Green Day fans were treated to a sneak peek Thursday (June 14), when the band debuted the album artwork for their upcoming Sept. 25 album, “¡Uno!” The release, the pop-punk trio’s first since 2009’s “21st Century Breakdown,” will be closely followed by two more albums, “¡Dos!” and “¡Tré!”
The cover features a black and white cutout of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s face, eyes crossed out with hot pink X’s, against a gritty, geometric, neon green background. “Green Day” is loudly splashed in hot pink across the top of the cover, while “¡Uno!” is sprawled graffiti-style in white in the lower left-hand corner.
The artwork was accompanied by a 30-second trailer that gives fans a glimpse into the making of the band’s new album trilogy. Each shot changes with the beat of the music, leaving plenty of opportunity for viewers to catch a look at what went into the record’s creation.
The trailer shows the trio recording in the studio, with bits of handwritten songs shown on tattered paper, and a dry erase board covered in what are presumably song names. Titles include “Carpe Diem,” “Crushing Bastards” and “Makeout Party.”
“¡Dos!” is slated to land Nov. 13, and the final installment of the trilogy, “¡Tré!,” is set to drop Jan. 15, 2013.