Every year, we interview a number of musicians and artists about the intimate details and philosophical underpinnings of their album cover artwork. It's an ever-massive undertaking, but we make sure to include every genre, from doom metal to disco, minimal electronic to mainstream pop, with the intention of highlighting the best visual art, regardless of why or who created it. You can see entries from previous years here, and browse 2013's entries by either scrolling down or selecting a category below. > Narrative & Mythological Album Covers > Photographic Album Covers > Illustrative Album Covers > Mixed Media & Collage-Based Album Covers
Remix City Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don't have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. In this post, three solo musicians -- Active Child, Bright Moments, and Emily Wells -- get refined remix treatment from GRVRBBRS, Shuttle, and BATHS, respectively.

 

Active Child

Active Child, the solo project of Pat Grossi, gets some remix treatment from GRVRBBRS, at no sacrifice to the original sexy vibes of "Hanging On." Beauty, beauty, beauty. About his latest full-length, the nostalgic and emotional You Are All I See, Grossi says, "You Are All I See is an attempt to build a bridge between the listener and I, in that, I wrote these songs for you as much as I did for me. And right now when you are listening to my voice, by yourself, it really is just you and I." Full tour dates at the bottom of this post, with Balam Acab and Superhumanoids on support. These dates coincide with the reissue of his The Curtis Lane EP on 10" vinyl! ACTIVE CHILD - "HANGING ON" (GRVRBBRS REMIX) ACTIVE CHILD - "HANGING ON" (ORIGINAL)

 

Stream 4-track preview of Active Child's You Are All I See

 

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