Monthly Archives: July 2011

Brown Bird – Salt For Salt Album Art by William Schaff


Two of our absolute favorites Brown Bird and William Schaff just released some new music and artwork. Music being done by Rhode Island’s Brown Bird who are a favorite of our up here in Maine. And William Schaff who has put out some of the best album art around!
Listen to the first track Fingers to the Bone off of Brown bird’s new album “Salt For Salt” which is due out October 18th on Supply & Demand Music.

Album art is ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper. 12″ x 12″ and will probably be for sale at some point in the near future from William.

Here’s a couple tour dates around this area to catch Brown Bird while on tour.

Thursday, July 14th – Housatonic, MA – Brickhouse Pub
Friday, July 15th – Becket, MA – Dreamaway Lodge
Saturday, July 16th – Williamstown, MA – Billsville House Concert
Friday, July 29th – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (supporting The
Devil Makes Three)
Sunday, July 31st – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival (11:30am, Harbor Stage)
Saturday, August 13th – Providence, RI – Lupo’s (supporting ZOX)
Saturday, August 20th – North Hampton, NH – Runnymede Folk Festival
Friday, September 9th – Montpelier, VT – Black Door
Saturday, September 10th – Montgomery Center, VT – Snowshoe Lodge
Friday, September 16th – Oneonta, NY – Oneonta Theatre
Saturday, September 17th – Alfred, NY – Alfred University
Thursday, September 22nd – Boston, MA – Great Scott
Friday, September 23rd – Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery
Monday, September 26th – Portsmouth, NH – The Red Door
Friday, September 30th – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
(supporting Dark Dark Dark)
Saturday, October 1st – Providence, RI – The Met (supporting Dark Dark Dark)

The Amazing Incredible Gig Poster Film Yet To Be Titled

INDIEGOGO PROMO FINAL from Johanna Goldstein on Vimeo.

Very cool documentary being made right now featuring some of my favorite poster artists out right now. Producer Johanna Goldstein and director Scout Shannon are on the road filming this yet to be titled documentary featuring Kevin Tong, Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan. Check out the video above and consider donating to their project, if your a fan of any of these artists you’ll really be into the gifts you can get!

Found’s – Chocolate Record


Here is a link to the chocolate record video.

After experimenting with molding chocolate onto records and making a homemade template of the record to use as a chocolate mold, baker Ben Milne finally connected with the band’s record label, which gave him a press used to mold vinyl into records. The result? A chocolate record that actually plays music!

Pretty awesome idea, Ben, of the Fisher & Donaldson bakery, say’s people will get around 10 plays from the record before it wears down. Of course once it has worn out you can always eat it.

Ben added: “I heard that vinyl is on the increase and that CDs are on their way out, so chocolate records could be part of a resurgence and people getting their record players out of their attics.”

Unfortunately only fifty of the chocolate 7″ singles are being produced. You would also need to keep these in a very cool place if you actually wanted to keep this for an extended amount of time.

Check out all of their websites below:
Check out Found’s website
Fisher and Donaldson bakery
Chemikal Underground Records

After further searching it looks like a few other people have tried out this chocolate record trick.

Gillian Welch – Letterpressed album cover insert for The Harrow & The Harvest



Gillian Welch has done a nice job packaging her new album ‘The Harrow & the Harvest”.
Interviews with Aardvark Letterpress, John Dyer Baizley, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings about the making of the letterpressed album cover insert for The Harrow & The Harvest, the new 2011 Gillian Welch album.

A tutorial by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings about how to coffee-stain your very own letterpressed CD insert (US version) of their new album, The Harrow & The Harvest. I wonder why they didn’t choose to use tea since coffee is definitely not archival and tea is. I like the effort in these videos though!

Memory Tapes – Player Piano

2011, Carpark Records
VINYL FORMAT. Player Piano is the second full length from Davye Hawk’s Memory Tapes. It was, like its predecessor, the highly acclaimed Seek Magic, recorded at Dayve’s home studio in rural New Jersey, where he juggles looking after his young daughter and being a musician. While Seek Magic was quite an electronic sounding record with lots of dance music tropes, Player Piano is all about the melody.

Memory Tapes “Yes I Know” from Najork on Vimeo.

memorytap.es
direction and post: Eric Epstein najork.net
director of photography: Aaron Epstein aaronepstein.com
the guy: Ben Aufill
production company: m ss ng p eces mssngpeces.com