August 03, 2010

Spend a Month with Saddle Creek

Saddle Creek Records from Omaha, Nebraska releases some of the greatest music today. Because my good friend, James Dziemianzuk, and I are visiting Omaha at the end of August, we've deemed August as Saddle Creek Month. Some of these dates are the actual release dates (I somewhat did my research)!

  1. Georgie James - Places
  2. Land of Talk - Cloak and Cipher
  3. The Mynabirds - What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood
  4. Old Canes - Feral Harmonic
  5. The Faint - Danse Macabre
  6. Criteria - When We Break
  7. Art in Manila - Set the Woods on Fire
  8. Son, Ambulance - Someone Else's Déjà  vu
  9. Cursive - Domestica
  10. The Good Life - Album of the Year
  11. Now It's Overhead - Dark Light Daybreak
  12. Desaparecidos - Read Music / Speak Spanish
  13. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
  14. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Summer of Fear
  15. Two Gallants - Two Gallants
  16. Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
  17. Maria Taylor - 11:11
  18. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
  19. Mayday - Bushido Karaoke
  20. Sebastien Grainger - Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains
  21. Ladyfinger (ne) - Dusk
  22. Eric Bachmann - To the Races
  23. Orenda Fink - Invisible Ones
  24. Beep Beep - Business Casual
  25. Broken Spindles - Inside / Absent
  26. Sorry About Dresden - The Convenience of Indecision
  27. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
  28. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
  30. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
  31. Neva Dinova - You May Already Be Dreaming


November 16, 2009

McCarthy Trenching - Single Ladies

A while back McCarthy Trenching recorded a cover of Beyonce's "Singles Ladies." McCarthy Trenching's record label, Team Love (an independent record label founded by Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) and Nate Krenkel), uploaded the track through their library to download for free. There was no album artwork included, so I created my own version that parodied Beyonce's.

I sent the artwork to Team Love and received responses from Becca and Matt from Team Love and Dan McCarthy himself:

"This is amazing! I'll share with Dan of McCarthy Trenching; I'm sure he'll love it."
"Well done Kevin. that rules. can we use that if Dan likes it?"
"The good folks at Team Love forwarded your artwork for the McCarthy Trenching cover of Single Ladies. It's brilliant. Thanks."

I'm glad Team Love enjoyed it and I sure hope they use it for something!


January 10, 2008

Kasher + Kucinich = Kascinich

For those of you who may know me, I like the music of Tim Kasher (Cursive and The Good Life - brought to the world by Saddle Creek Records). So, I was listening to The Good Life's Album of the Year and I came across an image of Dennis Kucinich while browsing the web - it was either an article on digg or one of those lame "Guess Who This Person Is and Win a Free iPod" ads. As I stared at Dennis's image, I thought to myself, "wow, Tim Kasher and Dennis Kucinich look very similar" (minus the twenty-eight year age difference).

Now, it was quite difficult to visually display their facial similarities because of the age difference and it was hard to find a good picture of Tim - he either has his mouth wide open (singing) or has the full beard, but I was able to find a decent black and white photo. It would have been better if it was a straight on shot of his face, but oh well. I was also able to snag a picture of Dennis from his mayoral days in Cleveland to make their ages fairly close (what would I do without Wikipedia).

In my opinion, they have a similar nose, squinty eyes, and an almost exact hair style. Also, I saw an image of Dennis with his wife and he was wearing a tuxedo that reminded me of the tux Tim wore when I saw Cursive play at the House of Blues. Maybe when I get some time, I'll post those two pictures as well.

Hopefully the descriptions and images I provided help you realize I'm not nuts. Do some image searching yourself and try to find some more similarities. As a reminder, I don't have the comment section up yet, so if you want to send me a message, please go to the contact page.