Oh, hello. What do we have here? A great music and art showcase is what, making this article’s goal two-pronged; we want you to remind you that Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ second album Here is out, and that the album’s cover art has already inspired some crazy appropriation (that’s fancy art talk for ‘reusing’) in LA.
What are we on about? Just street artist Duce’s recreation of the album’s cover on some shutters in Fairfax is all. Yes, it does look like a hippy took to the spray paints, but talk about clever (marketing and) public use of space; the bright colours are a great contrast to the standard grey concrete all around it.
Having trouble placing the band? Here’s a reminder of their folk-ish sing-along hit Home. For more songs, head to the band’s tumblr page. There’s a little media player on the right, and you’re guaranteed to find yourself wanting to string daisy chains and hum along. Very summery and super lush.
And more on this music+art love fest here, in the form of a time lapse video of Duce psychedelic-ing up those shutters. Good tunes, changing public spaces for the better, and someone playing with spray paint – what’s not to love?
We first read about this brilliant music+art love fest from these guys, purveyors of snippets of news and randomness, and decided it was too good not to share. But hey ho, they appropriated the news from the band’s Facebook page. Appropriation – remember, that’s ‘reusing’ for you non-art speakers – it’s contagious!