Thursday 8 December 2011

The Maccabees and Andy Goldsworthy, an unlikely pairing!

The Maccabees have chosen a dramatic Andy Goldsworthy work for the front cover of their third album 'Given to the Wild', which will go on sale on the 9th January.

Andy Goldsworthy is an artist that the band say they admire and this is why they have selected his work for the front of their new album. Also the celebration of 'the wild' within his work seems appropriate for the title of the album.
The Maccabees new album 'Given to the Wild' 

Andy Goldsworthy is an incredible sculptor who creates works within the environment, forming part of the 'Land Art' movement, a movement which has it's roots in America.

This is one of the tracks from the albumn called Pelican which will be released on January 2nd, it has been set to a different picture of the same Andy Goldsworthy sculpture which will act as the Pelican single cover, I think that the pairing is a very effective one.

This is not the first time that the band have paried up with a British artist in fact their Wall of Arms album cover is the work of Boo Ritson. Who painted the band and then photographed the painting.

The Maccabees Wall of Arms album cover
Album Covers are a fasinating new type of art work, so next time you buy an albumn take a close look at the cover first you may find something interesting!

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