Seabird is an indie-rock band from Cincinnati and Troubled Days is their latest album that was released independently through a kick-starter campaign. Seabird has grown tired of the record industry over the years becoming bitter and skeptical about the motives of the record labels they had been a part of. This album was independently funded through their fanbase and free of any corporate dogma that they would have otherwise faced.
The inspiration for this album came from old 1920's Australian mugshots. Beautiful, graceful, and raw, they provided the perfect visual platform to describe Seabird's music. With an upright piano, banjo, dirty guitar rifs and dulcimer, the music reflects the era that the mugshots were taken. This project included a cardboard aldum cover, booklet, and vinyl album to further continue the nostalgic approach.
Design, Illustration and Art Direction: Matthew Dugger
Photos of Aaron Morgan and Ryan Morgan of Seabird
Album support from the fans who helped back the album project;
they are the ones who made this project happen.