I’ve just acquired and hung a fourth poster by the same band in my living room and now it feels like a small gallery. I guess that constitutes a collection so here it is:
It started at a Murder by Death gig I went to back in 2010. I’ll let them describe themselves:
MBD makes music for people who like eerie, old things. Things of wood and metal, fire and smoke. They try to subtly reinvent the sounds of Americana and rock without making tired copies of old songs.
They collaborate with local comic book artists to create some absolutely stunning posters. I happened to get the above signed by the entire band after the gig.
Moving forward a few years to the second time I managed to catch them in the UK (2013). They sing a lot of songs about whiskey and death so this poster is particularly on-brand.
The band’s most recent album is a space-western set on a dying Earth. Alongside the album they released this poster which ticks a lot of boxes for me, I couldn’t refuse. (I now notice that this is a bit wonky in the frame.)
This year the band were due to celebrate their 20th Anniversary, but the “current situation” had something to say about that. Facing no revenue from touring this year the band released some limited posters. This one has a little secret:
So there we have it, my small collection of art. At some point I may re-post my badge and vinyl collections, but you’ve probably seen those before.