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On their US West Coast tour in April and May of 2016, Tortoise were joined by acclaimed photographer and frequent collaborator Andrew Paynter, who was introduced to the band through mutual friend Tommy Guerrero.
"In addition to his work with Tortoise on ‘A Lazarus Taxon’ and ‘Beacons Of Ancestorship’, Andrew has worked with artists and commercial clients such as Apple, Facebook, Warner Brothers, Converse, Paper Magazine and The Wall Street Journal to name a few.
“Every time we step on a stage, we are trying to invest ourselves in the performance as much as possible, so that we can give the audience a unique experience. We want you to know that we consider it a privilege to play our music for you.” - Douglas McCombs, Tortoise Aided by his Leica M6, Hasselblad X-Pan and a Pentax 67, Paynter captured a myriad of intimate photos of Tortoise on the road, both on and off stage, which Tortoise and Paynter have assembled into an 80 page book of black and white photographs. Along with the book comes a CD of ‘The Catastrophist’ with new exclusive photo art by Paynter and a download coupon for access to live recordings from the tour."