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Wood Speaker SHOP

This sharp beech wood speaker sports a minimal aesthetic and a bright red cloth covered cable that makes it stand out on your shelf or desk. Don’t be deceived by its minute stature, with a built-in amplifier, the little wood speaker will offer high quality sound when you start playing your music. It has a built-in ... continue reading
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Last Minute Gifts Delivered by 12/24 SHOP

Still hunting for holiday gifts? With tons of gifts for guys still in stock, the Cool Material Shop has you covered with Guaranteed Delivery by 12/24. During checkout just select 'Holiday Shipping' and we'll be sure to ship your order with enough time to get it under the tree. Plus, when you spend $200 or more, you'll get 'Free Guaranteed Delivery' by 12/24. ... check it out
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The Clash – Sound System (Box Set)

We honestly don't remember the last time we bought a CD. With MP3s and streaming services, the end of the compact disc seems near (if it hasn't already really happened). All that said, this new Clash retrospective might actually be worth a purchase. The 12-disc set includes remastered studio recordings, a ton of demos ... continue reading
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Phiaton Chord MS 530

Nothing ruins a great song or the dialogue to a movie like a shrilling baby or a loud conversation. While there are plenty of noise-cancelling headphones out there for you to choose from, these new ones from Phiaton are right up there with the best. They knock out 98% of background noise and connect through Bluetooth ... continue reading
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iTunes Radio

If you're an iPhone or iPad owner, chances are you've already upgraded to iOS 7 (unless it is still downloading). One of the new features rolled out by Apple in conjunction with the new operating system is iTunes Radio. The free streaming radio service looks to supplant Pandora as the smartphone radio king. The more ... continue reading
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Stash Stainless Steel Bass

It's hard to stand out as the bassist. Usually the singer, lead guitarist, or, hell, even the drummer get more face time. Well, if you're a bassist with three grand burning a hole in your pocket, you can change all that. The Stash Stainless Steel Bass Guitar is the only 100% stainless steel bass that has been custom ... continue reading
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Daft Punk Action Figures

2013 will go down as the year of Daft Punk. Despite the fact that the French duo had great albums before, nothing will top the hype and publicity that came along with Random Access Memories. Want proof? Now the guys are getting made into action figures. Available for pre-order (shipping late December), the Tamashii ... continue reading
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Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Gift Set

You best believe there was a bit of boozin' going on backstage at some of the world's biggest rock shows. In honor of that partying spirit, Crystal Head Vodka has teamed up with the Rolling Stones to release this 50th Anniversary Gift Set. Included is a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka (feel free to mix it with orange ... continue reading
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Kanye West – Yeezus

Love him or hate him, Kanye makes you talk. If you've been waiting since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for some new music from Kanye, hear you go. He performed two tracks off of his upcoming album Yeezus (June 18) on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The album, which should be available for pre-order any day ... continue reading
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Twitter #Music

After hearing buzz for a bit now, Twitter officially released their music app today. Twitter #Music (really, a hashtag in the name?) pulls tunes from Spotify, iTunes, and Rdio, and is set on helping users discover music they'll love. Organized in a few simple pages, you can swipe through popular songs, emerging artists, ... continue reading
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito”

Right around the time many of you reading this--and the one writing it--graduated high school, Yeah Yeah Yeahs blew the fuck up with their hit single "Maps." It was all over MTV, and VH1 and Fuse and whatever ancient television networks existed back then before you could just watch music videos on YouTube. Even writing ... continue reading
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Rap Quote Signs

Most signs we see while driving around the city are there to inform us of the many ways our car could get towed. They're frustrating. The Rap Quotes street signs Jay Shells has been putting up are far more entertaining. He seeks out the spots called out in some famous rhymes and puts a sign up on display there calling ... continue reading
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David Bowie “The Next Day”

Duke Nukem Forever. Beatles' "The Smile Sessions." Diablo 3. Guns N' Roses "Chinese Democracy." The next Bowie album. We honestly didn't think any of those things would ever happen--especially in our lifetimes. But here we are, writing to inform you that the one and only David Bowie has in fact completed his first ... continue reading
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Atoms for Peace “Amok”

It's a well known fact that you don't publicly talk about religion or politics. When it comes to music, Radiohead can be a point of contention too. You could--and we did--spend countless hours debating "Kid A" and "OK Computer," but that's kind of irrelevant right now because Atoms for Peace's full length album "Amok" ... continue reading
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