Past and Present Tuesday October 14


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Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

Canadian rocker Mac Demarco has become somewhat of a common name over the past few years, most recently finding some controversy with his latest album, Salad Days. His track, “Chamber of Reflection” bears an uncanny resemblance to Shigeo Sekito’s 1975 song “The Word II”, using the same rhythm and melody. It may be a mere coincidence or harmless homage by Demarco out of respect for another artist. Listen to both below and catch him at the Fonda November 9th and 10th.

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IheartROADTRIPS


TAVIK ambassador Taylor Cardinio, a.k.a. @676plustax just dropped off a few images from a recent road trip to Las Vegas for the iheartradio music festival. Taylor and Cait Barker were guests at the event, a mash up of pop music and insta-famous personalities. Here Taylor shares a few of his favorite moments-

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I love the moment when you arrive under the desert clouds. Something about it feels really freeing.

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The silence and tranquility of the desert x Cait Barker.

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Imagine the places this bike has been.

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Time out for an easy rider.

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50 cent on stage.

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Who-who-who-who that, who that, I-G-G-Y

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Road trips are the best when you can steal a moment or two to go off the beaten path.

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Pia Mia x Sky

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MADE IN AMERICA FEST


The Tavik crew headed out to Made in America Fest to join our friends Cutsnake for their performance onstage, and catch a bit of the madness in DTLA. Taylor Cardinio, a.k.a. 676plustax had his camera in hand and shot everything going on. Check out the pictures below or our recap video.

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Royal treatment for Cutsnake, with a custom sign on the Star Wagon

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Sedz stays focused while Fisher prepares to go wild.

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Wake up call via Fisher.

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Fisher may be from Oz, but he does a pretty good “Statue of Liberty” at Made in America fest.

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Who’s madder, the crowd or Fish?

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The Cutsnake performance was absolute madness.

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Someone has to do the hard work – Sedz on the decks…

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Nope, not Las Vegas, its DTLA with Cutsnake and Tavik.

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Forget Ellen at the Emmy’s what about a selfie with cut snake at Made in America Fest?

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Thanks to Cutsnake and Brett for hosting the Tavik crew, including our favorite surf photog/baby leaf monkey Corey Wilson.

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Cutsnake explaining their onstage art show to the local news.

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The show doesn’t stop when they leave the stage.

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Fisher and the lovely Ms. Fish.

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After the performance the Tavik crew and Cutsnake headed up to the V.I.P. for a welcomed breath of fresh air above the crowd at Made in America fest and watched Chance the Rapper tear it up.

 

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Tavik Goes Maxim


We are beyond happy to see our favorite surfer, Anastasia Ashley, grace the pages of the October 2014 issue of MAXIM Magazine. Watch the video of Anastasia debuting our NEW Nancy Top in London Fog and Vine Bottom in Sailor. Available for purchase SPRING 2015!

Shop our 2014 collection here.

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Join the Crew


Tavik Crew T-Shirt

We designed the “Crew” tee for our personal use here at Tavik and shortly realized that it was quite the crowd pleaser. Join us and head to tavik.com to purchase your own in blackgrey, and white! We promise at least one compliment your first time wearing it.

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Thursday Afternoon 9-11-14


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Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

Tomorrows Tulips was formed by Alex Knost in 2010 after Japanese Motors, his band prior, dissolved. They are known for their simple instrumentation and straight forward melodies, relentlessly flowing through circular chord progressions, accompanied by Lou Reed/Calvin Johnson esque vocal style and melody. Listen to “Flowers on the Wall” off of their 2013 album Experimental Jelly, and watch for their new record WHEN, out October 7th.

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Past and Present Tuesday September 2


Past and Present

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Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

Music has seen plenty of revivalist groups, and the 60’s are an era frequently revisited. Local band Allah Las are no exception, yet while they look to previous generations, they look to the future as well, breathing new new life into old trends. Listen to Allah Las track “Tell Me (Whats On Your Mind)” off of their 2012 self-titled album, as well as The Seeds “Cant Seem To Make You Mine” off of their 1966 self-titled album.

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Past and Present Tuesday August 26


Past and Present

Past and present-Juicy J

Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

Hip hop has seen an array of sub genres, one of the most notable being trap. Born in the south, trap can be characterized by its lyrical content, instrumentation, and the iconic rolling hi-hat, only recently finding more commercial success. Listen to Three 6 Mafia’s “Ridin In Da Chevy” (1995), as well trap inspired pop in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” (2014) with Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J.

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Matty Bothfeld featured in Yobeat


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The latest addition to our East Coast sales team, Matty Bothfeld, got a nice featurette on Yobeat for his skills behind and in front of the lens.

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Thursday Afternoon 8-21-14


Thursday Afternoon

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Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

Canadian resident Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV, better known by his stage name Mac Demarco, has been self recording music for years, finding more commercial success in 2012 when he signed to Captured Tracks. You always know when you hear a Mac Demarco song, and his live performances are just as unique and entertaining. Listen to “European Vegas” off of his 2012 album Rock and Roll Nightclub, and catch him at FYF this Sunday.

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