February means two things: bone-chilling weather, and heartwarming valentines. Whether you’re on the corporate love-bus or not, we’ve rounded up some tracks that’ll help you stop singing those wintertime blues…unless, of course, that’s how you prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Strange Powers (Magnetic Fields cover)— The Shins
Love Will Tear Us Apart— Joy Division
Wishes and Stars— Harper Simon
Beta Love— Ra Ra Riot
I Don’t Love Anyone— Belle & Sebastian
Girlfriend— The Modern Lovers
She Loves Everybody— Chester French
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down— LCD Soundsystem
Love In Vain (Robert Johnson cover)— The Rolling Stones
Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand— Primitive Radio Gods
Ask— The Smiths
Up The Junction (Squeeze cover)— The Decemberists
All links to Hype Machine.
Wishing all our friends a happy and safe holiday season— we’re so grateful for all the wonderful experiences that we’ve had through Rye & Rivet this past year, from meeting and interviewing our heroes to continuing to be impressed and surprised by all the support we’ve gotten from you readers. We can’t say “thanks” enough.
Right now, if you’re anything like us, your mind is millions of miles away from the concept of “Black Friday”. Maybe instead your thoughts are consumed by turkey temperatures, directions to grandmother’s house, or where the heck all of your relatives are going to sit once they arrive. Worry not. We at RYE & RIVET have done all the legwork for you in the second installment of our yearly small business post-Thanksgiving shopping guide, so you can go back to focusing on what’s really important, like whose turn it is to bring the Bourbon. Oh, and, of course, what you’re thankful for.
ART OF SHAVING: $25 off any purchase of $125 or more in stores this Friday.
BALL AND BUCK: Hot shaves and cocktails in-store; spend $150 in-store or online to receive a $20 gift card; $300 gets you a $50 gift card; $500 gets you a $100 gift card all weekend.
BLACKBIRD: 20% off everything all weekend with code “BLKFRD”.
CXXVI: 25% off any purchase on Friday, plus a free bandana with any purchase between now and November 27.
DEAR CREATURES: Snag something nice for your lady with 30% off new styles using code “DCBLACKFRI” on Friday.
ERNEST ALEXANDER: Buy any two shirts and get $50 off with code “POCKET50”, now through November 26.
FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB: 20% off all sportswear and tailored clothing in-store and online this Friday with code “STUFFING”.
HICKOREE’S: 20% off in-store and online with code “BLACKFRIDAY” all weekend.
HOLLOWS LEATHER: 15% off all weekend with code “BF2012”.
INDIGO & COTTON: 20% off in-store and online with code “STUFFING” now through November 25.
J. PETERMAN: Up to 70% (discounts already applied) now through November 26.
THE KNOTTERY: 25% off everything now until Monday with code “GOBBLE”.
MADEWELL: 25% off chic things for that girl you want to impress with code “TREAT”, plus free shipping on all orders now through November 26.
MOHAWK GENERAL STORE: 20% off all Fall/Winter seasonal merchandise in-store and online with code “BLACKNOIR” through November 26 (plus, stay tuned at their LA store for their upcoming Made In The USA Holiday Market!).
OAK: 50% off all house collections (OAK and A.OK) in-store and online this Friday; 30% off Saturday and Sunday.
RUE + STATE: 20% off now through Monday with code “20BFCM”.
SMITH + BUTLER: 20-40% off select merchandise online with code “BLACK20”.
STALWARD LTD.: 30% off everything all weekend with code “BLACKWEEKEND”
SURFACE TO AIR: 30% off Autumn/Winter 2012 collection all weekend (applied automatically).
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What’s summer without a road trip? We spent a few days in the Windy City soaking up some tunes, beer, and (a little too much) sun. Here’s our August Playlist, masquerading as a Not-To-Miss list representing some of the acts at Lollapalooza.
Solitude Is Bliss— Tame Impala
Always Looking— Dum Dum Girls
Telephone— The Black Angels
Kiss With A Fist— Florence and the Machine
No You Girls— Franz Ferdinand
Gold On The Ceiling— The Black Keys
Mercury— Moon Taxi
Make It Home— Thenewno2
It’s Only Life— The Shins
The Devil Takes Care Of His Own— Band of Skulls
Sixteen Saltines— Jack White
Miles Davis And The Cool— The Gaslight Anthem
(All links to Hype Machine.)
Got to sit down the other day with Nate Dumas of The Shanty, NYDC’s own tasting room-slash-bar. Want to learn why NYDC makes gin? Want to learn why The Shanty doesn’t play jazz all day? Want to learn why Prohibition was actually really shitty for cocktails? Answers to these questions and more can be found here.
If you’re lucky, June is when summer really starts to feel like summer. You meet up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, you share drinks, you try something new. It’s a nice nexus of the comfortable and the unexpected— a time for adventures but also a time for keeping up traditions. With our June playlist, we try on some new favorites while still keeping the old. Enjoy.
The Hand That Held Me Down— Two Gallants
Brand New Colony— The Postal Service
Walking On A Dream— Empire Of The Sun
The End’s Not Near— Band of Horses (The New Year cover)
To Hell With Good Intentions— McLusky
Don’t Carry It All— The Decemberists
Simple Song— The Shins
Strange Powers— The Magnetic Fields
All links to Hype Machine.