Tag Archives: TVK Music

Thursday Afternoon 7-31-14


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

Ariel Pink is one of the most underrated contemporary artists, and has only recently found more commercial success. His discography features a slew of self-recorded albums, ridden with tape hiss and screeching instrumentation, arguably more valued than his two later studio albums. This Thursday afternoon, listen to “She’s My Girl” off of his 2002 album, Lover Boy.

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$6.76+tax, it’s a wrap


So, the $6.76+tax event last Friday went off without a hitch. Thanks to all of you who came out to get rowdy with us. If you weren’t there or can’t remember what happened, here’s a quick recap courtesy of the our friends at Life Without Andy.

Until next time.

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$6.76 + tax


When we first saw Taylor Cardinio (aka @676plustax) pull a disposable camera out of his pocket at a show in Las Vegas, we all laughed. When we realized he carried them everywhere and shot everything, the joke was on us.

There’s something about film that makes a moment special, that makes people pose, act, or be naturally, and honestly who they really are. $6.76 is the price of a disposable camera. The price of twenty-seven perfectly imperfect photos. No memory card, no Photoshop…just a tangible collection of travels, girls, surf, strangers and everything else that’s fucking cool. Disposable youth making mistakes and not fearing the consequences.

We asked to see the archives and immediately wanted to put together a journal of his collection.

$676 + tax follows Taylor and his crew through the natural landscape of Southern California where TAVIK lives. “Often images of young kids are taken by people from outside their circle, where with Taylor, he is the author of his own story,” comments TAVIK Creative Director, Mark Powell.

The first volume of $6.76 + tax is 36 pages of content generated entirely by Taylor, presented in a small format print edition. Tavik chose to work with Taylor because we feel he captures the core of our Modern Beach identity, a new wave aesthetic to beach culture, and the TAVIK lifestyle, from day to night.

The book previewed at Agenda Long Beach, with a follow up event at Dax Gallery Friday, July 18th at 7pm. Come join us!

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Bob Mazzer UNDERGROUND Exhibition


In the 1980s, Bob Mazer worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema. During his tenure he began photographing daily commuters in the London Underground, capturing candid snapshots of the capital’s vibrant demographic. Now in his late ’60s, Mazzer presents an expansive body of work in his first solo show titled “UNDERGROUND” at Howard Griffin Gallery. Upheld by humorous undertones, the images capture the social history of London rarely seen — archival photos of punks and skinheads are placed alongside that of commuters smoking cigarettes in carriages. Check out the exhibition recap here and head to our latest THROUGH THE LENS for a closer look at Mazzer’s work.

Bob Mazzer Underground Exhibition
Howard Griffin Gallery
189-190 Shoreditch High Street,
E16HU, London
United Kingdom

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Thursday Afternoon 6-12-14


Thursday Afternoon

Thursday Afternoon Artist: Larry Gus

Larry Gus is the electronic project of Greek producer Panagiotis Melidis, and his newest album (Years Not Living) brought about an impressive approach to sampling. Melidis was able to develop an algorithm that would calculate all possible combinations of samples, categorized by tempo and key. He was left with about 200 possible songs, 10 of which made it to the album. This Thursday afternoon, listen to “With All Your Eyes Look” off of Years Not Living.

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Luke Rockhold Tours Europe


Reposted from Swell

Santa Cruz Surfer and UFC wonderboy Luke Rockhold just returned from a tour across Europe making guest appearances in the best beaches & clubs from Ibiza to Berlin. He kept it America strong rocking our Americana Trunks, and it clearly worked wonders for him.

(Clockwise top L to R) Matt isnt the only Rockhold brother who throws buckets, Tavik Americana Trunks, Luke @Heylittleslugger & Sunbather, Luke wins in TKO vs Costas Phillipou

Obviously Luke and Miles had some mind-altering/life-changing experiences with the Ibiza locals. Here’s their “Ode to the Spanish Señorita”

“Have you ever seen a Spanish women prepare fish? I have and it’s glorious. The Spanish women makes eye contact and smile at you during conversation. She rarely wears her top at the beach and seems to have curves in all the right places. Her accent hints of Penelope Cruz in vanilla sky. The Spanish women don’t care of your name or what you do for a living. To her, you are “honey baby”. We have come to the conclusion that we will be growing old with a Spanish señorita…Or Romanian…It’s a coin flip.”

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Basquiat x Komono Collaboration


The Tavik team headed up to LA last weekend to check out the Basquiat x Komono collaboration event hosted by the Network Agency. The Seventh Letter HQ housed a unique capsule collection of six Komono watches, each one uniquely featuring a different detail of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work, displayed alongside prints of the original pieces. If you have always been a fan of the pop culture artist, now is your chance to capitalize without having to sell your soul. The collection dropped on May 15th, so grab one today before they are gone forever.

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Thursday Afternoon 5-22-14


Thursday Afternoon

Thursday Afternoon Artist: Boards of Canada

Boards of Canada are a Scottish electronic duo, and the most prominent act of art collective Hexagon Sun. Their sound features long drawn out melodies and structure, accompanied by broken up, sporadic rhythm. Known for their instrumentation, the group has been said to avoid a purely analogue sound, and commonly mixes in more conventional instrumentation. This Thursday afternoon, listen to “Read for the Dead” off of their 2013 album Tomorrow’s Harvest.

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Thursday Afternoon 5-15-14


Thursday-Afternoon

Thursday Afternoon Artist: Apex Twin

Aphex Twin is the stage name of Richard D. James who has long been respected as a major pioneer in the world of electronic music. James’ style has varied greatly throughout his career, spanning from harsh and abrasive, to more rhythmic and melodic. This Thursday afternoon, listen to “Analogue Bubblebath” off of the 2004 compilation album Classics.

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Past and Present Tuesday May 13


Sung by Bridgette Bardot and written by Serge Gainsbourg, “Contact”, upon its release, was considered extremely outlandish, and used abnormal instrumentation and vocal methods. Contemporary psychedelic group Wooden Shjips reinterpreted this 1968 retro-futuristic song over 40 years later, turning a 2 minute tune into an 8 minute jam. Listen to each version below on today’s Past and Present.

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