Over the weekend, Skrillex reunited with From First To Last, the metalcore band that he led before finding EDM stardom, and released a new song called “Make War.” But weirdly enough, the band used a very familiar-looking image for the single’s cover art. The art is a photo of a peach, wrapped in barbed wire, against a peach background. Weirdly enough, the San Francisco punks Culture Abuse used a very similar image for the cover of Peach, a great album of tuneful hardcore that they released last year. Peach’s cover: A peach, surrounded with chain-link fencing, against a peach background. And, as Exclaim! points out, Culture Abuse noticed the similarity:
Besides that Facebook post, they’ve been retweeting a number of fans who also noticed:
— Kelen Capener (@KelenKeller38) January 16, 2017
— Toxicbreed (@Toxicbreed) January 16, 2017
I guess @cultureabuse shouldn't be too mad about the FFTL thing. When you do cool shit people wanna bite it.
— dirk funk (@erickjpressman) January 16, 2017
— YOUTHxENERGY (@charliexconway) January 16, 2017
— SEIZURES (@SEIZURESca) January 16, 2017
— Kristina Esfandiari (@kngwmn) January 16, 2017
— Nick Abraham (@nicholatte2001) January 16, 2017
If that’s a ripoff — and it’s hard to imagine it being anything but a ripoff — why would you even try something so obvious?
UPDATE: Skrillex has issued a statement saying that that the similarities between the artworks are “a complete coincidence”:
— SKRILLEX (@Skrillex) January 16, 2017