The cross-cultural collaboration of N.A.S.A.'s debut album The Spirit of Apollo has been carried over to the album artwork. Each album will contain artwork for five interchangeable covers by popular artists from varied backgrounds and cultures.Contributing artists (as seen above) are Mark Gonzalez (the skater) (top left) Shepard Fairey (top right), Marcel Dzama (bottom left), The Date Farmers (bottom right), and Sage Vaughn (below). "All of the cover artists have contributed to The Spirit of Apollo's animated music video project, which pairs these artists with animators to create music videos for songs on the record. The first such video, featuring the art of Shepard Fairey, was released digitally in late 2008." You can watch that video below.
Shepard Fairey is also about to release a Bad Brains poster.
N.A.S.A. play Le Poisson Rouge in NYC tonight for free (1/29). When I first started hearing about tonight's show, I thought "yeah,I covered that already" and "that came up fast". Only now am I realizing that tonight's show is a newly added record release party which is not to be confused with the group's show at the same venue scheduled for March (which is on sale).
All dates, more art, and that video below...
N.A.S.A. "Money" (featuring SF art)
NASA - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 29 - Le Poisson Rouge ("The Spirit of Apollo" record release party) New York, New York
Feb 6 - Cargo London, London and South East
Feb 7 - Scala Berlin, Berlin
Feb 11 - Social Club Paris, Ile-de-France
Feb 12 - Old Room @ Melkweg Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Feb 13 - Les Generiques Festival @ La Vapeur Dijon, Bourgogne
Feb 14 - Petrol Antwerp, Antwerp
Feb 26 - Casbah San Diego, California
Feb 28 - Mezzanine San Francisco, California
Mar 2 - Holocene Portland, Oregon
Mar 3 - Nectar Lounge Seattle, Washington
Mar 6 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 7 - The Abbey Pub Chicago, Illinois
Mar 9 - El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Mar 10 - La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Mar 11 - Harper's Ferry Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 12 - Le Poisson Rouge New York, New York
Mar 13 - Barbary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 14 - Rock & Roll Hotel NE, Washington DC