Friday, September 2, 2016

Good Cover Version: Teeth & Tongue Does The Smiths

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

You probably already love "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," and it's entirely possible that you're about the love it even more. Yes, really. For you see, Melbourne outfit Teeth & Tongue has put forth their take on the impeccable Smiths mope-fest, and it's rather bloody marvelous. With a pulsating backbone of underlying nervous energy, this version clearly pays homage to its originators while landing punches of its own with sinuous, smoky lady vocals and a spectral pop essence. Quite frankly, I think it's dynamite, and I do hope you'll enjoy it.  



[posted 9.2.16]

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