The La’s 386

The La’s 386, a tribute to the short lived but brilliant, britpop band The La’s, and their graphic cover art.

The band signed to Go! Discs in 1987 and commenced recording of their debut album. Following the release of singles “Way Out” (1987), “There She Goes” (1988) and “Timeless Melody” (1990) and having aborted several recording sessions with different producers, the band released their debut album The La’s in 1990 to critical acclaim and modest commercial success. The group entered a prolonged hiatus in 1992 which lasted almost two decades. The group later reformed briefly in the mid-1990s, 2005 and 2011. However, no new recordings have been released.

Female face used via Wikimedia Commons
For more background info on the band
To see The La’s and hear there biggest hit
Listen to this, just for kicks

My latest art project EntertainMe, where I create another year’s worth of digital collages, based on indie rock and visual media. To see this and more on deviant Art.

I wanted to do a pop art collage this time, and find a band with bright & shiny melodies. I have been listening to the self-titled The La’s on a CD I bought in the $2 bargain bins at Rasputin Records. Along with Morrissey, Band of Horses and The New Pornographers. What a find for a few dollars! And with that I veered towards this pop art style in the vein of fleet of gypsies on dA. It was an organic process, I like the end results, it’s something I would like to try more of.

Gone Girl 384

Gone Girl 384, based on the David Fincher feature film Gone Girl.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! -Gillian Flynn

Female model by @deviant-caroline
Gritty background by fleetofgypsies
Art & post quote by Gillian Flynn

My latest art project EntertainMe, where I create another year’s worth of digital collages, based on indie rock and visual media. Click here to see on deviant Art.

I have been a long-time fan of David Fincher movies. Once he got out of sci-fi and twisted flicks, into more conventional. relationship-based movies, I was hesitant. But after watching The Social Network and Gone Girl, I was impressed and amazed all over again. Gone Girl wanted me to read the book badly. And the Trent Reznor soundtrack only amplified the weirdly, layered, unsettling vibe of the film. I was going for this same vibe in the piece anyway, and midway through they both came together nicely.