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SO EXCITED I CAN’T EVEN TAKE IT: Hometapes’ & All Tiny Creatures new release “Harbors” is alive!

From the official Hometapes’ press release:

Lighting the way is Harbors visual artist Aaron Draplin. He has this to say about the record:

“I hope I live to 100 years old. And at the end of these 100 years, I hope to look back at all the stuff I made, and feel good about the whole mess. I know this much, the record Sara, Adam and I designed up for the new All Tiny Creatures Harbors release will be a prized jewel, shining all the way back from the year 2011. Thick lines? Check. More color? Check. Helvetica Bold? Check. Stoughton packaging? Check. And man, an album full of great tunes! I mean, this was the equivalent of all the planets aligning for a guy like me. The perfect storm. Wait, don‚€™t forget the colored vinyl! One seriously boss project, and I‚€™d like to thank Hometapes and All Tiny Creatures for trusting me on this one. And hell, it only took me 37 years to get my mousefinger on some Stoughton packaging. Real proud of this one.”

The gatefold art! More color!

Pre-order the record here! Gatefold glory! More color!

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AND HERE’S SOME MORE HOT AIR ABOUT THIS ONE: …right here on the DDC daily feed:

More color! Something we say. Often! 2010 went out with a real bang for me. A couple days before Christmas I got this weird stomach ache that wouldn‚€™t go away, which turned into some scary-ass pain in the side guts, and ultimately ended up in a underwhelming appendectomy. On death‚€™s door, sorta. Anyhoo, my first project in 2011 was this record. Getting back to work was a little weird. I was upside down, still feeling a little wobbly from all the medication and time lost. Combine that chemical haze with the wild-eyed, blue sky trust from Adam and Sara to ‚€œmake something cool‚€ and I have to tell you, I was a little out of my mind. So looking at how this one turned out, I like to think all those Norco pills, drooling and healing juices fueled what you are seeing in this DDC SUPERPOST.

So happy to be alive. So happy to be trusted with a project like this. So happy to have pulled it off. So happy to be in good tidings with Adam and Sara. And of course, holding out for a “roadie offer” from the band, too. “Heavy Lifting” is one of the services we’re known for. That and “Money Spending” so, uh, let’s make some magic, fellas.

I’d like to thank Hometapes and All Tiny Creatures for this opportunity! Wow. Beaming with pride and full-spectrum, thick-lined color!

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Hometapes Sara presents the finished product to the DDC Public Relations Representative Aaron James Draplin. A proud moment.

>>> Pre-order the record here! Stoughton packaging!

Thick, colored vinyl. That yellow is just insane. Can’t even take how awesome it is in the hands. See below.

>>> Pre-order the record here! All the colors that matter! Just wait until you get up close to that blue!

The CD art! One of our finest moment, ever. So happy to be holding this. And jamming it!

>>> Pre-order the record here! An album full of good tunes.

Yellow forever!

>>> Pre-order the record here! Thick, colored vinyl!

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There Are 16 Comments

Holy Shit Aaron! This is so fucking beautiful!

Posted by: Lloyd Winter on 03/10/11 at 1:40 PM


It’s like Draplin and Homeless Cop had a baby

see: www.homelesscop.com

Posted by: noah on 03/10/11 at 1:52 PM

Nice work man! Can’t wait for my “early ‘11” work to release so I can show it as well!

keep it up!

Posted by: scott on 03/10/11 at 1:55 PM

Outstanding. Love the mega-color. Nice work sir.

Posted by: Jaimie Muehlhausen on 03/10/11 at 2:58 PM

Are you sure you want to pass the torch on board graphics? Imagine that on a Mervin! Great work man, truly inspiring!

Posted by: Todd on 03/10/11 at 4:03 PM

Is that Jerry Garcia on the cover? And who’s the bear with the huge paw holding that small round disc? What are those called again?

Seriously, dude. This shit is awesome! Well done and congratulations to all involved.

Posted by: Hillerns on 03/10/11 at 4:12 PM

Incredibly cool, miss quality gatefold design like this. Hadn’t heard of them but now am checking them out for sure.

Posted by: Doug on 03/10/11 at 4:52 PM

HOLY SHIT, you were tripping and bezier curving! NIce, nice work. Mind blowing actually.

Posted by: styk on 03/10/11 at 5:04 PM

Great work, awesome colors.

Posted by: Trevor Basset on 03/10/11 at 7:27 PM

Simply stunning. This will make a fine companion piece to my ever-expanding collection of all things DDC‚„Ę!

Posted by: Kent Hern√°ndez on 03/10/11 at 10:01 PM


Nice work dude! Looks fantastic. Love the colors, kicks you in the eyeballs!

Rock it!

Posted by: Nick on 03/11/11 at 5:43 AM

I’m diggin’ your vibe brother.

Posted by: chuck on 03/11/11 at 10:14 AM

TRULY bad-ass Draplin! On so many levels. A crown jewel in a portfolio that already stands head & shoulders above the rest. Enjoy the pride that goes w/this one my man.

Posted by: Mike Kirkpatrick on 03/11/11 at 12:06 PM

SuperCOLORfragilous de expiealidocieous!

Posted by: jon baugh on 03/13/11 at 12:17 AM

I haven’t purchased an album in years. I just pre-ordered this one.

Posted by: Jonathan on 03/14/11 at 8:46 AM

Nasty in the greatest possible of ways, especially the gatefold and the disc art. Beautiful. Keep slaying it Draplin!

Posted by: Beer & Coffee on 03/15/11 at 7:29 PM
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