Tooth & Nail TV: Episode 6 (Teaser Version)

I know you’ve been wondering to yourself, “hey self, when do you think the next episode of Tooth & Nail TV is going up?” Well you can stop wondering! Filming has begun on the latest episode of Tooth & Nail TV, which will feature the latest music videos from Underoath, I Am Empire, Emery, Write This Down, Hyland and more!

Our hosts Micah Dean and Adam walked back into the office not too long ago wet, barefoot and carrying inflatable life rings, so I think it’s safe to say this could be something worth watching.

Oh, and we might also finally be giving you the answer to that nice little teaser of a band we posted about last week. Until then, I’ll leave you with a couple of photos from the “set” of Tooth & Nail TV, also known as our office.

(In)form: The artwork of “To The Secrets & Knowledge”

To The Secrets & Knowledge
Working On It

One of my favorite parts of being an in-house designer at the label is that normally I get to hear the records before I start the artwork. It really helps inspire me more than I ever thought it would. I feel like I’m able to better capture the mood of a recording after hearing it, and hopefully create some art that “feels” the way the record “feels”. For the artwork for “To The Secrets & Knowledge,” I wanted to make the art convey the upbeat and clean feel that the record has, as well as play off of the mysterious nature of the title. After talking it over with Jeff (Schneeweis), we decided to make these small collages made of all the simple shapes that (for the most part) make up everyday life. Everywhere you look, these shapes are found in man made things, which represent ‘knowledge,’ and in nature, which represent ’secrets’. I also used small symbols for each song title with each song’s corresponding track number. I had a ton of fun making the art for this record… getting to look through piles and piles of old science fiction magazines and books for inspiration. Go pick up the record on January 26!

-Jordan Butcher