Day Wave – “Ceremony” (New Order Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

We’ve been buzzing about Day Wave throughout the spring and into the summer with the release of his debut EP Headcase. Jackson Phillips tackles dreamy, lo-fi rock in such an innocent, non-threatening way that it makes even his saddest songs bring a comforting sense of nostalgia. During his live shows, Phillips plays a cover of New Order’s 1981 debut single “Ceremony,” and we’ve got a recorded premiere of it today. This isn’t a cover that reworks or puts a spin on the original, but the Day Wave version is a bit more stripped-down and substitutes an American for a British accent. Listen below.

Catch Day Wave for his first New York City show 7:30PM this Wednesday, 8/19 at Mercury Lounge.

The Headcase EP is out now. You can buy it here.