‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’

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Noise rock legends Skywave have been given a fitting tribute by The Blog That Celebrates Itself. The influential trio have been honoured with a collection of covers by the likes of The Vera Violets, Screen Vinyl Image and Stellarscope. Original members also feature on the record via their current bands; Paul Baker (Static Daydream), Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers) and John Fedowitz (Ceremony). Speaking of, Static Daydream have announced a debut LP, (out this August via Saint Marie / Moon Sounds)! Lovely work by Brazil’s Renato Malizia for conceiving the compilation, available for download now.

 
Various Artists – ‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’ [Stream]

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Old Amica – ‘Rhythm Of The Night (Corona Cover)’

Remember Corona’s 1994 hit ‘The Rhythm Of The Night’? Trying to forget it!? Well, Swedish duo Old Amica have given it a fresh twist. What once was a sparkly dance hit is now a forlorn creation! Check Old Amica’s Soundcloud page for a free download before the week is out.

 

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Japandroids – 'Jack the Ripper'

It’s a brave move to attempt to cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ’92 classic ‘Jack The Ripper’. But Canadian duo Japandroids have given it a shot! You can pick it up as the b-side to the Japandroids new single ‘The House That Heaven Built’ via Polyvinyl Records.

 

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Tearjerker – ‘Sometimes’ / Memoryhouse – ‘When You Sleep’ (Toronto’s Loveless)

On November 5 it will be twenty years to the day that My Bloody Valentine released their influential masterpiece ‘Loveless’. To celebrate the milestone, the good folks over at Gold Soundz have released an incredible compilation album called ‘Toronto’s Loveless’. It features My Bloody Valentine covers by Memoryhouse, Tearjerker, Philip James, Beliefs, Volcano Playground and more, available now for free here!

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Tearjerker’s take on ‘Sometimes’ is particularly impressive. The initial feel from ‘Loveless‘ is captured with an acoustic guitar, thick bass and vinyl noise for good measure. ‘Sometimes’ throws the vocals at you before departing into thicker textures. The male/female vocal combination does the original justice. It slowly grows in mass and swoons about before moving into a stunning piano led refrain as the vinyl crackles in your ears. Brilliant.

There will be a launch party of sorts at the Toronto Underground Cinema on November 4 – complete with My Bloody Valentine videos, glo-sticks and I’m sure… lots of beer! Massive praise to the artists involved in the tribute, Gold Soundz and of course, the work of My Bloody Valentine!

Download ‘Toronto’s Loveless’ via Gold Soundz now!

Cat’s Eyes (Rachel Zeffira) – ‘To Here Knows When’ (Live)

Rachel Zeffira – ‘To Here Knows When’ (Live) [My Bloody Valentine Cover]

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My Bloody Valentine – ‘To Here Knows When’ (Live)

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Cat’s Eyes performed at London’s Roundhouse a few hours ago (August 22) following the release of their self-titled debut album on Rough Trade/Polydor. Cat’s Eyes is the side project of Italian/Canadian composer (and incredible singer) Rachel Zeffira and the Horrors Brit rocking vocalist Faris Badwan.

During the set Rachel Zeffira treated fans to a few solo numbers, including one very special cover of My Bloody Valentine‘s ‘To Here Knows When’. The 1991 ‘Loveless’ classic has never sounded so… posh! And thanks to the interwebs we are able to hear it (as reported by Pitchfork).

The amazing thing about Rachel Zeffira‘s version of ‘To Here Knows When’ is that its entirely acoustic. She manages to pull off the wavering vocal, the string section mimics the tremolo riding guitar work of Kevin Shields, the piano keeps you hypnotized…you get the drift, it works!

If you’re unfamiliar with My Bloody Valentine’s original, take a listen to their live version recorded in 2008 as part of the Fuji Rock Festival. This is co-incidentally available on ‘The Light Shines Into Your Dream’ compilation which was posted last week to benefit the Japanese Earthquake relief effort.

Catch up on Rachel Zeffira and Faris Badwin’s Cat’s Eyes @ www.catseyesmusic.com.