I launched The Sleeve Notes back in March and wrote almost 50 entries before life took over, and I haven’t had a chance to really sit down and get back in the groove. As I’m slowly getting back into the habit (this post has been in "draft" mode since early July), I have a few new features in mind that I’m getting ready to launch as part of a “reboot” of sorts for The Sleeve Notes.
For starters, I’m going to get back to the usual format of having a few posts a week about the art itself. It could range from 3 to 5, but for the moment, I’m going to try and write at least three a week.
NEW ART: This is one I have implemented already. I want to begin to feature newly released album covers and initiate discussion based on first impressions and overall design of the work. I’ve had posts for Katy Perry, Queens of the Stone Age, and others and will post these more sporadically as new covers are unveiled.
THE WORST: Sometimes album covers are unjustifiably bad, and I want to exploit that! Another new feature in the work is to show terrible covers that just have no redeeming qualities. There are a lot but this may not be one I post all the time. I’d rather focus on the good.
PACKAGING: Some albums have really cool packaging and that’s something I want to begin exploring. I already made a post about Tool’s 10,000 Days album and the Bates Motel OST that had fantastic packaging, and I’m going to begin checking out more of that format in addition to artwork.
There are other ideas that I’m working on that I want to make possible, that I won’t get into yet. But I’d still love to showcase more metal and other forms of music that don’t necessarily have a presence on the site as of yet. Over the coming weeks, these new features will be rolled out. I’d also like to update the layout at some point soon.