Hello Tumblr! I’m sorry for pretty much abandoning you. I have a new site at kevinmccarty.biz, I promise I still love you guys and thank you for checking up on my work. I’m starting a preorder for prints of “Trespass On Virgin Soil”. They’ll be 10” square and will be $10 in person or $12 shipped in a tube. Send me a message and I’ll send you my PayPal info, or we can figure some other way out.

Hello Tumblr! I’m sorry for pretty much abandoning you. I have a new site at kevinmccarty.biz, I promise I still love you guys and thank you for checking up on my work. I’m starting a preorder for prints of “Trespass On Virgin Soil”. They’ll be 10” square and will be $10 in person or $12 shipped in a tube. Send me a message and I’ll send you my PayPal info, or we can figure some other way out.

Barrow - Being Without (2011)
Barrow is Travis Schuster, Zach Tobin, Tyler Ingram, and Matt Clark
Album recorded by Pearl Street Studio
Committed to vinyl and packaged by Gotta Groove Records
Photography for record was provided by Nora Barabas
Record layout was designed by me, Kevin McCarty
The record can be streamed or ordered from here.

The first three images are the templates I sent back to Gotta Groove Records. Perhaps not the most professional things to include, but they allude to the process involved and my part to play. They are also clearer than any photo I could take of the packaging. I did everything that is not the photography itself. Nora is an incredibly talented photographer from Hungary, and it was an honor to collaborate with her in a sense.

The next image is of the final product, originally posted by Barrow themselves. It shows each piece of the art as well as both options for vinyl color.

I’d like to stress that I’m very interested in being involved in processes like this again.

The next photo is of Zach Tobin (Guitar/Vocals) and Matt Clark (Drums), from Barrow. I snapped this photo in Summer 2011 along with many others, but I suffered a hard drive failure and just got my act together with photos taken from around that time.

Consider this post Part 1 of my work with Barrow. Part 2 will include the website I made for them and another photo or two.

Barrow is about to go on tour.
March 3 -
 House Show (w/Trees of Light) - Charlottesville, VA
March 4 -
 Chapala Palenque Blue Beetle Rock Bar (w/Trees of Light, Voyage in Coma, Kilgore Trout) - Burtonsville, MD
March 5 -
 The Loft (w/Trees of Light, Meet/Pause, Venetia Fair, Sara) - New Brunswick, NJ
March 6 -
 Saint Vitus (w/Trees of Light) - Brooklyn, NY
March 7 -
 IHOP Estate (w/Trees of Light, VERLOC, Hooking Up, Chestpiece) - Philadelphia, PA
March 8 -
 Charm City Art Space (w/Voyage in Coma, Fires, Montpellier) - Baltimore, MD
March 9 -
 House Show (w/Trees of Light, Shy, Low, Comrades, The Blue Letter) - Richmond, VA
March 10 -
 Karate Dungeon (w/Trees of Light, Iselia [LP RELEASE], Shy, Low, Comrades, Young and Barren) - Greensboro, NC

Recent band photos in color.
October- November 2011
Nikon D5000
Bands and locations pictured are Circle Takes the Square and Pygmy Lush at The Green Bean in Greensboro; Caravels and Deadhorse at The Karate Dungeon in Greensboro.

Recent band photos in Grayscale.
October 2011 - November 2011
Nikon D5000
Bands and locations pictured are Loma Prieta at Lunchbox Records in Charlotte; Born Hollow, Gnarwhal, and Jordan Michael (who now plays as Trees of Light) in The Science House in Greensboro.

EDIT
Thank you so much to Loma Prieta and Deathwish Inc. for featuring my work on your respective blogs. I don’t know how to express how excited that makes me!