Well,it’s quite tricky. I often find myself where people are trying to label me as something different than I am. Because they either want me to be something different or can’t figure it out. As long as you be yourself & put out stuff that you stand behind,it’s all that really matters & eventually shows through. It’s about QUALITY,the rest is bullshit at the end of the day.
I got blood on the stage :(
MUSIC MONDAY 4/7/14: 1,000 shirts in 1,000 days
On July 11, 2011, this music nerd set out to see how long he could last, wearing a different music T-shirt every day and writing his stories behind them. He started with an ALL shirt that he bought in 1990 with stolen money, and has continued to scour the Earth for rarities, classic gems, and fresh designs. (Look, he also got a tattoo!)
Isac Walter has since devoted himself to merch booths, eBay, and his screen printer, celebrating his favorite bands and designers. His message to the world: “Keep enjoying and supporting music and the bands you love. And if you see me out don’t be scared to say hello and get nerdy about shirts with me. I may look like I’m mean but I am as nerdy and dirty as the rest of you.”
Happy 1,000 T-shirts, theminorthread. And many, many more.
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA COPE: A TUMBLR IRL
On Thursday, April 3, 2014, fans drove from as far as Alabama to take part in a unique experience with one of their favorite bands.
The front walls were dressed with lyrics from the album and the drawings of keyboardist, Chris Freeman. Further inside was a more dynamic curation.
Attendees entered their feelings into tablets stationed around the room. Their moods triggered visuals from the Tumblr community and what they wrote was projected alongside. The art filled the walls and ceiling around the stage area, encompassing the crowd of 200 as they watched the band perform a stripped-down set.
Two songs into the set, lead singer Andy Hull asked the audience to sit on the floor so they could all see the band and the art that they generated together. For a band that is used to playing big stages with bigger sounds, this was a special night that they and those in attendance will always remember.
To top it all off, each fan got to go home with a piece of the wall.
Big thanks to manchesterorchestraband for their imagination and music, lightningfreeman for his illustrations, gingergroupdesigns for creating the installation, to The Uprising Creative for their technological prowess, Loma Vista Recordings, Vector Management, the kind folks at the L1 Gallery for their hospitality, and of course, the amazing fans who came with an array of emotions, but left in all smiles.
Photography and GIFs by diwangvaldez.
The new album, COPE, is available here.
SKY FERREIRA • MONDAY, APRIL 7 • 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT
Fresh off her Barclay’s Center performance on Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz Tour, Sky Ferreira will be stopping by Tumblr HQ to host her Dashboard Confessions.
Go here to submit your questions to Sky, then follow her and tune into your dashboards on Monday at 5pm EST to see what she has to say.