Visual artist Matt McCormick teams up with friend Jered Vargas for a line of Americana-themed apparel based around McCormick's paintings. By juxtaposing archetypal iconography commonly associated with the Old West against provocative seemingly disparate elements, McCormick and company provide a cynical social commentary on Hollywood, advertising and the constant misrepresentation of the American West.
With their latest capsule collection, One of These Days looks toward the fascinating history of ths song, "Blue Moon." 2021 is the 60th anniversary of "the track becoming an international #1 hit single. The Marcels released their classic doo-wop rendition of the standard ballad and brought the almost cartoon-like soda fountain culture of America to audiences around the world. The song, however, was first released back in 1934 and had already reached American acclaim in 1949 twice by Mel Torme and Billy Eckstine.
"Blue Moon" resonates deeply with One of These Days for its fluidity across multiple genres and generations with its ability to be recontexualized by so many different artists. From Sam Cooke to Bob Dylan, the song perfectly encapsulates the timeless elements of American culture that One of These Days strives to speak to and represent.
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