Archive for February, 2010

Toro Y Moi: Blessa

Toro Y Moi is definitely one of the best artists I welcomed to my ears in ’09 and he’s definitely keeping steady in 2010. His grasp of smooth electronics keeps you happy from start to finish on his debut album Causers of This (which officially drops tomorrow). He channels the vibe of the 80’s while  still keeping a modern feel to the record.  The album gives me this feeling of moving forward while hanging on to the experiences I hold onto from the past. He’s touring extensively so check out his site to see if he’s coming to a city near you sometime soon, I promise it’s worth every penny (I saw him live before I ever heard a recorded track). Below is the video for the opening track to his LP, Blessa. Directed by Jon Casey.


Creative Recreation: Expanding into Luxury

I’ve always been a huge fan of Creative Recreation ever since I saw the classic Cesarios in a retail store at the mall I worked during high school almost five years ago (it honestly freaks me out that it was that long ago).  Since those days the company has currently expanded its brand to include three different quality lines and recently a high end luxury line they’re calling the “Italian Collection”. This year the company is introducing hard bottoms to it’s product offerings and I couldn’t be any more impressed by the Cesario dress boot (bottom left). The only thing that I’m iffy on is who chose to picture the new footwear next to rhinos? I just don’t see anything rugged about wearing Creatives.