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Designed By Copycats: You Vs. Yesterday

A few weeks ago our designer, Alexis, had the pleasure of working with Ohio natives, You Vs. Yesterday, for their release How’s This for Honesty. They had been working together on a handful of designed cover projects and illustrations for the last year. So, naturally it made sense to introduce them to Copycats for a physical release. Here’s a bit of the background behind the project: Initially, You Vs. Yesterday came to Alexis to illustrate the cover artwork that would represent the acoustic version of this song. The track was going to be released into the world on its own, but […]

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Artist Spotlight: Lazerbeak – Luther

Hey folks! Welcome back to another segment of Artist Spotlight, where we take time to showcase the talented artists we work with. This time Copycats got to bother Aaron Mader, A.K.A Lazerbeak, about his new solo album Luther. Beak is a multi-faceted, label managing, beat composing, super-dad of the internationally known rap group Doomtree. Artistically distinct from his previous compositions, Luther brings Aaron’s s new outlook on life into audible form. Here’s some inside from his new release.   How does Luther differ musically from your previous albums? The last solo album I released was Lava Bangers way back at the top of […]

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Completely Custom: Vacation in Hell

Flatbush Zombies - Vacation in Hell

Hello blog readers– We’ve got another installment of Completely Custom for you! We were lucky to have the opportunity to work on the newest Flatbush Zombies release , “Vacation in Hell”. And let us be the first to tell you, this one is SO COOL. The need sunglasses kind of cool. Yeah, we went there. First we started with a 6 panel digipak. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Nay, not simple at all! This one was printed with a matte finish PLUS a spot glitter UV. We were able to mix actual, real life, full on glitter into to the standard UV finish. Since […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson

It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence. Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your attention […]

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Completely Custom: Shredders

Shredders - Dangerous Jumps

It’s time to feature another custom package that we’ve manufactured here at Copycats. We have dubbed this as ‘Completely Custom’. Because well, it’s just that, completely custom. This time, we were lucky to have the opportunity to work with our friends, and yet another Doomtree Records artist: Shredders. For the inaugural release for Shredders, we added a few unique elements to really make the packaging shine. We printed and manufactured both the vinyl record and cd. There are a lot of similarities on both, but lets start with vinyl! The vinyl jacket was printed on uncoated card stock with a spot UV. Hard to […]

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