The Strokes have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming Angles LP.
Somewhere between Escher and Timmy Mallet, it’s a little harsh on the eyes at first, but something of a grower (not a patch on MGMT’s similarly lurid Congratulations sleeve though). It is in fact a painting by the late Belgian artist Guy Pouppez, thought to originate from the 60s or 70s.
“His work is basically unknown, as far as we [the band] know,” a spokesperson for the band told NME. “He was not a famous painter. The graphic designer who designed our album art found it through an art dealer she knows in France.”
The album, the band’s fourth to date, is due for release via Rough Trade on March 21, and contains ten new tracks. ‘Under Cover of Darkness’ is the lead single, and can be heard here.
1. Machu Picchu
2. Under Cover of Darkness
3. Two Kinds of Happiness
4. You’re So Right
5. Taken for a Fool
7. Call Me Back
10. Life Is Simple in the Moonlight