A few months earlier when Beat Connection found out they were playing Capitol Hill Block Party, they invited me to be a part of it. Safe to say I knew about it for a while but with the release and tour of their latest album, The Palace Garden, we didn’t talk about it until a few days prior. All that to say, it came up rather quickly! As with Sasquatch, I had never been to CHBP. I made my way to the main stage to mill around backstage and wait for the guys to show up.Read More
I say paradise because that’s where I was amongst all of these swashes and fonts. Super stoked I got to go crazy on this for an awesome band I’ve been lucky to work with on multiple occasions. As soon as I can get ahold of a shirt or at least pictures of them, I’ll put it up. Maybe we can all snag one.Read More
Mad confusion greeted me as I wandered into a sea of half-dressed, face-painted, inebriated, happy people. It was an ordeal to locate Reed Juenger among those faces but I did eventually, with relief. He led me to the back of the dance tent (the Banana Shack) where an exclusive, magical wristband allowed me through guarded gates. Having never previously been to Sasquatch or a music festival of any kind, I had no idea what this tent was going to look like. Let me tell you, it was huge. Had I not previously slain my nerves, praise Jesus (not kidding) then my knees might’ve given out at that point and there were several moments after that in which I could’ve slumped into a pile on the floor. I’m told it’s rare at a festival to have 35 minutes to set up and sound check but we did. Before long, they finished the sound check, ran off stage and promptly ran back on again to begin the set. I thought maybe I was going to get to check the mic I was sharing with Tom Eddy (who’s much louder than me) but alas, time was up. I never saw the crowd filter in so I took a peek through the curtains covering the side stage to investigate. Eesh. However, the only thing that welled up in my little heart was pride for the guys. They’d earned this and were living a dream.Read More
We’ve come around to it again, the Sasquatch! Music Festival poster show. I was asked to create one again this year and I drew Beat Connection. Slightly less of a fabricated plan than you would think, but funny nonetheless. There were a lot of amazing designs put out this year so please go view the rest on the festival site here.
These are silk screened, limited edition posters, black and gold inks on thick black stock. I had the band sign the ones I didn’t hand off to the poster show.Read More
Think/Feel (feat. Chelsey Scheffe) by Beat Connection
A little bit beyond excited to finally share this with you. Having gone to the “studio” to record this back in early December, we’ve been gearing up for the eventual release. Well, here it is! (Those quotation marks denote only the warmest of feelings.) Fader premiered the track this morning however Moshi Moshi Records and Tender Age will be releasing it for real very soon. Expect the full length, The Palace Garden this summer.
It was a great time working with Reed and Jordan, two people I admire greatly for the craft they’ve begun to master. They’ll be playing at SXSW and Sasquatch, the latter of which I’ll be joining them for. I’m all fluttery inside about that. If you’ll be there, say hello or just dance. They like it when you dance.
Summer’s a’comin’. Slowly.