Pet-Tich-Eye

PET TICH EYE

PET TICH EYE

Pet-Tich-Eye

MUSIC FROM THE MEMBERS OF

Bon Iver, The Rosebuds, The Love Language, Bowerbirds, Mount Moriah, Megafaun, Lost in the Trees, Hammer No More the Fingers, Horseback, Birds of Avalon, Gross Ghost, Bombadil, Toddlers, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Shouting Matches, Motor Skills, The Old Ceremony, Airstrip, Organos, Locus Recordings, The Tender Fruit, Cassis Orange, Prypyat, DJ JYU, Blanko Basnet, Le Weekend, Sacrificial Poets.

Concept

The goal of this project was to create something unlike any record previously released in the Triangle by introducing a creative dynamic in which the musicians had never worked together or, at least, never written music together. The musicians were given several months to create and demo a song. Each group was given one day in the studio to record the final version. The groups chose a photographer to document the studio experience, a visual artist to create album art for the song and a community organization to benefit from record sales.

One dollar from every sale is directly donated to one of the 10 community beneficiaries. “Sales” include vinyl packages, digital album downloads, digital single downloads, teeshirts, posters, stickers and any other item that might be sold in support of this project.

Pet-Tich-Eye is the nickname of a historical character from the Triangle area. We liked his name and thought it would be cool to name the project something that, when searched for on the internet, would only populate results related to our project and results about the history of our area. You can read about Pet-Tich-Eye in Durham: A Bull City Story by Jim Wise and Durham County: A History of Durham County, North Carolina by Jean Bradley Anderson.

Sustainable design: The release of this record is the hopeful beginning of a constant creative collaboration in the Triangle. This website will function as a destination for musicians to partner with community organizations to create and release original music in a way that benefits both the artists as well as the organizations. We encourage all the musicians in our community to pitch their ideas about collaborations for future releases.

“Working on this project was both inspiring, informative and liberating. It was an honor to throw ideas around with other musicians that I hold in such high esteem. I hope this is a catalyst for further cross-pollination of our ever fertile arts scene.” -Stuart McLamb, The Love Language