the saddest landscape releases
so this will be on going, the plan though is a very detailed list of all of the tsl releases, photos/pressing info. etc., i just wanted to keep it all in one isolated place. so here we go:
tsl #28 After The Lights LP/CD
our latest full length, released by Topshelf Records, artwork was done by Adam Vass, and it was once again recorded by the handsome Jon Taft. This was also Eric’s first full length with us, and we finally got some killer cello parts as well. to put it simply we are stoked to have this out.
all of the copies come housed in a gatefold sleeve, and there are already 5 color variants of the record, there were 150 pressed on 180g black vinyl (pictured above) as well as 300 on “Fire” vinyl (which is sort of an orange mixed with black, also pictured above). the black had black dust sleeves, fire had white.
there was also 100 pressed on pink/black “pinwheel” vinyl, we asked the fine people at gotta groove to come up with something new for us to do a limited pressing and this is what they came up with, we think its pretty rad, these all had black dust sleeves.
this is the “wine” press (dark red/purple) there were 450 of these.
in addition to the 4 presses above, we also wanted to do something special for our European tour we did in Jan 2012, so we came up with this “ocean” pressing (clear/dark blue split), and we get asked all the time about the pressing info on these, so let us clear it up, there were 150 of them, these also all had black dust sleeves.
there were also 20 test presses made, as is the Topshelf way they all had plain white sleeves, stamped and #d.
if you mail ordered the record direct from Topshelf or us you also got a poster.
tsl #27 Rocksound #158 zine/CD comp
so another comp CD that comes with the March 2012 issue of Rocksound, that zine has shown us a lot of support as of late, so while we can be picky about sampler type comps we are on, we were happy to contribute to this one, also we can now say remember when we were on that comp w/ therapy?
tsl #26 tsl live #two DVD.
for our 2011 west coast tour we did a special tour pressing of you will not survive (details below), which we included the second installment of our live dvd series. it was filmed at the cry me a river fest in Germany 2010 (it is different footage than what at last check is on the youtubes) there were 65 of these. aaron worked very hard burning them all in the final few days leading up to tour.
tsl #25 the saddest landscape / we were skeletons split 7”
we were skeletons fucking kill, as a band and as people, we hardly even had to say it we just gave each other that knowing eye and the split was born (at least it felt that way). we enlisted topshelf to put this one out for us, and we got daniel danger to do the art (i was so excited to finally have him do something for us and i could not be happier with how it turned out).
there were 4 color variants on the first press: 175 on sky blue, 150 on clear/blue, 100 on opaque pink, and there should have been 75 on blue/black checker board vinyl however there was some issue on the pressing plants end that meant they were only able to do about half of that. also the pink and checkered copies came with black dust sleeves, the rest with the standard white.
there was one set of test presses.
we also just got the repress of this in as well, as with the pianos split another 500 were pressed. there were roughly 100 pressed on smoke monster vinyl (which is my way of saying glow in the dark with black smoke streaks mixed in, but i am a lost fan so there you go), and 400 on forrest green vinyl (green with black).
tsl #24 Rocksound #147 zine/CD comp
again in the grand record scheme of things CD comps with magazines are kind of minor, i know a lot of you, even if you buy the magazine, never listen to them, however this one is pretty cool, let me explain. a few years ago getting coverage in a large scale publication like Rocksound probably would have never happened. now though it seems like there is a definite shift happening in music where bands like ourselves (or the wave bands) are getting a different type of exposure, and that is exciting, if only just to imagine a time when it is not just shit bands getting the attention that is deserved by many other bands who in one basement performance will do something much more significant than these other bands will ever do.
also it is pretty cool because we can now say remember that time we were on a comp with Thursday and Young Widows? yup that happened.
tsl #23 the saddest landscape/pianos become the teeth split 9” / 7”
this one was an undertaking, first off we love pianos, that band has been a huge inspiration to us, both as a band and as people, we knew this one had to be special. so when we were approached by Just Say No they mentioned a desire to do a 9” and we were all for it, but wait that wasn’t enough, after a little more talking it became “let us do an etched 9” as well”, so the plan was hatched. the original idea was to do both an etching and music on each side, the etching would be on the outside couple of inches with the music taking up about a 7”s worth, pretty cool. here is a sketch of how it should have looked:
pretty cool i think, we had a separate drawing for the other side as well, the plant told us no problem we will have these in june for you, so we took preorders and were ready to go. this is of course where june becomes oct, and we are told our idea broke an etching machine and it can no longer be done, so a new plan was formed to just fill out the etching and put all the music on the other side. this is how the first press came out. there were 500 on black vinyl, and 107 on glow in the dark. all with fold over covers.
the glow in the dark preorders came with a poster/button set.
there were also 35 test press sets made, the test presses were unique in that it is a 2 x 12” set, they are 12”s because when they make a 9” a 12” is actually pressed then they cut off the extra inches to make it a 9”. it is a double because one is just of the music (so we could approve that quicker) and one just of the etching. all came in fold over chipboard covers with photos of the bands glued to the front and the back was #d and personalized to the person who ordered it.
after the 9” went out of print, and not wanting to deal with the headaches again of doing an etched 9” we (both bands) decided we should repress the record as a standard split 7”, same music, same basic packaging just a more compact/economical format. we asked topshelf to do it and they said yes, we were excited then a few months later the 7” was born.
there were 4 color variants on the first press: 200 on rust;125 on black/clear transition; 100 orange/black marble transition; and 75 on black with a white stripe through it. all come with download cards, and have a slightly modified color scheme from the original 9” version.
there was one set of test presses for the 7” version.
we recently got the third press in for this split, topshelf did it again (that is its home now after all) there were another 500 pressed, roughly 100 on clear blue with blotches of red trapped inside of it (which in some moments created purple areas as well), and 400 on opaque navy blue.
tsl #22 the saddest landscape - the live 7”
when the panic repress of you will not survive was coming out, we (us and panic) decided to do something special for the collectors packs they usually do, we didn’t want to do the standard just 3 colors of the same record (see more on the collectors packs below) so we came up with doing a bonus 7” as a thank you. though rather than recording 2 new exclusive songs that only 100 people would get we went with 2 live songs from a show we had played in new jersey with we were skeletons and the new & very welcome (no you were not there).
there were 100 copies pressed. all black vinyl. there were no test presses, as this was essentially 100 test presses.
tsl #21 live DVD
we were of course very excited to be launching the preorders for you will not survive after such a long wait between LP’s, so for the first 50 orders we gave out live DVD’s of a show from our most recent European tour, this one is from Prague. It was a good show, and felt like a fair representation of what we were like as a band at that time. This also marks Eric’s first appearance on a TSL release so get stoked, we were. Also i know Temptation isn’t listed on the back but is on the DVD, set lists are like that sometimes, they are more guides, songs get added or dropped all the time.
tsl #20 you will not survive LP/CD
the cover your heart press had 14 test presses made, 10 of them went to the people who donated $100 to help us fund the record (they also got a personal thank you in the liner notes of you will not survive), and the other 4 went to band members. all covers were hand done and have unique photos on the front with rub on lettering, and the backs were #d and personalized to everyone.
we also did a limited run of 250 CDs, these were done primarily to send out promo copies of but we did sell a fair amount ourselves. it came in a beautifully designed double gatefold matte finish cover done by the wonderful folks at stumptown printers.
the panic press had 15 test presses, as is the panic way they all come housed in a plain white sleeve with a panic records stamp on the label and are #d.
the panic press of the CD was intended to be essentially the same as the cover your heart press only with typos corrected, and the panic logo swapped out with ours, which is almost what happened except that the print came back noticeably lighter than it should have been (giving it a brighter less ambiguous look, especially on the inside than it should have), and it is also in black/white (green tints lost), these things happen, but at least the vinyl was ok right?
when we went to the west coast this past summer (2011) we did a special tour version of the record, it is the white vinyl pressing of the panic version, with a fold over screened cover (tour dates on back), a poster, sticker, a digital download of the panic records sampler we are on, but the real money shot is it came with #2 in our live DVD series, this one filmed in Germany summer 2010. there were 65 of these.
tsl #19 Pastepunk 12th anniversary comp. digital
this one is where once again my completist nature will get the better of me only because it was a strictly digital release (but i am aiming to have every release accounted for here). we are fans of pastepunk, they asked us to be on this comp, we gave them our cover of dinosaur jr.’s raisans simple. the part i like best about all of this is that dinosaur heard about this cover and tweeted about it. pretty fucking stoked on that.
tsl #18: the saddest landscape/ if footmen tire you… split 7”
another tour, another limited record. this time we were heading back to europe and we had hoped to have you will not survive ready in time, it was not. instead we decided to release a split 7” with our tour mates if footmen tire you, what will horses do? that band is great, mainly because it contains mother fucking rick lightning (he truly is a one man wrecking crew, in a cuddly sort of way), anyway back to the record…. 250 copies pressed, all on turquoise vinyl, black dust sleeves, hand made covers that eric, mike and i didn’t sleep the night before europe assembling, you are welcome. there were no test presses as we had to rush to get this pressed in time.
tsl #17: connections part two comp LP
next up we recorded a couple of songs for a comp that our friends over at moment of collapse asked us to be on. steve once again record this, and these songs are special to me because we had our boy jason rosenthal play on the tracks, jason has been a huge influence on my playing ever since i first heard him in on the might of princes and right on through his work in the brass, the dude rules. we also had another friend melissa drop a brief cello part on the updated version of temptation. there were 515 copies of this pressed, all on lime green vinyl, with poster inserts containing essays/lyrics etc. , there were no test presses. also suis la lune is on this record, and they also rule (as do the other bands too).
tsl #16: the saddest landscape / trophy scars split 7”
we were back, ready to jump full into doing tsl again, we had an even better line up (saffert jumped to where he always should have been, second guitar, and bass player #4, mike van buren entered the fold) and we were ready to write a bunch of new songs. doing a split with trophy scars had been a long time coming, aaron had known those dudes most of his life, and beyond friendship we both just really dug each others bands so while to some the split seemed unlikely, to us it made perfect sense. bear records put this one out for us, there were 500 pressed all on clear/black split vinyl, fold over sleeves and black dust sleeves (which as far as i am concerned is how all dust sleeves should come). it was also about damn time that we had a record with a pentagram on it, i was very relived when i realized jerry understood that need as well.
there were 6 test presses, all with fold over “black metal forrest” covers, on silver paper, hand written band names and #d. we also gave one away through a contest on absolute punk, the contest we came up with was a two parter: 1. contestants had to explain who they thought would win a fight in their respective primes, henry rollins or glen danzig. 2. send in a photo of yourself holding your most embarrassing record. the contest seemed to do really well, we got a ton of people who entered (even if a lot of them i felt didn’t care about the prize they just wanted to talk shit on rollins/danzig and cheat buy using google image searches for shit records).
tsl #15: lovelife comp. CD
this one should have come out a long time ago, but that is the nature of comps, this was a good one though (disclaimer i am in three of the bands on this one), this came out on ape must not kill ape records. marianne has been putting out records for a long time and she has it down, this has an alternate mix of weightless is the new black, it is not that drastically different from the version that ended up on the 10”, i actually almost left it off the discography for that reason but my completist (re:ocd) nature thought better of it, so those of you wondering why that song is on there twice (sort of) there you go.
tsl #14: i don’t want to miss you anymore (discog. bonus) 7”
excitement was in the air, we were releasing our discography on vinyl, playing some reunion shows, had a new improved lineup (enter bass player #3, mike saffert), and we wrote a new song (eternity) and recorded a version for a bonus 7” for the discography. so to round it out we decided to do a cover of one of our favorite bands (modern life is war). initially these were going to come with all of the colored vinyl versions of the discography, coptercrash wanted nothing to do with the bonus 7” as the whole project was starting to cost a bit, so we said fuck it we will just press it ourselves, so it is released solely on cover your heart. there were 500 pressed all on random colored vinyl (mainly pink/purple/sky blue/grey/speckled baby blue white), all had hand made covers i folded and cut, took forfuckingever, i used whatever paper i could get a deal on at staples (primarily 30lb resume stock), same with the inserts, so colors/weights vary.
there were 10 test presses made, we gave 5 of them out through a contest we were running for people who preordered the record. hand made covers, with a note on the inside explaining the whole project. hand #d and stamped with a spider. up the creepy/crawly.
tsl #13: all is apologized for. all is forgiven. 2xLP / 2xCD
this one is a beast, and i mean that with as much pride and love as i can muster. a few years ago we weren’t sure what we were doing as a band so as a way to reflect (and keep our music available) we decided to press our discography.
all is apologized for. all is forgiven. collects all of the releases below (tsl 1-12), the vinyl was a joint release between our label, cover your heart and coptercrash. the first press had 200 pressed on red vinyl (LP1) red/pink swirl (LP2), and 200 on clear (LP1) blue/white swirl (LP2), there were also 300 sets on 180g black vinyl, and the rest on standard weight black.
we also went all out on the packaging too, we finally got a gatefold cover which is something we had wanted for awhile, there was also a poster insert with all the lyrics/release info/photos etc. and a download code. we were truly happy with how it all turned out.
when the vinyl version came out we decided to reform and do some release shows, which meant we did a release show version, there were 100 of these on random mixed color vinyl (the pressing plant offered a special where they would use the remaining scraps of vinyl from other records and make them each unique, most of ours tended to be yellow/green/grey). it has the same cover/insert as the other versions only it also came in a silk screened outer envelope which was stamped and #d out of 100. there was also a mini poster for the release shows and a small envelope with a button set. a few even had a tsl patch as well. and they all came with the bonus 7” (more on that later).
for the next variant, when we went to europe in early summer 2010 a friend of ours offered to do special tour covers, we of course said yes because the treatments he sent us looked killer. no 2 are exactly the same, they come in various sizes (some to fit over the cover, some to just hold the bonus 7”), some were just fold over covers, some had cut out frames, all of them were awesome. with so many versions it is hard to remember the exact # of each, but i will say this is the rarest version of the discography. all of these came with the 180g black vinyl.
eventually all of these sold so we repressed it yet again, this time on coke bottle clear (LP1) and mint (LP2) colored vinyl, there were 100 of these. the first 25 came with an LP slipmat.
there was one batch of test presses.
the CD version came out first, it was released by slave union, it was a double CD and had a really nice double gatefold cover,a fairly thick booklet with a ton of photos, lyrics, flyers, release info etc., we were really stoked when this came out, at least for the time being it made CD’s seem worthwhile.
disc one came enhanced with some live video footage of us, there really isn’t a lot of footage of the early shows so it was good to put some of it on here.
tsl #12: a promise was made… 10”
this was the first record we did not having the original line up (enter bass player number 2), and was recorded mostly at steve roche’s newly relocated permanent hearing damage studio at his house in philly. alone also put this out. there were 500 pressed, 400 on black vinyl, and 100 on bright pink. all came with a hand made booklet that was stamped on the cover, and tied with antique waxed twine. the pink vinyl ones came with a special flower paper lining (i tried to show it in the photo, the booklet on the bottom right, but it is hard to get the exact look/feel across without touching it). fun fact, our current bassist has lyrics from this record tattooed on his chest.
tsl #11: the saddest landscape / funeral diner split 7”
this was another one that took a bit to come out, fire walk with me out of austria asked us to take part in a rites of spring 7” tribute series, it was to have been their whole discography covered by various bands on a bunch of 7”s but my understanding was only about half the bands actually recorded their sides so this is the only 7” that came out. 780 copies pressed all on black vinyl. vellum inserts. perfect layout. no test presses. oh and we covered spring.
tsl #10: copper press # 22 zine/CD comp.
another fairly minor release, but we were asked by copper press (which at the time i really dug and tried to catch each issue, i fucking miss when print media was still vital/preferred, it is of course still there but definitely losing to the interweb), to contribute a song to their comp CD, it has he died among dreams on it. they may still have some back issues on their site, not sure though. there were 2 different covers for the zine, the content and the CD are identical.
tsl # 9: lift your burdens… LP/CD
when we came home from europe it was rather apparent that a lot of people who wanted the tour 10” would not get one so we decided to have alone repress it, also the cover your heart 7” had been out of print for a bit and started popping up on the electronic bay for more than it should have so we merged the two records onto one. this is why the vinyl is a joint alone/coptercrash release. there were 500 pressed on blue vinyl, 100 on coke bottle clear. all had screened covers, and the back was hand stamped with various leaves/text. the rarest variant is that 30 of the coke bottle LP’s had hand painted leaves on them. the inserts were all photo copies on various colors/weights of paper.
there was one set of test presses.
the CD version was a strict alone records release, all had really gorgeous antique letter press covers made by stumptown. it was two color on a recycled chipboard gatefold. all the inserts were stamped with one of 4 leaf designs.
tsl # 8: lift your burdens high for this is where we cross 10”
we were stoked on our first euro tour, this of course means a plan was hatched and a tour 10” was born. narshardaa put this out. there were 500 pressed all on black vinyl. it sold out very quickly, i don’t even think we had enough to last the tour.
oh and there were test presses (thanks elio).
tsl # 7: so much for letting go (jawbreaker tribute) comp. CD
we recorded this pretty early on, and like most comps it took awhile to actually come out. coptercrash released it. we covered accident prone, to this day we still get kids asking us to play this live, we always decline.
tsl # 6: the sound of the spectacle euro press LP
about this point in the story we were approached by narshardaa records out of germany, who wanted to do a euro press of the sound of the spectacle, which seemed pretty cool as up until then we didn’t know if anyone over there liked us and just the idea of having our records pressed in another country was exciting. to make it extra special we decided to re-record weighing out the desirables as a bonus track (simply because we always liked the song but wish the original version sounded a little better).
there have been many pressings of this version, the actual pressing #s are still a bit of a mystery so don’t believe the random bits of pressing info found elsewhere on the web. i do know that the first press had 100 on white, with the rest on dark grey (smoke) vinyl, the second press had some on translucent yellow/gold vinyl. the third press had some on clear blue vinyl. various pressings had various extra inserts (tsl postcards, narshardaa catalogs) in addition to the standard insert which is an updated version of the U.S pressing one.
there was one set of test presses. white paper sleeves with some mystery german stamped on them.
tsl # 5: the saddest landscape / the pine split 7” / CD
alone records put this out, right when we hooked up with them they asked us to do a split with one of their other bands, the pine. some of us were big fans of their records so we of course said yes. there were 500 pressed all on black vinyl. they also had a gatefold cover that roger from the pine printed up and very patiently cut/glued together. this one seemed to go out of print very quickly.
shortly after this came out we went to europe with the pine, at which point 50 #’d tour CDs were made up, all came in sewn burlap covers with a photo copied insert.
tsl # 4: alone records comp. CD
while a comparatively minor release i want to be complete with this page…anyway we had just signed with alone and they wanted to include a song from us on their 2003 comp CD and we had no time to record anything new so instead we gave them …the stars in january.
my favorite part of this comp is that anyone who ordered one got a satanic alone records authentic bobble head, which at the time were all the rage (mainly amongst people who did not listen to this type of music). i remember hearing stories of mid-westeren house wives collecting these bobble heads only to be horrified when they played the CD and got treated to us and usurp synapse or something. truly genius marketing on alone’s part.
tsl # 3: the sound of the spectacle LP/CD
again put out in the states by Coptercrash, this was our first full length, also the first record we had come out mass produced in multiple formats. it was a pretty big deal to us at the time, seems like such a small thing now but then i was impressed with what he had done. it was mostly recorded by steve roche when his studio was still in brooklyn (except stars which was a mogis hold over). there were 500 pressed all on black vinyl. the first 100 or so came with a poster.
there was one set of test presses.
the run off groove this time has simpsons and rushmore quotes.
the CD version has all the same songs, only we were able to do an extended full color booklet that has extra images/writing. our boy thomas did the layout, he would of course go on to do more for us on future records.
and being as we had a summer tour booked to support the record it was almost inevitable that it would not be ready in time, so mere days before we left we were able to get just the vinyl so we had to make tour covers. there were 60 hand painted LP covers, with a different insert that included tour dates etc. , as well as 60 CD’s that were made and tied together with twine. the idea was to personalize each one for whomever bought it instead of #ing them, but that was hard to do sometimes.
tsl # 2: cover your heart 7”
our first offering on vinyl, coptercrash put this out for us. there were 500 pressed, 400 on clear vinyl, and 100 on red. all with fold over covers and a printed double sided insert.
i still remember the first time i heard the sixth golden ticket on vinyl, i got chills, i felt awkward getting so into my own record, but damn i was happy.
there were two rounds of test presses, we rejected the first set because it sounded fucking terrible, had it redone and it was perfect the second round.
this also started our habit of putting movie/tv quotes on the run off groove of the record, this one had one from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
tsl #1: cover your heart CD (the demo)
this is where it all began for us, 3 songs recorded by mike mogis in nebraska @ presto. this seems like a very long time ago right now, but i am still proud of these songs, we even still play 2 of then live pretty often so after all this time that must say something.
there were 127 copies pressed, all CDR with hand drawn faces, and have a heart sewn on the front cover (getting all of us in a sewing circle to do these was a pretty good time), one was stapled on FL to get it done quickly, also comes with a full booklet with a page done by each of us as well as all the lyrics etc. you would come to expect and the rest is made from grocery bags we cut, stamped and then hand #d.
odds and ends.
i just thought it might be of interest to some of you to see old merch we have done over the years, this section may not always be quality, and you can definitely see a severe learning curve in our silk screening abilities, but it never stopped us from trying.
the other euro ‘12 shirt, this one has lyrics from eternity is lost on the dying on it, grey shirts, also has our heart branding on the sleeve.
this is one of the 2 shirts we made for our winter euro 2012 tour, another jeff design, also has the heart logo on the sleeve.
the “treeface” shirt, this one was available only with the bundle pack version of After the Lights, it was designed by our bassist Jeff, you can check more of his stuff out at the up studio, he does some fancy shit there. shirts also have the Topshelf logo on the back.
this is one of the shirts topshelf launched with the preorders for After the Lights, it has the artwork from the tsl live 7”.
we also did a long sleeve version of it, which was a first for us, i think it rules and wear it often because the winter is cold, don’t judge me.
both short/long sleeve versions have the Topshelf logo on back.
this was our first shirt for Topshelf, it was done by our boy Donny, not sure where he got the image of the creepy guy floating but as our band has 2 members who can’t swim it seems rather disturbing.
this is one of our favorites, it is no secret (especially if you found this site) that we are obsessive record collectors, and we most likely think about records more than anything else on tour, so we decided to make a shirt dedicated to that.
we took photos of 3 of our favorite stores (generation / redscroll / double decker) and ran the tagline “we only play shows to go to your town’s record store”
on the back it had the heart logo with “vinyl; killing the mp3 industry since 2002”, ill not comment more on downloading than that, but we do wish there were still more record stores, they vanish all the time and we want them back.
we asked our friend Adam Vass to design a shirt for our 2011 west coast tour, it gets referred to as the “smoker” shirt quite a bit as well, we did 2 runs of these, first batch has the heart logo on the sleeve, second run should have but sadly does not.
when we hooked up with panic they asked for an exclusive shirt design, so #three in our favorite rock star design series was born. it is a classic photo of kurt cobain crowd surfing, guitar and all, which i always found to be an exciting and pretty bad ass occurrence on his part, that is until i ended up doing the same thing at some point and realized how hard it is to do that while actually still attempting to play, not to mention i kept worrying about choking people with a guitar cable.
also this is the first time we had a double sided shirt.
the coffin shirt, these were made for shows we had surrounding the release of you will not survive, birds exiting a coffin, pretty simple and borderline gothy. we did these ourselves on many different color shirts, i remember screening the bulk of these the day we signed to panic, i talked on the phone at length with tim (most likely about hair metal but maybe not) while eric and aaron kept the assembly line going.
this was also for the same tour as #7, it has the art from what should have been our side of the etching from the pianos split, the text on the bottom which is hard to read on this photo is “and i promise we will miss all of this some day, and i promise we will miss these days” which are lyrics from imperfect but ours. black ink dark grey shirts.
another euro tour = more shirts, this is a simple basic design, just our name in my handwriting with the tsl logo. crisp and nice.
the bob dylan “it’s alright ma, i’m only bleeding” shirt, we did these for our u.s reuion/record release shows. another in our series of using images of our favorite rock stars. though i think at this point i am the only dylan fan in the band, saffert where you at?
ok so i feel like the quality stepped up a little on this one, when her breath went to europe and tsl was going to those festival/reunion dates at the end we decided to do a classic saddest landscape shirt, thus the “cover your heart” shirt was born. we had both dark red and grey shirts for the tour, and since then we have done a fair amount of represses (always seems weird to call a shirt a repress but fuck it) on various colors.
the lift your burdens… tree shirt. this one we did a lot of, and was our primary shirt for awhile, there were many different colors, it was whatever i got at the time, some were on various thrift store shirts (with other logos/images on them as well, i think i even screened one on an eddie money t-shirt), others just random solid colors. i still kind of like the simplicity of this one.
this is an image of john lennon and a women who is not yoko ono, the screen was never perfect on this one so very few were made, but they were made, it was 9 years ago details are hazy on this one.
this is a poor photo of a not always a good idea dark ink/dark shirt combo. however if you can not read it the shirt says “someone in the saddest landscape stabbed me in the face”, this was the companion alternative to shirt #1, i guess we felt we had to balance out the posi emo sentiment of the other shirt, the rest of the details are the same as the first shirt.
this is the first shirt we ever did, it says “someone in the saddest landscape loves me”, not the best but we were leaving for our first tour and at the last minute scrambled to make some shirts, there were 2 different designs in this series (see above), all on various colors, screened ourselves.