Noteworthy album covers of 2012

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Not a big fan of Cold War Kids, but I love this style of cover (note to The Walkmen: typography based covers done right can look really good!)

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

dr. john throwing back to his old psychedelic swamp days! nice cover!

^^i thought i hated dr. john until i heard this album, which is a heavy groove, maaaan

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

like that fake limbs. reminds me a bit too strongly of pissed jeans shallow though.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

reminds me a bit too strongly of vivian girls though.

titanius sterlingsmith, fancyman of corwood (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

(the text mostly)

titanius sterlingsmith, fancyman of corwood (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fake Limbs cover rules

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 5 April 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2012 05:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It Hugs Back - Laughing Party

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2012 06:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Friendly Strangers - Where We Go, We Grow

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2012 06:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do not like these past three covers, band names or titles.

Oxnard Cohen (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 7 April 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

it hugs back have done some lovely sleeves, but that is not one of their lovely ones.

kate axford likes this (electricsound), Saturday, 7 April 2012 07:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slava - Soft Control

Can't remember if I posted that already. Yet another hands-only cover, kind of fascinated by the moisture content of this one though.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

for some reason that gives me the creeps.

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that hand looks like something they found in the fish counter at Sainsbury's.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

it must be some kind of oil with water on top to give that droplet effect, no? very weird

chilli, Saturday, 7 April 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

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1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 7 April 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slava cover connection with this one...

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

just caught up on this thread after 2-3 months, here's a few i didn't see yet

ilxor, Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ second one is Mirrorring - Foreign Body

ilxor, Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

quite like the mirrorring one, though i don't love the music tbh

scumulator (electricsound), Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like the Mirroring cover, too. Cover connection with the Flights of Fancy one!

Oxnard Cohen (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Zammuto – Zammuto

DavidM, Sunday, 8 April 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

dope

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 8 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Wake - A Light Far Out

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 04:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great White Buffalo - Tightrope

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tiger Waves - Don't Be YOurself

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

thread is always full of bafflement. only "noteworthy" covers good or bad in the last few days are the slava and the zammuto, and the latter's no great shakes...

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this supposed to be BOB from twin peaks?

tanuki, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 06:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

jed_, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 08:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ this was a december 2011 release, but I really love this photo

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Following up on that James Ferraro cover with the iPads on it, this is horrific:

Whistla - Enter the Swivel

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ this was a december 2011 release, but I really love this photo

Bummed that this did not load, but this was supposed to be Early Astral from Chris Forsythe and Koen Holtkamp:

http://blackestrainbowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/early-astral

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp that's some Lawnmower Man-level silliness

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ "Tiger Waves"

easter back, somebody call the binks truck (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whistla cover is some straight up have you shagged ariane yet?

Walter Galt, Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha yes!

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Birch Cooper - I Was A Teacher

You always tell me: "Perhacs Perhacs Perhacs" (seandalai), Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god, it reminds me of

what do you call this "aesthetic" ?

kelpolaris, Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

fugly

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Trollgaze

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Internet art'

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kai's Power Tools

joygoat, Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of net art, i present the new gatekeeper lp:

diamonddave85, Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

what do you call this "aesthetic" ?

― kelpolaris, Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:10 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

local band CD bin at a record store in the 90s?

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

overall this is a p bad year for album art!

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

But probably a good year for purposefully bad album art.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

the aesthetic is called "sea punk"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/fashion/Seapunk-a-Web-Joke-With-Music-Has-Its-Moment.html

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 12 April 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Basically another branding of nostalgia. It's funny cos i read mentions of Seapunk somewhere but only just now realized when i was a kid in the late 80s/early 90s i went through a phase with my brothers were our clothes were like really neon colors and tropical themed and completely stupid. I didn't get the reference cos I just never thought that style was worth digging up. How wrong i was.

Sounds more or less like the 2012 equiv to the 2008 hipster jackass that wears headbands everywhere.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wouldn't call the pictureplane cover seapunk, to me it seems pretty standard '11 net art style whereas seapunk is mostly met with eye rolls even within the net art community

diamonddave85, Thursday, 12 April 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

adam did u rock hypercolor?

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink


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