When I got wind that one of Brooklyn’s finest lovers rock and rocksteady groups would be making their way back to DC for a show at The Black Cat, I knew I had to make something special.
The last few pandemic years had me obsessed with The Far East’s sound and energy, and praying to see this incredible group live. A mega bonus was the Frigthnrs keyboardist and composer Chuck Patel subbing in for Mike Sarason.
This promo came together with the central idea of showcasing DC – run through a 70s/80s album art filter. Using go-go extraordinaries Trouble Funk’s Saturday Night Live From Washington D.C. and Duke Ellington’s The Washington, D.C. Armory Concert April 30, 1955 as reference, I whipped up a few drafts and got to pencil and ink work one lazy Sunday.
An evening of bike riding around town provided a few shots of monuments and other locales. Watercolor washes were pulled from some older unused scans from a previous project.
This was a fun exercise in my animated albums lane of promos! Check out The Far East here to keep up to date with their upcoming shows and releases.