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Fiona Apple the Waterboys The Whole of the Moon the affair

Five years ago, Fiona Apple wrote and recorded “Container” as the opening theme to Showtime’s acclaimed series The Affair. With the show’s finale airing on Sunday, the singer-songwriter has returned to close out the series with a new cover of The Waterboys’ “The Whole of the Moon”.

The New York Times pointed out, The Waterboys’ 1985 original opened the episode, with Apple’s passionate vocal rendition playing during the closing credits. Take a listen to her version of “The Whole of the Moon” . Fans are still eagerly awaiting Apple’s next full-length album, which will serve as a follow-up to one of the best albums of the decade, way back in 2012’s The Idler Wheel… While she hopes to deliver the record in 2020, she has kept fans satiated by contributing to a handful of other soundtracks and collaborations this year. She covered the Beach Boysfor theEcho in the Canyon OST, and sang a Halloween song for a recent episode of Bob’s Burgers.

“The Whole of the Moon” by Fiona Apple was featured on the series finale of Showtime’s The Affair. The Original song by The Waterboys.

Fiona Apple – Vocals Wendy Melvoin – Guitar & Bass Matt Chamberlain – Drums Patrick Warren – Keyboards Ethan Gruska – Piano Phoebe Bridgers – Backing vocals

Thurston Moore, May 2019 (Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation)

Thurston Moore has shared a cover of a New Order song, which serves as the B-side for his forthcoming trio of singles.

The Sonic Youth co-founder, who released his new album ‘Spirit Counsel’ last September , is set to drop a trio of 7-inch singles that all feature the special New Order cover, ‘Leave Me Alone’, taken from the Manchester band’s 1983 album ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’. Recorded in Salford, which Moore says “is the only place I would dare cover a New Order song, with local musicians and local pints”. “It was just one of those rare occasions, where something I wouldn’t normally do was done just for fun, and in homage and respect to the place.”

The DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES are ecstatic to announce the release of Thurston’s forthcoming trio of 7-inch singles:

1.) SPRING SWELLS 2.) THREE GRACES 3.) POLLINATION.

Each 7-inch comprises an excerpted moment from the Thurston Moore Group live in 2019, free-mixed and free-created by Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker). The B-side of each is a special cover of a New Order track (recorded in Salford).

Moore releases the three singles on November 8th through his own Daydream Library Series.

Out today, a dynamic cover of Buffalo Springfield’s iconic song, “Go and Say Goodbye,” originally on the group’s debut album and on the flip side of the “Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing” single in 1966. This new edgy country-rock cover is from the Ohio group, Red Wanting Blue. The song features the group’s labelmate, Poco co-founder, Rusty Young, who guests on the song in addition to various Blue Élan artists including Car Astor, Amy Wilcox, Phil Solem of The Rembrandts, and Gina Sicilia among others.

Rusty Young, along with former Buffalo Springfield member Richie Furay singing lead, covered this tune in 1972 on Poco’s fifth album, A Good Feelin’ to Know. It was Poco’s version that Red Wanting Blue connected with.

Lead singer, Scott Terry said, “Getting the chance to collaborate with Poco’s Rusty Young was a really special moment for us as a band. It’s a beautiful thing to get to share in an experience with an artist that you’ve looked up to and been inspired by. Our drummer Dean grew up listening to Poco with his Dad and so he brought their album A Good Feelin’ To Know on the road with us. Once he pressed play, we all received a fast education in Poco. Everybody was hooked! I have a lot of memories from those tours that are tied to that album. Poco had become a large part of our band’s tour soundtrack. ‘Go and Say Goodbye’ got played on repeat I don’t know how many times. Then we found ourselves getting the chance to be in a North Hollywood studio with Rusty Young re-recording that song with him. It was a little mind-blowing. We are so grateful that we all were able to share that experience with Rusty. I love the new version of the song and I hope we made him proud.”

Rusty Young , “It was so much fun to play with the guys in Red Wanting Blue on a Buffalo Springfield song that’s a classic. I’m sure was recorded before most of them were born. I love those guys! Great songs live on!”

Band Members
Scott Terry – vocals, tenor guitar, ukulele
Mark McCullough – bass, chapman stick, vocals
Greg Rahm – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Eric Hall – guitar, lap steel, vocals
Dean Anshutz – drums & percussion

DRAHLA – ” Godstar “

Posted: September 29, 2019 in MUSIC
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We’re big fans of Drahla’s queasy, hypnotic psych rock and their choice to cover Psychic TV’s 1985 gem Godstar seems like a match made in musical heaven.

Leeds trio Drahla take on Psychic TV ‘s ‘Godstar’, a track which pays homage to Rolling Stone Brian Jones whilst hinting his death may not have been quite as accidental as first appeared. Psychic TV was formed by Genesis P. Orridge from the ashes of Throbbing Gristle and Godstar was their only hit from their most commercially successful album Allegory and Self. Of course, P. Orridge was never one for conventional thinking, was convinced that the track should have been a much bigger hit, and rather than accepting that chart position was based on other peoples poor taste and electing to buy more copies of other records he alleged there was a conspiracy. Namely that the BBC had been coerced by the Rolling Stones management not to play the track.

Psychic TV’s more ‘tune based’ approach after some to their more impenetrable experimental music was surprising given that Throbbing Gristle’s ethos had always seemed to be all about deconstructing and annihilating rock n roll, using ear bleeding, aural and visual art terrorism rather than feeding into the mythology. Instead, they often produced sounds devoid of melody, or anything resembling a tune.

A homage to Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, I remember buying the original 7″ in Woolworths, and playing it on repeat.

A homage to Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, I remember buying the original 7″ in Woolworths, and playing it on repeat. Times change, but this version more than does justice to the original. Available thru Captured Tracks Released on: 18th September 2019.

A split single five years in the making featuring the lead vocals of Kathleen Wilson (see also The Hall Monitors). First, Jake Starr & The Delicious Fullness show Dusty Springfield’s “Little By Little” no mercy with Jake delivering the low vox to Kathleen’s wail. Then on the flip, Thee Lexington Arrows rip through “Gimme Shelter”–surely the inheritors to Merry Clayton’s fantastic solo version! 300 total pressed with 200 on milky clear vinyl and 100 on black vinyl. After fronting Washington DC garage rockers Adam West for nearly 17 years, soft-spoken, mild-mannered Jake Starr took time off to recharge his batteries. Now he’s back to deliver high-octane, garage rock-n-roll 

“Little By Little” originally performed by Dusty Springfield 

Kathleen Wilson: Lead and backing vox, guitar • Nathaniel Osgood: Drums • Louie Newmyer: Bass • Sean Crowley: Guitar • Jake Starr: Backing throat, tambourine.

released April 26th, 2019 Jake Starr & The Delicious Fullness

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Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zauner) shared a cover of the Tears For Fears classic “Head Over Heels”(from 1985). It was recorded for W Records, which is an imprint of W Hotels, and all proceeds are going to the ACLU, and follows “Essentially” a brand new song Japanese Breakfast released via W Records back in April. Curt Smith, co-founder of Tears For Fears, had this to say about the cover in a press release: “Japanese Breakfast has recorded a beautiful, ethereal reimagining of ‘Head Over Heels.’

Like “Essentially” the cover was recorded at the W Sound Suite at the W Hotel in Bali.

Zauner had this to say about recording there in a previous press release: “I was originally going to record a different song but decided to write something on the fly once I arrived in Bali. I like the challenge of writing and arranging quickly and intuitively sometimes, and I had just bought a native instruments machine and wanted to explore a lot of the sample libraries it came with and work on the synths that were at the studio. It was a very idyllic place to work. I usually record in cold studios, so Bali was a pretty glamorous change. I felt so lucky the day I arrived just walking around the hotel.”

Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide, had this to say: “Working with Japanese Breakfast on this track has been an incredible experience – collaborating with a passionate musician to support an important organization has really been rewarding. W Records has always been about inspiring musicians to get creative and it’s been amazing to see Japanese Breakfast’s journey and exploration with us at W. We are excited for the world to hear her rendition of ‘Head Over Heels’ and help support the work of the ACLU.”

We recorded a stripped down cover of my fave Tears for Fears track Head Over Heels.

Japanese Breakfast released her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, in July 2017 via Dead Oceans . In February she announced that she has signed a book deal with the publishing company Knopf and is writing a memoir entitled Crying in H Mart. A press release described the book as such: “Crying in H Mart is Zauner’s story about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother too young, searching for identity in a hybrid culture, and finding a passion for her ancestry and Korean cooking as a way to heal and return to her roots in the wake of loss.”

Zauner’s writing has also previously appeared in Glamour and The New Yorker. There’s no word on when Crying in H Martwill be published. She’s also an accomplished music video director.

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Ahead of her next album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’, which is set to come out later this year, Lana Del Rey has now released the full version of her take on ‘Doin’ Time’, which featured on Sublime’s self-titled 1996 third album.

As Lana herself has observed (“Summertime Sadness”), summer is a uniquely despondent month. The days are hazy, lazy, and long; the sun never sets, it’s hot, it’s buggy. When you are a kid, you feel sad because you know summer will eventually be over and school will return; and when you’re an adult, you probably regret working too much and not taking advantage of the nice weather. Since summer always has a sting to it, who better to cover Sublime’s 1996 “Doin’ Time” than the dreamy, steamy Del Ray? We’re still waiting with baited breath on her full-length Norman Fucking Rockwell, but in the meantime, to hear Lana’s langorous iteration of “summertime and the livin’s easy” is a real treat.

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There are some bands that you really 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. They stay true to the overall sound and Liz Fraser’s vocal style, but there are enough twists to make it their own. I’m especially in love with the last part of the song where the music intensifies, Sigur Ros style.

We’re so happy to be a part of the music for ‘Back to Life’, working alongside Solomon Grey with Clyma – it’s being aired on BBC1 and available to stream via the BBC iplayer.

Artic Lake“Cherry-Coloured Funk “ (Cocteau Twins Cover). Taken from the Soundtrack to BBC’s ‘Back To Life’

J Mascis Covers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' 'Don't Do Me Like That'

US indie guitar hero J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) has unleashed a incendiary cover of legendary classic hits mainstays Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ awesome rocking hit ‘Don’t Do Me Like That‘. The oft-languid Mascis summons hidden energy reserves for his fiery yet soulful rendition, conjuring majestic guitar solos and crunchy riffage like the axe-wielding wizard he is. The standalone release follows Mascis‘ 2018 solo album “Elastic Days” and drops in advance of a heady tour season for the artist, who’s gearing up for shows in Japan, the UK and Europe. Dive into his reimagining cover of ‘Don’t Do Me Like That’

J Mascis covers Tom Petty’s “Don’t Do Me Like That”

Kevin Devine will transform into Kenny O’Brien and The O’Douls for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Boston-area and NYC . He’ll be playing at Great Scott in Allston, and early and late shows and at Mercury Lounge in NYC, and in his words: “It’s gonna be a party, essentially, the kind of punk, uptempo side of what I do with some Celtic instrumentation.” To get a taste of what it might be like, Kevin’s got a newly-recorded cover of The Pogues“The Body of An American,” It’s a pretty faithful take on the original, but it also has that unmistakable Kevin Devine touch, and it’s good stuff.

Kevin also put together a (pretty funny) video of himself explaining the reasoning behind the name “Kenny O’Brien and The O’Douls” and what these shows will be all about. He also includes a story about a St. Patrick’s Day 14-hour alcoholic blackout at SXSW.

To get a sense of what we’re doing, head over to BrooklynVegan (who’ll be presenting the shows), enjoy our cover of The Pogues’ “The Body of An American” & get some more info on the project & the weekend:

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Released December 13th, 2018