A Giant Dog Cover Arcade Fire's 'Neon Bible' — and Give Its Album Art an Open Butthole

Listen to their version of "Intervention"
A Giant Dog Cover Arcade Fire's 'Neon Bible'  — and Give Its Album Art an Open Butthole
A Giant Dog — a Texas band, not an actual enormous canine — have announced they'll be recreating Arcade Fire's 2007 classic Neon Bible in full. And while they're at it, the group have redone the record's cover art — adding a deep red, embroidered butthole smack dab in the middle of the Bible.

The record comes as a part of Merge Records' exclusive vinyl subscription series Born Under a Good Sign. It will also be available to non-subscribers digitally at midnight tonight, as well as on vinyl at select retailers next month.

As part of the announcement, the band have shared their first track in the Neon Bible reimagining. Listen to their version of "Intervention" below.

As for that new butthole-equipped art, the band enlisted drummer Daniel Blanchard and friend Jennine Turow to recreate Arcade Fire's original Neon Bible jacket.

In a statement, the band's Sabrina Ellis clarified the symbolism in cover art and had this to say about recording their version of Neon Bible:

We found our own groove on each song during two five-hour rehearsals in my living room, then went to studio with Stuart Sikes. The themes in the album, of outrage at U.S. leadership in the early 2000s, and a need to escape our social climate, sadly, remain pertinent today. Recording a cover album, we felt like actors in a movie. Taking someone else's lines and embodying those emotions, and expressing those ideas through our own selves, made us portals of human expression… and that's why the album artwork is an open butthole.

Listen to A Giant Dog's version of "Intervention" below.