Verbal & Yoon drop some dope visuals for their cover of The Runaways classic jam “Cherry Bomb”. We were pretty stoked on the track when we reviewed it last month. And the vid pretty much takes it all the way there. So yeah we won’t front, we’ve been pretty psyched on this Dr. Martens Covers Series. We featured The Raveonettes killer Stones Roses cover a couple months ago and feel like this track for Cherry Bomb is right on level w it. Our connects at Dr. Martens HQ have pssst secreted to us that The Noisettes (who do awesome covers!) and N.A.S.A. (yeah! outer space!) are among the artist features! Hello Mom, Hello Dad, It’s b-b-b-b-b-b3sci!
The place was electric. It was Halloween. “This is the start of our American tour and I can’t think of a better way to start than in Boston.”, said Ms. Welch at the close of the opening set’s penultimate song. HOB roared. Florence was so over.
Florence + the Machine are massive. If for only the sold out House of Blues crowd; but every face knew every word to everyone of those songs. It was an hour long reverie. For the set and encore’s approximate 60 minutes duration, Florence stood before the faithful, her gathered masses. She had the attention of the congregation.
And from the vestments (The band wore skeleton suits. Florence, the dress of a flame-haired corpse girl.) of the assembled Machine, to the performance of Florence Welch (arms waved, arms reaching out, hands held high) to the set’s subject matter (as remarked by Florence herself) “hell. coffins. blindness. werewolves.” It felt almost religious, something between ritual and ceremony. And it was Halloween.
“Dog Days Are Over” sounded enormous, “Cosmic Love” towered and soared, and “Kiss with a Fist” straight knocked us out.
Florence is a star. The UK knows. The US soon will. This larger venue North American tour (NY’s Terminal 5, LA’s Wiltern) should help.
falling out this new soul jam from bk-based band body language. the track does have that soul, funk, early disco feel at its heart but comes locked w so much more; so many disparate yet complimentary ideas and influences boiled down, simmered, then jamified into one killer track. body language have a four song EP available for stream on their bandcamp page. get into it below.
previewed below is the new single from chi-town it boys the smith westerns. weekend is taken from the band’s upcoming die it blonde LP due in january on fat possum. diggin’ the walter becker guitar tone!
first up on this monday, we’ve got the homies from audiodax with a locked and loaded heatrock fresh from the press. if you’re into shit like chiddy bang and travie mccoy (shit, if you have a pulse), you’re hands will be in the air within 15-20 secs. push play. try it.
we caught frank turner’s I Still Believe track on zane lowe’s radio show last week, suffice to say we’ve had it in pretty steady rotation since. the uk singer-songwriter is in the midst of a string of north american dates w social distortion. check his myspace below to see if mr. turner’s rad live show is coming to your town.