"Matt Furie makes graphically crisp, chromatically vibrating images that feature original yet familiar-seeming characters and creatures in hilari-ous and vaguely threatening congress." - Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly
More on Matt here.
Jay Howell "Enthusiastic Person" @ FFDG in San Francisco
FFDG is pleased to present Los Angeles based artist Jay Howell in his third highly anticipated solo show with the gallery entitled “Enthusiastic Person” featuring over 25 new mixed media cartoon-styled works on paper. Currently in production on the first season of the animated children’s show “Sanjay and Craig”, which Howell is Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Art Director, Howell will exhibit recent colorfully bright and whimsical drawings featuring the cast of characters, patterns and geometric shapes so recognizable as Jay Howell works. The 2013 Noise Pop music festival will feature Jay Howell's artwork on all their promotional materials.
Jay Howell is an all around kind dude that lives in Los Angeles with photographer girlfriend Ruth Swanson and a dog named Street Dog. When he's not illustrating for Vans or drawing skateboards he can be seen on the streets fuckin' around and sayin' classic shit. Jay designed the main characters for Fox's hit show, "Bob's Burgers". He is currently working as an Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Art Director on "Sanjay and Craig" an animated children's show for Nickelodeon.
The Readymades "I'm A Man, I'm A Flower" LP
13 tracks of blown-out, lo-fi garage punk blast that walks a tight-rope between intentional organized chaos and a car careening off a bridge. Recorded over a decade ago in the legendary Loft space by Chris Woodhouse (Mayyors, Karate Party), this record got shelved as the band imploded and members went on to more stable projects - Rich Haley forming the Duchess Of Saigon (S-S Records) and Charles Albright forming and unforming a million projects since then, including his highly regarded recent solo output (S-S Records, Permanent Records). Greg Ginn joins the early Kinks and borrows Henry's Dress' equipment to do covers off the first Redd Kross record. Howling cave-stomp punk with film of chattering white noise and the best of the Woodhouse treatment. Get yourself a hat and hold on to it. Sample a few tracks here
G.Green Fall 2012 U.S. Tour
G.Green is hitting the road with Psychedelic Horseshit, Uzi Rash and others this November, dates are below. Info about the band and their LP debut "Crap Culture" on Mt.St.Mtn. is on the "Audio" section of this site, sample tracks here
G.Green "Crap Culture" LP
Sacramento scuzz rockers G.Green are releasing their debut LP on Mt.St.Mtn. Limited edition wax with the Mt.St.Mtn. treatment. G. Green is and has been the musical project of a one Mr. Andrew Henderson and a rotating cast of players (the incarnation on this record includes Rod Meyer from Eat Skull / Hospitals). A quick paced platter of party punk hits on the verge of careening wildly out of control, G.Green’s first long player lands somewhere between Tyvek, “Born Innocent” era Redd Kross and “No Pocky For Kitty” era Superchunk. Look for their singles on 12XU, Malt Duck and Italian Beach Babes. The LP is lovingly wrapped in a double-sided 2 ft x 2 ft fold out poster-cover, a mix of off-set and silk-screen printing, with illustration by Jay Howell and design by Mark Kaiser (per usual). Sample a few tracks here
The Whines "Shootinhead" b/w "Straybird" 7 inch
Hot on the heels of their awesome debut LP Hell To Play, we've got two exclusive tracks on limited edition wax. The Whines have been on our radar for some time, with Karianne hopping in on drums for Eat Skull for all of ten minutes and their debut 7? making rounds a year or two ago. Previously backed by alternating members of the aforementioned Portland faves, The Whines have solidified a touring band and are hitting the road in May. They offered us these two reverb soaked noise pop tracks, one new and one alternate recording off the Hell To Play LP. Layers of over-saturated tape hiss, as well as Karianne’s sweet-to-sad-to-sexy vocals, glue this hot little single together. A dreary Portland Sunday with a hangover put to wax just for you. One color debossed letterpress over digital print cover, illustration by Jay Howell and design by Mark Kaiser.
Jay Howell "Darkwave"
The Dark Wave tells the story of a black metal band's disenchanted lead singer. After succumbing to a panic attack on stage during a show, he flees into the night and quickly finds himself surrounded by the great wild. We follow his journey around the bend and out into the ocean - All dictated to us in vivid black and white, with Jay Howell's sublime background artwork filing out the palette of grays. The Dark Wave and his journey to find it, relates to us that even during murky periods of loathing, strife and doubt, we will all find what we are looking for and learn how to stand on our own two feet. Comes with an MP3 download of the black metal song from the book, performed by Mtn. pal Scott McPherson.
Video teaser by Jim Dirschberger at Eighty Four Films. Along with designing the characters for Fox Television’s hit animated show “Bob’s Burgers”, Jay Howell has illustrated for Vans Shoes, Burton Snowboards, GNU Snowboards, Anti-Hero Skateboards, Creature Skateboards, OJs Wheels, Lifetime Collective clothing, Rebel-8 clothing and more. With art openings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo before the end of the year, Jay has spent the last 10 years showing his art around the globe. He co-runs the Mt.St.Mtn. record label and publishing project and is currently developing an animated children’s show for the Nickelodeon network.
Black and white, 48 pages, comes with MP3 of its black metal theme song. Illustration by Jay Howell, design by Mark Kaiser.
Jay Howell "Pages From Books - Vol. 1"
The first collection of the ongoing “Pages From Books” series by artist/illustrator Jay Howell features all of the skinny guys with boners, naked chicks on skateboards, dogs, beer, rockers, and endless good times we’ve come to expect from his whimsical-yet-crude artwork. His zine Punks Git Cut and animated series called "The Forest City Rockers”, the apex in punk rock cartoons, have deservingly earned him a devoted following of wingnuts, wastoids, fuck ups and shredders.
Full color, 48 pages. Illustration by Jay Howell, design by Mark Kaiser.