Tuesday, July 10, 2007

NATIONAL SKYLINE


National Skyline is another band I've turned countless friends on to. Their music is a combination of dark synth pop and Radiohead elements. Their cover art with lonely and isolated photographs of modern transportation structures fits the experience perfectly. Whenever I listen to their records I think of flying the red eye late at night alone. I can't recommend these records enough.


NATIONAL SKYLINE - "This=Everything"
http://www.mediafire.com/?bwjhc9qt1hz


NATIONAL SKYLINE - "s/t ep"
http://www.mediafire.com/?1cnqvyx53zw


NATIONAL SKYLINE - " Exit Now"
http://www.mediafire.com/?2c1xmenfnch

18 comments:

greggcorp said...

I have the Castor (pre National Skyline) releases, if you want them. Good stuff. National Skyline is pretty amazing.

metro/sea said...

I would love to get that Castor stuff! Thanks!
I can't tell you how many people I've turned onto National Skyline. Such a great band. Do you know if what the band members are doing now?

greggcorp said...

The singer went on to play guitar with Year of the Rabbit. Since then, I don't know what he's up to. I need to find my copy of Castor's second (and superior) cd, Tracking Sounds Alone, but here is their first release for Mud records:
http://www.mediafire.com/?52kdkjvmjb4

metro/sea said...

Thanks gregg! Was Year of the Rabbit any good?

greggcorp said...

YOTR was not bad, but nothing special. Everything about the album was pretty generic. Andy Mueller (ohiogirl) did the album packaging, and it's another case of a really nice cover design not extending to the rest of the art. Here's the one song I kept off the cd:
Last Defense

metro/sea said...

I've always been a fan of Andy Muller's eary design stuff. Have you :

http://www.coudal.com/ws1.php

Do you have a site with some of your design work?

greggcorp said...

I don't have a Coudal movie about me, but I have my portfolio site:
www.geocities.net/~graphical-design/artists/music-packaging/bands-no-one-listens-to/madebygregg.com

I might have typed that in wrong.

I think Andy Mueller has a unique approach to design that works well with his photography aesthetic. He manages to complement his images with the right color palettes and typefaces.

metro/sea said...

hey gregg - i couldnt get that link to work. i would still love to see some of your work

greggcorp said...

Same old stuff...
madebygregg

metro/sea said...

oh damn, excuse me for being so dense. i didn't realize i was talking to gregg hydrafuse :) your work was such a huge inspiration on me. hydrafuse, apt13, and volumeone were the 3 designers from the scene that really made me get into design.

Stephen said...

as someone that knows very little of art, i always loved the design of their records.

jerome said...

i'd love to get a re-up of these. your description is really intriguing and their album covers are incredible.

thanks for the awesome blog btw. i love the red light sting, ink and dagger, etc.

chris said...

do you have their new ep by any chance?

monoeits said...

Hello.. would you be kind to reupload these 3 National Skyline olf stuff =)

Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee =)

zackasacomp said...

Blogger monoeits said...

Hello.. would you be kind to reupload these 3 National Skyline olf stuff =)

Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee =)

7:53 PM

agleed!

Troy said...

Could we get a re-upload of these :) Please :)

bodo said...

GOOD JOB MOTHERF_CKER! So hard to find.

Now reupload these!

Jumpiter said...

Year Of The Rabbit was a great band & cd. If you know and like Failure, you won't be disappointed. Last Defense was an awesome song, but Rabbit Hole & Hunted, among others, were also fantastic.