Freelance Whale – Enzymes Music Video

To quote Green Label Sound: “In this video for Freelance Whales’ Green Label Sound single “Enzymes,” the band drifts in and out like shadows amongst the colors. The abstract lyrics called for a video loaded with special effects to mirror the song’s metaphorical richness. Co-directors Chunwoo Kae and Ryan Demler of Neue Films created a dream-like world where tears stream down faces as blood, flowers suffer spontaneous combustion, rain falls upward, and mangled-faced diners enjoy devilish birthday cake. Kae says, ‘We used black as a transition element to seamlessly cut between the band’s performance and the abstract story line.’” Download the song for free here.

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Bear In Heaven Band Interview (w/ Video Segments)

“We’ve been making the music we’ve wanted to make for six years, and no one’s wanted to hear it. They’re starting to want to hear it, so either we hit our groove, or people have just finally caught up, or, a little of both.” – Adam Wills, Bear In Heaven

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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part I

2010 has come and gone, leaving in its wake a magnitude of amazing album artwork. This year, we decided to speak directly with the forces behind the album artwork about creative processes and inspirations. A massive feature with over 90 interviews with musicians and artists.

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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part II

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #72 All That Remains For We Are Many Prosthetic Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM All That Remains vocalist, Philip Labonte, was the conceptual mastermind behind the album cover for For We Are Many. According to illustrator and designer Travis Smith, “He had a specific vision in mind as well as the concept, which was to be a representation of the fact that there’s lots of people in the world. Most walk around blindly, but there are enough to affect positive change.” Appropriately, the album artwork seems to capture the essence of the Massachusetts-based metalcore band. Equal footing in heaviness and lightness in the artwork seems to mirror the band’s

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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part III

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #54 The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Though the album artwork for The Black Keys’ Brothers is very obvious and literal, a lot more thought went into it than one might realize. Designer Michael Carney is the brother of drummer Patrick Carney, and has long designed the band’s collateral. “I have done all of the artwork for all of their releases and almost all of their t-shirts since the band started. we are all good friends and also have an amazing working relationship,” Michael Carney explains. “There was really no concept given to me to work with on this one… and I actually didn’t get

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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part IV

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #36 Glasser Ring True Panther Sounds BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Glasser’s Ring is a mash-up of styles — a brilliant combination of the fragilities of new age with the boldness and power of the earth mother Gaea. Ring‘s album cover, which intrinsically seems to harbor just such an idea, has explosions of paint which rise up out of a fragile glass base. Artist Tauba Auerbach explains the piece, saying, “The cover art is a painting that I made by shattering a piece of glass on a panel, and then using the shards a stencil, lifting up one at a time and spraying paint in the hole left by the

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