Knowing what Oxfist had on tap for this particular DJ night, it was safe to say that there were some folks there who were gonna get their face melted off with the selections.
The lead single from Rhea Butcher’s debut album, ‘Butcher,’ entitled “Haircuts & Flight Attendants” gives us a vignette into the daily life of Rhea — as she’s continually mis-gendered and questioned about her age due to her appearance.
I spent two days at Pickathon 2016 with The Future of What crew and snapped a few promo shots between interviews.
Hari Kondabolu decided to record his second album for Kill Rock Stars in Portland, despite the fact that his Seattle friends “berated” him for doing so. Over the course of two evenings and three shows at Mississippi Studios, ‘Mainstream American Comic’ was born.
The final artwork for Second Letter‘s “Ruins” gives a nod to the famous Audre Lorde’s quote, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”
The trailer for Second Letter’s “Ruins” takes a tounge-in-cheek approach to marketing downloads in a streaming world, reminding folks that there is no ownership attached to Spotify playlist.
The art for Second Letter‘s “Dead Emblems” speaks directly to the concept of war and the continuum between resource discovery, mineral extraction, refining, manufacturing, delivery and expenditure.
Given “Take It On Faith”‘s heavy use of NASA samples, and the overall “conspiracy” theme to Art of Ballistics‘ ‘REX 84,’ it made sense to create a montage of vintage sci-fi and official state documentation that kinda blurs the lines between what’s real, what’s possible, and what has yet to be.
Some of the subtler themes found on Art of Ballistics‘, ‘REX 84,’ coalesced around the assassinations of popular leaders during the 1960’s, which coincidentally intersected with the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” organizing. This piece came together out of the confluence of those two ideas.