16 4 / 2014

Hello, it’s me again.  (photo cred: diwangvaldez)

Hello, it’s me again.  (photo cred: diwangvaldez)

15 4 / 2014

manchesterorchestraband:

COPE is available now! Get your copy at one of the links below. iTunes - http://po.st/MOCopeiTunesAmazon CD - http://po.st/CopeAmzCDAmazon LP - http://po.st/CopeAmzLPNewbury Comics - http://smarturl.it/CopeNewburyComics

The A side lp label of COPE.  Word.

manchesterorchestraband:

COPE is available now! Get your copy at one of the links below. 

iTunes - http://po.st/MOCopeiTunes
Amazon CD - http://po.st/CopeAmzCD
Amazon LP - http://po.st/CopeAmzLP
Newbury Comics - http://smarturl.it/CopeNewburyComics

The A side lp label of COPE.  Word.

14 4 / 2014

13 4 / 2014

4lly4lly4lly:

My dad delivered this to me at work today :) no fancy filter necessary

COPE still wrapped with the lightningfreeman limited postcard!

4lly4lly4lly:

My dad delivered this to me at work today :) no fancy filter necessary

COPE still wrapped with the lightningfreeman limited postcard!

(via manchesterorchestraband)

12 4 / 2014

One of the lyric panels from the MO / Tumblr IRL event.

One of the lyric panels from the MO / Tumblr IRL event.

11 4 / 2014

poopbird:

….anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day.

This is my leg.

poopbird:

….anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day.

This is my leg.

10 4 / 2014

One of the lyric panels from the MO / Tumblr IRL event.

One of the lyric panels from the MO / Tumblr IRL event.

09 4 / 2014

Me and the boyz sneaking in some photos of Laraaji’s Laughter Playshop at Big Ears 2014 in Knoxville, TN.  One of these photos is from the New York Times and the other from Noisey, i think.  Incredible weekend of music, experimentation, and of course, laughter.

08 4 / 2014

roamtransmissions:

In this month’s podcast, we asked our ROAMers to explore the theme of family by creating a new audio collage using archived materials or new recordings to engage the concept in all of its literal and figurative manifestations. The individual collages were then stitched together to…

NEW ROAM!  Somewhere buried in here is a recording of 5 year old me talking about my family.  Also, i designed the art - per usual.  This month’s ROAM is really something special and some truly incredible people submitted some truly incredible sounds.  So proud of this family. 

08 4 / 2014

07 4 / 2014

Hey!  That’s me!  (shot by diwangvaldez)

Hey!  That’s me!  (shot by diwangvaldez)

06 4 / 2014

irlirl:

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA COPE: A TUMBLR IRL

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, fans drove from as far as Alabama to take part in a unique experience with one of their favorite bands. 

Teamed up with gingergroupdesigns, Manchester Orchestra reimagined their Tumblr throughout the L1 Gallery in Atlanta, as they told the story behind their new album, COPE.

The front walls were dressed with lyrics from the album and the drawings of keyboardist, Chris Freeman. Further inside was a more dynamic curation.

Attendees entered their feelings into tablets stationed around the room. Their moods triggered visuals from the Tumblr community and what they wrote was projected alongside. The art filled the walls and ceiling around the stage area, encompassing the crowd of 200 as they watched the band perform a stripped-down set.

Two songs into the set, lead singer Andy Hull asked the audience to sit on the floor so they could all see the band and the art that they generated together. For a band that is used to playing big stages with bigger sounds, this was a special night that they and those in attendance will always remember. 

To top it all off, each fan got to go home with a piece of the wall.

Big thanks to manchesterorchestraband for their imagination and music, lightningfreeman for his illustrations, gingergroupdesigns for creating the installation, to The Uprising Creative for their technological prowess, Loma Vista Recordings, Vector Management, the kind folks at the L1 Gallery for their hospitality, and of course, the amazing fans who came with an array of emotions, but left in all smiles.

Photography and GIFs by diwangvaldez.

The new album, COPE, is available here.

Oh what a night!  Really proud of the work we all did here.  Super team effort!  

06 4 / 2014

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