About 6 years ago, we used to run a regular series called 'Pay It Forward', which was based on the following premise: Artist A provides us with a music-based recommendation, which Artist B then reviews. Artist B then offers up their own recommendation, which Artist C then reviews. Then... well, you get the idea.

A year after we started that series, we decided to run an offshoot which worked in a similar fashion from a baton-passing perspective, only this time the focus was on art (head here for an example). Sadly, due to timing constraints, we only ran one of these features, but it's 2018 and we feel like now might be a great time to get the ball rolling again. And who better than the excellent Nicole Almeida to take charge of it all?

Nicole spent some time with Coast Modern in Philadelphia, capturing the band's excellent live show, as well as getting the band to draw themselves in the form of a superhero or alien with special powers (as per Feathers' request). Check out the photos below, along with some words from the band about their artwork.

Coast Modern have requested that the next band/artist draw themselves as their higher selves.

Picture It Forward

Coast Modern live

Coleman (on the left): You asked me to draw a superhero or an alien, and I drew a combination. If I was a superhero-alien, I would be an ether. I would have transformed past my physical self and become a superimposition of sensation. My sense organs and my bodily fluids are homogenous, floating.

Luke (on the right): Mine is a mushroom-alien. I’ve been reading a lot about mushrooms, how they can survive in space. Maybe they already have, maybe they came here from space, maybe mushrooms are the aliens. I read about how mushroom mycelium, the white part, can help 80% of plants grow, pretty crazy. It’s a super advanced mushroom.

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