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Beautiful covers

Speaking of that letter in my last post, buying or listening to records based on their cover art is something I’ve always enjoyed. Among my drafts I found a post on that topic. Let’s read it!


One of my favorite things about buying records is owning little pieces of art. Because some album covers are just insanely pretty to look at. I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve bought records based on their covers many times. Here’s some of my favorite album art:

Prawn – You Can Just Leave it All

The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace is There

Albert Hammond, Jr. – Yours to Keep

Jens Lekman – Oh You’re So Silent Jens

Ben Howard – Every Kingdom

Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism

Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

Seabear – The Ghost That Carried Us Away

We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls

Damien Rice – 9

Minds Like Mine – Set Up & Set Out

Best Coast – Crazy for You

State Faults – Vespers

Elliott Smith – New Moon

Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning

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Best Coast

Spring is here! … or is it? In Sweden, we’ve had a loooong winter (about six months or so), so I’m longing for spring more than ever. I want the grass to get greener, I want the sun to shine more often, I want to see some fucking green leaves. Apparently (according to the weather forecast), it’s supposed to get warmer by next week. Today it snowed, though, so I try not to get too excited about anything.

However, during this time of the year I try to focus on music that I associate with spring and summer. It makes me happy and hopeful, which is always a good thing. Today I’ve been listening to Best Coast. They’re a surf pop band, which pretty much guarantees you’ll crack a smile while listening to them. I’m very fond of their production. It has a garage-y touch to it. Feels very simple and light; perfect spring music!

My favorite Best Coast song so far is probably Our Deal, from the album Best Coast, which by the way has a lovely album cover:

Another good thing about Best Coast is that they’ve decided to share a track for free through Last.fm. Visit this page to download The Only Place for free! Just click the “Free download via Last.fm” button in the menu on the right. Pretty great, huh?


Best Coast on Spotify.

Best Coast currently have 401 581 listeners on Last.fm.

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