There is no shame in my game, I’m a mammoth fan when it comes to ELECTRIC WIZARD and I look forward to the day when everything they created is in our vinyl collection. When I hold any of their albums in my hand, I just want to roil one up to enhance my listening experience. I also really dig the artwork and design of every ELECTRIC WIZARD record. Sometimes I troll the stoner web looking for kick ass Wizard-related images. The other day I found my favorite tumblr right now: ELECTRIC WIZARD Artwork. Now it’s your turn to peep this page that is full of stonerdelic art…puff one and exhale the wizard!
One of the best things about being a part of CVLT Nation is the relationships we have with so many cool humans around the world. MASAKARI was a band that not only created a classic album in The Prophet Feeds, but also walked the walk to stand up for everything they sang about. When I got to see them live and meet them face to face, I was not disappointed at all. They were humble and super smart dudes that inspired me to keep doing what we were doing. I’m not happy to hear that MASAKARI is not a band any more, but I know that each member will go on to do killer things for the global scene we are all a part of…Today CVLT Nation celebrates our favorite moments with MASAKARI, a post that includes full sets, a mixtape, a live set download and an interview…R.I.R…Rest In Radness!
CVLT Nation SEVEN Spring/Summer 2014 is now in stock in the CVLT Store and in our stockists worldwide! This season features a brutal collection of graphics from the likes of Daniel “Desecrator” Corcuera, Viral Graphics, Alexander Brown, Andrew Sloan, Jacob Parmentier and Rainbath Visual. We also have a couple of sick collabos on our plate with Vancouver/Mexico DF brand Santa Muerte and Montreal’s Ovate. Head over to the CVLT Store now and get free shipping with your order over $75 (US) or $150 (international)!
I like art that makes the person viewing it think about it on a deeper level. I also really dig self expression that makes a statement about the world we live in without being obvious. The sculptures of Dongwook Lee are many things, but overall they are disturbing and thought-provoking. Have a look at this human’s way of communicating his creative spirit to the world. I respect what Dongwook is saying through his work…His miniatures convey a profound and realistic message about our society!
Growing up in Cali, I was surrounded by all sorts of vehicles and the characters who lived for them. I remember sitting on my grandmother’s steps in South Central, where my cousins and I would wait for the gang bangers to drive up in their low riders with chain donut steering wheels. We got super hyped when they made their cars jump with hydraulics. Very early on, I realized that a love of cars brought both the black and brown communities together. Once I moved to Venice, I realized that on the west side white dudes with long beards and choppers reigned supreme. I was always fascinated by the names on the back of their vests and how much love they had for their bikes. One constant that all communities shared was that many of the men had done tours in Vietnam, and the outlaw culture they embraced was their outlet from a society. Without realizing it, the underground subcultures I was witnessing were actually shaping art, music, sport & fashion in a very organic way. Today CVLT Nation celebrates the 1%ers because they are willing to life live on their own terms!
I’m a firm believer in the fact that ancient humans traded not only in goods, but in also cultural ideas. When you look at Phyllis Galembo’s pictures of West Africans celebrating masquerade. The similarities between Europeans celebrating their pagan festivals such as the Wilder Mann in Germany is striking! Maybe it’s just my worldview; I also like to see how different cultures have brought us together, not tore us apart. That is why to me a Thor’s Hammer does not represent white power as some misguided humans would like it to, but a symbol of the wide travels, cultural exploration and trading that the Vikings did all over the globe. Phyllis Galembo’s photos are a fantastic representation of African pagan practices and celebrations. Check out this beautiful gallery of self expression…plus our feature on European Pagan Costumes!
El Paso D.I.Y. Borderland Massacre Fest ‘14
Punk culture is known to be very independent from what any other “big band” is trying to get: fame, money, contracts, awards. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Philadelphia, etc., are known for their big festivals, most of them full of young punk bands from all across the country, but what’s happening in the desert? What do the people from West Texas do? Are there any punks? Any D.I.Y. Culture? El Paso has been considered “the pass” for many touring bands for years; people are used to going out of town to see bands. But if we talk about underground art and music, El Paso is becoming one of the most important cities in Texas. El Paso has now established itself as the homebase for D.I.Y. underground shows as the host of Borderland Massacre Fest since 2013. The struggle to get bands to come down and play in this humble city has vanished, there is actually a very solid network of bands in the crust/thrash/punk/grind/hardcore genres that has been developing as local bands from El Paso meet bands on the road.
Skulls are one of those things that you just can’t have enough of around the house. Sean and I are always on the lookout for people to recruit as skullfinders for us, since we pretty much stay at home and blog like city folk and don’t make it out to the deep woods enough to expand our collection. I like a nice clean yet weathered animal skull salvaged straight from the forest floor, but I am also into decorated skulls. Peter Deligdisch, aka Peter Draws, is doing stunning things with skulls. He burns his line drawings and patterns into the bone, driving the pyrographic patterns into the very cells of the animal. The result is gorgeous, a tattooed kaleidoscope of scorch and ink on the surface of deer, fox and bear skulls. Below take a look at some of the pieces he has created and also a video of his pyrography on a bear skull. You can also pick up a book of his drawings here!
via Rocket New 24
I remember when I was a senior in high school and hung out with a sort of goofy crowd, we all spent several weeks wracking our brains trying to find a way to inject some kind of originality into our senior photos. We knew anything too outrageous or offensive would get stopped by yearbook censors, so about the only thing we could come up with was growing some dirty-looking caterpillar mustaches.
If only we’d been in Korea, where some high schools – realizing that senior year is the last time in their lives that youths really get to act like kids – allow nearly any kind of wacky individual and group photos the kids see fit to take:
▼ You’d be forgiven for thinking this is about the worst they got away with, but we’re just getting started.