Hailing from East London, King Krule—whose real name is Archy Marshall—started making music when he was eight after his mom’s boyfriend floated him some records and recording equipment. Sonically, he’s both Chet “JR” White (Girls) and Clams Casino. Released last Fall, his Self Titled EP is a five-song introduction of what we should be expecting from the 17-year old singer/songwriter/producer. For those living in Europe, he’ll be making a few festival appearances including Beacon’s, Bestival and Festival Number 6. North American dates are TBA. Let’s just hope that there’s a west coast leg on his next visit. This is good stuff.
Usain Bolt vs. 116 years of Olympic sprinters ~ NY Times
Why Did Starbucks Choose Square? ~ Fast Company
New High-Res Images From Curiosity’s Mastcam ~ NASA
Alpine Beer Co and New Belgium collaborate on “Super IPA” ~ SD Beer Blog
Kenyan marathoner, Abel Kirui, and his sustainable uniform ~ Nike
Tibor Kalman, Perverse Optimist by Peter Hall and Michael Bierut, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell ($1 find!), Damn Good Advice by George Lois, Never Come Around by La Sera, Bad Blood by Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick and Carter by Bleached.