Brain Dead x Malibu Sandals

Brain Dead x Malibu Sandals

We are thrilled to announce our exclusive collaborative shoe with Malibu Sandals. A brand that truly celebrates the individual, the free spirit, and our shared penchant for the absurd. Each sandal is sand monster approved and interwoven with the perfect combination of fibers to keep your wiggling toes comfy all day long. Our collaboration with Malibu Sandals is much overdue, we’ve long admired their commitment to the everyman and their original inspiration of ancient Mexican Huarache sandal-making. Consistent with quality and design, we’re excited to carry on their legacy of quality footwear with them. Which is why we decided to go all out on this design. Carefully woven with an adjustable latigo strap- our green and white sandals are meant to bend with your every need and help you explore. What monsters lurk beyond the tidepools? You’ll never know if you don’t dip in. Our exclusive Malibu Sandal collab shoes will retail from $165 and will be released in both men’s and women’s sizes on June 28th at 10 AM PST via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku and select retailers worldwide.

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Brain Dead Partners With DIIV For The Tenth Anniversary of Oshin

In honor of DIIV’s Oshin tenth anniversary rerelease, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax is thrilled to host a live stream of their concert at Brooklyn Steel on Thursday, June 23rd. In 2012, DIIV’s critically acclaimed debut album Oshin took the world by storm and captivated the praise of critics and fans alike. That year Pitchfork named the album “Best New Music,”and NME ranked it in the Top 10 among the “Albums of the Year.” Catapulting DIIV to swaths of eager fans embracing their searing combination of beauty and noise. Live, their sound washes over each packed crowd and creates a sonic ecosystem of punishing bliss. Emerging from the fertile early-2010s Brooklyn DIY music scene, DIIV quickly proved themselves as one of the city’s most prominent live acts. With every successive release, DIIV has fostered the imagination of their fans by constantly evolving and exploring new textures while keeping their sound unmistakably theirs. Influential to each wave of budding rock acts, DIIV is a joyful reminder of the legacy of shoegaze and guitar driven music. The Brain Dead x Oshin collaboration t-shirt will be sold exclusively at the screening retailing at $54 and the following day, Friday 24th 10AM PST at wearebraindead.com.

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Introducing the Triple Tortoise Frame Color

Head in the sky but feet on the ground? Barreling down the highway of life? Pull off the fast lane and grab some shade. Look on the dark side with our new release of the Triple Tortoise frame color available in all styles. Truly a technical feat, our designers worked tirelessly with three different acetates to get the formula for Triple Tortoise just right. An amazing alternative to petroleum plastic, our acetate frames are made with plant cellulose. Making them lightweight, comfortable, and renewable. Nothing’s more punk than that. Our restock will be for all of our frames Sugi, Newman, Tani, Staunton, and fan favorite Elia. Made in a little lab by big dreamers, these are for all mad scientists out there. Catch them while you can. All eyewear will be available on June 21st at 10 am PST both via Brain Dead Studios as well as wearebraindead.com.

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Our Exclusive Merch with Angel Olsen for Big Time Film Release

Our Exclusive Merch with Angel Olsen for Big Time Film Release

Brain Dead Studios Fairfax is honored to host the premiere of Angel Olsen's new short film Big Time, the visual counterpart to her anticipated sixth studio album. The 28 minute film is rich with evocative portrayals of grief and new love amongst Angel’s surrealist dreamscapes. Angels writes, “It is probably the most intimate work I have ever made and shared with the public.” Before writing the album Olsen entered a new relationship, accepted her queerness and lost both of her parents. “Some experiences just make you feel as though you’re five years old, no matter how wise or adult you think you are.” Digging into fresh loss and new love, Olsen used a dream of hers to help structure the poignant film directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch. "Big Time.. poses one central dilemma. ‘What lengths must one go through to let go of the past in order to step out of the darkness and accept one's true self?’ After the screening at Brain Dead Studios Fairfax there will be a Q+A with both Olsen and the director, followed by a set. In celebration of the release, Brain Dead is excited to offer our exclusive Angel Olsen Big Time collaborative t-shirt. Retailing at $54 the shirt will be available via wearebraindead.com at 10 AM PST on June 17th.

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Brain Dead x Vans

Brain Dead and Vans are thrilled to announce an exclusive capsule collection showcasing our design for the Vault by Vans OG Half Cab LX and OG Lampin LX. In ‘92 Vans first released the Half Cab after skateboarders were known to cut down the lip of their Caballeros to accomplish more technical tricks. We've always admired their ethos of listening to the fans' needs while creating shoes that get worn time and time again. Whether you're a pro or just out for a stroll, our collection is perfect for the vibrant wear and tear that life brings. Both the Half Cab and Lampin will retail from $95 and $105 - on June 14th Brain Dead x Vans will be released at 10AM PST via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku and select retailers worldwide.

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Brain Dead x Belle & Sebastian

Brain Dead x Belle & Sebastian

We are thrilled to announce an exclusive capsule collaboration with the legendary Belle and Sebastian. This June they're returning to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on tour with their tenth studio album A Bit of Previous. In some respects, A Bit Of Previous is also a first. It’s the first album the band recorded in their native city Glasgow in two decades and also their first full-length album in seven years. While the arrangements are often playful, there is an underlying gravity to it all. The name itself is a possible reference to reincarnation. So what is a A Bit of Previous? It’s Belle and Sebastian taking on age and getting older and emerging all the more vital for it. A genius at evolving their own sound, the album showcases a lot of what makes Belle and Sebastian so special and enduring to fans worldwide. Our designers were easily inspired by the legacy of the band and the lyricism of their influential early album The Arab Strap. The release includes an Arab Strap t-shirt, Arab Strap t-shirt Tokyo edition, and Greek event t-shirt. The Belle and Sebastian Greek Tee is a special revival of their touring shirt from the 90s. Good old reincarnation in its finest. Our collaborative release will first be available at the Belle and Sebastian LA Greek show on June 4th. On June 7th the capsule will be released at 10 AM PST via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku and select retailers worldwide.

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Our Collaboration with Marvel for New Doctor Strange Collection Release

Our Collaboration with Marvel for New Doctor Strange Collection Release

We are excited to bring you our latest collaboration with Marvel featuring a new line created with Doctor Strange artwork from the iconic Marvel Comics - graphics by Mortis Studio. Co-created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee in 1963, Doctor Strange, a renowned surgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme, was initially introduced into the Marvel Universe with the goal of bringing increased mysticism to the publisher’s robust family of characters. Since then, Doctor Strange has developed into one of Marvel’s most successful protagonists with multiple T.V. shows and movies developed around him throughout the decades since his inception. Our Doctor Strange collection features three short sleeve t-shirts, a long sleeve t-shirt, a hoodie and two water glasses all based around the legendary character. The collection will be available on May 31st, 2022, at 10 AM PST via Brain Dead Studios as well as wearebraindead.com.

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Summer 22 is now available worldwide

Summer 22 is now available worldwide

While your popsicles are melting make sure you check out our latest collection. With bandana hats, breezy button downs, half zip polos, mesh tanks, we're introducing new styles that have never been released before. Ladies have sponge dyed body suits, jack knife skirts along with 3D pucker tees to choose from. With new baby tees and 70s vintage raglan shirts, this collection is a blast from the past- into the sizzling future. Obviously paired with the best graphics from Leomi Sadler, Dripper World and Braulio. The devil is in the details and this collection is prepared for any and all heat to come your way. There’s over 100 new pieces for both men and women, and the collection will retail from $55-315. This collection will be available May 24th at 10am PST via wearebraindead.com, as well as Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku, DSMLA, DSMNY, DSML, DSMG and select retailers worldwide.

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Brain Dead x Kuumba: Smoke as Ritual.

Brain Dead x Kuumba: Smoke as Ritual.

Light up in the coziness of your home with our exclusive Kuumba x Brain Dead collaboration. For the late nights, early mornings or somewhere hazy in between. Life’s busy and now the days are a bit longer to fit everything in thanks to sweet daylight savings. When night time hits, unwinding from it all starts with getting the vibe right - a favorite song, a salty snack, an amazing smell. Happiness begins and ends with the little things. A new night time routine is right around the corner with Kuumba and Brain Dead’s exclusive incense burners and accompanying incense, brightening up any room with a natural cozy aroma. Letting you unwind from reality and into whatever comes your way. The collaboration will drop on wearebraindead.com on May 17th at 10AM PST or at Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku, and select retailers worldwide along with two new editions of our classic logo head rug.

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Brain Dead x Ms .45: It's No Longer a Man's World!

Brain Dead x Ms .45: It's No Longer a Man's World!

We’re thrilled to release this shirt in homage of Miss .45. A deep cut that was first detested and reviled upon its 1981 release, only later to rise to cult status. Isn’t that how it always goes? The revenge thriller packs a punch and a bullet. Shocking for its time, due to its explicit gory rejection of harassment and violence towards women. The film was bought by Alamo Drafthouse in 2013 and converted to HD and redistributed in 2014. Quickly becoming a cult favorite among the underground and horror fans alike. The main character, Thana, racks up bodies of prowling men hiding them in her tiny apartment. It’s a gory head rolling movie of fun. The Tee will be sold at the Rio Cinema in London this weekend. Check the site quick at 10 AM PST Friday May 13th to grab before it goes. WEAREBRAINDEAD.COM, or at Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku, and select retailers worldwide.

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Brain Dead & Oakley Present: Oakley Factory Team

Brain Dead & Oakley Present: Oakley Factory Team

Brain Dead and Oakley are thrilled to announce the re-launch of the highly lauded Oakley Factory Team. Brain Dead could not be more excited to be joining hands in creating new, innovative products via Oakley’s creative ecosystem. Acting as the R&D division for the highest form of conceptual design and experimentation, the Oakley Factory Team will focus on pushing the limits of our collective narratives via product and multi-media storytelling mediums. The vision is clear, to take Oakley’s rich history of innovation and experimentation and step further by integrating the DNA of archived products into new models via Brain Dead’s design and marketing matrix.

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Brain Dead Releases Exclusive Capsule In Collaboration With THEM Skates Celebrating The 2022 Blading Cup

We are thrilled to announce our support of this year’s Blading Cup in collaboration with long time partners THEM Skates. Founded by legendary inline skater and dear friend of Brain Dead Jon Julio, THEM SKATES is as core as it gets. After winning the National Championship in 1996, Jon Julio has lived a life dedicated to the art of inline skating, with the Blading Cup representing the latest chapter in his devotion. The Blading Cup is the biggest inline and quad skating festival in the world. Skaters from 20+ countries come to compete for a prize pool of over $25,000 in disciplines like street course, mini ramp, high jump and limbo. The Blading Cup includes a trade show featuring the most prominent brands in the skating community of which we are honored to support in the form of our latest line of collaborative product. The event will run in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana from April 28th through May 1st. Our Blading Cup collection features four graphic t-shirts and one hat in celebration of the 2022 Blading Cup. The collection will be available at the event as well as online via wearebraindead.com on Friday, April 29th at 10 AM PST.

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Our Exclusive T-Shirt In Collaboration With The Locust For The Reissue Of Their EP Safety Second, Body Last

Our Exclusive T-Shirt In Collaboration With The Locust For The Reissue Of Their EP Safety Second, Body Last

We are delighted to announce our exclusive, collaborative t-shirt in partnership with The Locust as a part of our ongoing partnership in celebration of their 2005 EP Safety Second, Body Last. Featuring art by the inimitable Tetsunori Tawaraya, whose hyper detailed illustrations have long been included within the Brain Dead ecosystem, this shirt marks the official reissue date as well as the release of our limited edition vinyl. Following up their critically acclaimed album Safety Second, Body Last is unique in the sense that it takes the listener on a journey from beginning to end. As stated by the band, “The concept for SSBL has been explained as one 10-minute song split into two tracks, each of which is further dissected into separate movements. The result is a timeless sci-fi onslaught described in reviews as an “elegant mind-fuck of organized noise” and “a fascinating contrast full of viciously dadaist musical fragments and surreal, perceptive lyrics.” This will mark the first ever reissue of the San Diego based band’s beloved EP. Our t-shirt in celebration of The Locust’s Safety Second, Body Last will be available on April 29th, 10am PST at wearebraindead.com and Brain Dead Studios Fairfax.

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New Sugi Sunglasses And Elia Colorways Now Online

For our friends in the Northern Hemisphere spring is in full swing… but no matter where you call home we ask you this: is there ever a bad time for a new pair of shades? This week we bring you a brand new silhouette in the Sugi as well as new colorways of our fan favorite Elia’s (named after Brain Dead’s beloved Italian helmsman Elia himself). Our design team is particularly thrilled to be introducing the Sugi in five colors. While new to the our eyewear line-up we believe this silhouette will satiate the curved desires of all those who prefer a frame of cylindrical nature. While the Sugi may be round, the Elia is anything but. Our signature thick acetate square framed lens, we are thrilled to bring you updated colors in Forest Yellow, Havana Blue, Deep Sea Grey and Black Green. All new colors of the Sugi and Elia are now available both via Brain Dead Studios as well as wearebraindead.com. Protect your eyes, you only get two!

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Oakley Factory Team

Oakley Factory Team

Brain Dead and Oakley are thrilled to announce the re-launch of the highly lauded Oakley Factory Team. Brain Dead could not be more excited to be joining hands in creating new, innovative products via Oakley’s creative ecosystem. Acting as the R&D division for the highest form of conceptual design and experimentation, the Oakley Factory Team will focus on pushing the limits of our collective narratives via product and multi-media storytelling mediums. The vision is clear, to take Oakley’s rich history of innovation and experimentation and step further by integrating the DNA of archived products into new models via Brain Dead’s design and marketing matrix.

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Rush Hour Bags

Rush Hour Bags

Everyone has those things they simply can’t leave home without. There’s the classics: phone, wallet, keys… perhaps some cigarettes for the smokers out there, then of course you’d need a lighter, right? No one likes stinky breath, some gum would probably be a good call. It is spring, maybe some chapstick to protect your lips from the sun… then what about sunscreen? And of course you can’t forget your dignity, a sense of self, and that pesky old thing called direction. Whatever your essentials entail, heading out the door is not the time to be messing around trying to figure out what’s coming along for the ride. Don’t get stuck pondering what can fit in your pockets and wasting precious daylight (you know come autumn you’re gonna wish you had those minutes back). With spring in full sprung, bring everything you could ever dream of carrying and more with our new and improved Rush Hour Bags. Featuring a nylon body and industrial clear mesh this is the final boss before those overstuffed, bulky pockets die the slow, painful death they’ve had coming for a long, long time. Remember: there can only be one Costanza… and it’s not you.

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Our Official All Rise Fest T-Shirts Are Now Available Online

Our Official All Rise Fest T-Shirts Are Now Available Online

Last weekend we held our first ever ALL RISE Fest at in support of All Rise, our non-profit in partnership with Ashima Shiraishi and Long Beach Rising. All profits raised via ticket sales, merchandise, and raffle tickets went towards furthering All Rise’s objectives. Founded in 2021, the focus of All Rise is simple; make the outdoors more accessible. So far, All Rise has built a free-to-all community climbing wall inside of Long Beach Rising and developed a scholarship program for those who want to pursue climbing and the outdoors. Partnering with some of the raddest and baddest in the climbing community, we’ve developed two respective t-shirts with Mellow Climbing and Arc’teryx in support of All Rise’s initiatives. Initially meant to be exclusive to the event, you can now score the remaining stock of these limited edition tees via http://wearebraindead.com with all profits going towards All Rise. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in this… to a higher future we go!

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Spring 22 Collection Is Here!

Spring 22 Collection Is Here!

Ahhh Spring. A season marked by hazy week-long vacations, groundhogs’ impactful decision making and allergies that fuel big Pharma’s never ending profit cycle (yuck and yuck). Spring also brings the inevitable “cleaning” associated with the season, which often means getting rid of those old t-shirts you never got around to tie-dying and those pants that just never seemed to fit right. Thankfully, Spring also means a new collection of Brain Dead gear to re-clutter your closet with. Here’s what we’ll say: the team worked diligently to bring you a variety of pieces to fit all of your Spring-y needs. We’re talking fleeces, corduroy jackets, tees and, of course, all new colorways of our fan favorite waffle knit snap front shirts. As with all of our recent mainline releases, this Spring also brings a brand new women’s line. For our female friends we’re giving you updated baby tees, double knee utility pants, paneled skirts and 3/4 zip short sleeve mock necks that are ready for whatever twists your journey takes this season. Nearly 100 new pieces for both men and women, the collection will retail from $55-$245 and will be available at 10 AM PST via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku and select retailers worldwide. We live in an ever divisive world, when the sun is shining… don’t sleep.

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Our Latest Kids Is Officially Here!

Our Latest Kids Is Officially Here!

Kids are the world’s most valuable resource. We all know they will inevitably rule the world, but it’s easy to forgot they’ll be the ones to save it as well. While kids learn from their parents, teachers and role-models, a youthful disposition can teach us “adults” just as much as we could ever teach them… which if you ask us is a pretty beautiful thing. In the spirit of supporting our friends 6 and under, we are thrilled to be releasing our latest kids collection just in time for Spring. This drop includes 4 short sleeve t-shirts with graphics that have the majority of the office wishing they were were back in kindergarten. This week also brings two bucket hats featuring our latest 16 eyed bear graphic.

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Primitive Transport System - Checkered Clog

Primitive Transport System - Checkered Clog

There’s plenty of ways to get from point A to point B. You can take a straight line (duh). You can hop or skip to a funky tune (a method we highly recommend). You can even stop, drop and roll your way there (and what an entrance that would be)! No matter your method of transport, chances are you’re gonna need some shoes along the way. This week we are delighted to bring you a new iteration of our fan favorite clogs. After their initial release in 2020, our clogs have cemented themselves as an integral part of our ongoing Primitive Transport System program. With this being the 3rd clog released in as many years, our creative team decided to switch things up a little bit. We’ve given you black, we’ve given you metallic, and today we bring you our brand new checkered clogs. Featuring a checkered green/mustard quarter and world class rubberized Vibram outsole, this pair are guaranteed to get you wherever you’re headed… and who knows? You might just get you some looks along the way. Our new checkered clogs are now available for $220 via wearebraindead.com.

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Brain Dead x Sergio Tacchini

Brain Dead x Sergio Tacchini

We are honored to announce our latest collaboration with none other than Italian Sportswear powerhouse Sergio Tacchini. No name is more synonymous with Italian tennis excellence than that of Sergio Tacchini, both on and off the court. Whilst engaged in an illustrious pro career spanning the breadth of the 1960s, Mr.Tacchini founded his business (originally called Sandys S.p.A) in 1966. His namesake label has forever been aligned with Brain Dead’s core tenets as he set out to infuse color and quite frankly, life, into what was traditionally a sport whose superstars were clad in white from head to toe. Mr. Tacchini grew his business to eventually become one of the marquee sportswear manufacturers of the 1980’s, going on to to sponsor the likes of John Mcenroe, Peter Sampras and even Novak Djokovic in the early stages of his career. Now 83, we hope Mr. Tacchini is as proud of the work his brand has done over the past 56 years as we are to be collaborating with him on this range of goods that will look as good on your backend as they will your forehand. Did we say that right? Brain Dead x Sergio Tacchini features two fully-fledged tennis kits. Were talking headbands to socks and everything in between. The collection will retail from $30-280 and will release on Tuesday, March 1st via wearebraindead.com, sergiotacchini.com and select retailers worldwide.

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Post Modern Primitive Eye Protection Sunglasses SS22 D1

The sun is a powerful thing. Not to be dramatic, but without it the world would quite literally stop turning, and while the sun may giveth, the sun can also taketh away… Proper protection against the sun’s powerful rays is of the utmost importance for any sentient being, which is why we are thrilled to announce 12 brand new colorways of our Post Modern Primitive Eye Protection™. We’re hitting you with updated colors of our beloved Tani, Newman and Staunton silhouettes ranging from Forrest Green to Havana Yellow. Not one’s to pick favorites, this drop includes 4x new colors for each style. Choose one, choose a couple, try 'em on, try them again, get a magnifying glass and use them to burn that letter your ex wrote you. After that if for whatever reason you don’t like them know that you can return them for free within 14 days of purchase!

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All New Homegoods And Easy Shirts Are Back On The Menu

What in your house makes you smile? Is it that cozy nook by the fire? Your favorite blanket? Perhaps it’s that candle you just can’t get enough of. Whatever you fancy, everyone has that one thing that they’re running home to at the end of a long day. This week were back with a brand new run of beloved homegoods with which we hope will enter that rotation. We’ve got fully functional logo head clocks as well as printed deck chairs that are the perfect accoutrement to your patio set-up… And what’s a high quality chair without some high quality matching PJ’s and pillows to lounge within it? While some may think that’s too much, we feel strongly that it is, in fact, just enough. Now you can put your feet up whilst laying your head to rest in uniform, just like your ancestors wanted.

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Our Exclusive Ringer Tee In Celebration Of Anxious’ Recently Released LP Little Green House

Our Exclusive Ringer Tee In Celebration Of Anxious’ Recently Released LP Little Green House

We are thrilled to partner with Connecticut based Anxious on an exclusive ringer tee in celebration of their recently released LP Little Green House. Founded in 2016 while still in High School, Anxious quickly enamored hardcore audiences with their urgent freneticism and heart-on sleeve lyrics. Composed of vocalist Grady Allen, guitarists Dante Melucci and Ryan Savitski, bassist Sam Allen, and drummer Jonny Camner, Anxious had their extensive touring plans canceled in the wee stages of 2020. While disheartening, this did afford the group a luxury many desire while embarking on their latest project: time. Delving into Allen’s mother’s basement, the group wanted their first album to not only be an honest reflection of their surroundings, but of themselves. According to Allen, “It was just about us wholeheartedly trying to create something that felt distinctly like us and not worry for a second if it feels unfamiliar—we just wanted to create something that was unabashedly us.” With a title inspired by the home in which the album was created, Little Green House is set to satiate Anxious’ growing audience once again upon its release in January of 2022. Our ringer tee sports the same graphic as our exclusive vinyl variant of Little Green House released in late ‘21 (of which all product is shipping this week). The tee will retail for $54 and be available on 2/8 via wearebraindead.com.

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It's Home goods time!

This week we’re back with a brand spankin new run of home goods. Everyone has those couple items that are vital to their daily routine. While we don’t have any lucky rabbit's feet or wallet sized photos of your high school sweetheart, the above collection is sure to make your life both easier and more colorful. For those on the run we’re serving up keychains, pencils, pens, coasters, and nalgenes (because you can never be too hydrated). And for when you return home? We’ve got hand towels, large and small logo head rugs, coasters and even a welcome mat so everyone who enters your sanctuary knows what’s up from the jump. This week also features a full line up of goods in collaboration with the late, great Ray Johhson… including a blanket that is not to be slept on, but rather slept under. Lastly, we’re bringing you new iterations of our fan favorite ceramic mugs and vases in both blue and green (we hope Miles would approve). So whether you’re home for the holidays, working from home or simply want to spruce up your abode, there’s a little something for everyone inside.

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