Desire is an electronic band on the Italians Do It Better label featuring singer Megan Louise and the label staple Johnny Jewel. The band is best known for their infectious track “Under Your Spell” which I like to refer to as the Forever Ever song. Those fortunate enough to see Chromatics on tour last year were treated to Desire as a warm up act. They performed a version of New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle during that tour and now, the band has released an official recording as a single
Singer Krissy Vanderwoude has been very busy these days. Within the last few months, she has released a new album with her band Whimsical and contributed guest vocals on the latest album from Black Swan Lane. Now, she has teamed up with The Churchhill Garden to cover one of their favorite songs from The Cure – Halo.
Berlin is currently on tour with OMD and B52’s. Last night, the band performed in Washington DC and they were joined on stage by their good friend Thomas Dolby. Together, they played a surprise performance of Depeche Mode’s Never Let Me Down Again.
Sonic Youth frontman, Thurston Moore, is releasing a trio of 7″ singles for the songs Spring Swells, Three Graces and Pollination. Each single is an excerpt from a 2019 concert mixed by Wobbly. The b-side of every single will be a cover of a New Order track.
Juliana Hatfield has announced a new album called “Juliana Hatfield sings The Police” which, as you might guess, is an album covering songs from the classic band.
One of our favorite synthpop bands these days may be one that’s not getting enough attention. Mint Julep is a project featuring husband and wife duo Keith and Hollie Kenniff. They continue to put out amazing synthpop albums and singles that will appeal to fans of bands like Chromatics.
On June 21, Prince’s estate will released an album of previously unreleased material called Originals. This album includes recordings taken from his historic vault and consists of songs that he originally penned for the likes of The Time, Apollonia 6, Vanity 6, Shiela E, Martika and more.
There are some bands that you should just never try to cover. Cocteau Twins is one such band and tackling Cherry Coloured Funk seems like a dangerous move for an up and coming band. That said, Arctic Lake hit a home run with this beautiful rendition
Tears For Fears joined Weezer on the Jimmy Kimmel show for a performance of their iconic hit song Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Weezer has recently recorded a cover of the song on their Teal Album of all covers where they also covered a-Ha, Toto, The Eurythmics, Michael Jackson and TLC.
Morrissey has released the 3rd single from his forthcoming California Son covers album. This track features backing vocals from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.
A Certain Ratio finished Talking Heads cover, 40 years in the making. Anniversary box set and tour dates to follow
40 years ago, the English post-punk band A Certain Ratio began recording a cover of a Talking Heads song “Houses In Motion”. At the time, the recording was intended to be a collaboration with Grace Jones. Grace Jones never finished her part and the song got abandoned. Now, the band have finally finished recording the song.
The dark wave record label, Alfa Matrix, has released it’s third Depeche Mode covers album, ten years after their first edition.