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.
Check out the Olivomare Restaurant in London designed by Pierluigi Piu, a seafood-nly joint that was meant to feel like it was underwater. They used a lot of indirect light, like sunlight through water, and totally avoided the color blue so that it didn’t feel kitschy. Check out the rest of the photos by clicking here.
How awesome are these totebags from Pen Pencil Stencil? They feature a printed pattern on the inside and come in an edition of 10… it’s too bad the one in front is sold out already! This blue one is still in stock though. Be sure to check out the rest of the work as well, lot’s of cute stuff like the wooden dolls above… very Geoff McFetridge-esque.
Didn’t see this music video for Animal Collective’s My Girls until today, but it’s such a trip I had to post it. The video is like a weird Ren & Stimpy acid trip, with the guys (in green screen suits) playing in what looks like a marble soda filled with snot and bacteria. This slowly starts to change as they get pink mouths, the bacteria turns to Doritos and Cheezits, and eventually they turn into green, dripping swamp monsters.
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.