Ryan Russell | Continental Obscura: From Birmingha


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All pre-orders include a free Poster, and a PDF of Continental Obscura. Digital Download includes a PDF of the book. Audio files available via the Download Card included with the Book/7”

“Ryan is one of the greatest photographers working today.” – Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)

“Ryan is an exceptional talent.” – Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Celebrated rock photographer Ryan Russell has announced plans to release his first travel photography book, “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham,” on April 8th via No Sleep Records.

Known best for his ability to brilliantly capture timeless photos of some of rock’s biggest acts, from Death Cab For Cutie and Against Me! to Paramore and Blink-182, Russell recently tackled a different subject entirely for “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham.” In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing, cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA. Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos of everything he saw.

“Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham” will also include an exclusive 7” vinyl record featuring rare unreleased B-sides from Manchester Orchestra and Minus the Bear, two bands that Russell has shot extensively over the last several years.

“Ryan is one of those rare photographers that can truly put you at ease while he takes superb and entirely honest photos,” says Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. “A master at capturing the most fleeting and candid of moments, we always look forward to working with him so we were extremely honored to be asked to be apart of this project.”

Follow Russell at http://instagram.com/ryanrussell and continentalobscura.com for more information regarding the release of “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham.”

Track Listing:

Sonic Blue/White Haze 7 Inch


Manchester Orchestra

01. Sure Shot (unreleased 2009 track)


Minus the Bear

02. Surf-n-Turf (rare b-side)

Vinyl Pressing Information

First Edition

20 Test Pressing (Black)

100 First Edition w/ Beastmode Blue (Minus the Bear Exclusive)

100 First Edition w/ White (Manchester Orchestra Exclusive)

800 First Edition w/ Sonic Blue/White Haze

  • This release has an in-store date of April 8th, 2014. Your item will not be shipped before the release date. We try to make sure that you’ll get your order right in time but due to various reason it might happen that the delivery will be delayed. Any other items you order with this item will be held and shipped together – so if you want the rest of your order to ship sooner, please place separate orders.

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