Canada’s young dreamweavers Memoryhouse are first-rate cover-lovers, and slowly they are working their way backwards through the ‘Gum Real Book: when I first saw them, they took on Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest heart-tugger “Foreground.” Very recent cover! Next up came My Bloody Valentine — less recent, but just as on-the-nose, indie band cover wise. And true to form, they just went deeper still, with their least-recent cover yet: the Zombies’ New Year’s classic “This Will Be Our Year.” This is a strong statement of a song title for a band with a new album coming out this year! Though the band was thinking about all of us, posting: “I hope this song helps motivate you to lose 5 pounds, stop smoking, and watch less reality T.V. (or is that just me?)” Maybe, maybe not. But this is a stone cold classic and a proper song for early January, and Memoryhouse does it nicely. Download:
Memoryhouse – “This Will Be Our Year” (The Zombies Cover)
The band’s The Slideshow Effect is out 2/28 via Sub Pop.