After a wonderful date night dinner at Mercato, my husband and I arrived home to find a package waiting for us.
Its incredible that a years worth of Nick’s hard work can be squeezed on to these beautiful little download cards! Get your own tape and download card at The Sound Awake’s Album/Tape Release Party, with BLOW! and Angry Mom Records, at The Chapter House next Saturday, November 5, at 9pm. Check out The Sound Awake’s new website by clicking here.
*The Sound Awake’s album art and website design is by yours truly
A few months ago, I received a lovely email from Jack, of The Horde and The Harem, asking if they could use my artwork for their new album, Light Rail Sessions. Flattered, I accepted in exchange for a copy of the album, and perhaps a future gig trade. After several emails and jpeg adjustments, here is what the Seattle, WA natives came up with.
“The Horde and the Harem are a ragged band of untrustables hailing from the Pacific Northwest. They boast four voices that combine in harmony over a solid rhythm section. Surrounded on all sides by sizzling and sputtering guitars, and anchored into place by the weight and grace of the piano. The results are thick layers of melody that infiltrate your senses, lodging themselves in your brain and cursing you with their inherent catchiness.”-[thehordeandtheharem.com]
“You make your guitar scream out the words you can’t, you let that old piano do your crying and you chew your knuckles bloody out of joy, out of desire, out of sorrow and of rage, and you do it like Dag för Dag, day by day. ” (Bebban Stenborg Los Angeles, October 2008). Dag för Dag is a band from Stockholm, Sweden. Their first communal noise was made September 2007, and after a quick jaunt practicing, they hit the road for all of 2008, sharing the stage with some mighty awesome bands (Wolf Parade, The Kills, Lykke Li, Shout Out Louds). (Last Fm)
Upon listening to their latest release, BOO, I was quickly hooked on the dynamic female vocals that were smooth as glass complemented with catchy male vocals, incredible guitars tone, and sounds that filled my ears with layers of beauty and story that created an internal movie that I didn’t want to turn off. Listen to their entire album for free on their website here.
A psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, The Black Angels, releases a limited edition 10”vinyl B-Sides collection titled ‘PHOSGENE NIGHTMARE’ on Blue Horizon Records(Fleetwood Mac!) in support of Record Store Day. Only 5000 copies of the record will be available on Saturday April 16th throughout Europe and North America on collectible white vinyl that also comes packed with an MP3 download card featuring all 6 tracks.
Explaining the release, guitarist Christian Bland says – “’Phosgene Nightmare’ is 6 more dreams recorded during the ‘Phosphene Dream’ sessions. The 6 dreams were specifically saved as an epilogue to the full length album and help to complete the story that was presented thru the full length album. The 6 ‘nightmares’ explore the poisonous side of life, if we lose focus on the light that exists in the darkness.”*