Last Triumph Presents Marah in the Mainsail - “Bone Crown”
Minneapolis, MN 8-22-17 — Marah in the Mainsail and Last Triumph Records announce new album, "Bone Crown" releasing October 3rd 2017 combined with U.S. Tour.
Bone Crown is an 11 part concept album depicting the story of “the Rise & Fall of the Great Fox King”. The sound is large and epic in nature. Every second of every song has depth and intention, and every note is meticulously sculpted to add to the vastness of the music. Marah in the Mainsail’s live show is described as a “visceral” experience, whereas their studio albums are described as more cerebral and in depth. Straddling the line between high octane rock and roll, and slow burning cinematic ballads, both sinister and triumphant. Marah is bending genre lines, and crafting a new musical experience unlike anything on the market today. With influences in rock, orchestral and indie, all woven together to tell a narrative throughout the album. There are heroes and villains, a plot with many twists and turns, and musical cues that follow suit. This is more than just another album. This a meticulously crafted short story told through the medium of music.
The sound is dark and mysterious at it’s core. With layers upon layers of dynamic turns, from the hopeful highs of “Fox hole” to the guttural darkness of “the Great Beyond’. Between Durry’s true grit voice, and Mercedes tender subtlety, you’ll find a vast array of narrative and stylistic possibilities. With imposing and wild jungle drums, soaring brass horns, growling bass, and shimmering spaghetti western guitars, all blanketed under a sinister vintage organ. This album has all of the tools it needs to paint an epic picture, but Last Triumph Studios is what really brings out the most of all of these ingredients. We set out to create something new. Something outside the industry standard. Something hard to define, but easy understand. It has been a daunting task, but LT has created a space of open creativity and experimentation, exactly what we needed to create something we truly believe in. We strive to bring the in depth experience of the cinema and literature to the modern music scene. Please join us in this grand experiment of the arts.
Since debuting their full length album “Thaumatrope” in 2015 on Last Triumph Records, the band has gained considerable notoriety in the Midwest, and continues to grow their exceptionally loyal fanbase across the country. Last Triumph is a certified B Corp record label and management group based in Minneapolis, MN.
The pallet industry, colloquially known as ‘whitewood’ (named for its use of unfinished lumber) uses 10-15% of all lumber produced in the United States-more than any other single use other than homebuilding.
That should give you a little idea of the scope of the industry-unbelievably huge--and with a scope undeniably important to the United States economy, pallets are vital to industry in every developed economy in the world.
Almost every consumer good has been transported at some point, on a pallet. Every warehouse and grocery store uses pallets to transport, store and display goods, for good reason. Pallets have become the standard shipping mechanism for two reasons-firstly, they are easily transportable, and secondly, they are durable and support the goods that they transport.
This has all lead pallets to take off in the last 50 years as the primary transport method. There are now 2 billion pallets in the United States, 6 for every person. There is more mass tied up in pallets than there is tied up in people.
So where does Cedar Box Company fit into all of this?
Cedar Box Company is both a producer and a recycler of pallets. What does that mean?
As a producer of pallets, we hand manufacture pallets in our facility. Pallets are relatively simple to produce, but are incredibly ingenious, versatile, and pervasive. From approximately 15 pieces of economical but strong wood, a skid able to carry hundreds of pounds in many different ways is created.
Not only versatile and strong, but recyclable and repairable, pallets come to us from independent contractors and businesses who have surpluses of pallets. This is a vital part of the whitewood industry. Instead of creating waste that deteriorates into decrepitude, pallets are reinserted into the cycle where they are rehabilitated and repaired to be reinserted into the cycle of pallets-this creates a powerful tool for recycling and reuse in the transportation and warehousing industry.
Does Cedar Box produce pallets?
Cedar Box Company also operates as a producer: in our manufacturing facility, our employees work hard creating many types of custom pallets, listed below. We create 2-way and 4-way pallets, as well as custom dimensions for all of your specific needs. And as a producer of some of the 2 billion pallets that are circulating in the U.S, we pride ourselves on doing it right.
Here at Cedar Box Company, we have a three-step process with the sole goal of bringing your custom packaging ideas to life. We strive to create professional, reliable products through the use of sophisticated design tools and modern manufacturing processes.
No project is too complex, and our team of experts will help walk you through our proven process to create world-class packaging solutions.
At the end of the day, Cedar Box Company is here for one purpose: to help you. I hope this post gives you a little bit more clarity on the process itself-always remember, though, that we're here to help-feel free to give us a call or request a quote, any time.
When we first speak with a client interested in custom packaging, we get a host of questions-what do I need in advance? How do I design the packaging? What decisions will I have to make? How much more does it cost?
We give them one answer: "Don't worry!"
Custom packaging is surprisingly easy and attainable. As long as you have a vision, we will do all the dirty work for you. And we are eager to touch base along the way to make sure the packaging comes out just how you want it. Branding doesn't stop with your logo or website, it must be carried out all across your packaging design.
For the most part, you and your team have to make only three basic decisions in your custom packaging journey. The rest, with a little bit of your help, is up to us.
Perhaps most important for an aesthetically pleasing box is the graphics, text, and colors that will be printed on the box. There are no hard and fast rules about printing a beautiful box, but if there was one piece of advice the team would give you, it'd be to keep it simple. Clean, uncomplicated designs look the best, are most memorable, and represent your brand in the best light. Imagine how much better your printed box will look next to all those plain brown boxes out there. On top of this, a custom box typically runs only about 5-8% more than a stock, standard box.
In the box business, style is everything. Depending on what product you're selling or shipping, different styles can be used to supplement your product. Some things to consider in advance of deciding a style is:
Determining the proper size is the easiest way to save money on packaging. If you are currently using a box bigger than necessary for your product, you are paying for all the unnecessary cardboard you're buying. A bigger box also means bigger shipping costs. Cedar Box Company has the capability to make a box to exactly the specifications you need. All things considered, it's possible you can save money by making the switch to custom.
Ultimately, a step up to custom packaging is going to have huge rewards with a modest increase in spending. Good packaging doesn't have to expensive. With some good ideas and the execution of our team, you will see huge benefits from moving to custom packaging by Cedar Box Company.