Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lots of news!


News item numero uno!

I'm tabling at the Museum of Comic and Cartooning Art Festival this year! Come by and check out of MA WAREZ. I'll have zines, patches, prints, mini books and OTHER STUFF.

News item numero dos!

I am in the 2012 FIT Illustration Senior Show! The reception is May 8th at the FIT Museum or you can just check out everything here. There's a lot of talent in my graduating class and I'm glad I've had the four years to grow closer with them. I'd love to get more sappy about it, but I've been doing that all week.

News item numero tres!

I HAVE A TUMBLRRRRRR! I'll still be maintaining this blog in addition to it.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Big sap.

Uh oh, Alex is getting all sentimental about everything again.


Material possessions!


The Duchess & The Duke - She's the Duchess, He's the Duke
Download: Mediafire
Tags: indie, folk pop, acoustic

This is the first album of the folky Rolling Stonesy duo, The Duchess & The Duke. I hosted their second album a couple years ago and I don't know why because I've always liked this one so much more.
I listened to this a few summers ago when I was getting to know the lazier side of my hometown. It works just as well, if not better for springtime. It's a really cute, fairly short album that's great for feeling antsy on a nice day or thinking about someone who isn't around or when a friend is cutting your hair outside.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Things're so good.

Someone new and fun.

Someone old and timeless.

Who wants to take bets on how soon I get a Tumblr?


The Great Valley - Holiday, Holinight EP
Download: Bandcamp (free)
Tags: pretend-pop, summertime, lo-fi

I remember it was this time last year that I was taking my first cracks at animation and rockin' to this EP. Now it's a year later and I'm still "just starting" so why not continue listening to it?
Yo, the Great Valley is the best. They describe themselves as "pretend-pop", which can mean whatever but I think it makes sense. This is my favorite release of theirs and it's full of so many catchy riffs and warm, pleasing textural sounds. The whole thing was recorded to an 8-track, for you analog dorks out there!