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|Known for||Graphic design|
Aaron Tanner is an American graphic designer, author, and musician whose work primarily centers around the visual histories of alternative rock bands.
Tanner started Melodic Virtue, originally a graphic design firm, in 2004. Most notably, Tanner has designed album covers and other merchandise for the American alternative rock band Ween for over fifteen years. During that period of time, he also created design work for the Pixies (band), Explosions in the Sky, and Lil Bub.
In January 2017, Tanner changed the focus of Melodic Virtue to become a publishing house for his visual history coffee table books and has since released books on the Butthole Surfers, Ministry (band), Face to Face (punk band), and Lil Bub.
Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean? was named LA Weekly’s Book of the Month in 2019.
Tanner formed Stationary Odyssey with Brett Siler in 2002. The group produced 3 full-length albums, 5 EPs, and 2 singles before disbanding in 2012. Their last release was a split 7" single with Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the Pixies (band)|Pixies. Since then, Tanner has founded the noise rock group Off-Ox and a recording project with Rob Crow (Pinback) and Spencer Seim (Hella (band)) called Byre.
- "Music Notes: Graphic designer combines passion with business". evansvilleliving.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- "The Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean – Out March 8th". AMFM Magazine.tv. 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
- "Butthole Surfers "What Does Regret Mean?" Book Signing in Austin March 22 w/ Band Members in Attendance". WithGuitars. 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
- "Aaron Tanner - Face to Face: 25 Years of SoCal Punk, The Visual History". spillmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- Grow, Kory; Grow, Kory (2018-12-07). "Butthole Surfers Talk New Book: 'I Regret Not Regretting a Thing'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
- "Hear Ministry's New Acoustic "(Every Day Is) Halloween" With Dave Navarro". Revolver. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
- RamynkeFebruary 24, Ashley; 2018 (2018-02-24). "Trever Keith: "Face to Face: 25 Years of SoCal Punk, The Visual History"". HS Insider. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
- "'Lil BUB: The Earth Years' Book and Music Project to Feature Jack Black, El-P, Thurston Moore". Spin. 2021-03-23. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
- "Book of the Month: Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean? - LA Weekly". laweekly.com.
- "Stationary Odyssey split 7" with Pixies project". nuvo.net. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
- "Berserker IV Feature - Off-Ox". hipindetroit.com. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Byre Release "Here in Dead Lights" (EP)". ventsmagazine.com.
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