Vans, the original youth culture brand and icon of creative expression has announced a new global music series, Sidestripe Sessions. Filmed at Vans Global Headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, the series features different artists across all genres ranging from punk, experimental, indie to hip hop all filmed in a giant Vans shoe box with a rotating backdrop of art installations. Celebrating creative diversity in music and art, the video series highlights Vans’ extended family of musicians through a two-song performance.
The first season of Sidestripe Sessions will include 12 episodes, and Vans is excited to release the first five episodes today, featuring LA indie band Wallows, avant-garde performance artist Serpentwithfeet, emo-rock legends The Get Up Kids, NY rapper Young M.A and Chicano solo artist Cuco. Each performance is filmed inside a giant Vans shoe box with art installations created by Jenny Sharaf, Maxwell McMaster, and Upendo.
The rest of the season’s episodes will be rolled out every other Monday, with the next episode featuring post-hardcore band Quicksand on October 22.