Saturday, December 31, 2011
Morrissey launched a North American tour in November which was scheduled to kick off in Chicago, but two days before the opening date the Chicago show was postponed (and rescheduled for December) due to an immigration issue with a member of the band. Chicago fans were crushed, but somehow were under the belief that Morrissey was somewhere in the Chicago area, prompting Scotland Yard Gospel Choir to react to the frenzy by recording this little ditty:
"Morrissey's In Chicago" Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Fans in Oakland were dealt the low blow of having their Morrissey show cancelled (this time due to an eye issue with a band member), and fans there didn't take the news well.
Morrissey booked a couple of late night television appearances, but Jimmy Kimmel canceled on him due to a scheduling snafu. Luckily Conan O'Brien had the good sense to have him on the show and Moz performed one of his new songs:
Moz played his final show of the North American tour at the Royal Oak Music Theater, which was awesome except for some aggro security issues.
A few days after the tour's conclusion, Morrissey sounded off about security at the ROMT.
He ended 2011 by revealing the records of which he's "most proud," and was named PETA's Person of the Year.
Watch more footage from Reflections here.
In December, the Cure released a live collection, Bestival Live 2011, which was recorded during the band's September appearance at Bestival.
Dr. Dre couldn't believe it either--his reaction is priceless!
Arcade Fire's Grammy win was a surprise to a LOT of people, including many in the media who had no idea who the band was, prompting the hysterical Who Is Arcade Fire tumblr.
In December Fugazi launched Fugazi Live Series, an online archive of the band's live shows. Fans are now able to view a ton of Fugazi shows from the band's live archive for free, plus many of the shows are available to download for a small fee. Fugazi is adding more and more concerts to the archive, so keep checking back for new shows.
Billy Corgan announced he'd made a deal with Virgin/EMI and would be re-issuing the entire Smashing Pumpkins' back catalog over the next few years.
Corgan kicked off the reissues with November's re-release of Gish and Siamese Dream. He also launched the free Smashing Pumpkins Record Club, bought his own wrestling team, and announced plans to open a Chinese style tea house in a Chicago suburb in spring 2012.
Tons of records from 1991 celebrated their 20th anniversary--My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque, Primal Scream's Screamadelica, and Trompe Le Monde from the Pixies were just a few of the records that were celebrated in 2011. Some other major releases from 1991 were re-issued as special anniversary editions.
Nirvana's Nevermind was re-issued with extra material, and the band's October 31, 1991 concert, Live at the Paramount was released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
U2's Achtung Baby was reissued, and U2's documentary From the Sky Down was released as part of a limited edition Achtung Baby package.
British mag Q assembled an Achtung Baby tribute record, Ahktoong Baybi Covered, featuring covers by Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, Depeche Mode, the Killers, and Jack White. The cd was initially only available with copies of the December issue of Q in the U.K., but due to an outcry from fans around the world, the record enjoyed a digital worldwide release on iTunes and was also made available on U2's official website.
Pearl Jam celebrated their 20th anniversary by releasing a Cameron Crowe directed documentary Pearl Jam Twenty. Before the release on DVD and Blu-Ray, the film was screened in theaters worldwide.
Pearl Jam also organized a two day celebratory festival in Alpine Valley on Labor Day weekend, which featured a Temple of the Dog reunion of sorts.
The entire Smiths back catalog (featuring all the albums and singles) was remastered by Johnny Marr and sold as a limited edition (and pricy) boxset titled The Smiths Complete by Rhino. Luckily for fans on a budget, a scaled down version of the release featuring the 8 remastered cds was made available, as was a vinyl version of the boxset. There are also plans to release each remastered album individually in spring 2012.
Morrissey and the Cure had their own awesome years--read about that here and here.
1/4: Gerry Rafferty
3/8: Mike Starr
3/23: Elizabeth Taylor
4/20: Gerard Smith
4/25: Poly Styrene (Marianne Elliott Said)
6/3: Jack Kevorkian
6/18: Clarence Clemens
6/23: Peter Falk
7/23: Amy Winehouse
10/5: Steve Jobs
10/8: Mikey Welsh
11/3: Cory Smoot
11/4: Andy Rooney
11/8: Heavy D
11/20: Shelagh Delaney
Kings of Leon probably need to learn one lesson: do NOT tour in July. In July 2010 Jared Followill got a load of pigeon poo in his mouth during a show. In July 2011, verbal diarrhea was coming out of Caleb Followill's mouth after being too drunk to finish a show in Dallas:
The band's management tried to blame Caleb's yammering on "dehydration" but no one was buying it, especially when the following day Jared tweeted out, "there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."
Ex-Queens of the Stoneage bassist Nick Oliveri was involved in a 5 hour standoff with a SWAT team in July after an alleged domestic violence incident. Oliveri was subsequently arrested on 4 felony counts and faces 15 years in prison.
Bon Iver Bon Iver
Yeah, this second Bon Iver record appeared on almost every list known to man, but it really is that good. My favorite track is the album closer, "Beth/Rest" but it's funny because most everyone loves the record except for that song. I think it's the best song on the album hands down. It's definitely got an old school 80's vibe. Just listen to the instrumentation:
Ok, fine, you didn't like it, did you? If you can't get into the album version of "Beth/Rest" maybe you'll like the piano version of the song better:
"Beth/Rest" (piano version)
Moving on: The Black Keys El Camino
I seriously love El Camino. It's old school, it's new school, it rocks. There's really not much more that needs to be said.
On to a record I've been waiting years for: Neverending White Lights Act III: Love Will Ruin
I am so damn excited Daniel Victor finally got around to releasing Act III: Love Will Ruin. Act II: Blood & Life Eternal came out in 2007, so it's been a long time coming. Victor revealed in November that he recorded a second companion record (part 2 of Act III, if you will), but sadly the second half of the record was possibly destroyed after Victor's home studio was flooded in December. It's unknown whether the second half of the record will be released next summer as planned, but if nothing else, you should definitely check out the first half of the album which dropped in November.
"The Waltz" (this is my favorite track from the record)
Finally, here's the last 2011 release: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Even the title of the solo project is goofy (almost as goofy as the name of brother Liam's Beady Eye project) but I love Noel's record so much. "AKA...What A Life" is my hands down favorite track from the record:
"If I Had A Gun"
Adam Ant launched his comeback tour, but on the opening night in London he tragically took a tumble off the stage:
Luckily he was ok other than a few minor injuries (he broke a nail and suffered a few scratches) and he was able to finish the show like the pirate he is. Adam Ant has announced plans for a North American tour--he'll be at the Crofoot in Pontiac on February 17th plus check out the full itinerary here.
On October 14th, an alt rock royal couple shocked the world with news of their split--Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon announced they were splitting up after 27 years of marriage. The couple didn't speak publicly about the separation, instead they released the following statement through their label, Matador Records:
"Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment."
Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel also called it quits after 2 years of marriage. Unlike the Gordon/Moore split, Death Cab For Cutie fans seemed relatively encouraged by the news, figuring a distraught Gibbard might lead to stronger songwriting.
You can't help but feel bad for Sinead O'Connor. O'Connor took to blogging to deal with some of her personal issues--her yearning for love, her penchant for back door lovin', and quite frankly a whole host of other TMI topics. But we all enjoyed a sigh of relief on December 7th, when O'Connor announced she indeed had found true love and was set to marry her boyfriend of 8 months on the very next day. She indeed did marry Barry Herridge on December 8th in a drive through ceremony in Las Vegas, however on December 26th, less than three weeks later, she announced the marriage was over. Aside from all the personal drama, O'Connor had been busy in 2011 recording a new record (due February 20th) so we'll soon see if perhaps her frustrating year may have at least led to an amazing record.
Sinead O'Connor - How About I Be Me by PurplePR
The Strokes had been working on the follow up to First Impressions of Earth for the longest time and in March they finally released the new record, Angles. Fans were pretty much let down, and even the band themselves agreed. Guitarist Nick Valensi revealed the recording sessions were "awful" with leader Julian Casablancas recording his vocals apart from the rest of the band. Valensi told Pitchfork, "I feel like we haver a better album in us," while Casablancas concurred stating Pitchfork, "there's a bunch of stuff on the record I wouldn't have done."
Let's be honest--The Strokes' record wasn't that bad, merely disappointing. If you want bad, let me suggest:
Scott Weiland's covers record and his Xmas record:
"I Am The Resurrection" (Stone Roses cover)
And other than the Jack White/ICP collaboration, could it really get any worse than LouTallica?
First the downs:
The White Stripes announced their breakup on February 2nd. According to the band's official statement, the breakup was for, "a myriad of reasons...mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way." Bummer deal. White Stripes, R.I.P.
In June, Jack White and wife Karen Elson ended their marriage by throwing themselves a divorce party on what would have been their 6th anniversary.
And the biggest down of all: Does it get any lower than working with ICP? (You may not want to click the link. I couldn't bear to embed the audio here.)
Let's move on to the ups:
Jack White appeared on the excellent Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi record Rome:
"Two Against One"
White created a record store on wheels--the Rolling Record Store--which would visit various cities bringing vinyl (or at least Third Man Records vinyl) to the masses!
White's band, the Raconteurs busted out of hiatus mode to play a few shows in 2011, including the appearance at Brooklyn, Michigan's MI Fest in September:
"Steady As She Goes" (live at MIFest)
And best of all, White delivered my absolute favorite cover of the year:
"Love Is Blindness" (U2 cover from the Achtung Baby tribute record)
"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." R.E.M.
In November R.E.M. went on to release the double disc career retrospective R.E.M: Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 which featured three new songs. The also band made a couple of videos for one of the new songs, "We All Go Back To Where We Belong."
Goodbye R.E.M., your music will live on...
"Fall On Me"
"The One I Love"
"World Leader Pretend"
"At My Most Beautiful"
"Imitation Of Life"
"Leaving New York"
"Blue" (with Patti Smith)
That being said, the main reason I'm including them in my year end wrap up is they provided an amazing musical moment: In August, Foo Fighters released a promo video, "Hot Buns" for their upcoming tour. The highly entertaining video featured the Foos getting soapy and yes, we got to see their hot buns.
"Hot Buns" (no frontal nudity, folks)
Of course, not everyone was amused, and members of the religious extremist group Westboro Baptist Church decided to protest the band's September 16th show in Kansas City. Unfortunately for the protesters, the Foos took matters into their own hands and turned the protest into a fantastic media frenzy, and (in my opinion), one of the most AWESOME moments of the year!
"Temptation" New Order WITHOUT Peter Hook
Watch more live New Order footage WITHOUT Peter Hook here.
By the way, New Order will release a live recording of their December 10th concert as a 2-cd set Live At The London Troxy in January.
Don't feel too bad for Hooky because he wasn't sitting around at home doing nothing. In the fall he toured North America with his band the Light and performed classic Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures & Closer. Some surprise guest vocalists even showed up at a few of the shows to sing the encore:
"Transmission/Love Will Tear Us Apart" Peter Hook & the Light w/ Billy Corgan
"A Means To An End" Peter Hook & the Light w/ Moby
"Isolation" Peter Hook & the Light w/ Perry Farrell
"Common People" (live at Reading Festival, August 2011)
"Just What I Needed" (The Strokes w/ Jarvis Cocker, Reading Festival)
In April, rumors started to swirl about a Stone Roses reunion--mainly because John Squire and Ian Brown had started talking (the two had both attended the funeral for Mani's mother). Of course after the British press caught wind that the band members were talking they went crazy reporting an imminent reunion, pissing off Mani, who scolded the press and called the rumor "nonsensical." Months later the Stone Roses made it official and announced their reunion during a press conference in London on October 18th.
Watch part 2 of the press conference here. Fans seemed stoked about the reunion--tickets for the first set of dates sold out in minutes. The Stone Roses are planning on announcing more live dates in the weeks to come and they've also signed with two record labels (Columbia in the U.S. and Universal in London) indicating new music from the band is on the way.
Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore hadn't worked with each other in nearly 30 years--since Depeche Mode's Speak & Spell sessions in 1981! In November, Clarke and Gore announced they formed techno project, VCMG, and a month later they dropped their debut ep, Spock. VCMG's debut full length album SSSS is scheduled to drop February 28th in the U.K. and in March in the U.S.
Other bands that reunited in 2011 (or announced reunion plans for 2012) include Inspiral Carpets, the La's, Mazzy Star, Blur, and Afghan Whigs. New Order also returned WITHOUT Peter Hook, and you can read about that here.
Mazzy Star "Lay Myself Down"
Mazzy Star "Common Burn"
A few television shows were also resurrected this year--MTV's 120 Minutes, Beavis & Butthead, and VH1's Pop Up Video all returned to the airwaves, while Fox announced In Living Color would return for a short run in 2012.
Watch Coldplay New Year's Eve: An Austin City Limits Special - Preview on PBS. See more from Austin City Limits.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Red House Painters is one of the best bands to listen to when you're feeling sad. You can't go wrong:
"Glass on the pavement under my shoe...without you is all my life amounts to"
"I've had enough of these brutal beatings and name callings. To lose me to this bed, bruised internally, eternally..."
"Mistress" (original version)
I think the piano version of "Mistress" is even 500 times better than the original version:
"Mistress" (acoustic/piano version)
Every time you purchase something you are making a statement. You are creating physical evidence that something has value. If something has a high value, then it becomes in high demand. So if you make a concerted effort to support lesser-known, interesting and esoteric things (Art?) then you are helping make those lesser-known things more popular. I'm sure we can all agree that there are incredible movies made every year that never get the attention they deserve - That's not the movies' fault. That is our collective fault for not being proactive enough to GO OUT OF OUR WAY to support them.
Read West's entire commentary here.
Watch CNN's video report (via AtEaseWeb).
Gore had been a fan of Motor and Bryan Black explained in an interview with Beatportal how Motor wound up opening up for Depeche Mode on the band's 2009 tour:
Martin Gore had always played our records when he DJed, and at some point Mute asked us to remix the DM single “Precious.” I was hanging out with the band in NYC while they were recording their last LP, Sounds of the Universe, and the idea of Motor supporting DM on their upcoming stadium tour was brought up. Naturally we took it
Black also talked about the other guests that are on Motor's new cd--namely Gary Numan and Billie Ray Martin, plus how he hooked up with CLR music. Read the entire interview here. Motor's full cd Man Made Machine drops March 30th. (Wow, that's a lot of M's in one sentence).
"Slip Inside This House" (Live from O2 in Dublin)
For some professionally shot Primal Scream footage, check out video from their appearance at this summer's Glastonbury Festival
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Pearl Jam recently recorded a Christmas greeting after their show in Mexico City. Check it out below:
David Sylvian will release a solo retrospective A Victim of Stars 1982-2011 next year. The 2-disc set will feature a previously unreleased track, "Where's Your Gravity" and drops on February 29th. Sylvian will also hit the road for the Implausible Beauty 2012 tour in March, which so far is scheduled to visit Europe and the U.K. tour next year. Sylvian posted a statement on his official site which explained why he's decided to embark on a tour:
There are key moments in one's life where you feel a corner has been turned, milestones where what was will never be again, at least not in a manner that might be considered comparable or even recognisable. Over the past decade I feel I've had a number of these pivotal experiences in both my public and private lives. Some of these changes are welcome, in fact most are, but with some come a sense of regret. In 2007 I felt certain my touring days were behind me. I simply couldn't see myself going out on the road or, more pertinently, the stage again. As the work I produced became increasingly improvisational and abstracted and other, conflicting, issues arose, so the likelihood of my touring appeared all the more remote. But mercifully life is nothing if not capricious and unpredictable. So it is with a disconcerting degree of anticipation that I find myself preparing to take to the road again albeit for a relatively short, sharp, restorative jaunt.
Catch up with David Sylvian on his official website.
"Forbidden Colours" David Sylvian + Ryuichi Sakamoto
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
1. Years Of Refusal
2. Ringleader of the Tormentors
3. You Are the Quarry
4. Vauxhall and I
5. Strangeways Here We Come
7. Louder Than Bombs
8. Bona Drag
9. Southpaw Grammar
10. Your Arsenal
Morrissey was also named PETA's 'Person of the Year' in the U.K.
If you're interested in Morrissey and animal rights, you might want to check out a couple of interviews Morrissey did with PETA's Dan Mathews--here's one from 1985, and here's a more recent interview.
"Teardrop" Massive Attack featuring Liz Fraser
"The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" Dead Can Dance
"From Time To Time" Ride
"Orpheus" David Sylvian
"Exit Music (For A Film)" Radiohead
"Soul In Isolation" Chameleons U.K.
"Leaves Me Cold" Lush
"Walked In Line" Joy Division
"Does This Hurt" Boo Radleys
Monday, December 26, 2011
Watch the entire Noel Gallagher Sitting Here in Silence concert here while you can.
"Don't Look Back In Anger" (from October show in Manchester)
Henry Rollins interview with Dinosaur Jr
"Feel The Pain" (December 14 in Los Angeles)
"Just Like Heaven" (December 14 in Los Angeles)
"Freak Scene" (December 13 in Solana Beach)
"Yeah We Know" (December 13 in Solana Beach)
Listen to the hourlong interview here (the Bryan Adams discussion is around 40 minutes in). And click here to listen to Adams' acoustic cover of the Ratt classic, "Round & Round."
Adams also covered "Round & Round" live in concert a couple of weeks ago. You can't really get a good view of Adams in the video below, but the audio is pretty decent:
Since we're talking 'bout Ryan Adams covers...
"Wonderwall" (Oasis cover)
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sex Pistols "Holidays in the Sun"
Smiths "Girl Afraid"
Smashing Pumpkins "Eye"
Cowboy Junkies "Sweet Jane"
Ultravox "Reap the Wild Wind"
Sparks "Cool Places"
Moev "Yeah, Whatever"
INXS "Don't Change"
Sugar "If I Can't Change Your Mind"
Nirvana "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"
Asexuals "Walt's Wish"
Placebo "Pure Morning"
Joe Strummer "Love Kills"
Jesus & Mary Chain "The Hardest Walk"
9 am hour
Queen/Bowie "Under Pressure"
Hoodoo Gurus "What's My Scene"
Ocean Blue "Between Something & Nothing"
Nine Inch Nails "We're in This Together Now"
Joy Division "Disorder"
Eric's Trip "Hurt"
Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
Radiohead "My Iron Lung"
Neil Young "Heart of Gold"
New Order "Thieves Like Us"
Soul Asylum "Bird on the Wire"
10 am hour
Madness "It Must Be Love"
Suzanne Vega "Left of Center"
Ramones "Teenage Lobotomy"
Mother Love Bone "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns"
Rhodri Marson "Heaven Knows I'm Christmassy Now"
Morrissey "The Last of the Famous International Playboys"
Howard Jones "New Song"
Cult "She Sells Sanctuary"
Daniel Lanois "Lotta Love to Give"
Cure "A Forest"
Felt "Primitive Painters"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Peek A Boo"
Squirrel Nut Zippers "Hell"
11 am hour
Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
House of Love "I Don't Know Why I Love You"
Alphaville "Forever Young"
R.E.M. "Losing My Religion"
Radiohead "No Surprises"
Portishead "Sour Times"
Thurl Ravenscroft "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"
OMD "If You Leave"
Violent Femmes "Gone Daddy Gone"
Smashing Pumpkins "Mayonaise"
U2 "The Sweetest Thing"
Morrissey "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" (live)
Saturday, December 24, 2011
David Bowie/Bing Crosby "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth"
Friday, December 23, 2011
***Take note--F-bombs o'plenty:
Al Jourgensen & Mark Thwaite "It's Always Christmas Time"
Now, that's holiday cheer! Don't you think Al's video/Christmas cheer is 5,000,000 times better than watching Scott Weiland pretend he's Bing Crosby???
Stunningly bad, isn't it? I love the first comment below the Weiland video on YouTube: "I've heard drunken hobos with better vocal technique." Awesome. And true.
"Putting Ketchup in the Fridge"
Full disclosure: I hope it turns out the song was recorded during the Pablo Honey sessions because it's incredibly entertaining to read comments from certain music peeps who couldn't slag Radiohead/Pablo Honey enough in the early days and now are essentially creaming themselves over anything that came out back then (for instance, the internet frenzy over these demos was hysterical.) Good times.
The film, directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, examines the band's early days, their rise and fall, and how they were able to overcome financial obstacles and reinvent themselves and re-emerge years later. The film features appearances from Perry Farrell and Flea, and was narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Watch the trailer below:
"Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" - documentary trailer from Tilapia Film on Vimeo.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
It'll come together, as it seems to do every year, but until then it's a lot of stress, drama, and pressure...
And, for comic relief...seriously, what a shitbag
This will probably be the first (and last) time you see Billy Joel posted here:
He also had these choice words about the Jimmy Kimmel Live cancellation:
We all enjoyed the Conan O'Brien Show, especially after the sinking loss of the Jimmy Kimmel Show being dropped. We only had one other free night to do the show, so Jimmy asked his booked guests 'Lady A' if they would switch their slot so that we could fit in; but they refused. Oh.
Morrissey also discussed his recording future (he doesn't think he'll get a label deal) and his ongoing legal suit against British mag NME. Read the entire statement from Morrissey here.
Joe Strummer died on this day in 2002. Check out some footage of Strummer from over the years, starting with video of the U.S. television debut of the Clash:
"London Calling/Train In Vain" (U.S. TV debut, 1980)
"Johnny Appleseed" (Letterman, 2001)
An interview with Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream has been published in today's Irish Times (via NME). The interview focuses mainly on 1991's Screamadelica, which the band has been playing live on tour for the 20th anniversary of the influential record. Gillespie revealed the band was initially hesitant to perform the shows, thinking fans wouldn't be into seeing the full record live. It wasn't until he saw Van Morrison perform Astral Weeks and The Stooges perform Raw Power live (as full concerts) that he decided it would work for Primal Scream.
Gillespie also made a couple of choice comments about today's music scene--commenting that rock seemed to lose its creativity around the late '90's/early '00's:
“It happened around the time of the White Stripes and The Strokes, and no disrespect meant to either band. It seemed that a lot of people had given up trying to be experimental."
“Rock music is no longer where creativity is and it’s no longer taken seriously by creative people. It’s been absorbed into the mainstream culture and has become too conformist and normal. There doesn’t appear to be many great minds at work in music right now.”
Read the entire interview here.
"Higher Than The Sun"
"Movin' On Up"
The Pack A.D. have been around since 2006 (Unpersons is the Pack A.D.'s 4th record). The band is a duo--Maya Miller and Becky Black--who sound similar to the White Stripes except with female vocals, and these ladies know how to ROCK it. If you like garage-y sounding bands, you will love this. Take a listen to a couple of tracks from Unpersons:
"Ride" (live from their Detroit appearance in November)
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Today's selection is Pala from Friendly Fires. Pala is the band's second proper record and it's another fun retro-sounding dance pop record. Some of the songs remind me SO much of Hall & Oates, especially the song "Hurting." At any rate, if you like the old school dance sound and you aren't familiar with this band or this record, do yourself a favor and check it out. I've posted some songs below for you to enjoy:
"Hurting" (just try to tell me this doesn't remind you of Hall & Oates)
Friendly Fires covered "Strangelove" (Depeche Mode cover) previously--the cover isn't on Pala, but I'm posting it here anyway since you might like it!
*Tragically the trumpet player for Friendly Fires, Richard Turner died on August 19th. R.I.P.
2. Just Like Honey
3. Your Silent Face
4. Shoelaces (Folked Up 4-Track Version)
5. Fire (Folked Out 4-Track Version)
6. You, Me and the Bourgeoisie (The Ship Session)
Yep, they sure did cover Jesus & Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey" and New Order's "Your Silent Face." I have to hand it to the Submarines--they chose two really classic songs to cover. I think it's so much harder to cover beloved classic songs, but they get props for the attempt. Give a listen to the songs below--you'll notice the lyrics of "Your Silent Face" were changed slightly (was "piss off" too dirty?)
"Just Like Honey"
"Your Silent Face"
Blind Dumb Deaf
My Love paramour
Pearly Dewdrops' Drop
Pink Orange Red
Pale Clouded White
The Thinner The Air
Fifty Fifty Clown
Heaven Or Las Vegas