March 25, 2011

Sexy Vinyl: All Tiny Creatures :: Harbors 2xLP

My eyes nearly melted when I gazed upon the 2xLP gatefold packaging of Harbors, the debut record from Wisconsin quartet All Tiny Creatures. The band—led by Thomas Wincek of Volcano Choir—and its label Hometapes clearly spared no expense in putting together this inspiring packaging. The stunning artwork here was designed by Portland artist and designer Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design. The album's 11 songs come on two 45 RPM 12" LPs in two separate opaque color sets, which contain at random either a blue and yellow or a green and red combination.

Obviously, the packaging would prove irrelevant if it didn't contain music as equally memorable and masterful. Thankfully, the band is All Tiny Creatures and they deliver with a sound straight from another world: an intricately layered and mesmerizing concoction that proves to be just as brightly colored as Draplin's visual work. Harbors is out on March 29th, but you can pre-order now directly from Hometapes. If you're looking to start or improve upon your vinyl collection, it seems we've found your centerpiece.

All Tiny Creatures - "An Iris (Feat. Justin Vernon)" (from Harbors)
All Tiny Creatures - "Glass Bubbles" (from Harbors)

All Tiny Creatures

1 comment:

  1. these images are pornographic. stop teasing me!