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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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

eddie callahan's "dying to sing" resonates deeply with this listener, as an intriguing collection of good sounds to hear as well as a repetitive musing on an artist's frustrated desire to create. flash car has cultivated their own climate of good sounds in this version, and the lyrical content feels no less personal coming from someone besides its author. evan, i think you're exactly right when you describe it as "faithful but not pointlessly so," a balance that is hard to strike. i feel strongly about this one, so i got online to let my feelings show.

i've thought about it for so long,

p.s. beautiful cosmic cassette art! i'm transported!