Keep On Running

From Bob Marley to U2, the artwork and the man that made Island Records a seminal label

Of equal appeal to music nerds and esthetes alike, the U.S. release of “Keep On Running: The Story of Island Records” is a collection of album art and photographs telling the story of founder Chris Blackwell’s enormous role in introducing Jamaican reggae and other fringe music to the world. Taking it back to the very beginning, the book starts with the legendary mogul explaining how …

Memolio Picture Albums

For archivists or self-promoters, Memolio publishes small decks of multiple images. Whether handing them out as mini portfolios, creating albums to commemorate special events or giving them as gifts, the unlimited options make them endlessly useful. Much like Moo cards, the service works by uploading images, which you have the ability to edit and preview before ordering. An "explore" feature encourages browsing around to get …

Timber Timbre

Toronto-based Timber Timbre's third self-titled studio release keeps a soft and moody vibe with eight simply structured songs that seem meant for listening to in the dark. Taylor Kirk, the man behind the project, has a singing voice that’s both folksy and restrained. He calls on other artists to fill in strings, banjo and accompanying vocals, while his percussive backdrops anchor the low-key tunes. Pick …