After digitizing his entire archive earlier this month, as well as transforming his official videos to HD; Portishead and the American clothing brand Stussy have teamed up for a new collaboration, which drops tomorrow (June 24).
So much Portishead What Stussy shared a 36-second trailer for the collaboration on social media last night. This is a new shirt with the cover of ‘dummy’ (1994), the award-winning album Mercury Prize nineteen ninety five; Long praised for popularizing trip hop, it has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide.
About the alliance, a statement on the site of Stussy He says: “Stüssy collaborates with Portishead! It is the first time that the band, formed in Bristol in 1991, has worked with a clothing company in its thirty-year career. The design of the t-shirt shows the cover of his iconic album ‘Dummy’, published in 1994”.
However, even though Stussy says it is the first time Portishead works with a clothing brand; Stereogum reports that the ensemble partnered in 2011 with Supremeto displace another t-shirt in which the company name was re-imagined with the logo font of Portishead.
Although the band hasn’t released any new music since 2009’s “Chase the Tear,” they did release their version of “SOS” from ABBA on SoundCloud in July of last year; and the vocalist Beth Gibbons appeared on the track “Mother | Sober” from the album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Stepper’ of Kendrick Lamar last month.
Meanwhile, the shirt of Stüssy x Portishead will be made available tomorrow (June 24) via stussy.co.uk.