Here’s what I’m getting from the just-released cover art for Farm, Dinosaur Jr.’s second album since reuniting its original lineup a few years back: Guitarist J Mascis and bassist Lou Barlow are magnificent Ents from indie-rock Middle-Earth, bestriding the smog-choked metropolis that is modern music. I’ll assume drummer Murph is another Ent looming just outside this shot. Either that, or J, Lou, and Murph are the three wide-eyed spirit-children/hobbits being cradled by Treebeard and Leaflock over there.
Regardless, I hope we can all agree that this is an awesome image, and that more album art in general should incorporate trippy Lord of the Rings-inspired sketches. Between this cover and the mind- and eardrum-blowing partial set I caught from Dinosaur Jr. last week at SXSW, I’m officially psyched for Farm’s June 23 release. How about you?