Ever have a friend who bounced over to USC for a few semesters, only to drop out and return to the Eastern seaboard sporting: A) an air of jaded depression resulting from unpaid student loans, and B) a coveted style most aptly described as a hybrid of East Coast Prep meets So-Cal beach bum?
Me neither, but if I did, I'd expect him/her to look kinda like one of the folks here. In addition to having a bewildering website, Trovata, started in '01 by four childhood friends, also offers some really cool bicoastal threads. Apparently, the fellas parted ways over the past few years, but the line still subsist with some sweet new designs intact. For a more accessible view of the collection, check out the line's latest line at Revolve Clothing.
Happy b-day to Nick Drake, depressed English troubadour whose seminal lo-fi recordings (and unfortunate suicide in 1974) have attracted the idolization of two-generations of over-analytical folk-sters and under-sexed pseudo-romantics alike.
Capitalizing on the continuing revival of interest in Drake, Tsunami Label Group is releasing "Family Tree," a collection of unreleased home recordings by Nick, as well as some by his sister Gabrielle and mother Molly. His estate's site first claimed it would available today, however it now claims the disc won't be shipping domestically until July 10th. (Relax, you waited three decades, what's another three weeks?)
In the mean time, you can check out the previously unreleased track "They're Leaving Me," on Nick's myspace page. (And you thought you had to be alive to have a myspace page... silly!)