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Beats & Burn Vol. 5 - February Playlist

Beats & Burn - Xray.fm - Tom O'Toole

Beats & Burn Vol. 5 - February 2016 by Bridge & Burn on Mixcloud

Bridge & Burn has joined forces with Portland powerhouse independent radio station, XRAY.fm, to deliver your February playlist. This Valentine’s Day edition was cooked up by Aaron Hall, XRAY.fm’s Music Director and the co-owner of Dig A Pony, who you’ll also find occasionally presiding over dance floors as DJ Hanukkah Miracle.

This set turns out soulful, tenderly bluesy tracks by Magic Sam, Richard Swift, Marcia Griffiths, and The Invincibles, to name just a few, seamlessly blending deep-cut classics with newer jams. To sweeten the deal, we also tapped Portland designer/illustrator/art director Tom O’Toole to create this month’s amazing cover art, a Southwestern-style homage to the beauty, pain, and self-medication love inspires.

By day, O'Toole is an Art Director at Kamp Grizzly, and in the evenings and weekends he toils away on projects for all sorts of clientele in a studio that he shares with his Art Gang, which collectively goes by the name of Pizza Friday. His versatile design aesthetic and humorous, organic illustration has been finely honed by over 10 years of "winging it", and has been contracted by the likes of Nike, Vans, Urban Outfitters, and Adidas. 

Joe & Maddie Greer - Mt. Hood National Forest

Joe and Maddie Greer’s stunning photography is as much about the love as the atmosphere. The landscapes and architecture of New Mexico, California, Paris, Jerusalem, and Iceland—where they recently married in an ethereal, intimate countryside setting—share Insta-space with adoring portraits of each other (and their beautiful shepherd pup, Porter).

Newly relocated to Portland from Nashville, Maddie and Joe have been gearing up and getting out to capture the wintry palettes of their new city and its nearby escapes, from the docks of Astoria to the fern-lined paths of Mt Hood National Forest, where they recently took a few of our fall/winter essentials for a spin. Check out the resulting photos below, and follow more of Maddie and Joe’s stunning images and inspiring adventures on Instagram.

Cove Waxed Cotton Rain JacketJoe in the Cove waxed cotton jacket and Badge five panel hat.

Oregon Forest Bridge & BurnPacific Northwest Clothing - Bridge & BurnMaddie wears the Erie waxed cotton parka, Lane flannel shirt, and wool watch cap.

Waxed Cotton Jacket and Wool BeanieQuilted Jacket - Portland, ORJoe in the Palmer quilted, water resistant jacket.

Wool Cape and Westerlind Wool HatMaddie in the Faye wool cape and Westerlind felted wool hat.

Wool Cape and Westerlind Hat

Click to see more of Joe and Maddie's exceptional photos on Instagram.