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Chvrches Prep For LP2 With A Cover Of Seal’s “Crazy”

CHVRCHES have been known to cover some songs in their day, and here’s another: Having announced that they’ve finally wrapped up their gargantuan tour behind The Bones Of What You Believe — more than 365 shows in two years! — the band posted video of the three of them singing Seal’s “Crazy.” They called it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Disclosure Deny Involvement In “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

Disclosure was among the many names credited on Band Aid 30’s all-star charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014),” but a representative of the duo has denied their involvement in the recording or any pending remixes. “No planned remix or involvement of any kind unfortunately,” the representative told Pitchfork. The confusion regarding Disclosure i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure-penned charity single features Bono, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow among others. It was produced… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm

GEMS – “Don’t Cry” (Seal Cover)

The ongoing reclamation of yesterday’s pop radio hits by today’s ostensibly “indie” acts continues today with GEMS’ cover of Seal’s 1995 single “Don’t Cry,” the 100th most popular song of 1996 per Billboards’s year-end Hot 100 figures. GEMS, a D.C. duo specializing in darkly moody synth music with pop and R&B overtones, released the cover… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014 - 12:52 pm

2:54 – “Killer” (Seal Cover)

If circa-2012 indie rock bands are never gonna survive unless they get a little crazy. Or in any case, maybe that’s why London churners 2:54, one of Stereogum’s 40 best new bands of 2012, have covered “Killer,” the 1990 single with acid house producer Adamski that first put Seal on the map. Or maybe they’re… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2012 - 12:25 pm