Library Voices in Nude Sleeve Mystery!


It’s no mystery, actually  – just depends on which country you live in.


By Blurt Staff


Eagle-eyed, ever-alert journalists that we are, we couldn’t
help doing a doubletake when the new album from Regina, Saskatchewan, based combo
Library Voices dropped through the office mailchute. Titled Summer Of Lust and issued October 18th
on Dine Alone Records, the album’s stuffed with the band’s trademark upbeat,
all-over-the-map indie rock and will be preceded by an extensive Canadian tour –
and before that, this week in fact, the group – which can number as many as ten
people onstage at any given time – will be doing a string of west coast US dates.
See itinerary, below, and check out a track from the album.


Library Voices – Generation Handclap by Nevado


About that doubletake: the copy we have features a pair of
attractive young hipsters posing in the nude, and while it’s not quite John
& Yoko territory – they are depicted from their waists up, and the gal has
her long hair discreetly draped over her breasts – it’s guaranteed to draw a
few extra eyes when the art turns up on the front page of websites and blogs or
on the walls of record shops. Upon gazing at the press info accompanying the
CD, however, we did a second doubletake: the sleeve art, also reproduced on the
press sheet, showed an entirely different female, this one blonde in the exact
same pose as the redhead. Compare the 2 photos:





The blonde-laden image also appears on the band’s official
page at the Dine Alone websit and has already been published on a handful of
blogs and websites, including and But for
the most part, it’s the redhead iteration that has surfaced thus far on the
web, which left us scratching our heads. Is the band releasing alternate covers
simultaneously (you know, like, uh, Led Zeppelin did back in the day), or was
one sleeve manufactured and then withdrawn due to some unspecified legal
situation (shades of the Vampire Weekend Contra dust-up), or…?


Probably unrelatedly, the wags at the band’s hometown
arts/lifestyle publication in Regina,
Prairie Dog, decided to tamper with
the redhead sleeve by creating an animated GIF:



Settle down, conspiracy theorists. A quick message over to
the group’s handlers cleared things up. We were advised, succinctly, “The red
hair girl was for the Canadian release, the blonde girl cover for US release.
Album is out on Nevado in Canada
and Dine Alone in US.”


So that clears things up – sorta. One lingering question
remains, however: does this suggest that Canadians prefer their gals thin, tattooed  and redheaded; and Americans, busty and


Tour Dates:

Aug 30            Portland, OR   Rotture

Sep 01             Los Angeles , CA
      Hotel Cafe

Sep 04             San Francisco, CA
     Rickshaw Stop

Sep 06             Salt Lake City, UT      Kilby

Sep 16             Saskatoon, SK
           Amigos Cantina

Sep 17             Edmonton, AB
          Pawn Shop

Sep 19             Jasper,
AB       Horseshoe Club

Sep 20             Kelowna, BC
The Habitat

Sep 22             Vancouver, BC
          Biltmore Cabaret (Presented by
The Peak 100.5FM)

Sep 23             Victoria, BC
   Rifflandia Festival

Sep 24             Victoria, BC
   Rifflandia Festival

Sep 25             Robert’s
Creek, BC     The Gumboot

Sep 27             Penticton, BC
            The Barking Parrot

Sep 28             Nelson,
BC     Spirit Bar

Sep 29             Canmore, AB
Canmore Hotel

Sep 30             Calgary, AB
   The Gateway (Presented by X92.9FM)

Oct 01             Regina, SK
     The Exchange

Oct 04             Chicago, IL
    Beat Kitchen

Oct 07             Brooklyn, NY
            Spike Hill

Oct 13             Hamilton, ON             Casbah

Oct 14             Kingston, ON             Mansion

Oct 15             Wakefield, ON           Black Sheep Inn

Oct 18             Charlottetown, PEI

Oct 19             Moncton, NB
Plan B

Oct 20             Fredericton, NB

Oct 21             Halifax, NS     Halifax
Pop Explosion – Seahorse Tavern

Oct 25             Quebec City, PQ
        Le Cercle

Oct 26             Montreal, PQ
Casa De Popolo

Oct 27             Peterborough, ON       Trash

Oct 28             Toronto, ON   Horseshoe Tavern

Oct 29             Guelph, ON    E Bar

Oct 30             Windsor, ON Phog Lounge


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