Jakprints Customer Spotlight – Thor Platter

Jakprints Customer Spotlight – Thor Platter

We love hearing what you’re working on. Last week, we caught up with Jakprints customer, talented folk-rock musician and all around nice guy, Thor Platter! Since 2007, the third Saturday of April has been internationally recognized as Record Store Day. A celebration of the unique culture of independently owned record stores throughout the world. It’s one day that independent shops come together with artists to celebrate the amazing art of music with limited edition releases, in-store performances, special sales and parties. This year, Record Store Day is April 20th and it’s a special day for Thor Platter. He’s releasing his new record, “Looking for Sunshine” on independent label, Sweet Truth Records. As an added bonus, he’s offering the record to fans at a discounted rate when purchased at an independent location on Record Store Day. When I asked what to expect on the new record, Thor described Looking for Sunshine as, A release I am really proud of. It’s the solo album I’ve wanted to make for a long time.”  Looking for Sunshine is a collection of songs Thor’s written over the past ten years backed by respected musicians and good friends, Billy Crompton (Bass), Brent Kirby (Drums), Chris Hanna (Piano, Organ, Elmerphone), Michael Bay (Guitar) and Matt Knott (Drums). Thor added, that while he wrote all the songs, Chris Hanna, who plays the organ and piano on record really helped with the arrangement and his style defiantly comes through.  Looking for Sunshine was mixed by Brian Thorn at the Magic Shop in New York City. Thor shared with us that as a huge David Bowie fan, he was excited to learn that while Brian was mixing his material, he was also engineering the new Bowie record, The Next Day.  The CD Wallets  for Looking for Sunshine were printed at Jakprints and advance copies will be available at the CD Release party at Brother’s Lounge on April 5th as well as the CD release party set for April 7th at The Tralf in Buffalo, NY. Anyone who’s ever done it properly will tell you, putting out a record ain’t cheap!  To help cover costs of mixing, mastering, promotion and travel, Thor set up this Kickstarter campaign that coincidentally, ends today! If you donate to the Kickstarter in the next few hours, there are lots of great incentive gifts that range from signed CD’s to Thor Platter and his band performing at your next house party. Thanks to Thor for taking the time to talk with us about his projects. We’re excited to hear the entire record and wish him the best on the new record, release shows and Kickstarter campaign. Want your project spotlighted by Jakprints? We’d love to hear what you’re working on! Email us at events@jakprints.com or comment on our “We Love What You Do” Feature on our Facebook every Wednesday.

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