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UO For The Record

For The Record Music Newsletter - dedicated to the art of collecting and the collectors who put in the work.

Contents

Protect Ya Neck

We spoke to RZA, leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, about how he built Wu Wear into a clothing empire from the ground up — one that lives on today as one of music’s most collectable, most sought after lines. Read More

Supply, Demand and The Wu

A leader in urban fashion and unique brand merchandise, Wu Wear gear was always really, really cool and never won’t be. Here's Why

Banks & Steelz

An unlikely pairing of Wu-Tang Clan emcee RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks resulted in one of our favorite collaborations of the year. Read More and Shop the Record

Record Collector: Aquarium Drunkard

Justin Gage, founder of music blog Aquarium Drunkard, has a lot to say about the records that helped him build his online music empire. Read More and Shop His Picks

Breaking the Record

Experimental turntablist Maria Chavez uses the sound of malfunctions in her soundscapes and vinyl art. Read More

Keeper of the Faith

Author and musician Bryan Ray Turcotte shows off his sprawling assortment of punk memorabilia and discusses why the art of a show flyer is still alive and well. Read More

The Merch Junkie

Yearning for a bootleg pair of satin Bowie-emblazoned shorts? So was stylist, artist and classic rock lover Zara Mirkin. So she turned her interest into a passion project: Merch Junkies. Read More and Shop the Records that Inspired the Collection

Rock in a Hard Place

A writer’s first-time journey to the Big Apple’s epicenter of rock memorabilia: The Times Square Hard Rock Cafe. Read More

The Printed Peace

Portland’s Zine Symposium serves as an area for DIY print and cultural acceptance, beyond the cultures and personalities shown in mainstream media. Read More

The Sound Shops

Forget Guitar Center: we’ve scouted some of our favorite specialty music shops from coast to coast for the best in vinyl, drum sets, and more. Read More

Featured Curator: Local Natives

Urban Outfitters is now on Apple Music. Listen to our featured curator playlist with Local Natives. Listen Now

US@UO: Pedal Pushers

Some of UO’s resident employee musicians discuss their pedal setups, including one guitarist’s tale of a gift from a mysterious neighbor and how another builds them himself. Read More

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Reebok

Reebok delivers collection after collection of timeless sportswear. See the latest arrivals, featuring updated classics, fresh reissues and new UO Exclusives. Shop Reebok

Sonix

New phones, new cases. Sonix uses unexpected prints—like sushi, pineapples and swans—to make the ultimate iPhone cases. Read More

Alpha Industries

Alpha + UO present the official music video for “Zenith” by Denzel Curry ft. Joey Bada$$. See more from the UO Music Video series on UOTV now. Read More