{MP3} Tim Easton – “Porcupine” (New West Records, April 28)

One of the interesting products I saw at SXSW promoting a band’s music didn’t involve trendy usb drives, twitter widgets, or recording software. Instead it was a custom-made, hand-painted, vinyl record cover from Tim Easton.

Tim Easton’s new record is called Porcupine and it’ll be out on New West soon, but the vinyl is apparently available now (at the Yard Dog Cafe in Austin at least). Each lp cover was a different painiting done by Tim, but all were loosely based on the Porcupine image below. The price was a gasp inducing $80 each Which almost seemed worth it since you get a piece of artwork and a heavy duty slab of vinyl as well.

“Burgundy Red” is a prickly rock `n’ roll song that may give a clue to the record title. If the entire record is anything like the song above it’ll be a barn burner.

Burgundy Red [Download]

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One Response to “{MP3} Tim Easton – “Porcupine” (New West Records, April 28)”

  1. dare says:

    i followed tim easton every which way i could as sxsw and i managed to always be about 30 mins late for his set.