Kurt Vile in Communication Arts Illustration Annual!

The CA Illustration annual is one of the best illustration annuals around and I am extremely honored and grateful to have my work included among so many illustrators whom I admire and consider to be the best in the industry. Special thanks to CA, the judges and of course, Kurt Vile.


New Work: Kurt Vile

A new poster for Kurt Vile for his Minneapolis show at Mill City Nights in support of his new album, “b’lieve I’m Going Down”. Prints, including a couple signed by Kurt are available in my etsy shop. 18 x 24, four color screen print on heavyweight dark navy stock.

Best of 2013

2013 music

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).

Honorable Mention
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
. Indians – Somewhere
39. Suuns – Images du Futur
38. Bleached – Ride Your Heart Continue reading

The Best of 2011

This year flew by, and with it, a ton of great new music releases. Below is this year’s installment of my annual “best of” music list. These are the albums I most enjoyed in 2011 and it was tough to narrow it down; many worthy albums were left off the list in the interest of keeping it manageable. This year, I’ve also included a 2011 Rdio playlist. (Sidenote: Rdio is free to join and is better than Spotify, in my opinion – much better UX and no ads. If you like Spotify, give it a try.) Feel free to leave comment and tell me your favorite artists/albums of 2011.

Honorable Mention
Future Islands – On the Water
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Feist – Metals
Dustin O’Hallaran – Lumiere
Kids On A Crime Spree – We Love You So Bad
Minks – By the Hedge
Rural Alberta Advantage –The Departing
Vetiver – Errant Charm
Diamond Rings – Special Affections 
Girls Names – Dead To Me

Best of 2011
40. Dum Dum Girls – Only in Dreams
39. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong  Continue reading