Peter Bjorn & John’s Living Thing Album Art

When posting about the the Golden Filter’s remix of “Lay It Down,” I surmised that through that song’s “shut the fuck up boy” and “Nothing To Worry About“‘s warped take on Justice kids choruses, it felt like Peter Bjorn & John were looking for Living Thing to push them past the sunniness of “Young Folks”‘ twee anthemics to something darker. Cue dark album art, featuring non-living things (antelope and other horned trophies) in a blue-hued hand-drawn den. If you look closely, it’s not shading covering the decor, it’s words (“wall,” “trophy,” “drawer,” “cabinet,” etc.).

You can actually get the best close-up of the image at their MySpace. Living Thing is out 3/30 in the UK via Wichita and 3/31 in the US via Almost Gold Recordings/StarTime International. Then they tour:

04/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
04/22 – Milwaulkee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
04/23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
04/24 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
04/25 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Theatre
04/26 – Ottowa, Ontario @ Capital Music Hall
04/27 – Montreal, Quebec @ Le National
04/28 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/29 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe
05/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club