The National & Beirut (2 of the Insound 20)
Insound 20

More info on the Insound 20, and tonight's open bar event, below...

Insound 20

"Unveiling the Insound 20 for Viewing"
August 21, 2008
@Fontana's 7-10PM
(105 Eldridge Street, NY, NY 10002)
Open to the public, DJ playlist provided by bands in the Insound 20 (listed below).

The Insound 20 event will feature exclusive artwork by acclaimed designer Jason Munn of the design studio The Small Stakes , whose work has been featured in Print, Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, Computer Arts Projects, Étapes, ReadyMade, and Creative Review.

Jason teamed up with online indie retailer to develop music merchandise & design project aptly titled the "Insound 20," which features iconic designs for 20 of Insound's favorite bands, silk-screened onto American Apparel t-shirts & hoodies as well as on hand-numbered and signed silk-screened posters. Additionally, a 21st design is being sold that includes the names of all bands in the Insound 20 program. 100% of the profits from the sale of this 21st shirt and poster will go to benefit 826 NYC.

All 20 (+1) designs will be on display at the event, which will feature a DJ playlist provided by the participating bands and is open to the public. Complimentary Colt 45 and 1800 Tequila will also be provided.

The bands in the inaugural Insound 20 are:

1. Beirut
2. Black Heart Procession
3. Built to Spill
4. Calexico
5. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
6. Death Cab for Cutie
7. Department of Eagles
8. Grizzly Bear
9. Jose Gonzalez
10. Magnolia Electric Co.
11. New Pornographers
12. Okkervil River
13. Peter Bjorn & John
14. She & Him
15. Spoon
16. The Constantines
17. The Decemberists
18. The Hold Steady
19. The National
20. The Thermals