Got a nice surprise when I picked up my mail today. My cousin, Jeff, had sent me a box of cds! These aren't just any CDs, these are copies of Local on the 8s first EP, called Low Pressure. Local on the 8s is a band whose members work for Newschannel 5 in Nashville. You'll find Mike Rose on drums, Nathan Sharkey on bass, Bob Stinnett on guitar, and Jeff Tang with vocals and piano.
Back in December Jeff wrote to us, on behalf of the band, about designing the album artwork. They were hoping for a retro theme that would include old TVs, and weather related imagery. Josh came up with the cover and I pulled from his artwork to finish the rest of the design. I was a bit out of practice with Photoshop, since I've been focusing on bookbinding for the past couple of years, but I enjoyed the project and it is really fun to have the final copy in my hands. I must say, what really makes this cover are the awesome photos taken by their co-worker, Eric Yutzy.
The very best part about getting this CD is getting to hear my cousin's voice coming out of my boombox in the bindery! It's nice to know the face behind the voice. I highly recommend it, by the way. If you can't pick a CD up in Nashville, Low Pressure is available on iTunes, and you can also visit their Myspace page. Learn more about Jeff, here, and be sure to check out some of his stories while you're at it. He's a great reporter, Tennessee's best in fact. No, seriously!