Making Ways: The Art of Music

Rob Goodman I OpenVerse

Making Ways podcast is about the stories behind the art of music. Host and illustrator Rob Goodman interviews bands with the visual artists they collaborate with for album covers, posters, videos, and more. In conversation together about the creative process and the intersection of art and music.

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Becoming Yourself with Jerry Paper and animator Steve Smith
Jun 24 2021
Becoming Yourself with Jerry Paper and animator Steve Smith
We implore you to watch the music videos for Cholla, My God, and Your Cocoon, they will most certainly blow your mind. Lucas Nathan aka Jerry Paper makes music that is chill, breezy, absurd, and as Lucas puts it: funny with a touch of sadness. Steve is one of the most talented 3D animators out there and he’s worked with Team Coco, Snapchat, and edited the TBS TV series The Dress Up Gang. Both Lucas and Steve have done various TV projects including work for Adult Swim. In this conversation, we talk about the creative collaboration between Lucas and Steve on Jerry Paper’s music videos, go into the making of Jerry Paper’s latest album Abracadabra, and discuss Lucas and Steve’s art and music origin stories. You’re in for a truly unique conversation with two fascinating, funny, and very talented creators.   Follow Making Ways for stories behind the art of music. Learn more at www.makingwayspodcast.com. Check out Jerry Paper’s music at https://jerrypaper.guru and see more from Steve Smith at https://stevesmith.co. All music used by permission of the band, label, and publisher.   A big thanks to Bree Wilkinson at Yes Please for helping to make this episode possible.   Cholla music video:  https://youtu.be/ytTrL6qqDJs   My God music video:  https://youtu.be/EpfGP_vY1Hw   Your Cocoon music video: https://youtu.be/jzEKSTYa5FE    Face Lift | Adult Swim: https://youtu.be/UxBl73QX000  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Art of Fruit Bats: Eric D. Johnson, Annie Beedy, and Daniel Murphy
Jun 3 2021
The Art of Fruit Bats: Eric D. Johnson, Annie Beedy, and Daniel Murphy
In today’s episode, we’re joined by Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats and Bonny Light Horseman and his wife and creative collaborator, photographer Annie Beedy, all about their work together that pairs his music with her vivid documentary-style photography. And we’re joined later in the episode by Daniel Murphy, acclaimed album designer, now residing as Art Director at Merge Records. Daniel has designed albums for Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs, Dinosaur Jr., and has worked with Fruit Bats on their brilliant, new album The Pet Parade. We go behind the art of the music and talk through Annie’s photography, how it connects with Eric’s music, how Eric thinks about the artwork that represents his body of work, the making of stories and themes of the new album, and how Daniel Murphy puts the puzzle pieces together for incredible packaging. Follow Making Ways for more stories behind the art of music. Learn more at www.makingwayspodcast.com. Original episode artwork by Rob Goodman at www.robgoodman.com. Discover more from Fruit Bats at www.fruitbatsmusic.com. See Annie Beedy’s photography at www.anniebeedy.smugmug.com. And view Daniel Murphy’s portfolio at www.5pt5panoramic.com. Hear more about Bonny Light Horseman in our episode with Anaïs Mitchell and designer Aaron Denton at www.makingways.co/episodes/bonnylighthorseman. All music used with permission of the band, label, and publisher. Special thanks to Dean Christesen at Spacebomb Group for helping to make this episode possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Deafheaven with George Clarke and designer Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amoré
Apr 29 2021
Deafheaven with George Clarke and designer Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amoré
George Clarke, lead singer from the band Deafheaven joins Making Ways alongside his creative collaborator, close friend, graphic designer, and musician Nick Steinhardt from the band Touché Amoré. In addition to his work with Deafheaven, Nick Steinhardt has designed packaging for popular artists like Tom Petty, Pink, Britney Spears, and the latest Paul McCartney album, McCartney III. In this conversation, we go deep into the creative process behind the music and art of Deafheaven’s album covers and overall visual aesthetic. Throughout the interview, you’re going to hear about the care and consideration that goes into every decision the band makes about the visual art that surrounds their music. You’ll learn more about George’s backstory, how Nick and George originally connected, and the stories of inspiration and creative production that bring Deafheaven’s music to life through art.  Follow Making Ways for stories behind the art of music. Learn more at www.makingwayspodcast.com. Original episode artwork by Rob Goodman. Discover more from Deafheaven at www.deafheaven.com, explore Nick Steinhardt’s art and design at www.23in.com, and hear the music of Touché Amoré at www.toucheamore.com.  All music used by permission of the band, label, and publisher. Special thanks to Josh Roth for introducing us to Nick and helping to make this episode possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.