Better Times is the debut album from fictional band Petals, who make all-American guitar pop along the lines of acts like Real Estate or Girls. The artwork on both sides of the record captures the title’s essence with photography of a 1970s summer road trip, which aims to invoke memories of simpler, more carefree times. A single image is washed out and framed on the front side, while a similar set is arranged as a collage behind a note with the tracklist. The hand lettering gives the album an appropriately warm and personal touch. This carries over onto the labels on the record itself, which feature each side’s corresponding tracklist and other details.