Vug Arakas is a resident of Los Angeles; a songwriter who left Columbus, Ohio in 2012 to see what the other side of the country had to offer.
While Los Angeles is full of sunshine and endless "goodtimes", it's also full of broken dreams, harsh realities, psychic vampires, and vapid mysticism. Not to mention those endless "goodtimes" often come with a hell of a price. After settling in to LA Vug quickly experienced all of the above and did what any songwriter worth his salt would do: he wrote about it.
I had worked with Vug via CBCV a few times prior, but in 2016 they asked me to be the Art Director for Vug's new LP "Smoke" and the singles around. It was an honor to be allowed to help to guide his aesthetic at this crucial time in his career.
"Smoke" - iTunes exclusive release
"Tough Luck" - 7" vinyl single
"Miss You Kid" - 7" vinyl single (w/Risograph print)
"Slow Going" - 7" vinyl single (w/ Risograph print)
"Strange Way" - Cassette single
"West Coast Onslaught" - Promo Poster Risograph Print