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Gorillaz f/Elton John + 6LACK

Gorillaz f/Elton John + 6LACK

The Gorillaz’s Song Machine continues to entertain us with great collaborations, like The Pink Phantom, a emotional and eclectic ballad about a failed relationship that leads to tragedy. This time, the cartoon musicians are accompanied by rapper 6LACK and none other than Sir Elton John on vocals and piano.

Iron Mask (Trailer)

Iron Mask (Trailer)

Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger square off in this over-the-top fantasy adventure about a kung fu master who must escape his homeland to bring his daughter a special talisman that lets her control a dragon. It looks completely ridiculous, and we kind of just want to see it for the hairdos. Drops 11.20.2020.

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The Hood Internet: 1990

The Hood Internet: 1990

After wowing us with their awesome 1980s music compilations, the guys from The Hood Internet have kicked off a new decade, this time cramming 60 hits from 1990 into a 3-minute, 30-second medley. From Deee-Lite to Depeche Mode and Pixies to Public Enemy, it’s a fantastic flashback to a fondly-remembered time.

Rubberbanditz Fitness Bands + Dice

This set of three resistance bands comes with a set of three dice, with each of their sides corresponding to a crossfit exercise. Simply roll the dice, then perform reps of the randomly-selected exercises to keep your routine fresh every day. Each exercise targets multiple muscle groups, optimized for building strength and caloric burn.

Tame Impala Empty Stadium Concert

Tame Impala Empty Stadium Concert

Before the scourge that is COVID-19, Tame Impala used to play to packed venues. But here they jam out to an audience of exactly none (except the camera crew). They staged this surreal and intimate mini-concert in an empty football stadium to promote the launch of FIFA ’21.

Devil Swing

Devil Swing

It’s been a long time since we checked in with dancer Michael Startsev aka TakeSomeCrime, but we’re happy to see that he’s still got his groove more than a decade later. If you ever wondered what to do with your hands while dancing, he’s got a trick or two to show you.

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Wally Koval and the followers of the Accidentally Wes Anderson Instagram page are on a mission to find real locations that capture the fastidious and whimsical style of filmmaker Wes Anderson. This 368-page book chronicles some of these wondrous destinations through images and stories, along with a foreword by Anderson himself.

Feather (Launch Trailer)

Feather (Launch Trailer)

Australian indie developer Samurai Punk created this relaxing game in which you assume the role of a bird, and fly around a vast island. As you explore and take in the colorful scenery, the weather and time of day gradually change, accompanied by a soothing ambient soundtrack. Available now on PS4, Switch, PC, and Xbox One.

Feast by Firelight

Feast by Firelight

Just because you’re away from your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t serve up an amazing meal for your friends and family. Emma Frisch’s cookbook for the outdoors not only includes recipes and menus, but shopping and equipment lists to help make dining under the stars a truly memorable experience.

His House (Trailer)

His House (Trailer)

As if living in South Sudan wasn’t hard enough, things go completely off the rails for a couple who manage to escape their war-torn country only to move into a house in England that’s haunted by evil spirits. But they’re not going down without a fight. Hits Netflix 10.30.2020.

Klymit Hammock V Air Pad

Klymit Hammock V Air Pad

The world’s first air mattress designed to fit inside hammocks. The Hammock V protects you from cold and wind coming in from the bottom and the sides of the hammock. It also has non-slip zones to make sure it stays in place. An insulated version is also available.

The Warriors Action Figures

The Warriors Action Figures

MezcoToyz present a boxed set of action figures inspired by Walter Hill’s classic film The Warriors. The retro-style 5 Points set includes Swan, Ajax, Cleon, the Baseball Fury Leader, and Baseball Fury Lieutenant, along with tiny baseball bats, spray paint, a Molotov cocktail, a pipe, switchblade, chain, and spiked wooden plank.

Goddess and Warriors Jigsaw Puzzle

Goddess and Warriors Jigsaw Puzzle

These stay-at-home months have made jigsaw puzzles a hot commodity, so it’s no surprise that eeBoo’s designs keep selling out. Their Goddess and Warriors puzzle comes to the rescue with an epic illustration of global goddesses, deities, warriors, and heroines. Made with 90% recycled board and vegetable-based inks.

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Action USA (Trailer)

Action USA (Trailer)

(PG-13) Created by stuntman John Stewart back in 1989, this rarely-seen, over-the-top B-movie has been restored for new audiences to enjoy. Packed with action, profanity, blood, and practical FX, it’s a welcome break from the CGI and shakycam fight sequences of today. Available to rent from Alamo on Demand through 10.12.2020.

Pop-Tarts Card Game

Pop-Tarts Card Game

Toy company Funko teamed up with cereal company Kellogg’s to make a different kind of Pop. The official Pop-Tarts Game is a family-friendly card game in which 2-to-6 players collect breakfast pastries to get the highest score. Or maybe the highest calorie count. Best played with a snack of actual Pop-Tarts.

The Cocktail Piano

The Cocktail Piano

Last time we checked in with musician Mezerg, he was playing the watermelon. This time, he performs on a more conventional instrument – though Voël Martin rigged up this upright piano with an electronic circuit and pumps that dispense a variety of juices and liquor to make a custom cocktail based on the notes he plays.

Oak Infusion Spirals

Oak Infusion Spirals

Whether you’re home-distilling spirits or just want to add some dimension to store-bought drinks, these coils of charred oak are a great way to add flavor and depth. They’re small enough to drop through the neck of a 750ml bottle, and their spiral design maximizes surface area for the best flavor. Sold in packs of one, two, or four.

Seven Stars Resort, Turks & Caicos

Seven Stars Resort, Turks & Caicos

One of the world’s best beaches, Turks & Caicos’ Grace Bay Beach is delightfully uncrowded – an idyllic escape for social distancing. The all-suites Seven Stars Resort & Spa welcomes guests with its turquoise Caribbean waters, beachfront dining, cabana massages, clean-stay safety protocols, and big discounts.

GrillTunes

GrillTunes

This unique spatula integrates a remote control into its handle, so you can adjust volume, play, pause, and skip tracks while cooking. It connects with one or two Bluetooth speakers. The spatula handle is heat- and water-resistant, and the remote can be detached during washing. The spatula also has a built-in bottle opener.

My Arcade Pocket Player Handhelds

My Arcade Pocket Player Handhelds

My Arcade makes pocket-sized gaming systems that each play three classic arcade games. They feature accurate 8-bit graphics, arcade-inspired case designs, and a crisp 2.75″ color display. Available games include Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaxian, Xevious, Ms. Pac-Man, Sky Kid, Mappy, and more.

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Junipero Gin

Junipero Gin

Junipero Gin’s juniper-berry-blue bottle hints at the botanicals inside: juniper, coriander, cubeb, grains of paradise, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, cassia bark, cardamom, orange peel, aniseed, and angelica root. Junipero pioneered the American craft gin movement, distilling in small copper pots at 98.6 unfiltered proof.

The Bloomhouse

The Bloomhouse

Boutique rental company Lodgewell offers the coolest properties in Austin and the Texas Hill Country, and nothing keeps Austin weird like The Bloomhouse. Built in the ‘70s as a hippie dream – and renovated by ex-mayor Dave Claunch – the whimsical white meringue is 1,100 square feet but nothing else about it is square. Nothing.

Terrakhana: Extended Cut

Terrakhana: Extended Cut

Back in 2017, pro driver Ken Block took on a wide-open patch of dusty, hilly desert in Swing Arm City, Utah. As he ripped through the dunes, he sent dirt flying in every direction from beneath the wheels of his buzzy 600 hp Ford Fiesta rallycross car. This extended cut features thrilling bonus footage not seen in its original release.

Bicycle Ballet

Bicycle Ballet

Gymnast and freestyle bike rider Viola Brand shows off her insane balancing skills, as she uses her bicycle in ways never designed by its manufacturer and dances around the ballroom standing on the handlebars, seat, and pedals of her 2-wheeler. Can’t get enough? Check out more of Viola’s bike tricks.

Stop and Bust a Move

Stop and Bust a Move

It’s impossible to listen to the Young MC track Bust a Move without doing exactly what its title says. Remixer Bill McClintock combined MC’s infectious rhythms with Buffalo Springfield’s timeless protest song For What It’s Worth, giving it a groovy new sound. Listen close, and you’ll catch some Def Leppard, GN’R, and Van Halen too.

World’s Largest Drum Kit

World’s Largest Drum Kit

Music equipment rental company Gate to Hell shared footage of them assembling an enormous drum kit at Essen, Germany concert venue Turock. After the massive rig of percussion instruments was set up, musician Jürgen “Ventor” Reil from the band Kreator put the drum set to the test.

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