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High Places, "Altos Lugares"

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Eerie self-directed video from LA's hazy new wave duo

LA art-pop duo High Places just dropped this new video for their propulsive "Altos Lugares" ("High Places" in Spanish, clever!) off their forthcoming LP. The self-directed bit features bandmembers Rob Barber and Mary Pearson traipsing in ghostlike form around Spahn Ranch, where Charles Manson and Family once lived. High places indeed.  Original Colors is out October 11th......read more

Tame Impala, "Half Full Glass of Wine"

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Rad collage-style animation by Special Problems.

Aussie psych-sters Tame Impala have put out no less than three great videos for songs off their 2010 record Innerspeaker (this one, this one, and this one), all of which nicely complement their hallucinogenic sound. But we somehow weren't aware of this superb animation that came out a couple years ago. It was created by Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali, aka New Zealand creative studio Special......read more

Renee's Garden Seed Collections

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Get gardening with this special limited time offer from Food52 $10.00

The online cooking community at Food 52 has teamed up with Renee's Garden for an exclusive, limited-time offer. Choose from between one and four of Renee's Garden seed collections -- all of which are farmed sustainably -- to create the garden that's perfect for you. "The EZ to Grow Container Herb Garden and EZ to Grow Container Kitchen Garden Collections are suitable for windowboxes or......read more

G. Love & Special Sauce, "Stone Me" (Unofficial)

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Stop motion animation by London's Florence Jones

Florence Jones wasn't satisfied that one of her favorite tunes was video-less, so she did what a creative and enterprising internet user should do -- she made her own and uploaded it to the web. Laid-back Philly blues-hop trio G. Love & Special Sauce are the benefactors of her creativity, which outfits the jam with a lovingly made stop-motion treatment that nicely fits the......read more

White Ghost Shivers, "Santa's Sack"

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Mr. Claus has a special toy just for you.

If you're not listening closely, "Santa's Sack" by White Ghost Shivers sounds like another family-friendly Christmas song. Listen closer, and you realize the lyrics are slightly more, er, adult-oriented. Eric Power's mixed media animation brings the suggestive lyrical content to the forefront. Because Santa only comes once a year......read more

Weaver's Coffee: Astral 3 Gift Set

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Something special for the conscious coffee lover in your life. $46.95

Weaver's Coffee is a perennial SHFT fave. The NorCal roaster's rich and smooth Organic Blend is a daily staple around here. Now Weaver's has released a seasonal blend that we can't wait to get our hands on. Created specially for spring, Weaver's Astral Blend is 100% organic, fair trade-certified coffee that's sweet and lively with a natural and earthy finish. The Astral 3 Gift Set contains three......read more

Crayon Rocks

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Natural, soy-based coloring tools designed for kids with special needs. $27.00

Since a child's first writing tool is usually a crayon, it should encourage him or her to use a proper tripod writing grip. That's what makes Crayon Rocks so great. They take very little effort in applying great swaths of color to the paper, helping little fingers to grow strong as they spill their creative ideas on to paper. Founded by a veteran special needs teacher, Crayon Rocks are......read more

Vers 1.5R Soundsystem for iPod

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Compact audio perfection from the sustainable stereo specialists. $219.99

VersAudio is a perennial SHFT fave. With the new Vers 1.5R, the Massachusetts-based sustainable stereo manufacturer comes correct with another great home audio device. This compact, handcrafted AM/FM soundsystem with iPod dock delivers the full, rich sound we've come to expect from Vers. The handcrafted, versatile 1.5R works perfectly by your bed, in your kitchen, in the den — anywhere you......read more

T-System Public Lighting

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Italian illumination specialists come through with an energy efficient, LED street light solution.

Italian lighting manafacturer ewo develops and produces advanced lighting systems for public spaces. The T-System, the firm's latest output, is an modular LED street light that consumes only as much energy as the space requires. In Bergamo, Italy, where the first T-System lights were recently installed, officials expect the LED solution to provide 40% energy savings. Oh, also, they look......read more

Tame Impala, "Elephant"

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Swirling visual effects applied to psych rock stormer

Yoshe Sodeoka must be an Aussie-phile. Fresh off applying his signature washed-out effects to a Canyons track, the New York-based director did a similar favor for their Australian psych compadres, Tame Impala. Here, Sodeoka runs live footage by Aussie creative collective The Silentlights through swirling, analogue-style effects. The kaleidoscopic effects offer a perfect visual......read more

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