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The Whitest Boy Alive: Rules [Cover Art]

One never gets the impression that Erlend Oye will ever top the releases from his past, namely that from the duo Kings Of Convenience. But with each subsequent release, first under his own name and now under the moniker The Whitest Boy Alive, he always seems to deliver. And while Rules took a few listens… Continue reading The Whitest Boy Alive: Rules [Cover Art]

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TacocaT: Shame Spiral [Cover Art]

Seattle’s TacocaT brings back the riot grrrl sound full force while channeling a substantial Bratmobile sound, as correctly noted to me by Finest Kiss. In my opinion, there’s even a little punked-up B-52s sound in there. Their debut LP, Shame Spiral is out now on Don’t Stop Believin’ Records, the label responsible for giving us… Continue reading TacocaT: Shame Spiral [Cover Art]

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Death Cab For Cutie: Sub Pop Singles Club [Cover Art]

This is, undoubtedly, the most metal side of Death Cab For Cutie you will ever see. Released around the turn of the century puts this unique 7-inch closer to the group’s beginning than today, and was pre-dated (in Barsuk standards) only by Something About Airplanes, though the single was released in March 2000 to coincide… Continue reading Death Cab For Cutie: Sub Pop Singles Club [Cover Art]

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Xiu Xiu Vs. Bunkbed [Cover Art]

Long a favorite, this split single wasn’t released until after Bunkbed‘s Keith Krate had passed away. The 7-inch features two songs, one which finds Xiu Xiu covering Bunkbed, and vice versa. “Fallen Angel II” by Bunkbed “Fallen Angel II” is a Xiu Xiu original re-crafted by Bunkbed; it is one of the most moving and… Continue reading Xiu Xiu Vs. Bunkbed [Cover Art]

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Hometapes Holiday Sampler Cassette [Cover Art]

Rare is it that you see formats outside the standard compact disc or even cherished wax vinyl. But cassettes seem to be popping up more and more as a cool retro item. With vinyl’s popularity, it seems this is the only place to go – reel to reel is out for obvious reasons, as is… Continue reading Hometapes Holiday Sampler Cassette [Cover Art]

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The Hydeaway CD Newsletter Issue #1 [Cover Art]

I’ve been contemplating this for some time, and I think it has finally come down to a simple fact: doing a Cover Art post each week has proven quite difficult. So, to lighten the load, I’m going to re-post each item here and thus form a new column here for all future Cover Art posts.… Continue reading The Hydeaway CD Newsletter Issue #1 [Cover Art]