The Artist Behind The Cover...

James at Gravity

It's only fitting that, with the new record in sight and the new website launch, my first blog post be an introduction to the fella who's colors are all over it. I've written about him before, I'll most definitely write about him again, and I'm writing about him now:

James Vanderberg is the man, and his use of color has had a long lasting impact on me.

We go way back, and without getting mushy, he's one of the most talented people I know.  To date, if I have released a piece of recorded music, a Vanderberg brush stroke has graced the cover (for the most part.) It has been a long standing goal to include my friends, in some capacity, with my work, and I'm so grateful that I've been able to include James' in my projects.

As one, of many, supporters of James' work, I also happen to be one of his biggest thieves. His paintings hang in my apartment as a sort of "holding cell" between his studio and a buyers hands (one of the benefits of being a friend, I suppose.) And while it's always bittersweet letting a piece go, it's exciting to know the man is selling work.  With that, if it's your thing, or the thing of someone you know, then check him out http://jamesvanderberg.com and for the rest, feel free to contact his peeps: sales@JamesVanderberg.com.

Lastly, James & his brother, Pete, put out a collaborative book of art & poetry earlier this year, which you can check out here: Weather-Eye.

Looking forward to putting Layers in your mitts, and if you're in the NYC area, I hope you'll come celebrate with us on November 16th at Rockwood Music Hall - 9:30pm

By the way, here's the album cover in question:

Talk to you soon!

-Matt