Another band that Gluekit’s been luvin’ lately is Oh No! Oh My!
In tribute, we designed this limited edition (of one) shirt. The design’s super abstract and we’re missing the exclamation points and some key words, yes, but our hearts were dancing along with the poppy Whirlitzer goodness of ON!OM!’s 2006 self-titled album when we made this, and its blue softliness captures the bright blue purity of their melodies– so we’d like to think.
The band’s on tour right now, making some beautiful folk-pop. We hope they’ll come back to New England after their CMJ stint this October. We could to with some earnest beauty in our neck of the woods.
Gluekit hearts sweet songs and hand-claps in between.
Gluekit had this idea over the summer, being that we’re big fans of new music and the different services, blogs, and media outlets that help tune us into new things. Funny as it sounds, we’ve found a couple of keepers on Spin’s Artist of the Day series. We started thinking how it might be fun to design one-off shirts that feature our favorite bands– participating in art-based fan culture, and spreading knowledge of the music we love. Proceeds could benefit Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts or Americans for the Arts or [fill in the blank for some good-doing non-profit]. Something that sustains a civic culture the supports or aids artists. [This is all still something we're rolling around in our heads.] We dubbed the nascent project “Positive Spin.”
Incidentally, we also thought making band-inspired shirt would be a great way to play with quick’n'dirty clothing production and try to bring in some play with textiles and form. So– without further adieu– here’s our first shirt, for a band that’s just so awesome: BOAT. We’re keeping this one– and probably won’t be launching “Positive Spin” anytime soon. But for the time being, we’ll continue experimenting within the sketchy lines we’ve set up.
Gluekit really hopes BOAT plays the East Coast someday soon!