From the Black Lips to the Black Angels, They Blinded Us With Record Covers

Photo by Travis Huggett

The Pitchfork-fueled fervor behind Animal Collective’s new Merriweather Post Pavilion album got us thinking about eye-singeing record sleeves–the kind of potential Magic Eye paintings that induce severe migraines in some viewers. Here’s what we came up with, including the freshly-unveiled cover for the Black Lips’ latest LP, 200 Million Thousand. (If you haven’t read it already, here is our cover story on the band from last year as well.)

We’ll keep adding art as we think of more epileptic layouts …

The Black Lips, 200 Million Thousand (Vice, 2009)

Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavillion (Domino, 2009)

The Black Angels, Passover (Light in the Attic, 2007)

The Black Angels, Directions to See a Ghost (Light in the Attic, 2008)

Kid 606, Sugarcoated 10” (Audraglint, 2004)

Optimo, Present Psyche Out (Eskimo, 2005)

Soulwax, Any Minute Now (Pias, 2004)

Soulwax, Nite Versions (Pias, 2005)

Audion, Kisses 12” (Spectral Sound, 2004)

Audion, The Pong 12” (Spectral Sound, 2004)

Audion, Just Fucking 12” (Spectral Sound, 2005)

Audion, Suckfish (Spectral Sound, 2005)

Dungen, Tio BItar (Kemado, 2007)