Welcoming Rusted Hearts + Return Home Book 5 June 2020
Welcome Rusted Hearts to the Endnote roster! I've worked with the Rusted Hearts guys' various projects through the years creating album art, photos, and music videos and so I'm very pleased to be working with them once again as they become my inaugural Endnote release! Last June, I used images I had taken years before to construct an album cover for their digital only release of the EP "Return Home." Now, for the one year anniversary, we have expanded on those images to create a supplemental art book!
Aside from the music, a release's artwork and design is one of the most important aspects of a band's album. I have always loved combing through CD booklets and vinyl inserts, admiring photos and illustrations, while reading lyrics and thank you lists. With the rise of digital distribution and the ability for people to listen to a band on any of their preferred platforms, some of that experiential listening has fallen off. We're releasing this 48 page book as an expansion to the music without all the bulk of a vinyl, tape, or CD. As the designer for the original digital release, I was able to craft an album layout with photographs originally taken and used for the cover. Inside you will find 48 pages of photographs, lyrics, thank yous, and credits as well as a Rusted Hearts zine with commentary, history, merch designs, poster art, and more!
In the spirit of solidarity with Black Lives Matter, police and justice reform, and battling fascism, we will be donating the proceeds to the Cleveland chapter of Black Lives Matter.
The first run of this 48 page book is limited to 25 copies.
Purchase here - https://endnoterecords.limitedrun.com/products/669...
Stream & download directly and pay what you can at rustedhearts.bandcamp.com
Stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc.
Donate to Black Lives Matter Cleveland directly - https://www.paypal.me/blmcle