It was cool that it was sort of this weird inside, accidental snapshot of one of our normal days making the record. It’s the four of us since Ryan is behind the lens of the shot, and Kelcey had sort of fallen trying to climb up onto the roof of our practice space. He has this look about going through this struggle but finding the joy and humor in it, and that resonated with how the last year had felt as a band, and is a lot of what hummingbird is about.
- Taylor Rice of Local Natives talking about their ’Hummingbird’ album artwork http://issuu.com/decoratedyouth/docs/fifth_issue/66 (via heatherhwk)
U.S. Fuckin’ Royalty. (at The Empty Bottle)
Esao Andrews - Permanent Voyage
Brand New - “Jesus”
“Well, Jesus Christ, I’m alone again
So what did you do those three days you were dead?
Cause this problem’s gonna last more than the weekend
Well, Jesus Christ, I’m not scared to die
I’m a little bit scared of what comes after
Do I get the gold chariot?
Do I float through the ceiling?
Do I divide and fall apart?
Cause my bright is too slight to hold back all my dark
And this ship went down in sight of land
And at the gates does Thomas ask to see my hands?”
Dear supermarket fruits and veggies,
Your sticker is a poor attempt at decency. I see through to your healthy deliciousness. I want to eat you up.