Guided by Voices gig poster in HOW International Design Annual

HOW_DESIGN_2017I’m extremely honored to have my Guided by Voices gig poster included in American Illustration 36 annual. So much great work in the annual, I’m grateful to be included. You can find the poster in my Etsy shop, including a couple signed by Robert Pollard himself.

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Best of 2017

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Here’s my favorite albums of the year. Listen along on Spotify

Honorable Mention:
Teen Daze, Themes for a New Earth
Phoebe Bridgers, Stranger in the Alps
Tall Friend, Safely Nobody’s
Sufjan Stevens (3), Planetarium / The Greatest Gift / Tonya Harding
Mansions, Deserter
Happyness, Write In
Wun Two, Seasons
SZA, Crtl
Fazerdaze, Morningside
Yumi Zouma, Willowbank
Grandaddy, Last Place
Moses Sumney, Aromanticism
Juana Molina, Halo

Top 40 of 2017

40. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Vietnam War (Original Score)
39. Tiny Deaths, Elegies
38. Big Thief, Capacity Continue reading

New Work: José González

jg_wp I recently had the opportunity to work with one of my favorite artists, José González , on a gig poster for his two night stint at The Cedar in Minneapolis. The design was heavily influenced by his new amazing album, “Vestiges & Claws”. 18 x 24 two color screen print (dark gray and white) on 100#C French Berrylicious.

Best of 2014

2014blogTime once again for my annual best of music list. These are the albums that I enjoyed most in 2014.

Check out playlists on rdio or spotify.

HONORABLE MENTION
Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
Grouper, Ruins
Vinyl Williams, Into
The Acid, Liminal
The Fresh & Only, House of Spirits
Operators, EP 1
Seekae, The Sound of Trees Falling on People
Tape Waves, Let You Go
Mutual Benefit, The Cowboy’s Prayer
Tycho, Awake
Cheatahs, S/T

Top 30 of 2014
30. Fear of Men, Loom
29. Thom Yorke, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
28. Beck, Morning Phase Continue reading

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

New Work: Junip

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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.

Best of 2012

The Best of 2012

It’s time once again for my annual best-of music list. These are the albums and artists I enjoyed most this past year and, as always, it was tough to narrow it down to a small number. You can also check out an rdio playlist with (most of) the artists from this list.

HONORABLE MENTION
Woods, Bend Beyond
Deep Sea Arcade, Out Lands
Opossom, Electric Hawaii
Gold Motel, S/T
The Men, Open Your Heart
Matthew Dear, Beams
King Tuff, S/T
Mac Demarco, 2
Low Roar, S/T
On An On, Ghosts
Blackbird Blackbird, Boracay Planet
Dusted, Total Dust
Swearin’, S/T
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Copenhagen Dreams
Mountain Goats, Transcendental Youth

BEST OF 2012
40. Now, Now, Threads
39. A.C. NewmanShut Down The Streets Continue reading