Album

Little Dark Age

Artist

MGMT

Released

February 9, 2018

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Original Art: Jim Taber

For their fourth studio album ‘Little Dark Age’, MGMT use an edited illustration by Jim Taber. The illustration itself originally appeared in 1988 for the front cover of the ‘Witness to the Bizarre’ zine volume 1.

This use of found imagery is a continuation from the band's artwork for their singles. The title track ‘Little Dark Age’ saw the work of Japanese manga artist Suehiro Maruo used. ‘When You Die’ references illustrations from the 1851 book ‘The Heart of Man; Either a Temple of God, or a Habitation of Satan; Represented in Ten Emblematical Figures’. Finally, the artwork for ‘Hand It Over’ uses Edvard Munch’s 1906 piece ‘Self-Portrait With a Bottle of Wine’.

Bonus round: the band’s name is set in the typeface Pretorian, while the record name in Eckmann.

The Music

 

Directors: Joey Frank, Randy Lee Maitland 

Production Company: RATHAUS 

Producer: Alexandra Byer 

Cinematographer: Ashley Connor 

Creative Direction/Styling: Madison Solenja 

Production Designers: Becca Morrin, Eamon Monaghan 

Practical FX: Izzi Galindo, Emily Shubert 

Wardrobe: Colin King, Z Behl 

Editor: Alex Amoling 

Graphic Design Elements: Daniel Kent, Will Rhodes, Dave Nelinson 

VFX and Comping: Daniel Faria 

Colorist: Nat Jencks, Goldcrest 

Editor of Truefaith video: Kenneth Casey Swoyer 

Title Card: Michael Buscemi

Single Artwork

Artwork by Suehiro Maruo

Illustration referenced from 'The Heart of Man; Either a Temple of God, or a Habitation of Satan; Represented in Ten Emblematical Figures'

Artwork by Edvard Munch and his 1906 piece ‘Self-Portrait With a Bottle of Wine’.

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