In the first of a breakthrough four-part multiple-cross-category “story arc”, I bring you striped clothing, specifically black and white horizontal striped clothing — the sort Lindsey Lohan or Paris Hilton would recognize. Part two is about being behind bars, and part three is all about bar-codes as art. Anyone with a plethora of covers featuring zebras, please drop Noah’s Ark a line.
Jacqueline – Good Life (2010)
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Jacqueline Govaert, previously lead singer of Dutch band Krezip, released her debut solo album in 2010. I happen to have this album and the cover really suits it. It’s carefree, laid back, whimsical, catchy and dance worthy in a sort of slow, twirly, barefoot and stripey way. Here she is performing Dare to Lose at Paradiso a few months ago.
|Holly Williams – Here With Me (2009)
||El Perro del Mar – Love Is Not Pop (2009)
Now I’m sure you’ve heard of Hank Williams, Jr.. Well, his daughter, singer-songwriter Holly Williams, has two studio albums under her belt, the second being featured here. Anyway, we know how much of a sucker I am for a girl in boots with a guitar. El Perro del Mar is the musical project of sole member Sarah Assbring. Her music is best described as melancholic lo-fi indie pop. Most of her album covers are very colorless if not indeed black and white.
The B-52s – Funplex (2008)
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I’ve previously covered The B-52s before. If you’d read that article, you’ll know they dropped the apostrophe in 2008. I really like the cover of their seventh studio album. We’ve got Cindy Wilson sporting a zebra inspired outfit, Fred Schneider in striped pants, and Kate Pierson wearing a vertically striped top whilst Keith Strickland wants to be a pirate. And just to mix it all up a bit further, their shadows create a zebra crossing. I’m also digging the way that Kate’s hair stands out.
|KT Tunstall – Tiger Suit (2010)
||Keri Hilson – No Boys Allowed (2010)
Scottish guitar-rockin’ bluesy country singer-songwriter Kate Victoria “KT” Tunstall is probably best known for her debut album, Eye to the Telescope and it’s biggest hit Suddenly I See. Another single from that album, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, was performed by Casey Weston in the quarter finals on NBC’s The Voice. On the cover of her fourth studio album, Tiger Suit, KT is appropriated striped out. Her single Fade Like a Shadow is always on my playlist. Keri Hilson has also gone for the pirate look on her second studio album cover, whilst using her lipstick to pretend to smoke. Not cool! Lipstick is bad for you :). And excessive use of police barricade tape can be dangerous to the environment.
Tegan & Sara – Sainthood (2009)
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Indie poppers, indie rockers, and indie folk’sters, Canadian identical twins Tegan and Sarah Keirsten‘s sixth, and latest, studio album has both Tegan (or Sarah) and a manikin decked out in matching swashbuckler attire. I’ll also assume that both girls are on the cover, but you never know — identical twins do love to get up to pranks. Reminds me of the time…
Sick of Sarah – 2205 (2010)
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Minneapolis punky-rock girl group Sick of Sarah (Abisha, Jamie, Jessie, Jessica and Katie, in no particular order – see, NO Sarah) are often compared to Tegan & Sara. And here they are in their special penitentiary pajamas perhaps anticipating a sleepover stateside. In case you were wondering, Sarah was a former roommate of Abisha’s who used to complain about her own name.
On an interesting side note, people who wear striped clothing look slimmer if the stripes are horizontal, not vertical, as many people think. Thanks to the research of Dr. Peter Thompson of the University of York. Here’s an article about it. In reality, being fat makes you look fat, and being thin makes you look thin!