Tombs – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When NYC post-metal band Tombs covered David Bowie’s “Heroes,” they did two versions of the song: the traditional version, in which the whole song is sung in English, and “Heroes/Helden,” featured in the film Christiane F, in which the first half of the song is in English, and the second half in German. For the latter, Tombs enlisted Ralph Schmidt (of Planks) to handle the German lyrics, while Tombs’ own Mike Hill took the English side (although he seems to be singing with something of a German accent). Today, Tombs release a video for the “Heroes/Helden” version of the song, to coincide with their upcoming tour supporting Pallbearer (dates below). It’s directed by Jaclyn Sheer & Samantha Astolfi, and focuses only on Hill and Schmidt, presumably because Tombs circa 2014 have two members who were not in the band when this track was recorded. Watch.

Tombs/Pallbearer/Vattnet Viskar tour dates:

10/16 Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage
10/17 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
10/18 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
10/19 Champaign, IL @ High Dive
10/20 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
10/21 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick Lounge
10/22 Chicago, IL @ The Township
10/23 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/24 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/25 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10/26 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
10/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
10/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box at Underground Arts
10/30 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/31 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/01 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/02 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/04 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
11/05 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
11/09 Dallas, TX @ Three Links

Tombs’ excellent new album, Savage Gold, is out now via Relapse.