Thursday, 23 February 2012
Dry The River in a Tin Can
To launch their debut album 'Shallow Bed', Dry the River created a unique series of string art posters to allow fans to hear the album in full for the first time.
Twelve string art posters are placed around East London as of today with each one representing a track from the album and depicting an animal. At the end of the string, the band used old fashioned Tin Can telephones to allow passers-by to listen to a song.
The band created the posters in collaboration with FOAM in-house craft-technologist Sophie Yeoman. This film shows the posters being put together and hung around London's streets.
Sophie hand built each poster and fitted them with an Arduino / Wave Shield combo wired through the string to a speaker concealed in the bottom of a tin-can. Each poster took around 20 hours to complete.
We have one of the tin can posters here in Rough Trade East so you can have a listen to Dry The River's debut album Shallow Bed before the release date on Monday 5th March.
Dry The River are playing an in-store gig at Rough Trade East on Tuesday 6th March. More information on this can be found here...