Choosing a song to accompany a video part can be a lot like pairing a wine with a dish. The right song can augment feelings evoked from watching someone perform the perfect trick, at the right spot, with just the right filming. The wrong song and the viewer may pull the plug immediately. This is fact. While wine pairing can be broken down to a science, skateboarders’ tastes seem to be way more subjective. There are absolutely no rules. A hesh transition skateboarder can skate to hip-hop and it may work well, and a tech guy can skate to a Black Sabbath track and it might work even better. Music is such an integral part of skateboarding and video parts. Many of us are exposed to new music predominantly through skate videos. It’s become incumbent on video directors to dig deep to keep their soundtracks interesting and tidy. That’s why the Girl x Sup Pop capsule just works.
We’re heavily intrigued by the Girl Skateboards x Sub Pop collaboration. This collaboration not only celebrates Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary, but also pays homage to the crate diggers of the world, which is something that all skateboarders can relate to. Crate diggers and skateboarders alike are all searching for that next hidden gem. Kudos to both Girl Skateboards and Sub Pop records for exposing us to so much music throughout the years. Our ears and lives have both been greatly enriched.
We’re giving away all five Girl x Sub Pop decks drawn by Sub Pop’s art director, a celebrated illustrator and skateboarder, Sasha Barr. Included are 7″ flexi discs featuring single tracks on each side, combining for a total of 10 songs from emerging and celebrated Sub Pop artists. And as an added bonus, we’re even throwing in the milk crate.