Thursday, September 15, 2011

Turn the Record and Flip the Channels!

The Less Than Jake TV EP 7" record is already on its 3rd pressing!

the whole fun project came out great! change the channels on your album sleeve while you surf the channels on your turntable! watch it HERE!

you can read all about the artwork and packaging HERE

  You can order this and other incredible records by one of the nicest, rockinest, hardest working bands at:

  one such record, is the awesome new EP "Greetings from Less Than Jake", featuring the amazing artwork of my good pal JP Flexner (check out his awesome work!).   however I highly recommend you check out this terrific interview with Vinnie Fiorello at the Huffington Post about it, where he discusses direct to fan marketing, and thinking outside the box in today's world of creating and consuming music.  amazing insight from an amazing guy.

read the interview HERE


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Viva la Vinyl!

the long wait is over, the HAVE NOTS second LP "PROUD" is out on vinyl NOW, and they came out GORGEOUS!

you can see more about this special release and the packaging i designed HERE

head on over to PAPER+PLASTICK where you can order this and more great records!
they have tons of free music to download as well, go treat yourself!


i want to be clear, below are some records that i did NOT do the phenomenal design, but i was asked to take the all the pieces and assemble everything for production of vinyl, and i suppose i feel a little proud they came out so nice and wanted to showcase these great bands on this great label

first up is the newest rager from Landmines, "Commerce & Marx":

why, it was even proudly featured on Pirate Press's "Record of the Week" blog!

here's a real beauty: a loaded 7" where punks The Dopamines and Dear Landlord share a side each.
It's only $2.50 right now at !!!  you can not beat these mid-90s prices for something this awesome today.  i mean, look at that tri-color 7"!

so head on over to
(and tell 'em pw! sent ya)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Have Nots : live & proud!

good friends, constant collaborators, and fun guys, Boston's own Have Nots asked me to work up a quick shirt for them for their new tour! 

be sure to check them out live, and go to:
regularly for updates!

while you're at it, be sure to head on over to
to download a FREE MUSIC SAMPLER for their current tour with Big D and The Kids Table
(and order some Have Nots records while you're there!)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Improbables / Brimstones 7"

a nightmarish slab of rock n' roll hellfire and vinyl coming at you at 45 RPMs soon!

  I have a very special connection to both of these bands.  I saw The Brimstones thanks to the insistence of an old friend and psychobilly in 98 or 99 in Philly, and enjoyed their brand of mayhem ever since (think the Trashmen's "Surfin Bird", who the Brimstones cover, but possessed by demons).   even better came the day old, near & dear friend from Basking Ridge NJ (home of the Red Devils!) Jeff "Montana" Brimstone became their lead axe-man.  a match made in Hades

  The Improbables I feel even closer to, though i'm only getting to know them personally better by working with them.  I've known front/wild-man Dave for some time now.  He is a modest do-gooder for the homeless youth of Philly, and treasure trove of rock and roll appreciation and knowledge,  a brilliant mind (and ear), ravenous fellow Pizza Wolf, road traveler, introducer of Sour Ales, and all around nice guy i'd do pretty much anything for (and i am eternally indebted to his and his wife's kindnesses).  and yet, nothing, NOTHING could have prepared me for seeing him perform with the rest of the incredible guys of the Improbables.  within the first few raucous riffs i had texted his wife:
"Re: your husband.  i had no idea.  Total Wild Man"

  this is the first of many future singles from The Improbables and i invite you to check out the links below, and URGE you to see them live at any opportunity.  treat Dave to a tiki drink (or a slice of pizza from Patsy's) and tell him peter said hello!  then step back a few paces and prepare yourself for an incredible rock show that has equal parts resurrection and possession

here's the back of the 7"

7" labels, i'm thrilled will have the "large holes" for your 45 adapters!

an older version i rather dig and thought i'd share:



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Astpai / Flatliners 7"

well it's always nice to be recognized internationally!

Austria's Astpai asked if I would design a release in a pinch for their current tour across Europe with Canada's own (and Fat Wreck Chords) The Flatliners!  Both bands were international pals and would be playing the other band's songs, so i wanted to play around with a real simple take on the concepts of covering each other.  hopefully it's another record i get to trouble people with by making them constantly rotate it all!

(feel free to click for larger views)

i'll post photos soon of the actual vinyl, out on good friend Toni Magpie's own Laserlife Records.  be sure to keep an eye on both bands as they make their way across Europe and also in the future the States!


UPDATE 10/25

The 7" came out GREAT!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Grammies & Merch!

mmmm Hmmm...


  i must really be forcing my way in the big leagues ... the folks in charge of merchandizing one of the top grammy winning country acts right now asked for a few pitches based on the recent work i've been doing with photography and watercolors

  actually, the timing is pretty exciting to be asked to do this proposed shirt.  at the time, i had just discovered that there was a grammy for "best record packaging"  (the Black Keys incredible album "Brothers" won it for it's simple typography and branding, as well as its innovative use of thermal heat-revealing ink).  it got me thinking, mixed emotions as i feel regarding certain awards and'd be cool to win a grammy for this thing that i have dedicated much of my life to.

  from hardwood floors to red carpet?  who knows what time could bring or where it even goes...

upward and onward!

Friday, September 2, 2011


ok, ok, two more below.  
be sure to check out for more!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Can we really start spreading the news?!?

Filmmaker, writer, director, actor, Renaissance man, idea man, funnyman, and all around generous nice guy Andy Montlack asked me to help with production illustration on an upcoming "Buddy Dramedy" called DRIP.

Andy has written a truly unique script that is both wry and hilarious as well as wrenching in the heart and gut departments. you can find out more about it, and see some artwork, at:

be sure to check it out regularly to find out all the awesome updates from Andy and Rent Controlled Films

below is just a fraction of the work that went into what you will see at, with more to be posted soon!