Teen Dream from Insound–Beach House NOT Katy Perry

A while ago I posted this idea of doing a wittily alliterative series of posts called “Music Mondays,” which would feature me posting up a shirt from one of the bands I like every Monday. I’ve decided I want to bring this back. Now it won’t necessarily be every Monday, and it might not even be on a Monday at all, but I’m going to do it. I like band shirts for two reasons: First, I get a lot of my music for free.99, so I want to at least give the band some merch money. Secondly, a lot of bands just have damn cool shirts. It’s a win-win.

The first shirt (in a while) that I want to feature is Teen Dream, a shirt for the band Beach House. This is not Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, because that came after and kind of stole the name. It’s Beach House, who has deservedly blown up with their most recent album. Favorite tracks of wine from Teen Dream include Used to Be, Take Care, and Zebra.

I think the shirt looks pretty damn cool too. A cool shirt for a cool band. You can pick the shirt up for $19.99 at Insound, which is a great company selling lots of merch/CD/vinyl. It’s printed on American Apparel 50/50 shirt. I’m happy to be able to support Insound. They did that great 10 for 10 series of shirts I posted about, which contains another awesome Beach House shirt.

A Few New Harry Potter Shirts from NerdyShirts to Celebrate The Deathly Hallows Launch

Who all’s going to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tonight? I’m not, but I know a bunch of people who are. I think it’s going to be pretty sweet when I eventually see it. To commemorate the event, I’m posting up a few new Harry Potter designs which have been emailed to me. Note that this is not supposed to be a list or favorites by any means, but rather the newest shirts from NerdyShirts in the Harry Potter niche, which will soon be followed by a more in-depth post designed to satisfy your wizarding needs. So yeah, here’s two shirts I’ve been emailed about recently as a sort pre-mature, celebratory, “road paving for the big post”y, thing.

A shirt for all you die-hard fans who have been with Harry from the start.

Another design for those who are the closest of friends with Mr. Harry Potter.

So yes, expect a much larger list of designs in the near future, and I did post up a few Harry Potter shirts previously if you wanna go check those out.

Have fun tonight everyone, no matter what you may be doing!

P.S. We’ve also got a Nerdy Shirts coupon going if you wanna pick up one of these shirts. It should be good for 10% off your order.

Kid Cudi Portrait Shirt from The Cooler Collective

Kid Cudi is the bomb diggity…at least when he was rapping. I’m not sure how I feel about his newly announced decision to move into the rock genre and forsake his awesome, awesome rap roots, but I guess we’ll see how it goes. If you didn’t know who Kid Cudi was before reading this post, I recommend you check him out, because he’s got a pretty solid body of work. I’ll post a video of one of his songs below to facilitate the aforementioned delving into the musical world of Cudi.

I also love this shirt. It’s just a great portrait. I love how the black looks on the blue and how much Cudi’s glasses pop out. I’m not sure if Cudi is anywhere near the recognizability required for a majority of people to know who’s on the shirt, but I kind of like that. It gives the shirt a bit of mystery, and “Who’s that on your shirt?” is one of the best ways to start a conversation with new and unknown people

You can pick this one up for $21.00 at The Cooler Collective, who have some great shirts. I’m not entirely sure, but I think they might use American Apparel blanks (at least that’s what the shirt mock-ups lead me to believe).

Insound 10 for 10 Music Shirts–Beach House, Neon Indian + More

I’ve unfortunately not had Internet for the better part of the past week, leaving me unable to post even though I actually had time to do posting. But…I’m moved into my new apartment in Philadelphia, have working Internet, and am ready to get going. So let’s go…

Beach House ShirtTed Leo and the Pharmacists Shirt

These offerings come from Insound. They’ve made 10 shirts (and 10 posters) for 10 bands that had a significant impact on music in 2010. I love music (look how unique I am!), so I’m pretty embracing of such motivation. The shirts come from Beach House, Neon Indian, Liars, Titus Andronicus, Broken Social Scene, Girls, Mountain Goats, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and Owen Pallet.

All the designs incredibly well done, and Sonnenzimmer’s (the artist/s) style is pretty dang good. I’ve posted four of the designs from some of my favorite bands on the list, but you should check all 10 of them out. They’ll run you $22.00 over at Insound and they’re printed on American Apparel. The posters are also awesome. Check them too.

Neon Indian ShirtOwen Pallet Shirt

Rap Music Makes Me Feel Invincible from Print Liberation

How true is this statement? Throw on some rap and you feel like you can take on the world, which makes it great for workouts–that or the Strokes (my other workout mix).

I’m really glad Print Liberation decided to bring this one back–I wanted to buy it before but they had already sold out of my size. Don’t delay then, because this might sell out fast.

You can pick it up on the awesome American Apparel tr-blend shirt for $22.00. I own like 8 of the tri-blends and wear them at least a couple times a week–they’re deliciously soft. Check it out at Print Liberation. They kick ass.

Blame Canada for Nickelback from Busted Tees

I’ve been riding the Nickelback hate bandwagon for quite a while now–I think since about when I first heard one of their songs. Therefore, I feel a compulsion to post about anything involving hating Nickelback. And thus, I present you with this post: Blame Canada for Nickelback.

It’s on pre-order sale for $16.99 at Busted Tees. You can save another 10% with a coupon.

PS. Now I have that voice stuck in my head. Look at this photographhhhhhhh. Shoot me.

PSS. I’m not usually this vindictive. Really. I’m not.

Oh Sheesh Y’all from Busted Tees

I don’t know if this has something to do with Jake and Amir (because that’s technically in the title of the shirt), but I’m just going to assume this is a reference to Notorious B.I.G.’s song Juicy. I think pretty much everyone I know, including myself, can recite at least the first verse. I’ll start…

It was all a dream\I used to read word up magazine\Salt N Pepa and Heavy D up on the limousine…

I know the Oh Sheesh Y’all really has nothing to do with Juicy, but I choose to ignore that–it’s all good baby baby. I’ve also still got the Busted Tees coupon thing going.

Too Many Mutha Uckas — Flight of the Conchords Shirt

I mutha uckin love Flight of the Conchords (you should have seen that one coming), especially this song and the first season in general. It’s a shame it had to go and get cancelled (that’s right–two l’s mutha uckas), but I suppose it was meant to be. Hopefully Jermaine and Brit (Bret) go on to do greater things.

While this shirt is just a simple text tee, I think it looks really great with the white text on red. Good choice, Nerdy Shirts!

Check out the video below. The song is damn catchy and the episode is awesomely hilarious (so watch the whole thing if you can):


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