Add comment April 1st, 2014 by dru
So much great music came out this year I actually had a tough time cutting this list down to 20 albums but here it is, my best albums of the last year:
01. Beach House — Bloom
02. Antibalas — Antibalas
03. Metz — Metz
04. Divine Fits — A Thing Called Divine Fits
05. Grimes — Visions
06. Killer Mike — R.A.P. Music
07. Frank Ocean — channel ORANGE
08. Nas — Life is Beautiful
09. Santigold — Master of My Make-Belive
10. Pulled Apart by Horses — Tough Love
11. Ceremony — Zoo
12. Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city
13. Jeff the Brotherhood — Hypnotic Nights
14. Tame Impala — Lonerism
15. David Byre & St. Vincent — Love This Giant
16. Grizzly Bear — Shields
17. Cat Power — Sun
18. Paul Banks — Banks
19. Future of the Left — the plot against common sense
20. King Tuff — King Tuff
1 comment December 3rd, 2012 by dru
Here’s my entry for this year’s CD101 poster contest. Hopefully this year turns out better than the past ten. Take care everybody!
Add comment October 26th, 2012 by dru
I had the privilege of designing a poster for CSCA and their upcoming speaker Nando Costa. Nando is a director and graphic artist based in Portland, Oregon and a native of Rio de Janeiro. His work is very distinct and very impressive. If you’re in Columbus October 25th go check him out at the Arena Grand Theater downtown.
Add comment October 23rd, 2012 by dru
Big thanks to my friend Kevin Finney for letting me ink some of his sketches. Guy’s a beast of an illustrator. Hopefully more of this kind of stuff coming in the future.
Add comment May 2nd, 2012 by dru
I thought 2010 was going to be a great year for music and I don’t think it disappointed. So here it is without further adue, my top records of the year.
01. The Black Keys - Brothers
02. The National - High Violet
03. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
04. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
05. Beach House - Teen Dream
06. The Sword - Warp Riders
07. Devo - Something for Everybody
08. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
09. Spoon - Transference
10. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
11. Best Coast - Crazy For You
12. Vampire Weekend - Contra
13. No Age - Everything in Between
14. Die Antwoord - $0$
15. Apples in Stereo - Travellers in Space and Time
If I missed anything let me know, I’m always looking for new stuff to listen to. P.S. I’m going to try to update or redesign this website this year—Have a great 2011.
1 comment February 3rd, 2011 by dru
It was so hard to come up with a list this year because most of 2009 was such a down year for good music. It seems like most of the music industry runs on hype now and the legit mainstream stuff gets bought up quickly and inserted into Cadillac commercials.
Still, it wasn’t all bad so here’s my list for the best new music of 2009. I’m not entirely sure the order is right but I tried to go off of how much I listened to them over the last year.
09. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
08. Jay-Z - Blueprint III
07. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
06. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
05. Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
04. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T
02. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!
01. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Like I said, pretty crummy stuff this year. Leave me note if I’ve missed anything or if there is something out there I gotta listen to. Hopefully 2010 restores some of my faith in the industry.
2 comments January 20th, 2010 by dru
Here’s my entry for this year’s CD101 Calendar Poster. It looks even better printed.
6 comments October 27th, 2009 by dru
I wanted to make an illustration similar to old school Jim Steranko stuff. It’s true what they say about Steranko being a total rock star in the illustration world. He’s a guy I would love to meet, shake his hand, and thank him for all the great work he’s done. He’s a true innovator.
5 comments July 7th, 2009 by dru
I just wanted to re-draw the Morton’s Umbrella Girl and add a little twist—I have no idea why. I think this would make a great cut vinyl decal or t-shirt someday.
Be cool to animals everybody.
1 comment May 18th, 2009 by dru