Happy Wednesday, Everyone! Today we take a look at three new albums that showcase some amazing ’80s-style cover art. The kind of cover art that could easily become wall art in your home! In fact, I’m currently working on an album cover montage for my entryway, and today’s selections are serious contenders…
We begin with the image at the top of the post (via Pitchfork)–the self-titled album from Factory Floor. If you’re a Joy Division fan, have a listen! A range of sounds are represented here, from post-punk to disco. The result is a very visceral, raw sound that evokes all things mechanized yet is somehow filled with life at the same time. Bizarre, and I love it! Plus, you can’t beat that geometry-meets-graffiti cover art, right?!
Below we see the cover from Classixx’s debut album, Hanging Gardens. [image via Some Kind of Music Blog]
This is actually my favorite album from the past year. There are very few albums I can listen to all the way through–when I find one, I have to celebrate! I love the progression through dance tracks (including house-influenced beats), powerful lyrics from talented singers (some seriously amazing collaborations here), and much more. This is truly a musical journey, and the cover art is equally striking. In fact, the singles from this album feature cover art with a similar motif, so you could buy each item and frame them all as a set. For more info and a video from the album, click here.
We end with cover art for the new album from New York-based musician Seth Haley, also known as Com Truise… [image from Ghostly International]
This is synth-heavy music that evokes the 1980s soundtrack sound. With a sci-fi twist! My husband is seriously into sound and all things audio–he’s the one who introduced me to this album. Songs like “Subsonic” are filled with irresistible glitchy sounds and electro nuances. Definitely worth checking out, and that abstract cover art is definitely worth framing!
Do you know of any album covers that could double as ’80s-style art? Share your favorites in the comments section below…
Great covers. Love Com Truise. I hope we get to see that album cover collage of yours.
Thanks, Robert! I’ll keep you posted if I find that perfect combination of covers. It may end up being a framed trio of my three favorites…
Clément Levassort says
Just discover your blog, I’m making research about the 80’s for a long time, mostly movies aesthetic during my studies.
I could give you a lot of example of recent albums cover, bands or movies inspired by this decade !
Contact me if you want, i’ll be happy to contribute.
By the way your blog is great !
Thank you for your kind words–and your kind offer!
In fact, there´s a movement called Neo 80´s, in music, that includes the cover art and many other elements of the 80´s but with a approach.