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17 of 184 Looper Shares New Video for “I’m A Photograph,”

 Still from "I'm a Photograph"
Still from “I’m a Photograph”
Looper have created a video for the track “I’m a Photograph” from their new album Offgrid:Offline, using vintage band photos alongside fan photographs submitted for a recent contest with creative camera company Lomography. Contestants were asked to send in their 10 best summer shots for the chance to be included in a forthcoming video. The winners were announced last week.  Watch and share the winning entries set perfectly to the Looper track HERE.

Looper’s new album was recorded at their remote home in the countryside, a new set of songs and stories – inspired by the return to peace and quiet, and influenced by indie-folk music. Conscious of the very different styles of previous albums, Looper set out to bring together elements of each into this new work. Structured like the first album, around a recurring melody, Offgrid:Offline is thematically centred on the spoken word piece which gives the album its title, drawing together the musical motifs and lyrical themes from throughout.

Looper emerged from Belle & Sebastian in 1997, when Stuart David (co-founder and bass player of B&S) and his wife Karn (an artist who directed the early B&S videos) collaborated for a show at Glasgow School of Art. A degree show fundraiser for Stuart’s sister Karla Black – who received a Turner Prize nomination in 2011- the performance was a multi-media affair incorporating TVs, super 8 film, 35mm slides and kinetic sculptures. Since nothing broke down and everyone clapped, they decided to keep doing it.

Looper also released a 5 CD retrospective box set, These Things, earlier this year. The box set collates tracks from their entire catalogue. In an inventive reinterpretation of ‘The Boxset,’ Looper have curated the database of their entire body of work as five separate CDs, themed by type and entitled lexiphonics, kinokraft, voxtrot, transmitte and melos.

10 for 10 Design Series

We’re really excited to tell you all about a new design series, The Insound 10 for 10. Designed by Sonnenzimmer, the series features ten bands that made a resounding impact on music in 2010. The series consists of 10 t-shirts and 10 limited edition silkscreened posters done in Sonnenzimmer’s abstract design style; and interestingly enough the entire series of posters was designed to fit together into one larger image that was the basis for the team’s design.

The bands involved include:
Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Beach House
Neon Indian
Titus Andronicus
Broken Social Scene
The Mountain Goats
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Owen Pallett

Insound Bonus Items:

* Pre-order Belle and Sebastian Write About Love and receive a 7″ with the tracks “Last Trip” b/w “Suicide Girl” for free (while supplies last)!
* Pre-order Maximum Balloon Maximum Balloon and receive a 7″ with the tracks “Tiger” b/w “Quanttum Exit” for free (while supplies last)!
* Order Woven Bones‘ new single and download two additional tracks from the band’s Insound Studio Session immediately at checkout!
* Pre-order Jimmy Eat World Invented and receive a 7″ with the tracks “My Best Theory” b/w “Stop” for free (while supplies last)!