To be completely honest, if you’re new to The Weeknd, The Noise should be the absolute LAST mixtape of his you should be checking for. It’s such a poor first impression of him because it was more of a demo tape and everything he does now is 12 times more experimental. This EP is more pop than anything. However my reasoning for gracing it with attention and putting it up is because most of my friends and listeners of The Weeknd DONT have it and have never heard of it #smart. So for those of you who’ve never heard this, again, it was a demo tape that clearly dates before House of Balloons and Ive even embeded a track called Cure that’s also hard to find. You’re welcome. (Mixtape cover done by me. Please, hold your applause.)
The Weeknd – 01 – Birthday Suit
The Weeknd – 02 – Do It
The Weeknd – 03 – Love Through Her
The Weeknd – 04 – Material Girl
The Weeknd – 05 – Rescue Me
The Weeknd – 06 – Cure (bonus)
For those of you who’ve never heard of The Weekend, download _House of Balloons expeditiously. Or click play below.
I just stumbled across this video which is kinda like your standard run of the mill “brand [X] takes celebrity [Y] that’s a far cry from brand [X]‘s actual image to insert or show brand [X]‘s affiliation with culture [Z].” -__- So when I got around to 1:03 and heard Cube say, “before I did rap music, I studied architectural drafting…” o_O i was like, “what, WUT!?” Aside from simply hearing that bombshell tidbit of information, the video is actually pretty well put together (surprise surprise). Cube starts off by talking about his home LA before going into the Eames design duo. I rather enjoyed the clip personally. You should check it out, clearly you’re not doing much of anything anyway.
I bumped into Mr. Ulmer sometime ago and he told me that he did photography. We spoke about cameras and he showed me his website. From then on I check it every now and then to view what new and awesome things he post. His portfolio spans from landscape photos around the world to still-life for museum artifacts. Do your pupils a favor and check out his site. St. Louis’ own. Support Local.
My good friends Dani and Kevin of Work/Play are currently gearing up for the 4th Annual Holiday Sale going down on Cherokee street, tomorrow December 3rd. 2011. Theyre slated to have everything from slightly raunchy Christmas cards, letter pressed coasters (trust me, they’re must haves for 80s babies), and calanders for todays sartorialist–among other things. I got a chance to stop by their studio to discuss future works and ended up making out like a fat rat with a hand full of material that was done early. Saying Im throughly impressed by what they have on deck is an absolute understatement. I wouldnt expect anything less than a sold out booth from them. Get out there early!