Eager to revisit last year’s Warby Parker collaboration, Ghostly has returned to our Curtis sunglasses, offering the designer frames in three new colors. The Ghostly x Warby Parker shades are now available for the first time in Aubergine Fade, Moss, and Bourbon Tortoise. And our original Revolver Black color is back in stock with a new lens tint, which is exclusively available from Warby Parker retailers and The Ghostly Store.
What’s more, Ghostly artists Andy Gilmore, Sougwen Chung, Matthew Shlian, Matthias Brown, and Sonnenzimmer have contributed their inimitable art and design skills for a series of desktop wallpapers. Each image can be downloaded for free here.
Over on The Huffington Post, the latest record from Brooklyn duo Beacon, L1, has premiered before its release on Dec. 2. The publication describes Jacob Gossett’s and Thomas Mullarney III’s five-song EP as “a medley of minimal, hard-hitting beats and vaporous R&B that is as balancing as it is frantic,” which we’d say is pretty spot-on. You can hear all of Beacon’s L1 EP, and read a quick interview with Mullarney, here.
Prodigious young producer Lord RAJA is still a week from dropping his debut Ghostly album, A Constant Moth, but we’ve decided to share its genre-juggling, beat-centric music ahead of the December 2 release. Our friends at Hype Machine have helped us with the premiere, streaming the record’s 12 tracks in their full cosmic brilliance. Listen to the entirety of Lord RAJA’s A Constant Moth LP here.
With this week’s arrival of his AVION EP for Spectral Sound, UK techno stalwart Mark E is sharing a full stream of its lush dancefloor sounds. The release features four original productions and two remixes, with White Material’s Alvin Aronson and Laszlo Dancehall (a.k.a. Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers) reimagining two tracks from this year’s Product of Industry. Mark E’s AVION EP can be heard in its entirety over on XLR8R.
Ghostly has teamed with 3D printing company MakerBot for a special contest, inviting designers to create unique objects that will delight record collectors and music lovers everywhere. Design a 3D item that could decorate, augment, or personalize record collections and home stereos, enter by November 30, and a panel of judges will select winners based on creativity and printability. The first-prize winner will score our 2014 full-length vinyl catalog and MakerBot’s Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer.
With the announcement of his second album for Ghostly, Michna has unveiled the first single from Thousand Thursday, an affable, synthy tune called “She Exists in My Mind”. Consequence of Sound premiered the beat-driven song today, ahead of the NYC producer’s record dropping on February 3, seven years after his debut LP.
Following “Fault Lines”, the second song to appear from Beacon’s forthcoming L1 EP (out Dec. 2) is its title track, a spacious and beat-driven cut featuring Thomas Mullarney III’s airy croon. “L1” premiered courtesy of Stereogum, where it was described as “smartly arranged electro-pop with a fervent tempo and an angsty undercurrent.”
Ghostly is pleased to announce the second 2014 release from English techno DJ/producer Mark E, a six-track EP called Avion. The record will follow his Product of Industry album from April when it arrives on November 17 via Spectral Sound, complete with remixes from Laszlo Dancehall (a.k.a. Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers) and White Material’s Alvin Aronson. Ahead of that occasion, Dummy has premiered the EP’s lead single, “Avion Central”, a shimmering and cyclical bit of synth work with a soft-thumping pulse.
Just two months from his Ghostly 15 playlist, Michael Cina has emerged with another selection of fantastic tunes. The 55th installment of Ghostly’s podcast series is an excursion into deep and soulful house sounds, featuring choice cuts from Motor City Drum Ensemble, Leon Vynehall, Matrixxman, Recloose, and Patricia, among others. It’s yet another example of why Cina’s on-point curatorial skills are outmatched only by his inimitable visual work.
After The Ghostly Store secured an original, limited-edition print from Charles Hinman, an Abstract Expressionist who has been a fixture of the Bowery art scene since 1965, we jumped at the opportunity to interview him. The resulting piece, a short video directed by Will Calcutt, takes us into the artist’s studio on the edge of SoHo and the Lower East Side, where he talks about his art and work on lavender triangle.