International Teachers Of Pop have shared a crisp Pink Floyd cover, re-working the prog giants’ classic single ‘Another Brick In The Wall’.
Latching on to the pop possibilities of Roger Waters & Co., this new version recalls everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Yazoo, a glitzy retro-futuristic vision of electronic chic.
Returning dance heroes Friendly Fires have shared a cover of house classic ‘Lack of Love’. The track, originally by Charles B and Adonis, was released in 1988.
“’Lack Of Love’ by Charles B and Adonis has been hovering in and around the top of the charts in Friendly Fires land for over twelve years,” says the band’s Jack Savidge. “It was an important tune for us when we started the band, and it’s an important tune for us now.
Biffy Clyro have ‘done’ a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’. Recorded for The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie, which was hosted by long-time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, the song originally featured on 1983’s ‘Let’s Dance’, reaching a high of Number Two on the UK singles charts.
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has landed his dream job – playing Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo in a new video.
The actor, singer and self-confessed Weezer superfan appears as Cuomo in the band’s promo to accompany their cover of A-Ha’s 1984 classic Take On Me.
The video, which begins with Finn – as Rivers – dreaming up band names, features the actor jamming with his real-life Calpurnia bandmates in his parents’ living room back in 1985, while shooting a grainy home video to accompany their new song.
The clip also includes black and white animation just like the original a-ha promo, in which a sketch of frontman Morten Harket comes to life.
Evan Dando started the Boston fuzz-pop band the Lemonheads in 1986, and they went on to make some serious alt-rock radio hits in the ’90s. They broke up in 1997 and got back together in 2005, but it’s been a long time since we heard anything from the Lemonheads.
The first thing that we get to hear is the Lemonhead’s take on Yo La Tengo’s “Can’t Forget,” a lovely low-key ramble from YLT’s 1990 album Fakebook included in their new covers album ‘Varshons 2’
Lucy Dacus offered an early Valentine’s Day gift, putting a striking spin on Edith Piaf’s signature song, “La Vie En Rose.” The track marks the first installment of a new holiday-themed cover series that Dacus will continue throughout the year.
For her rendition of “La Vie En Rose,” Dacus turned the swooning classic into a rumbling rock cut. Singing in both French and English, Dacus’ vocals guide the song as a deft arrangement of pulsing drums and guitars ebbs and flows beneath her.