When we caught wind of the title of Wilco's new album, Wilco (The Album), we accepted their seemingly mundane decision and hoped that the new album would be the staple of all Wilco records -- because come on, if it is going to take you seven albums to finally make one self-titled, it better be a zinger. Well, we might have to rethink our thoughts on this one, because we caught a glance at the band's new album art.
Alright, so it is not the antithesis of the worst album art ever, and some might deem it actually pretty cool, but it is not what we were expecting from the alternative-folk rock band, whose previous albums' artwork screamed simplicity. Wilco (The Album) instead is a picture of a party no one wanted to go to; adorned with a camel in a party hat, empty chairs and an orange birthday cake.
At this point in time, we are going to take the album artwork in stride, hoping that after 14 years of making albums, the band finally wanted to let loose a little and show they are not just those serious guys we have seen in all of their documentaries. Wilco (The Album) will be available on June 30, off of Nonesuch. [Via Pitchfork]