Excellent album covers catch the eye, dribble it around a little, and then snap it back into place, forever skewed. They can be funny, gross, shocking, stunning, or just plain wrong. They can define artists.
With the Pitchfork News feature Take Cover, we aim to track down the best new album covers taking up web space and vinyl bins across the world and get the story behind them. In this installment, we check in with artist Marq Spusta, who’s responsible for the hallucinatory, tree giant-laden cover for Dinosaur Jr.’s upcoming LP, Farm (out June 23 on Jagjaguwar).