Ryan Russell "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham"

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04/08/2014

Release Information

"Ryan is one of the greatest photographers working today.” - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
“Ryan is an exceptional talent.” - Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Celebrated rock photographer Ryan Russell has announced plans to release his first travel photography book, “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham,” on April 8th via No Sleep Records.

Known best for his ability to brilliantly capture timeless photos of some of rock’s biggest acts, from Death Cab For Cutie and Against Me! to Paramore and Blink-182, Russell recently tackled a different subject entirely for “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham.” In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing, cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA. Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos of everything he saw.

“Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham” will also include an exclusive 7” vinyl record featuring rare unreleased B-sides from Manchester Orchestra and Minus the Bear, two bands that Russell has shot extensively over the last several years.

"Ryan is one of those rare photographers that can truly put you at ease while he takes superb and entirely honest photos,” says Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. “A master at capturing the most fleeting and candid of moments, we always look forward to working with him so we were extremely honored to be asked to be apart of this project."

Follow Russell at http://instagram.com/ryanrussell and continentalobscura.com for more information regarding the release of “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham.”

Track Listing

Manchester Orchestra
01. Sure Shot (unreleased 2009 track)

Minus the Bear
02. Surf-n-Turf (rare b-side)

Vinyl Pressing Information

First Edition
20 Test Pressing (Black)
100 First Edition w/ Beastmode Blue (Minus the Bear Exclusive)
100 First Edition w/ White (Manchester Orchestra Exclusive)
800 First Edition w/ Sonic Blue/White Haze

Note: The Bonus 7" that accompanies the Book is NOT included in the 2014 Vinyl Subscription

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