Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

November 20th, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Meet Your Maker | RVCA Mens Men's Designer Mike Gomez Talks Beards, Werewolves & Captain Beefheart Inspo

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We dropped in at RVCA HQ in Costa Mesa to meet the designers behind their insane winter styles, and dig up some stories on these characters who transcend traditional action sports apparel.

SWELL: First off, are you in a ZZ Top coverband, or is that beard resistant to razors?

Mike Gomez: Ha! I wish I was cool enough to be in a ZZ Top cover band. Would you believe it just grows in like this during a full moon? I also develop keen night vision, a strong urge to run, and get really hungry for meat. I’m usually a vegetarian,  I’m not sure what to make of it all. (more…)

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November 12th, 2013 | By | 176 Comments

LA RIOTS x TAVIK Top Taste-Makers in Music and Surf Style Collab on a Badass Biker Jacket

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After seeing the LA RIOTS DJ set at Coachella, we’re stoked to see the release of this collab from our favorite music inspired friends at TAVIK. Daniel Linton, one of music industry’s most influential electro artists, has worked hand-in-hand with TAVIK’s design team to launch the premium varsity style jacket. (more…)

November 11th, 2013 | By | 153 Comments

SWELL Sessions, V: Crystal Antlers Watch It + Win It

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Fresh off the release of their latest album, Nothing Is Real, Long Beach-based Crystal Antlers stopped by to play some new songs and a cover of a classic for the SWELL team. The band rarely plays acoustic so to hear these songs stripped down is a big deal and something we’re excited to share with you. Check out their live acoustic performances below, then click here for a chance to win a signed copy of their new album on vinyl. (more…)

November 3rd, 2013 | By | 225 Comments

SWELL Sessions, IV: Dresses

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Portland-based band Dresses stopped by the SWELL Studios and brought nothing but good vibes with their brand of pop. Timothy and Jared are massively talented and they are definitely a band to watch in 2014 but we’ve got a taste for you right now. Get better acquainted with Dresses in our latest SWELL Session… (more…)