Christian Fitness – The Kid is not Alt-Right

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Oh, the puns keep coming, and thankfully, Andrew Falkous keeps making music. His current one man band effort, Christian Fitness, is very enjoyable. You might know Andrew from some of his other musical endeavors, Mclusky and/or Future of the Left. Of course, we’re huge fans of those bands as well. Hop on over to Bandcamp and get yourself some Christian Fitness. Video links for your enjoyment after the turn. EPM “making the annual post” out!

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The Pulsars and Black Marble

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A couple of bands you may or may not have discovered but well worth a few minutes of your auditory attention. First up and now defunct, The Pulsars, a Chicago based sibling duo, Dave and Harry Trumfio have a sound that appeals to our upbeat robot sensibilities. Next up, is Brooklyn, NY’s Black Marble. Their sound sets squarely at the nexus of Joy Division, OMD and early Depeche Mode. Perfect for those darker days heading into the winter months. Listen up after the turn. EPM Tuning In….

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Smart Cops – F’ck Yeah

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First post of 2015 and it’s a YouTube Tuesday on a Monday. Punk rock all the way. Check out the Smart Cops and their musical offering after the turn.

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Playing Out 2014

YouTube Tuesday 2014-12-30: Tacocat, Deap Vally, Ex-Hex, Good Throb, The Saints

It’s the last Tuesday of 2014 and that’s the perfect reason to make it a YouTube Tuesday! Closing out the year that is/was 2014, checkout Tacocat, Deap Vally, Ex-Hex, Alvvays, Good Throb, and The Saints. Visual and sonic treats after the turn. Happy New Years everyone!

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Hoist a Pint and Sing Along

Sham 69 and Giuda on Earth Patrol

Pub it up with this week’s YouTube Tuesday selections, Sham 69 and Giuda. Two bands dislocated in time by about 35 years but the sound is solid. Grab your denim vests, pour yourself a pint and grouse about the living room after the turn. EPM “telling you the truth” Out!

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M.I.A. to Elastica: The Connection is Made

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Hopefully everyone has been getting their “skate on” over the last few months. Here at EPM, we’ve been busy working on some cool side projects. One of those just happens to be featured on this week’s YouTube Tuesday. We took a trip over to London to provide some Peace Drone support for M.I.A.’s just released Double Bubble Trouble video. Check it out along with some videos from another one of our favorite artists, Elastica, after the turn. EPM “what’s the connection” Out!

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May the 4th be in Your Shoes

Tony Alva and Steve Van Doren - Vans/Star Wars Collab Promo on Earth Patrol

A wookie on a skateboard. Skate legends in 70’s retro skate garb. Spicoli, Chewbacca, Tony Alva, Jawa, Steve Van Doren, and Storm Troopers on crowd patrol. All of these elements come together in the promo for the latest Vans/Star Wars collaboration. Check it after the turn. EPM “heading into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters” Out!

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Straight Up Ripping

Unheard Invitational II - Bacon Skateboards Video

The second, hopefully annual, Unheard Invitational is in the books. Who won? Everyone that skated and had a great time, that’s who. Need proof? Well, check it out after the turn courtesy of the Bacon crew. EPM “lip sizzlin’ shredding” Out!

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Learn to Skate with Omar at Pier Park

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Talk about your random finds on the inter-webs. It seems there’s a YouTube channel by the name of SportskoolPlus dedicated to …

… fitness, yoga, exercise, sports instruction and coaching.

Who knew? There’s a nice piece on learning to skate featuring Omar Hassan in the mid-bowl at Pier Park. Sure wish they would have opted for the correct spelling when branding their channel though. Check it out after the turn. EPM “Remember kids, stay in school spelling counts” Out!

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Skate Noir

Skate Noir with HooperFly and MC's Bowl

Early sunsets make for more abundant sessions under the lights. That is, if you have lights(on the wish list for Portland skateparks). Fortunately, MC is a luminary and made sure his “Fortress of Shreditude” was electrified. Check out a few pics from last night’s session courtesy of HooperFly. EPM “dark nights return” Out!

Update: Added some video footage along with an extended edit courtesy of MC

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