Good Cover Version: slenderbodies does Sade

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.

It's hard to replicate that certain 80s decadence in Sade's timeless tale "Smooth Operator," but slenderbodies gets pretty close. Their glossy, gleaming revamp features breathy sotto voce vocals and some serious upper crust grooves. The simmering slow burn builds to something dazzling, making this a rather lush piece of ear candy.

Local types can catch slenderbodies in DC on November 1 at Songbyrd.

[posted 10.29.18]


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