March 11th, 2013 by Tim
GOOD FOR YOU
February 11th, 2013 by Ed
On February 26, 2013, SST will release, Life is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge the debut album from the band Good For You featuring former Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn and pro-skateboarder/vocalist Mike Vallely. Check out the track “Blaze of Glory” from the upcoming album below.
Good For You Tour 2013
GOOD FOR YOU
January 2nd, 2013 by Larry
As the founder, guitarist and driving influence behind Black Flag, Greg Ginn defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Through his record label SST, Ginn has tirelessly performed, produced and released new music by himself as well as from an eclectic array of independent artists.
Professional skateboarder and musician, Mike Vallely first saw Black Flag perform at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey in 1984. Crediting it as a life changing experience, Mike set forth from that show on an uncharted course of self-expression through his skating. Discovered by Stacy Peralta in 1986, Mike turned pro in 1987 and has had an un-paralleled skateboard career. His first band Mike V And The Rats was formed in 2001.
Greg and Mike first met in Long Beach, CA in May of 2003 when Mike V And The Rats started a supporting run of shows for Greg that would eventually lead to Mike doing a guest vocal spot at the Black Flag Reunion Shows in September 2003. A friendship was formed and the two have kept in touch through the years with the intention of collaborating on new music at some point.
In February of 2012 Greg presented Mike with some music. Mike spent the next 5 months filling notebooks with lyric ideas that would eventually become the debut release from Good For You, Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge.
Recorded in Taylor, Texas Life Is Too Short… is an angst ridden recording of high energy rock songs blistered with themes of betrayal, regret, disillusionment as well as resolve, determination and independence.
Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge will be available from SST Records Feb. 26, 2013.
ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS: FUN!
December 16th, 2012 by Tim
COMING SOON FROM ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS
December 11th, 2012 by Larry
Black Flag x Elephant Brand Skateboards deck coming soon! Killer shape, blue dip and classic Raymond Pettibon graphic.
DOUBLE ROCK: ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS
November 24th, 2012 by Larry
Three decades of legendary skating and Mike V is still as gnarly as ever. You have to see this ender. Special guest Jason Adams.
ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS: THE SKATEBOARD MAG ROAD TRIP
September 21st, 2012 by Larry
Elephant Brand Skateboards / The Skateboard Mag Road Trip with Jason Adams, Mike V, Tyler Mumma, Ed Dominck and Foster Huntington. March 4-11, 2012.
MIKE V AT TAMPA PRO
June 18th, 2012 by Larry
Tampa Pro was a couple of months back but this clip just hit the web.
ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS HITS CATALINA
May 11th, 2012 by Tim
BOARD NUMBER 1 ZINE NOW AVAILABLE
May 4th, 2012 by Larry
Mike Vallely and I just printed these zines up today!
The Board #1 ‘Zine pays tribute to the one thing that we all have in common — We’ve all had a first board. The stories and photos that comprise the ‘zine are taken from contributions from the Board #1 Board Giveaway that Mike had back in February.
These 7″ x 8.5″ cut and pasted bad boys have 12 pages and were collated, folded, stapled and numbered by hand.
You can get 3 assorted Elephant Brand Skateboards stickers (and a Board #1 ‘Zine while supplies last) in the US, Mexico or Canada by sending $5.00 Cash (US Funds only). Overseas customers (everywhere else in the world) please send $7.00 Cash (US Funds only). Please make sure to include a return address with your order. (No Checks Please!)
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