Nominated For: Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan (Released July 10, 2012)
David Longstreth has been the lead singer and guitarist of the Dirty Projectors since day one. For the Projectors' most recent album, Swing Lo Magellan, Longstreth established the direction of the album art with creative input from the rest of the band. For their seventh studio album, Longstreth wanted a simple cover that expressed the "language of music." His brother took the photo of a man playing an air guitar in front of two other people with a serene forest background.