The first release to cement the partnership between Fire Records and New Zealand sonic luminaries The Chills is collaboration with acclaimed contemporary artist Shane Cotton.
“Somewhere Beautiful” is a triple LP set of live recordings featuring lavish packaging and a print of Cotton’s artwork.
All songs on the three LPs were performed by The Chills and recorded at a private party on New Year’s Eve 2011, in Central Otago, New Zealand. Each portfolio contains a unique art print inscribed with lyrics by Martin Phillipps of The Chills. Music and art are brought together in this contemporary object, where text intertwines with image in order to generate the sensational and the unexpected.
The collaboration between The Chills and Shane Cotton came about via Conceptio Art and David Telpitzky, who brought the two artists together. Shane painted the diptych “Rolling Moon” as a response to the live performance featured on this record.