Geographer released a cover of New Order’s classic “Age of Consent” – which is included in their ‘Endless Motion Vol. 1’ EP out today!
#TBT to both the original “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak and also to Breakdown Valentine’s cover released last month.
Breakdown Valentine took an already heartbreaking song and gave it an eerie twist using the dark wave synths and Olivia Barchard’s longing vocals.
London Grammar keeps the clean open guitar riff but replaces Chris Isaak’s rockabilly vocals with her Marina and the Diamonds style voice. Her cover keeps the song in a very clean and trip-hop-influenced sound.
It’s really hard to not like any cover of “Wicked Game” though. Giant Drag’s overdrive-filled cover has been a favorite of mine for years.
So that adds to why I really like the Late Night Alumni cover of “The Promise” – it’s a cover that takes a cheesily romantic 80s new wave ballad and breathes new house beats into it along with sultry female vocals.
Just in time for everyone’s rehash of the Game of Thrones season premiere, indiecuties CHVRCHES releases a YouTube video of their cover of the Game of Thrones theme song.
Chromatics are probably best known for their sultry electropop cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill.”
Now they’ve taken their electro-sensuality to remake Joy Division‘s last / New Order‘s first single “Ceremony.”
P.S. Both Chromatics tracks are definitely songs to bone to.