More Of This by Vetiver
Sister by Vetiver
2009 keeps impressing me musically, and more and more amazing things keep coming, I can barely keep up! One of absolute favorites of the year so far though is the new Vetiver album, Tight Knit. This is Vetiver’s fourth album now, and I think he keeps getting better with each new release. Tight Knit continues down a less minimal folk approach like his first self titled album, instead he decides to make more rich sounding music. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still folk-y, but with Andy Cabic’s signature twist on it.
I haven’t been able to stop listening to this album, it’s on all the time for me. It’s so mellow and easy to listen to, without putting me to sleep either. I’d also like to point out the absolutely amazing cover artwork, which was created by Nathaniel Russell. I’d seriously get that tattooed on my body.
If you enjoy the two songs above, head over to Sub Pop, Andy’s new label, and pick yourself up a copy. Seriously, it’s amazing.
I came across a link to the portfolio of Ben Wilkeson Tousley, aka Wilkerton, on Twitter today and was pleased with what I saw. He’s most well known for designing the majority of artwork for Grizzly Bear, including their new album Veckatimest. The image above was done for Sticks & Stones Magazine, and has a bunch of sweet images and colors, it made my eyes quite happy.
For the upcoming edition of the annual YCN book, HudsonBec (you know, those guys from It’s Nice That)) created an awesome range of environments created by model makers Bryony Birkbeck and Kristina Grundberg.. The results turned out pretty great as you can see from the cover above. I think all of the different, crazy patterns go together so well, it’s so neat.
You can check out a behind the scenes making of the book by clicking here.
+KN homie Andreas Samuelsson and his buddy Jan Kruse are releasing a new poster titled Animalphabet, featuring a bunch of great artists designing and drawing an entire alphabet. The list of artists includes Geoff McFetridge, Mike Perry, Yokoland, Luke Best, Meg Whitmarsh and Andy Rementer.
The posters are A1 sized, come in a limited run of 500 prints, and will be available next week over on A Number Of Small Things. I’m so stoked to get this!
Check out this sweet (and kinda creepy) illustration by Julia Sonmi Heglund. I’m totally digging the colors on this one as well as how delicious those letters look. I’d totally eat a hand full of those. Check out the rest of her work as well, she’s doing some crazy stuff.
Update: So I had no idea that this was a Threadless t-shirt, I noticed Julia through a random Twitter. But she seems like an awesome chick, as you’ll see in the video below. You can also snag the design above as a sweet t-shirt by clicking here.