Category: Music

Sounds: Caroline Smith

Sounds: Caroline Smith

Every so often, an artist is able to thoroughly redefine themself in an album. Charming folk-indie singer Caroline Smith did just that in her last album, Half About Being a Woman, cooling her tone and trading soft chords for smooth R&B vibes. The album has been in our regular rotation for a while now, and since she’s back in […]

Human: David Wilson

Human: David Wilson

Human Being Journal 5 has been proofed, polished and is fresh off to the printer. That means just a few weeks ’til the rest of the world gets to see it. In the meantime, we’ll be giving a few sneak peeks at what’s inside. One new section of note this time out profiles six Humans […]

Ohbliv

Ohbliv

Richmond, VA beatmaker Bradford Caudle speaks in music. Recording under the monicker Ohbliv, his frenetic and hypnotizing brand of instrumental hip-hop has set him apart within the burgeoning production scene, catching the ears of seasoned hip-hop heads and casual head-nodders alike. With a background in classic singing, training in an array of instruments, and college […]

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Spoon – They Want My Soul

It’s simply been too long since we’ve heard from Spoon. You’d have to look back to 2010’s Transference to recall that truly unique clamor that front man Britt Daniel creates. In fact, when was the last time you played anything from Transference, better yet listened to the album all the way through? When was the last […]

Interview: Fiona Jane of Woman’s Hour

Interview: Fiona Jane of Woman’s Hour

Conversations, the newest album by London-based four piece Woman’s Hour, came out last week on Secretly Canadian which has left us even more curious about front runner Fiona Jane. Their moody sound that filters through new wave electropop sounds like a combination that’s been done before, and maybe it has. However, Woman’s Hour is able to […]

Interview: Jung Kim

Interview: Jung Kim

Jung Kim cut her photographic teeth at Parsons before moving on to Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. But while her formative years were spent in fashion, her style is refreshingly unpretentious—straightforward, intimate, introspective. It’s this cultural sensitivity and ability to, as she puts it, “be a fly on the wall” that has made her into a skilled storyteller, and she’s […]

B-Boy

B-Boy

“The newsworthy transformations wrought by Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, and Robert Mapplethorpe have been replaced by shiny ghosts. They are not news and they are not new. Some work is just more recent. The last new thing I saw was break dancing.” -Dave Hickey Breaking first emerged in the 1970s as one of the four original elements […]

Hear This: Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Hear This: Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

The Voyager will be Jenny Lewis’ first solo album in six years and is what could be her strongest work to date. This is the quality of album that will be played a month from now and then revisited three years down the road. The Voyager carries the tone and tempo that instantly puts me […]

Mimicking Birds: Eons

Mimicking Birds: Eons

We first heard about Mimicking Birds while skimming through NPR’s All Song’s Considered. Their track, Bloodlines, stood out like an M&M in a pile of mixed nuts and we were happy to keep listening. Bloodlines, which can be found on the band’s second studio album, brings together the mood and tempo of The National with vocals […]

Hear This: Woman’s Hour

Hear This: Woman’s Hour

This is something different, you don’t need to look far to see it. What might feel like a small arts and sound collective is really left in the hands of four amazing London-based artists lead by front woman Fiona Burgess. As a whole, Woman’s Hour, a name taken from the beloved female-focused news and culture […]

Wild Crush by Archie Bronson Outfit

Wild Crush by Archie Bronson Outfit

Four years after 2010’s Coconut, Wiltshire’s Archie Bronson Outfit gives us their fourth take with Wild Crush. With some changes to the team, this rejuvenated Outfit takes a dip back to some of their earlier sounds with analog synthesizers, beautiful distortion, and vision. Having waved farewell to founding member D Hobday and welcomed live collaborator Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K) to […]

Interview: Geographic North

Interview: Geographic North

With a pinpoint aesthetic combining intricate programming, hazy atmospherics, and off-kilter pop sensibilities, Atlanta-based music label Geographic North has accrued a one-of-a-kind roster of new and established artists. We recently spoke to label heads Farbod Kokabi and Bobby Power to discuss music in the internet age, digital aesthetics, and the blurring lines between analog and […]

Hear This: Ray LaMontagne’s Supernova

Hear This: Ray LaMontagne’s Supernova

If you’re hoping that Ray LaMontagne’s fifth studio album, Supernova, is going to be an even more melancholy follow up to “Trouble”, you’re wrong. Judging from the album cover and song titles alone with tracks like “Lavender”, “Airwaves”, and “She’s The One”, this album is anything but lonely. This time around, LaMontagne, now 40, joins forces […]

The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer

Well, Kathleen Hanna is back, back indeed. In case you forgot about the raven-haired lead of Le Tigre, the Julie Ruin, and perhaps most notably the kick in the (excuse us) nuts that is Bikini Kill, Sini Anderson is here to remind us all. In her feature The Punk Singer(2013), Anderson tells the story we […]

New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

It’s hard to describe Philadelphia’s, The War On Drugs, to someone who hasn’t heard them before. The description quickly falls in the common refrain, “…well, you’ll just have to check them out.” If I really tried, I would say they’re an ambient jam band meets a young Bob Dylan. In there somewhere they run into […]

Playlist: Leah Goren

Playlist: Leah Goren

Our friend Leah Goren is an incredibly talented illustrator known for her bright, fun prints, and quirky drawings of melancholic ladies. You might recognize her internet-famous black cat print or her equally internet-famous Devon Rex Moses. If you haven’t already fallen in love with Leah and her other work, check out her awesome zine, Sad […]

Playlist: Chris Kim

Playlist: Chris Kim

Our friend Chris grew up a military kid that moved a lot but Richmond is the only place he would call home. After studying art direction at the VCU brand center, he graduated, moved to Brooklyn and started working at McKinney as an art director. Besides work, Chris likes to draw, play ping pong, and […]

A 2013 Cheat Sheet for 2014

A 2013 Cheat Sheet for 2014

I don’t really make resolutions. The only thing I could muster up for 2014 was to cut out excess…i.e. mostly financial excess, i.e. spending more money than is necessary. One thing I do take stock in, and which I will share with you, are things that worked or I loved in 2013 that should be […]

Inspiration: High/Low

Inspiration: High/Low

I initially wanted to drop some inspiration on Saturday but came down with a wretched cold – thanks NYC Subway system. Shout out to all the grown adults who sneeze and cough without covering, pick their noses, and never wash their hands after using the restroom – you are ALL my heroes. (Oh, and there […]

A Short History: Run-DMC

A Short History: Run-DMC

One of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture, Run-DMC paved the way for countless artists in the last three decades, and helped bring rap music from the streets to the big picture. Once just a group of friends making music together in the park, they became only the second hip […]

Holiday Playlist: Constantine Giavos

Holiday Playlist: Constantine Giavos

If you’ve been to one of our parties, you’ve probably seen this guy behind the DJ booth, dressed to kill. Our longtime friend Constantine Giavos took some time out from his design work and jet-setting to and from NYC to talk to us about the season’s traditions, share his childhood holiday photos, and curate a […]

Style Icon: Miles Davis

Style Icon: Miles Davis

The re-inventor of Jazz, the one-and-only Mr. Miles Davis, was known for more than being a crazy talented musician. He was also the king of style, the original dapper gentleman. Miles Davis didn’t just wear a suit – he wore an impeccably tailored fine Italian suit, with crisp linens, subtle but striking details, and rugged […]

I Will Always Love You

I Will Always Love You

Whether you prefer Parton or Houston, I Will Always Love You will always remain at the top of the list of the best to belt out at the top of your lungs. It was first written and recorded by country darling Dolly Parton and went on to become the signature song of the late Whitney […]

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen has been shooting black and white photographs for nearly fifty years. Born in New York City in 1950, he then lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he began photographing and documenting small villages and their impoverished inhabitants in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His images were called nightmarish, exposing dark […]

Interview: Anousheh

Interview: Anousheh

Anousheh Khalili has been playing music since as long as she can remember. Having learned to play piano as a child, she began writing music in her early teens and performing with her first band in high school. She has in inherent love for songwriting, which is more than apparent in the haunting music she […]

Style Icon: Patti Smith

Style Icon: Patti Smith

There are very, very few people cooler than musician, artist, poet, and writer Patti Smith. In fact, we think she’s a certified style icon for both men and women, and those of any age. Patti cemented her slouchy, androgynous style when she chopped off her own hair in the style of Keith Richards. Her look […]

Remembering Lou Reed

Remembering Lou Reed

Last week the world lost a true legend when Lou Reed died at the age of 71. He was a pioneer of rock, and his spirit will be carried on through not only his own music, but through the countless bands and musicians he inspired along the way. Today, we remember the life and music […]

BAM: Run Don’t Run

BAM: Run Don’t Run

I’ve lived in New York for 7 years, but I’m a bad New Yorker. I still haven’t been to Statue of Liberty, and only just recently went to Ground Zero. BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) also fits in that category. Every week something amazing happens there, and every week I make another excuse not to go. […]

The Day The Music Died

The Day The Music Died

In the early hours of February 3, 1959, a plane fell from the sky near Clear Lake, Iowa, just miles from takeoff, bound for Moorehead, Minnesota. No one saw or heard the crash, but its impact was felt around the world. Claiming the lives of four men under thirty, this date would go down in […]

Playlist: The Changing of the Season

Playlist: The Changing of the Season

Our friend Elise over at Pennyweight seems to have a knack for capturing a feeling so perfectly with a few carefully selected songs. Her newest curated playlist, The Changing of the Season, in her own words, is “slow and quiet, often like the changing of seasons. The trees turning the most vibrant, breathtaking colors, winds […]

Playlist: Matthew McDonald

Playlist: Matthew McDonald

Our friend Matthew loves pizza, taking rad pictures, and being an all-around cool dude. He’s crazy talented but also super laid back, so we picked his brain about life and sandwiches and what he’s listening to right now. Here’s a curated fall playlist from Matthew McDonald. Who are you? I’m Matthew McDonald or Chewy. Mostly […]

Playlist: Ali Breslin

Playlist: Ali Breslin

Our friend Ali is a firecracker from Virginia that’s made her way to the big city. Between working fashion gigs, hanging with her cat, Esme, and a few games of Big Buck Hunter, she talked to us about what she’s looking forward to for the colder months ahead. Get to know Ali a little bit better […]

Alexander Fox Tschan, My Hideous Infatuate

Alexander Fox Tschan, My Hideous Infatuate

When I moved to New York in 2007, everything was magical. One day, I wandered into a small shop in Chinatown, Project No. 8. It had just opened. I was obsessed with Scandinavia at the time (still am), and they had all these beautiful sweatshirts from a little Danish label called Devandervar. Anyways, when I […]

Florence Welch: Letter from LA

Florence Welch: Letter from LA

In this short film by Tabitha Denholm for Nowness, Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch talks about what she loves about LA and how different the City of Angels is from her hometown of London. Letter from LA is one of a three-part series by Denholm called Letters from America, following Welch to New Orleans […]

Human Being Journal Issue 3

Human Being Journal Issue 3

We’re excited to announce the release of the third issue of our biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. Issue 3 explores a cross-section of subjects bridging fashion, lifestyle, food, design and art. Includes work by contributing photographers Stella Berkofsky, Bene Brandhofer, Piczo, Devyn Galindo, Clement Pascal, Andrew Musson, and Adrien Toubiana, along with 192 pages of: […]

Playlist: Serge and Jane

Playlist: Serge and Jane

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin are some of our current muses, and we can’t seem to get enough of the historic love affair. Inspired by the pair, Chris Black of Done To Death created an exclusive, super soft tee with their iconic image just for us. Though they never married, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin […]

Down to Nothing: Life on the James

Down to Nothing: Life on the James

Richmond’s own Down To Nothing releases Life On The James, out today on Revelation Records. Down To Nothing started from humble beginnings at the turn of the millennium, with little more than writing songs and playing shows in mind. Thirteen years, three full-length albums, eight EP’s and one compilation later, Down To Nothing are one of the […]

The National: Graceless

The National: Graceless

The National is a staple around the Need Supply Co office, and Trouble Will Find Me, the band’s sixth studio album, is on repeat. The video for Graceless,  directed by Sophia Peer,  was filmed in black and white at the Cincinnatti home of Matt Berninger’s parents. Matt stated that filming “involved a great deal of binge drinking beer,” […]

Fall Line Fest

Fall Line Fest

In a few short weeks, Fall Line Fest will bring us more than 40 live bands, along with special artist/chef menu collaborations, live mural painting, and so much more. The 2-day festival aims to showcase exactly what gives Richmond its own unique charm, with a focus on music, food and art. photo by Andrew Bain […]

Playlist: Constantine Giavos

Playlist: Constantine Giavos

If you’ve been to one of our parties, you’ve probably seen this guy behind the DJ booth, dressed to kill. Our longtime friend Constantine Giavos took some time out from his design work and jet-setting to and from NYC to talk to us about food and curate a playlist that’s sure to get you out […]

A Score to Remember

A Score to Remember

I saw “The Place Beyond the Pines” this weekend with my wife while my son was taking a slumber (which was a nice long one since the movie is about 2 1/2 hours.) While the movie was good, filled with a decent plot, engaging action/crime and a whole lot of poverty-stricken drama, I found myself […]

Playlist: Kate Greene

Playlist: Kate Greene

The beautiful Kate Greene is a muse to many, and puts her hands in as many fashion pots as she can, which we can totally get behind. We know the girl has impeccable style and killer taste, so we asked her to help curate our end-of-summer tunes. Learn more about the rad Washington, DC-based fashionista […]

Vampire Weekend: Step

Vampire Weekend: Step

If you haven’t noticed, we like typography. We also like good music and cool music videos, and this one covers all three with flying colors. Vampire Weekend really hits the mark in the video for Step, with simple, stark views of New York City and large print lyrics. Step is a beautiful song on its […]

Nick Coward & The Last Battle

Nick Coward & The Last Battle

Our very own Will Godwin recently created the artwork for Nick Coward & The Last Battle‘s Thieves. Will gave us a peek at the process behind creating this album design, and documented every step of the way, from initial sketches to the final product. See more of Will’s work at his website here, and listen […]

No Doubt: Sunday Morning

No Doubt: Sunday Morning

There’s a lot of great music out there in the world, but there may never be an album that really tops Tragic Kingdom. Thanks to a reminder via Amanda, we’re visiting the old classics today, and Sunday Morning is on the top of the list. The song is amazing on its own, but only gets […]

Style Icon: Tom Waits

Style Icon: Tom Waits

Musician Tom Waits is known for his distinctive, gravely voice, once described by a critic as sounding like “it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car.” Despite having little radio and mainstream support, he has earned […]

Jesse and the Rippers

Jesse and the Rippers

If you’re anything like us, then you still know all the words to Forever, and remember when Jesse was a star in Tokyo and when DJ dated Viper, one of the Rippers. Well, lucky for you, Uncle Jesse got the band got back together for a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, complete with […]

Florence Welch’s London Home

Florence Welch’s London Home

It should come as no surprise that musician Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine fame, has a beautifully quirky home in South London. The singer recently moved out of her mother’s house into the first of her very own, which happens to just be a short walk away from mom’s. Florence’s decorating style is […]

Playlist: Johnny Hugel

Playlist: Johnny Hugel

Johnny Hugel is a longtime friend and supporter of Need Supply Co, and is quite the tastemaker around town. He knows a thing or two about just about anything, and seems to do everything with just the right amount of style and smarts. He’s spearheaded so many cool projects that we’ve lost count. Johnny talks […]

Hear This: Shark Week

Hear This: Shark Week

Hailing from our patriotic neighbor to the North, Washington DC-based Shark Week not only has a great band name, but the sound to back it up. The surf-rock-esque four piece is described by Everybody Taste‘s Matt Carr as “a bluesy and modern spin on The Kinks and New York Dolls, punctuated by the kind of […]