2013 | By | 459 Comments

Coachella Lineup Countdown: Beach House

Looking for an escape from dubstep and confetti cannons at Coachella? Then Beach House will deliver your indie fix with tons of street cred.beachhead

Genre: Dream Pop
Motherland: Balitmore, MD
Band Members:
French-born Victoria Legrand
Baltimore native Alex Scally
Latest album: “Bloom” Released May 15th, 2012
Random facts: This is a boy-girl duo, not a romantic couple.
-Their debut album they finished recording in just 2 days without a record label.
-Alex Scally never played the guitar until Beach House was formed.
-Their second album “Teen Dream” was recorded in a converted church in upstate New York.
-Victoria Legrand sang in a Led Zeppelin cover band in high school.
Must Hear Track: Myth

Reason to see live: The perfect sync of Victoria’s dreamy voice and droning keyboard tied in with the all-around radiant sounds of Alex’s soothing chord tones and nimble slide-guitar riffs
Beach House Facebook Fans: 340K
Also Heard In: Volkswagen commercial that ripped off their track “Take Care”
Self Proclaimed: “We’re having technical difficulties with too much MDMA, we’re gunna start the song over” Victoria Legrand at Glastonbury 2010
Playing Coachella: Friday, April 19th
Style: Striped Tees, Combat boots, White pants

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February 5th, 2013 | By | 3,170 Comments

Jordy Smith -Bending Colours

Jordy Smith’s new signature surf movie Bending Colours was recently nominated as Surfer Poll’s best movie on 2012, and now has its own web series with teasers of another Kai Neville insta-classic.

Enjoy webisode 1 and get your copy here.

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Like most pros today, Jordy is free-surfing in his favorite boardies and a plain cotton tee. Check out all the new O’Neill gear he’s rocking.

Vitals
Hometown: Durban South Africa
Nicknames: “Smitty” “SuperFreak” “J-Dog”
Heroes: Shaun Thomson, Martin Potter
Favorite Wave: New Pier, J-Bay, Snapper
Girlfriend: Lyndall Jarvis -Supermodel
Second Home: Newport Beach, Ca

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February 4th, 2013 | By | 529 Comments

Valentine’s Gift Guide for Your Guy

The guys at SWELL are no different than your’s; impossible to shop for and fixated on random gadgets like bottle openers. Thankfully they hand selected a wide array of new gear that has all the function without sacrificing style. Let Pinterest be your guide in picking the most pinned products by other shoppers this Valentines’ Day.

Check out the Valentine’s Gifts for Guys pin board here

 

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February 1st, 2013 | By | 2,209 Comments

#SWELLNEFF Instagram Contest

 

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Tag your Instagram posts with #SWELLNEFF adn show off the fun life. Its a celebration of the radical new NEFF products on SWELL. Finalist will be chosen by the team at SWELL and NEFF, and the grand prize picked from a facebook poll, so its yours for the taking! The winner takes home a months worth of headwear. YEW!

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