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NY garage rock rulers, Parquet Courts, have released a second single off the upcoming 'Sunbathing Animal' LP, and it’s a cruiser. Different from their previous frantic-paced jams, “Instant Disassembly” is a slacker ballad complete with a lazy vocal and a slow, splintered, guitar lead. So sit down and zone out for a while, because this one stretches out at 7 minutes.

Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Monday, May 19, 2014

Grind TV Goes Downhill

On the heels of the Catalina Island Classic, our old friend, and Grind TV’s colorful character Chris Cote reached out to us about the current state of downhill. He wanted to get caught up with the scene, so we sat him down with Louis Pilloni. Chris asked, Louis answered; get a load of these two.

Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Thursday, May 15, 2014

Depass Is Fast

Harrison Depass is fast, speedy, agile, swift and whatever other rapid synonyms you can think of. Try to keep up in this quick clip of Harrison ripping down a beach-bound bomber.

There is just something about a charging rhythm, a pretty voice, and a snarling guitar that gets us every time. Former Vivian Girl, Katy Goodman’s new project, La Sera gives us all that in aces. Spin the brutal breakup song, “Losing to the Dark” from Hardly Art Records below.

Posted In Sector 9 - Surf Team by admin Monday, May 12, 2014

What Does Balaram Stack Really Think About?

What really goes on in the head of a pro surfer? Stab Magazine wonders the same thing, so they climbed deep into the air-conditioned VIP lounge more commonly known as Balaram Stack's mind, and hung out for a few beers.

Read the interview: http://stabmag.com/what-i-really-think-about-with-balaram-stack/

Posted In Events by admin Friday, May 09, 2014

Catalina Classic 2014 - Sector 9 Edition



Returning back to the island getaway for a lucky 3rd year meant that the Downhill Division had one thing on their mind... win everything! The competition was fierce, the party was legendary, and when the dust settled local bomber AJ Haiby had claimed the crown! Congrats to all of the riders who made the journey and raced their wheels off!

Posted In Photos by admin Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ricky and Joel welcome a South Swell

From North County to Mainland, Joel Tudor and Ricky Whitlock trim and drop through a recent South swell. See the Surfer feature here.: http://www.surfermag.com/photos/california-south-swell/ 

Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Catalina Classic - Raw Run

The Downhill Division invaded The Catalina Island Classic winning the race over 128 of the world's best downhill skateboarders. Follow the Sector 9 team down the race course on this tight technical track as Chance Gaul and Ethan Lau lead the pack. Congratulations to A.J. Haiby on the win! Full video coming soon...

Posted In New Music Tuesday by admin Tuesday, May 06, 2014

New Music Tuesday #67: Dan Sartain - 'Dudesblood'



Our favorite Alabama greaser, Dan Sartain, is back with his most eclectic mix of punk and rockabilly with 'Dudesblood'. The new release is a raucous run of distorted guitars and slow burn blues, and you can stream the whole album here courtesy of One Little Indian Records.


Posted In Events by admin Monday, May 05, 2014

AJ Haiby Wins Catalina!

Out on Catalina island the Downhill Division leathers could be seen scattered over the race course all weekend. In nearly every heat there was at least one 9-ball going fast for the black and yellow. When it was all said and done, San Diego native AJ Haiby, stood on top of the podium $4000 richer. This is his 2nd win a month, look out for a lot more from AJ as race season continues.