23 Aug 2012, Posted by bthrasher in athens,design,music,photo,video,web design. Tagged athens ga, beth hall thrasher, futurebirds, georgia theatre, jason thrasher, thrasher design, web design, website
If you’ve read any of our previous blog posts, you know that we love the Futurebirds! Both Jason and Eddie have photographed the band over the past few years, and Eddie’s band, Grass Giraffes, toured with them last spring. Add to that the fact that two of the band members went to Beth’s high school in Atlanta, and four of them are best buds with her second cousins, and they’re pretty much like family to us over here at the TP&D.
Beth and Eddie built the Futurebirds’ first website back in the fall of 2010, as a demo– it was a simple site, with a cool design which complemented their current release at the time, Hampton’s Lullaby. But after a busy 18 months of touring, recording and shooting videos, the band needed a site with more bells and whistles.
So a few months ago, Thrasher Photo & Design built the Futurebirds a brand new mac-daddy all-custom WordPress website which includes feeds from FaceBook, Twitter, Itunes and Soundcloud, and a tour module which keeps fans up to date… along with videos, photos (see below for photos from TP&D’s Eddie Whelan and Jason Thrasher) and a tour blog– just in time for SXSW. Carter and Thomas hung out with Beth for a few hours and poof they were gone, off to Austin and then on tour, and this is what she did while they were on the road with the massive blood sweat and tears of Beth and Darilee– we got the whole thing built from start to finish (what usually takes a few long months) in just over two weeks.
Photo: Eddie Whelan
Here’s a grab of the home page– it has a super cool feature which allows the visitor to scroll down while keeping the background in place…Beth picked the mountains because… well, she’s not sure why… and added the static. It’s easy to change out as are the photos so it will may well have changed by the time you are reading this.
We customized the ugly grey newsletter signup button and made a favicon icon and blog post icon based on Carter’s birdhead logo…
Here are some of Jason Thrasher’s photos of the band playing live at the beautiful new Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA