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Archive for May, 2012

Covercentric: Spector Cover Kavinsky’s “Nightcall”

My new favorite British guitar-pop band Spector stopped by Zane Lowe’s show on Radio 1 yesterday for a chat and a two-song live session, one of which is a performance of their anthemic new single “Celestine”, and the other is a surprise cover of Kavinsky’s “Nightcall”. The original recently rose to prominence thanks to its inclusion on the infamous “Drive” soundtrack, which seemed to open the gate for a new craze for late-night-driving 80s-synthpop. Spector’s take is actually quite faithful and solid, with the addition of a guitar solo (for they are a guitar band)! I find it funny how the rest of the band sang background vocals in falsetto to make up for the lack of Lovefoxxx. What I like about the band is that they have a sense of humour, and not just all Joy Division doom and gloom. Check out their cover right below.

 

STREAM: Spector – Nightcall (Kavinsky Cover)

You can watch their performance of Celestine here, featuring a cameo from Fred’s untimely zits.

The desert-themed video for “Celestine” is also out on Youtube now. Is it only me or is that an S Club 7 reference in the video? And maybe a Madonna’s “Frozen” homage too. They certainly (presumely) know their late ’90s pop!

 


Radio 1’s certainly been pimping them a lot lately.
Now how about some album news, lads.

 

Celestine is out May 21 in the UK.
More on Spector.

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