Fans were surprised with a two-month early official release of Björk's new album Vulnicura (her first since 2011's Biophilia) after it was leaked online. The experimental Icelandic artist describes her ninth studio album as a "complete heartbreak album...
HD8 DJ Headphones
With a bounty of low-quality DJ gear flooding the market, Sennheiser's high-end HD8 DJ model headphones are all the more exceptional. Features include swiveling ear cups, attenuating background noise and accurate, rich bass reproduction—not muddied...
dp-2 Quattro Digital Point & Shoot Camera
SIGMA continues to revolutionize photography with the dp2 Quattro camera, which offers a perspective close to human vision. The camera incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 image sensor that processes photos in three pixel layers, resulting in 3D...
This sleek merino wool felt and calfskin leather sleeve from Deok is as luxurious as it is versatile. Perfect for carrying everything from magazines and important documents to tablets, the sleeve offers durable shock-proof protection for electronics...
Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thom Yorke has long been disenchanted by the greedy antics of the modern music industry, so it comes as no surprise that he's distributing his new eight-track album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via the internet through a new version of BitTorrent. Yorke...
Tweedy: Low Key
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer had us at "directed by Nick Offerman" with their new video for "Low Key," a song off their debut album Sukierae. For the visual narrative, the "Parks and Recreation" actor sends the duo on the road as traveling...
Melvins: Brass Cupcake
Influential American heavy metal band Melvins haven't slowed down since forming in 1983, but perhaps their genre is less loved than in decades past. For their 20th studio album, Hold It In, the band is injecting some new blood into the mix by tapping...
Otis Brown III: The Way (Truth & Life)
Drummers—we often forget—make some of the most interesting composers, especially in the realm of jazz, as they write from a fresh perspective that might not put such an emphasis on harmonies and melodies. Otis Brown III's "The Way (Truth & Life)"—the...
Aphex Twin: Syro
13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way into the mainstream...
Aphex Twin: Syro 13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way...
Dyson's First Ever Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Intelligent, powerful and effective—these are the qualities customers look for in a robot vacuum cleaner for it to surpass novelty gadget level. After 16 years (and millions of dollars) spent in research and development, the just-announced Dyson...
Dyson's More Powerful Digital Slim Vacuum
Our old Dyson handhelds have been put to good use in CH HQ for the last several years. When Dyson Design Engineer Rob Green stopped by recently to show us the next generation we were eager to put it to the test. On the outside the cordless Digital...
Le Sins: Bother
Toro Y Moi, or Chaz Bundick, has dabbled in making dance-ier house music under the Les Sins moniker for some time, like 2012's singles "Fetch" and "Taken." This fall, Bundick further develops the alter-ego he's built with a full-length LP Michael...
Lauryn Hill: Black Rage (Sketch)
After the recent shooting of unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, controversy ensued with race relations at the forefront. An outpouring of responses came in from various stakeholders and...
Beyonce: Drunk in Love (Brenmar and Finesse remix)
Casey Spooner, frontman of Fischerspooner, brought us this week's #PrivateJam during an interview about his upcoming book (stay tuned for that soon). He tells us that he's admittedly all over the place musically, but: "I'm currently listening to a...
Darkside: What They Say
Although they officially formed in 2011 with an experimental three-track EP, it was last summer that saw Darkside gain a cult following when they remixed the entirety of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. The duo quickly followed up with an LP called...
Gorgeous Children: How We Do It
Starting out with playful tooting and honking that sounds like it belongs in an old-fashioned animation, Gorgeous Children's "How We Do It" quickly morphs into a breezy, but ultimately sex-driven song. Made up of rapper Face Vega and producer Gilamonsta...
Gorgeous Children: How We Do It Starting out with playful tooting and honking that sounds like it belongs in an old-fashioned animation, Gorgeous Children's "How We Do It" quickly morphs into a breezy, but ultimately sex-driven song. Made up of...
Electric Waste Orchestra
In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument...
Oon Power Outlet
Oon is a handsome take on the multi-outlet power cord. With a playful yet unobtrusive aesthetic, the functional cord replaces the unsightly standard orange color commonly found under desks and behind appliances. Designed and manufactured in the USA...
State Of The Union Tee
DFA Records pays homage to its roster of artists with their State of the Union T-shirt. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 cotton tee, names comprising their signature lightening bolt logo include label favorites like Yacht, LCD Soundsystem, Holy...
Craig Dorety: Division
Opening on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at Oakland's Johansson Projects is an exhibition of hypnotic sculpture animations that will have your eyes watering—after you realize you haven't blinked in a few minutes. In "Division," San Francisco-based artist...
Node can detect just about anything. Using a range of interchangeable sensors, the device reads temperature at a distance, assesses carbon monoxide levels and matches paint colors—all in a palm-sized package.
12. Jason Molina: Captain Badass
When Darkside remixed the entirety of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories this summer, it was clear they were warming up to something much bigger. Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington have been concocting a musical experiment...