For the past few months I've had the pleasure of working with The Demigs on their upcoming album. This has indeed been a labor of love, as I think their music is smart and well-crafted.
Above is a promo photo we shot against a plain wall with a long exposure. This idea hit me one day and fortunately they were open to trying it out when I approached them.
Mostly we've been spending a lot of time with the album and CD layouts. Chris Demig made these exceptional collages on canvases painted by Annie Ramage, which we photographed and added the necessary elements. Check out this album cover:
One afternoon, we got together and all took turns writing the title with a stylus on the Wacom tablet. Then, we picked different letters from different handwriting until we had the right look. So this title was done by Alex, Merrie, Demig, Matthew, and me. Add that to this great collage on canvas, and it pretty much sums up the community and attention to detail that is this album.
The Demigs have been working on this double album for over two years. I think it's worth the effort. I have so much respect for the way they make every component of the work of art, from the images to the music.
Check them out at www.reverbnation.com/thedemigs
and come to the CD release event at Dan's Silver Leaf on February 28th.
Finally, I want to give a shout out to Merrie Earnest, who takes such great photos and videos of the shows. She goes above and beyond to support the band.