South Of France
Releases Single “Washed Up” with Akomplice Capsule
Announce Akomplice x SOF Collaboration,
Denver’s beloved indie-pop duo South Of France have returned to deliver their own compelling sense of style to the music and the fashion world alike. The band have unleashed their newest single “Washed Up” in conjunction with the launch of their collaboration with cutting-edge clothing brand Akomplice. The collection highlights the band’s affinity for taking control of the many facets of their creative process with their own unique vision.
“Washed Up” premiered with Noisey and is out now on iTunes and Spotify via Play + Record.
Both independently owned and operated and hailing from Colorado, South Of France and Akomplice brought their collaboration to fruition through a mutual love of creation. Akomplice owners Mike and Patrick Liberty were impressed after hearing “Washed Up,” and together with South Of France they drew inspiration from Wes Anderson’s cult classic The Darjeeling Limited, to bring to life a capsule collection that includes a duffel bag, field notebook and custom white 45 record featuring the new single. The collection simultaneously showcases the brand’s ability to transition from the world of hip-hop to indie rock, as well as the band’s penchant and talent for design, both sonic and visual.
The collection will be available February 11th on the Akomplice webstore.
Launched by multi-instrumentalist and producer Jeff Cormack in 2012, South Of France, began as a lo-fi garage rock project until Jeff was introduced to Kelly Lueke. Upon discovering their amazingly similar taste in music, the two joined forces and soon settled into their signature reverb-soaked indie pop harmonies. Their debut LP Another Boring Sunrise was critically lauded and the band have since shared stages with TV On The Radio, Portugal. The Man, Jimmy Eat World and many others. The duo recently married and are hard at work on their next album. Catch them opening for Bob Mould at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO on May 7th and be on the lookout for more from the band in 2016!
Mike and Patrick Liberty conceived Akomplice at the young ages of 18 and 20. Hailing from Colorado, without any industry-specific education, the two brothers embarked on their first collection with nine of their initial thirteen illustrator designs. Fast-forward eleven years, and Akomplice is a pillar within the street-wear industry while preserving the curiosity and passion that had from day one. Akomplice boasts collaborations with iconic figures, brands, and media outlets including ASICS, Fred Segal, Joey Bada$$, Ride Snowboards, MF Doom, Sneaker Freaker, Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon, J Dilla,, Frank 151, and Vernon Davis of the 49er’s. Mike and Patrick have also been commissioned for design by Nike’s lifestyle arm, Nike Sportswear on multiple occasions.
Akomplice is currently sold in 33 countries, and carried in over 250 stores across the globe. Mike and Patrick have created an industry indispensable with Akomplice through thought provoking graphics, and calculated material choices that gain sophistication with each season. Though they’ve enjoyed swift and strategic growth, Mike and Patrick have maintained the ethos of “evolution through innovation” which is apparent within each collaboration, and garment produced.