Teenagersintokyo do it live, Album Covers Die, Snowman on Pitchfork.
Nothing witty about that headline. How disappointing.
Just read this article. Thought provoking, if nothing else, although I don’t think album covers are dead at all. I’m still anti the MP3 generation and I love my tangible, physical products, but it’s not technology killing album covers, that’s an easy excuse. It’s over saturation, lack of ideas, and apathy on the consumers part more likely. Meh. Read on, and leave a comment saying what your favourite album cover art is, if you can narrow it down. I can’t narrow it down, so I’ll just go with Poodle Hat by Weird Al.
On Saturday night I went with Mr Tragic ‘Todd’ Ether to see Sydney quintet Teenagersintokyo. Despite some shenanigans involving DJ’s and opening bands, the gig went off, and Transit’s run of packed out indie gigs with lines up the street continues. Definately a lot more intense than the last time I saw them, but I don’t know if it was them or the gin and tonic’s I’d been drinking. There are some god awful photos on my flickr, but instead of going to the trouble of embedding a link somewhere in the article, you can just click the link on the right hand side of the page.