Friday, May 7, 2010

Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz: The New Pornographers NEW Album Cover

Don't you just love when bands use the work of contemporary artists on their album covers? In fact, I admittedly judge bands who use lame photographs of themselves making sultry eyes, and give graces to those who chose an appropriately felt piece of art instead. (This is an exception. You can use your own photograph if you also have a sword and an old car from the 70s and no shoes. IRONY, get it?)

The New Pornographers released a new album a few days ago and imagine my thrill when low and behold, one of my favorite photographs was proudly displayed it's glossy cover. The album is 'Together' and the artists are Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz, who I've seen multiple times at P.P.O.W. in Chelsea. Also, my friend Kim owns a print of theirs that hangs modestly in her kitchen hallway of which I'm insanely jealous. (Oh, is that a good artist? I just bought it at an auction, I thought it was pretty!)

Anyway. I've yet to listen to this album as, well, let's not get into my difficulties with itunes and the checking account fraud that victimized me Wednesday morning, but Neko seems to be there in the snow singing her little heart out on the website version, so I'm not worried. But I need to start listening soon, as one Miss Katinka Henly has warned us all that The New Porns are singing exclusively from this album on their upcoming tour of which we are all attending. Crossing my fingers for Myriad Harbor, though. Please, Neko! It's been a rough week...

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