We just ordered our Otra Vez I & II physical albums!
In 2-3 short weeks, CD Baby will deliver the finished product right to our door, ready for some pretty cool listening.
We decided to release this album as a combined CD, featuring Sidewatcher's first two singles Otra Vez I and Otra Vez II. Otra Vez I features "Keys To Your Heart" as Side A and "I Really Like You" as Side B. Otra Vez II features "Hey You" as Side A and "Have Love Will Travel" as Side B.
Just a reminder, CDs only have one side. So don't actually flip it.
While working on different concepts of the album art, I finally decided on the theme of yellow and black. I primarily used Adobe Illustrator in designing the artwork. I like using Adobe Illustrator because it allows easy-to-learn (for the most part) manipulation of vector drawings. The final album art for Otra Vez I & II is as follows...
The image below is the front cover of our album and 4 page booklet. I wanted Otra Vez I & II to be very sleek and clean cut, while still incorporating the familiar Otra Vez photograph.
This is the back of our 4 page booklet, nice and simple with the album title centered.
These are pages 2 and 3 of the booklet. On the left page are the lyrics to "I Really Like You" and on the right hand page are the lyrics to "Hey You". I designed this insert to match my Sidewatcher Zine Vol 1, which you can view here. To create these pages I used a bunch of old photos, a scanner, paper, and some scissors. The collage was all pieced together by hand.
This is our disc art for the CD-R with silk screen printing. I wanted the feel of vinyl, while still preserving a streamlined vibe. Pretty awesome, right?
This is the tray card, or the back of the album. The tray card includes the track listing, album credits, and UPC code.
CD Baby provides a 3D proof with your order. You can check out ours here: https://duplication.cdbaby.com/AVLFlashViewer/?p=R9hBfESAizBOIdtOcAunXQ==
I am very happy with how the album art turned out!
As soon as the CDs arrive I will begin sending them out to primarily non-commercial college radio stations across the country, jewel case and all. I have an entire list of 50+ stations, which means I'm going to start handwriting the labels right away.
Old-school hard work and promotion. You gotta love it.
If you just can't wait for a physical copy, be sure to keep jamming to both Otra Vez I & Otra Vez II digitally on our bandcamp.