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Radical Class: “The Center Will Not Hold” Definitely watch the new Netflix documentary on writer Joan Didion

In a world full of chaos, absurdity, tragedy and Stranger Things, it’s always nice to find some larger perspective in a good old fashioned documentary. And the latest on writer Joan Didion is that. Few names have encouraged an entire generation of people and writers the way she has. And just a few minutes into the…

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WY Premiere: The Gloomies Listen to new single “SPACE”

The Gloomies, a relatively new three-piece from San Diego, whip up a soothing blend of bedroom pop and gaze and indie and all that other feel good sensuality so well, you’ll be slipping into a daydream in no time. Listen to their new single, “SPACE,” featuring Madeline Follin of Cults, whose haunting, angelic vocals, together…

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WY Premiere: BIRDS Listen to spooky new single “Most Ghost”

BIRDS, the project of Brooklyn-based guitarist/vocalist Duane Lauginiger, oozes that creepy, haunting, reverb-drenched rock ‘n’ roll drip we love to sip on. Their killer debut album, Everything All At Once, dropped recently via Greenway Records, and today we’re stoked to premiere their latest single, “Most Ghost,” a spooky psych swirl that’ll set your Halloween mood. After initially…

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Costumes from Growlers 6 Scott Chenoweth put these ghouls on film. Enjoy the costumes of this past weekend’s festivities

The annual Growler’s 6 festival is one of the best places to spend Halloween weekend. Music, freaks, geeks, costumes, surrealism and us, all brought together by every genre of music you’d ever need. We wandered around and captured some costumes and inhaled a significant amount of halloween spirit.

WY Premiere: Distractor Watch their psychotic video for “Human”

It’s Halloween, and our favorite freaks Distractor have a new video out for their latest single “Human,” off upcoming album This Time I Got It Figured Out. It’s a little Talking Heads, a little Devo, and the video is psychotic enough to give you a minor seizure. Brace yourself and press play. —Maya Eslami

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Afternoon Interview: Cole Barash Episode 060: Catching up with Cape Cod based photographer and artist

Cole Barash lives in the What Youth family tree. Originally a snowboard photographer, Cole’s work has since evolved way beyond any board sport. His attention to the “off moments” of snowboarding, coupled with his very successful “Shiloh Series” — the use of a 20’ x 20’ backdrop to shoot a series of backlit action photos…

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Jeremy & the Harlequins Premiere Listen to their cover of “Like A Prayer”

There’s something about a Madonna song – the good era of Madonna – that can throw you head first into a whirlwind of emotion, whether from nostalgia if you’re old enough to have heard her in real time, or from admiration at a talent that helped personify a decade. For New York five-piece Jeremy &…

The Growlers Six Our wild weekend at the LA Waterfront with The Growlers, Modest Mouse, Juvenile, The Paranoyds, Bad Brains, Tinariwen and many more

What a weekend for some surrealism brought to you by The Growlers. We spent the last two days running through the freak show that was Growlers Six (formerly Beach Goth),  a two-day festival of music and circus-like fun. The pre-Halloween festival has become an annual tradition in Southern California and with a lineup as colorful, diverse…

Love Taj as much as we do? Then you’ll need this new photography book: “Taj. By Respondek”

Taj Burrow and photographer John Respondek have been working together to shoot photos for over 16 years. And to celebrate...

WY Premiere: SANDS Listen to his cover of “Echoes”

Multi-instrumentalist SANDS may be based in London, but his love and appreciation of the California sound runs deep. And what...
Cam Richards, South Carolina

Southern comfort We’re in deep South Carolina with Cam Richards getting some culture shock

We are deep.  Motorcycles. Fishing. Bowling. Shooting. Beer drinking. And Boating. Facing and immersing in a unique brand of culture...
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WY Premiere: The Velveteins Watch their Super 8 video for “Strange Side of Street”

The Velveteins are a rock ‘n’ roll band from Edmonton, Canada, and their infectious dose of slacker, creamy, garage waves...
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WY Premiere: White Bleaches Listen to their killer new track “Suffocation”

Remember White Bleaches? The Melbourne-based shredders slipped into my musical consciousness back in March, and today we’re premiering their latest...
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Chris Miller, North Shore, Oahu Back Den 128

“add some style to your week! chris miller sk8ing dinosaur dean’s ramp north shore oahu. this was his 18th birthday. shot on a canon...
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Some Kind of Vacation Prequel 3: Ian Crane is a great road tripper

We kinda got skunked the whole time. For the most part we just drove in circle. It was something like...

Frog Skateboards “Bumble Bee Heaven” A new skate video featuring Jesse Alba, Chris Millic and friends

Frog Skateboards brought us a new edit called “Bumble Bee Heaven” that reminds us of having fun skating with our...
Mason Ho, WSL

I have no idea what’s happening on tour But this was pretty fun to watch

I was feeling a little guilty. I haven’t been watching the tour, like, at all — and I know that’s...

WY Premiere: Rookie Season Watch the claymation video for “Backtalker”

Nashville-based R&B group Rookie Season are the perfect flavor to kick start your day. The duo, comprised of Sanders Bohlke...

Watch “Gone Tomorrow” If you want some France in your fall. Starring Mikey Wright, Zeke Lau, Kanoa Igarashi, Connor O’Leary and more

Quiksilver has a pretty heavy presence in France. They got offices there and lots of french surfers and Jeremy Flores...
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Tony Trujillo in Marseille Back Den 127: Everyday Halloween with Tony T. France, circa 2000

“everyday is halloween for tony trujillo. marseille france circa 2000. shot on contax t-3.” —Mark Oblow
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Watch “Pool Scum” A stop motion vid by Foster Huntington that will cool your scattered brain

If you want to restore the power of patience and sooth your scatter brained mind, watch this new vid from...
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WY Premiere: Heaters Listen to their new album Matterhorn

Heaters, an alternative band – if you’re comfortable with that phrase – from Grand Rapids, Michigan, combine a blend of...
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WY Premiere: Ikebe Shakedown Stream their new funky soul album The Way Home

Ikebe Shakedown sounds like the soundtrack to the best 70s cult disco movie you’ve never seen. Their incredible blend of...
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Watch Ian Crane in “Maise Tarde” Playful mischief in the sea

Kaius Potter recently spent a week in Portugal with the O’Neill team, and got a fun clip with Crane and...
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WY Premiere: Datenight Watch their video for “Too Good”

Nashville teenagers Datenight may not be old enough to drink, but these babies sure know how to shred a catchy...
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Watch Stussy’s “Plumeria” A recent trip to Oahu with Kevin Terpening, Caleb Barnett, Jesse Alba, Aaron Loreth, Max Klein and Lance Mountain

A recent trip to Oahu with the Stussy crew. Featuring Kevin Terpening, Caleb Barnett, Jesse Alba, Aaron Loreth, Max Klein,...
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CONVERSATION WITH: FAT TONY Crap hustler Tony Accosta gets real with a real one

Houston born Anthony Obiawunaotu aka Fat Tony is well fed but not fat. He’s a genuine human on and off the...
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WY Premiere: Ruby Haunt Listen to their new single “Ivy”

Ruby Haunt, the bedroom gaze duo of Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour, slipped into our musical subconscious last year with their...
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WY Premiere: Young Creatures Listen to “The Future Is Finally Now”

Young Creatures, a three-piece band based in Los Angeles, do that solid mix of indie, pop, and shoegaze thing we...
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Watch “Raba Cakrawala” Volcom presents a short film featuring Mario Palandeng and Saggu Dharma

Ever think of all the things we might take for granted being youths on the run? Well, this vid kinda...
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Today (and always) we think of Dylan One year on

It’s been one year since we lost Dylan Rieder. But there hasn’t been a single minute in a single day...
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Get Dazed Desert Daze is this weekend, and we’re going

Music festivals generally give me anxiety. Too many people. Too many bands to see. All the usual complaints that coincide...

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