Sunday, December 27, 2009

Baby of an update!
My friend who is with the music committee over at NYU contacted me to do a band poster for the upcoming Atlas Sound/Neon Indian show, Atlas Sound being Bradford Cox of Deerhunter's solo project, which is pretty fucking cool. His music's pretty intriguing; it's made through stream of consciousness, making it very atmospheric coupled with the instruments and special effects. It's sort of like being at the beach at night; very intangible. Some of the vocals remind me of Grizzly Bear.

Neon Indian, to take a quote from Pitchfork, is "Kind of like MGMT on a ramen budget-- and with less face paint." But way cooler than MGMT because MGMT is, well... I just had to delete a paragraph's worth of ranting.
But I can see similarities between NI and MGMT. Actually, I think Neon Indian might be more comparable to Hot Chip, especially because they have an affinity for remixes. Neon Indian's got more character because of the lo-fi feel, but then again I'm a huge fan of the lo-fi vocals on anyone's album.
I should stop talking about music.

Nevertheless, I'm very excited to see what is going to come out of it.

I'll be having that up and about within 2 weeks!

Edit: I probably will do the poster for the Man Man show that's coming up after that if I have time during school. Yippee skippy.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Excuse the poor quality as I am using the house scanner and not the school one.

The type is really unstellar; I totally rushed the shit out of that shit, but even though I did the ilustrations quickly, I'm pretty pleased with them. This is really the direction I want my illustration/art to go in, I think. It's what I used to do in my sketchbook when I actually had time to draw in my sketchbook for fun. (Ah man, I need to buy a new one. So much for putting that on the Chrostmos lost.) I have to be cleaner with it though. I don't know. I'm really kind of wrestling with myself as far as what I want out of my art.

Anyhow, great news from a few days ago! For those of you in tune with the underground music scene (did you catch that pun there?), there's a site called Tiny Mix Tapes out there and they recently did an article about the the top 25 album covers of this year. If you take a look, you'll see something that looks very familiar to what I posted on this blog! That's right, the cover I did for Perkasie back in November 2008 was #8 on the list of the top 25.
I guess the CD was actually put out early this year...

How excitinggggggfdh.

Time to go and wrap some gifts and clean the bathroom for the 31 people who are piling into our house in the next 14 hours.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This uploaded all washed out. Alack.