We’ve brought you the best (and brightest) visuals for album covers this week. There’s a lot of summer, a little spooky, and well… awesome covers.
San Cisco – The Water
San Cisco effectively communicates their music as, essentially, a soundtrack to be sitting next to a pool to. The color palette is bright without being obnoxious, and not perfectly drawn, giving it that indie vibe.
Sóley – Endless Summer
Sóley‘s album cover is a modern take on multimedia collage with a muted, cool color palette. Her music could be described similarly. The lines and profile are reminiscent of Feist’s album from a decade ago, but she seems to have made it her own. The imagery ties with her single released earlier this year, presenting a cohesive visual front.
Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?
Black Lips skipped the metaphor and went in for the kill. It works well with the title of the album, and implies a little bit of controlled chaos. The cover is dystopian and messy, which reflects their sound. It’s also a nice counter to the next album cover by Pond.
Pond – The Weather
Consequence of Sound has reviewed this album and pretty much summed up the Truman Show cover: “Frontman and former Tame Impala touring member Nicholas Allbrook explained … The Weather seeks to shine a light on ‘all the dark things underneath the shimmering exterior of cranes, development, money, and white privilege.'”
Forest Swords – Compassion
Favorite cover of the week. It’s labored and minimalist, in a sense, but worth it. The color wash overlaid on greyscale is really unique.
Hoops – Routines
Simple. Citrus-y. Looks authentically pressed. Reminds me of fruit at a summer picnic in the ’90s. Sounds like it too.
Juana Molina – Halo
Juana Molina has a theatrical, eerie, creepy visual. It’s haunting but not in an obscene way.
Perfume Genius – No Shape
Our lead designer Lisa summed it nicely, “The Perfume Genius cover has a really nice relationship with the artist’s message. It’s a little grotesque and left of center but also kind of tender. The video for the single follows the same visual language, and the album rules.”
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