New Work: Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett

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Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are two of my favorite musicians, so I was extremely grateful that they asked me to design two posters for their recent Sea Lice tour. Both posters are two color screen prints on Cougar Natural. The Saint Paul poster is sold out but I have a very limited number of the San Diego poster for sale on Etsy. Check out their album “Lotta Sea Lice”, it’s one of my favorites of the year.

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Four Entries selected in the 3×3 Illustration Annual

I’m thrilled and honored to have four of my posters included in this year’s  3×3 Illustration Annual. Prints of these are available in my  etsy shop.

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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.

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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
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. 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