West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

Saying Jimi Hendrix is good at playing guitar is akin to saying that Four Loko gets you drunk. Yeah, it's true, but at the end of the day it doesn't do the whole experience justice. Throughout his career, Hendrix bent the electric guitar to his will and ultimately created an enti...

The Casper Mattress Is Engineered for Outrageous Comfort

The Casper Mattress Is Engineered for Outrageous Comfort

When you sleep soundly, you feel like you can conquer the world. So what if you could do that every night? You can with the Casper mattress, which has been obsessively engineered for outrageous comfort. The mattress, which is the most awarded mattress of the decade, will deliver the sleep you’ve been desperately craving by combining springy, hypoallergenic latex with high-density memory foam. You can even try the Casper mattress for 100 nights and return it for a full refund if you don’t love it. Plus, Cool Material readers can save $50 on the mattress with code CM50. It’s time to get better sleep.

Daft Punk: Tron Legacy Soundtrack

Daft Punk: Tron Legacy Soundtrack

Tron Legacy is everything we need in a movie. It's got The Dude, motorcycles, airplanes, violence, video games, nostalgia, hot chicks and Daft Punk. It's shaping up to be the best Disney re-release since the Little Mermaid. Even if the movie sucks (it won't), the soundtrack and s...

Rolling Stones Box Set: You Get What You Need

Rolling Stones Box Set: You Get What You Need

The 70’s are a strange decade in that a large portion of the population is either too young to have lived through them or, frankly, don’t remember them even occurring.  They’re like the moon landing - few can confirm they even happened.  While The Rolling Stones may not f...

WIN THIS: A Case of Heady Topper

WIN THIS: A Case of Heady Topper

There are select beers that carry with them a certain mystique. These are beers that have launched road trips, online trading forums, and shady second-hand websites. The most legendary in this revered clan is Heady Topper, the Double IPA brewed by The Alchemist in Vermont. It was once the highest rated beer in the world and remains the bucket list brew for any beer lover. How can you get your hands on some? Well, you could make the trek to Vermont and pick up an allocation from The Alchemist or one of the select shops that have cans, or you could win this contest, because we’re giving away a whole freakin’ case. All you have to do is sign up for Hoppist, our new beer-related email newsletter. Every Friday, we’ll send you interesting news and stories from the world of beer, hot releases, and more. If you enjoy beer, it’s a win-win. Simply sign up before 5/29/17 to be entered. This contest is open to U.S. residents only who are 21+.

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Music by Andrew Zuckerman

Music by Andrew Zuckerman

It took over four years to create the Discovery Channel miniseries “Life” in part because it had such an all-encompassing title.  If it was called “Animals Doing Stuff” it could have been shot in a week at the zoo.  Andrew Zuckerman has a knack for setting the bar high...

When Giants Walked the Earth

When Giants Walked the Earth

There’s a sort of mystique about Led Zeppelin that even other insanely huge bands do not have.  (Pink Floyd had it and Aerosmith kind of had it until Steven Tyler signed up for American Idol.)  A band could practice and practice, blowout speakers and shred guitar strings and ...

Pick Punch

Pick Punch

Every guy picks up a guitar for the first time with the sole purpose of getting girls.  It starts in a dorm room somewhere, as you awkwardly try to make your way through Stairway to Heaven, and, for those with enough determination, it ends on a huge stage with scores women waiti...

Life by Keith Richards

Life by Keith Richards

They say every wrinkle tells a story.  If that’s true, Life, the autobiography by Keith Richards, may just win The Pulitzer.  Few people could write a 500+ page life-story without sounding completely pompous, and even fewer could make that seem far too short.  But, Keith Ric...

Marky Ramone's Pasta Sauce - Really?

Marky Ramone's Pasta Sauce - Really?

The Ramones are one of the greatest bands of all time. VH1, Rolling Stone, Spin, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may have taken a while to get on board, but even they agreed eventually. We love The Ramones, we really do. Which is why this is even harder to say. In the biggest ...

Listen to This: Seu Jorge & Almaz and Les Savy Fav

Listen to This: Seu Jorge & Almaz and Les Savy Fav

You may know singer Seu Jorge from Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” soundtrack, but there is still more you need to hear from this Brazillian born artist. On his latest album, Jorge joins three piece band Almaz to create a fantastic and soulful collection...

Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers

Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers

Before rockstars wore mascara and made their careers on American Idol, they wrote their own music and possessed an iconic style of tattoos, slicked hair, and well worn leather. These guys were the real deal: there were no Nickelbacks, no Jars of Clay, no Insane Clown Posse. Horst...

Springstreets Lyrical Map Poster

Springstreets Lyrical Map Poster

Mr. Bruce Spingsteen is known, amongst other things, for his evocative lyrics.  Well, some graphic designer--who must've listened to an absolute fuckload of Bruce's songs--has mapped out (literally) the places and names that his lyrics are famous for.  Pick up the  from all T...

Listen to This: The Arcade Fire & Menomena

Listen to This: The Arcade Fire & Menomena

The day has finally arrived, everyone. The Arcade Fire has finally released the long awaited album The Suburbs. To all of those loyal fans out there, you will not be disappointed with their slightly newer, powerful and almost swingy sound. This album may be one that you will be p...

Guitar Wall Light

Guitar Wall Light

Sometimes it's good to diversify your home furnishings from the traditional Ikea/Target gamut. A little decorating excitement doesn't have to come in the form of a stripper pole or a wet bar, though both of those in the right context (i.e., together) have their merits. No, we're ...