Pre-Order Vinyl Packages
we're going big on our first full-length album and taking it across America. we need your help, check out our PRE-ORDER PACKAGEs.
We're releasing our very first full-length, limited-edition, colored vinyl, "Scalp or Be Scalped," and we're taking it across America this fall. We're looking for your support.
We are embarking on our first American tour "Day and Night", in September 2016. The tour kicks off in Cincinnati, September 13th, at MOTR, in Over-the-Rhine. From there, we head west, moving all across the states -- Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington.
Not only are we releasing our first full-length record, but we're releasing a unique experience with a bunch of amazing creative partners.
We're working with the legendary artist/designer Art Chantry (known as the godfather of the grunge-rock art movement), and the incredible designer, Aaron Draplin (known for Field Notes and other epic branding designs). Roadtrippers comes along for the ride to help document our journey.
To help support our travels we are offering up special packages to our buddies, our fans, and our families. We want to make these available to you first!
Email Jason@WeHaveBecomeVikings.com if you want to chat.
$35 Support Gets you these goodies
1) 12" limited edition, colored-vinyl, "Scalp Or Be Scalped" 1st pressing WHBV-004 with artwork by legendary artist and designer Art Chantry. Numbered of 500.
2) You will also receive a limited-edition of 500, numbered and signed, Ohio Knife Field Notes, created by the amazing designer,
Aaron Draplin of the DDC in Portland, Oregon.
$50 SUPPORT GETS YOU All This Awesome Swag
1) 12" limited-edition, colored-vinyl, "Scalp Or Be Scalped" 1st pressing WHBV-004 with artwork by legendary artist and designer Art Chantry. Numbered of 500.
2) A limited-edition of 500, numbered and signed, Ohio Knife Field Notes, created by the amazing designer,
Aaron Draplin of the DDC in Portland, Oregon.
3) The colored-vinyl, WHBV-003, Split 7" with Old City, limited-edition, signed and numbered.
4) You will also get the colored-vinyl, WHBV-002, Split 7" with Skeleton Hands, limited-edition, signed and numbered.
5) A super-rad sticker pack from Ohio Knife featuring We Have Become Vikings original artwork and design.
Thanks for your support! We could not take this adventure without you!
Tour locations will be updated daily as we continue to fill out the schedule.
• September 13th, Cincinnati, Oh
• September 14th, Indianapolis, IN
• September 16th, Columbia, MO
• September, 19th, Denver, CO
• September, 22nd Las Vegas, NV
• September, 23rd, Joshua Tree, CA
• September, 24th, Lake Tahoe, CA
• September, 25th, San Francisco, CA
• September, 27th, Medford, OR
• September, 28th, Eugene, OR
• September, 29th, Portland, OR
• September, 30th, Seattle, WA
October 21st, Cincinnati, OH
More about the Great artist, designer and overall legendary rockstar, Art Chantry
Originally from Tacoma, Washington, Chantry moved to Seattle in the late 1970s and became a singular force in the city’s subculture, designing album covers and posters for the underground music and theater industry. He served as art director for The Rocket, Seattle’s free monthly tabloid and a breeding ground for talented contributors such as Matt Groening of The Simpsons and cartoonist Lynda Barry. His design work for independent record labels, commercial clients and political and community events, always on a low budget and with a quick turnaround, remains influential and much imitated today.
His posters juxtapose large type, often fractured or distressed and lifted from vintage sources, with startling pictures appropriated from clip art, exploitation magazines, and hot-rod culture. Recycling this material to produce work that is simultaneously chaotic and clear, Chantry reminds the viewer that much of what we see in advertising and packaging is born of vernacular culture. Translating the ragged physicality and irreverent humor of punk music into visual form, Chantry, whose methods often mirror his punk aesthetics, avoids using the computer as a design tool and is known for being choosy about the corporate clients for whom he is willing to work. Art Chantry
More about the incredible, Most Raddest dood to rock a mesh cap, Aaron Draplin
Bred from the loins of the proud Midwest, this little fucker was squeezed out in Detroit, in the year 1973 to the proud parents of Jim and Lauren Draplin. Growing up on a steady stream of Legos, Star Wars, family trips, little sisters, summer beach fun, stitches, fall foliage, drawing, skateboarding and snowboarding, at 19 he moved west to Bend, Oregon to hit jumps "Out West." His career started with a snowboard graphic for Solid snowboards and took off like wildfire soon after. Everything from lettering cafe signs to drawing up logos to thinking up local advertising campaigns were manhandled under the ruse of the newly formed-and gigantically reckless-Draplindustries Design Co.
After five winters out west, the kid sobered up and headed back to Minneapolis to finish up a high-falutin' design degree at the prestigious and painfully expensive Minneapolis College of Art and Design. During this time he polished up his design skills, learned how to weld and how to develop a photo in nasty chemicals. These were the salad days. He fell back in love with a strong Midwest that he once tried so hard to leave.
In April 2000, much to the chagrin of his proud "Midwestern Roots," he accepted an ill-fated art director position with SNOWBOARDER magazine. He moved it all down to Shithole, Southern California-alongside some hot, caustic beach-and wrangled some 23 issues of the mag. He won "Art Director of the Year" for Primedia 2000, beating out such titles as Gun Dog, Cat Fancy and Teen. No other awards were bestowed in this period, and like he gives a rat's ass.
Thankfully, in April 2002, the Cinco Design Office of Portland, Oregon called up and offered a Senior Designer gig which he instantly accepted. He moved it all North to the land of rain and gloom and rolled up the sleeves to work on the Gravis, Helly Hansen and Nixon accounts.
The Draplin Design Co. finally stepped out on its own four hairy feet in the fall of 2004. Some four year later, he's proud to report that he's managed to "keep everything out of the red." He rolls up his sleeves for Coal Headwear, the Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Field Notes memo books, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Grenade Gloves, Chunklet Magazine, Cobra Dogs, Absinthe Films, NemoDesign, Gnu Snowboards, RVL7 Apparel, Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding Apparel, South American Snow Sessions, as well as all sorts of one-off logos, t-shirt graphics and what not.
He owes it all to his parents, seriously. The DDC
MORE ABOUT The fantastic, amazing Field Notes
Field Notes in general, and the National Crop Edition specifically, owe their existence to a tradition of promotional memo books distributed to American farmers over the last hundred years by seed, tractor, and other agricultural companies.
Field Notes co-founder Aaron Draplin has been collecting these for years, “rescuing them” from obscurity. He talks about Field Notes’ ancestry in this film, From Seed, and we’re happy to present an ever-growing collection of our “family tree” for your perusal.
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