Friday, December 9, 2016
Cover Art, the Cover as Art: Flash Car, Dying to Sing
I think this came out almost a whole month ago (I've been moving and let a lot of things get away from me recently), but better late than never I'm happy to post about this, for two reasons: one, I did the art for it, and two, the music is really good.
Actually, I did the art for half of it. It's a split single for Third Uncle Records; one side is No One Mind doing a cover of "Land of Dreams" (art on that side by No One Mind's Ellis Anderson), the other is Flash Car (for whom I've done art before, and will do again – stay tuned for an upcoming LP with cover art by yours truly) doing a cover of the legendary Eddie Callahan's legendary track, "Dying to Sing." Just as passionate and psychedelic as the original, faithful but not pointlessly so, with a cavernous, gargantuan outro and a synth solo that goes totally cosmic in the mode of Gert Thrue's Sound Painted Pictures of Cosmic Love. Check it out:
Grab a cassette or check out the flipside here.
And stay tuned for more extremely exciting art news around these parts!