My goodness, can you believe that in just a few short weeks, the FINAL Yearbook EP will be released into the wild? On one hand, this last year has felt faster than a speeding bullet, but on the other hand, it feels like Yearbook began many, many moons ago. What a crazy, but incredibly enjoyable year!
Today it is my great privilege to unveil the final Yearbook cover art, for the upcoming “September” EP! As many of you already know, the uniquely gifted artist, Geoff Benzing is responsible for painting these wonderfully beautiful nature scenes each month of Yearbook. What an impeccable job he’s done! A huge thanks to Geoff for turning each and every one of the bizarre ideas I threw at him into such incredible images.
Just as the “September” EP represents the final chapter of my Yearbook project, the cover-art features the closing of another adventure as well: If you recall, our little silhouetted photographer friend (who has graced each and every Yearbook cover) began his journey around the world last October, starting with taking pictures of the ghostly beautiful Box Jellyfish… In the month of September, our photo-taking friend has come full circle and has returned safely to his home, on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. Reunited with his dog, in this final cover, our little explorer takes a camera-less stroll near his home, on his favorite beach in the world, Lanikai Beach. The two islands in the background are called “Nā Mokulua,” (locals call them the “Mokes”) and are the very same islands featured in background of the October cover. Off to the left, there’s a small “pod” of “Spinner” Dolphins, which are common in Hawaii and other tropical waters. These small Dolphins are famous for their acrobatic displays in which they jump and spin out of the water.
A wholehearted farewell to our little photographer friend! But… something tells me that more adventure awaits around the corner…
THE “AUGUST” EP IS NOW ON iTUNES!
The latest EP, “August” is now available on iTunes (& all other digital music stores)!!!
As always, to buy it directly from us, or to subscribe to ALL of the Yearbook EPs (past, present, future!) visit: www.sleepingatlast.com
That’s it for today, gang! I am so so so utterly blessed by your support throughout this whole year-long music adventure and I just can’t thank you enough! Talk soooooon.
Ryan – Sleeping At Last
P.S. Here’s a list of things I love right now…
1. Turntable.fm (okay, so this is my latest addiction. listening to music hasn’t been this fun since i was a wonky teenager! am planning on doing some neat things on turntable.fm soon… more on that later)
2. SoundWorks Collection (a site, which makes video features on the behind-the-scene sound creators of films, games, etc. inspiring and plain ol’ awesome)
3. Oreos (which isn’t a cookie, mind you… it’s an Oreo. that’s right… it deserves it’s own genre)
4. Snapseed (an ios photo editing app that is really wonderful… trumps the others i seen by a long-shot)