Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Santiago's record release!

In January Gabe's band Santiago released a new record. That's right, a record, on vinyl, again. It is a five song EP pressed on one side and silk screened on the other side with an image designed by our friend and local tattoo artist, Jared Powell. In addition, each record comes with a card good for a free download of all the songs in mp3 format from Santiago's website. As if that weren't enough, the first 50 copies have handmade covers made by a number of local artists. This is the fourth release by Santiago, and the fourth handmade record cover art show we have put together. I have to say, this was the best one yet! There were so many amazing covers, and we held it at this great, hip, hair salon downtown. It was a lot of work to put it together but in the end I really felt like we actually created something meaningful for our community. It is an incredible feeling. Anyway, I took a ton of photos of the art show and managed to select some to share. I am in the process of photographing all of the covers to be displayed on Santiago's website, so be sure to check it out in the coming weeks to see who made covers and how amazing they all turned out.

The first few people come wandering in to check out what's going on.

As you can see, it filled up pretty quick.

Tony (Santiago's bass player) shows some friends around. Those covers in the background were designed by Sara Sanger, an incredible local photographer (who, incidentally, did our wedding photos). She made all three band members' faces out of tissue paper. Tony's mom bought all three.

The opening band was Mogs. They have a recording studio in their house and recorded Santiago's record there. They of course are also a great band themselves.

Gabe had to write a list on his hand to remember who to thank when he was on stage. Glad he remembered me!
Santiago plays as people look on.

That's that! What a night. I feel so lucky to know so many creative people. Keep checking back as I'll try to post more soon.