ReR Recommends: A different kind of Fourth of July playlist

Life in America is as sweet as apple pie. But then you get a traffic ticket in the mail. Or a government policy steps on your toes. The bellowy “Proud to Be An American” anthem is fine and dandy, but that’s not always reality. When you want to express discontent, this is the playlist for you. Discontent transcends sub-genres of punk. These 11 tracks span 25 minutes: ‘Merican – Descendents American – T.S.O.L (True Sounds Of Liberty) 4th of July – U.S. Bombs Baby, I’m An Anarchist! – Against Me! Stars And Stripes – Circle Jerks America – Sick Of It … Continue reading ReR Recommends: A different kind of Fourth of July playlist

New Shoe Designed by Bon Iver Revealed

For the fish lover (and understated hipster) in all of us, you can mark your calendars now so that you remember that on July 1, you can pre-order the limited edition Keep + Bon Iver shoes. Designed by Justin Vernon, the Keep + Bon Iver shoe features herringbone accents, a black fishbone detail across the toe, and a canvas upper custom dyed to a perfect pale salmon. And here I thought I was just looking at a pale shoe with a wet feather on it. Pre-order it and support “the Best Friends Animal Society, an animal advocacy group which operates the … Continue reading New Shoe Designed by Bon Iver Revealed

Rhyme et Reason Recommends: Punk Covers en español

“Punk is dead” is just noise where it thrives in Latin America, Germany, Russia and many other places and cultures. Open the Spotify playlist to listen to some Spanish and Spanglish covers of well-known punk songs in English. First up is a cover of Police Truck by The Broken Toys, a punk band from Argentina. I think this version is even better than the original by the Dead Kennedys. (DK isn’t exactly known for traditional music excellence, but that’s part of the reason why we love ’em.) It’s sung in English, and there is only a slightly detectable accent. Next, 2 … Continue reading Rhyme et Reason Recommends: Punk Covers en español

The Best Ways to Find New Music

Everyone gets bored with what they’re listening to and, inevitably, want to listen to new stuff. Finding the good new stuff can be a trying process, though. Here are a few ways to find new music that doesn’t suck. Shuffler.fm This site, which is also available on the iPad as an app, shuffles through music blogs that contain mp3s, Soundcloud, and YouTube links, amongst others. You can try all sorts of different genres of music, which is helpful. You can shuffle our site by clicking the link below. You can sign in via Twitter or Facebook. Turntable.fm Turntable is a bunch of … Continue reading The Best Ways to Find New Music