•December 30, 2013 • 1 Comment
Time once again for my annual best music of the year list. 2013 saw a glut of amazing albums, probably one of the best years for new music releases that I’ve seen in awhile. As always, it was tough to narrow it down to a small list but, in the end, these were the artists and albums that I enjoyed most this year. I’ve also compiled a playlist on rdio, where you can hear songs from all the artists listed below. (rdio is free to sign-up and, in my opinion, much better than spotify).
Fidlar - S/T
Bleeding Rainbow - Yeah Right
Veronica Falls – Waiting For Something to Happen
Mogwai – Les Revenants
Boardwalk – S/T
Coke Weed - Back to Soft
Ice Age – You’re Nothing
Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe/Pacing EP
Dog Bite – Velvet Changes
Waaves – Afraid of Heights
Alpine – A is for Alpine
Major Leagues – Weird Season
Shark? – Savior
Widowspeak – Almanac
Jagwar Ma – Howlin
Best of 2013
40. Indians - Somewhere
39. Suuns - Images du Futur
38. Bleached - Ride Your Heart Continue reading ‘Best of 2013′
•August 18, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Here is a new poster I recently designed with Best Coast for their July 31st show @ First Ave with local (MPLS) band Prissy Clerks. The poster is an 18 x 24 three color screen print (black, white, orange) on 100# C French Blu Raspberry stock. Prints are for sale in my etsy shop. There are also a few autographed prints signed by Bethany and Bobb that will be up in my store very soon.
•June 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment
New poster for Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s show with Bass Drum of Death at The Cedar in Minneapolis. These guys put out one of my favorite records this year, so and it was great not only to work with them on a poster but also to see them play. The poster is an 18 x 24, five color screen print ( 3 shades of blue, dark gray and transparent white) on heavyweight off-white stock (French Construction 100#C whitewash). Prints are for sale at the paypal link above or in my etsy shop.
•June 23, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Jose Gonzalez is one my favorite musicians and his band Junip released one of the best albums of 2013 earlier this year. Naturally, I was very excited to be able to collaborate with them on a gig poster for their show at The Cedar in Minneapolis. The poster is an 18×24, four color screen print ( gray, white, yellow and blue) on 100#C French Construction Blacktop. A limited number are for sale at the paypal link above or in my etsy shop.
•June 23, 2013 • 1 Comment
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Sea Wolf on a second gig poster for their May 30th show at The Cedar in Minneapolis. It’s always fun to work with Alex and Tim and the Cedar. Here’s hoping the come play Minneapolis again very soon. The print is a 4 color screen print (yellow, light gray, medium gray, & brown) on 100#C French Construction Blacktop. Prints are available at the paypal link above or at my etsy shop.
•June 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I was one of five featured designers in this month’s issue of Design Bureau Magazine on the topic of album packaging design. The question: “In the age of the iPod, is there still money to be made in album art?” My answer is as follows:
“You might expect to be paid little or nothing, especially if it is for an indie band, but these projects present opportunities. Maybe it will be great for your portfolio. Maybe you can use this project in self-promotion efforts to get more and better work in the industry. Maybe it will get you more technical experience. Maybe you’ll get some recognition, either by winning an award or being featured on a design blog. All of these things need to be considered against the monetary compensation.”
There was more that wasn’t published, so I’ve included the “unofficial” version after the jump. Special thanks to Design Bureau and Lauren Smith for including me in this interview.
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