We've always felt MGMT seem to take themselves pretty seriously, which is perfectly fine. They also told SPIN that psychedelic drugs had a huge influence on their upcoming album, which contains a twelve-minute ode to surfing the Arctic Circle, or something. So logically, this supposed artwork for Congratulations (done by Anthony Ausgang) looks sort of like an acid-ridden bonus level from Sonic The Hedgehog wherein Tails morphs into a tidal wave and tries to eat him.
While Against Me! have obviously gone through some landscape changes over time, we've always felt they landed generally in the earnest working-class realm as dudes. They obviously had a lot of man-hating (the thing you either stick it to or work for, not the gender) to get out of their system, but they still always felt like guys that would pull a girl's chair out and buy her a beer before they went on an anti-government rant. But their new album cover hints more at, well, breasts is what the kids are calling them these days. And her face is blurred out? (Via: SPIN via Blogspot)