from seeing Jason Molina's Magnolia Electric Company
in Austin at SXSW, I wanted to do something strong
that captured the mythic and dark feel of the
band. The background photo of the poster was shot
at night at an oil refinery near Galveston. I
got woke up by a cop at 4am there, sleeping in
a car on the beach. The gryphon in the foreground
is a Babylonian golden idol, and there's some
connection to our worship of the 'black gold'
I was trying to illustrate. There's an element
of classic Band and Southern Rock in the song
structure and instrumentation of Magnoila Electric
Company that really translates on stage. These
guys tour all year, and it was a tight set at
the Larimer Lounge. What a great night.