Saturday, February 09, 2008

Letting You Down Again

"The bands, when you think honestly about it, are the ones that ever really mattered. It may not be Depeche Mode, but the bands the bands you loved in high school you will love forever" and convincing the girls to fall for him over their lyrics, Matthew Baringer of Asaurus Records (formerly home to a favourite here, Pants Yell!), has created a little project to rekindle the love of old favourites (previously done with The Smashing Pumpkins, titled "The Hiss That We Have Missed: Lo-Fi Vs. Smashing Pumpkins"), with the latest instalment on Depeche Mode, taking little over 3 years to put together. With lo-fi bands and artists taking Depeche Mode lyrics and recreating the songs, it's more of a teaser than a tribute compilation. The record contains these little in between epigraphs of past time reminiscence. Depeche Mode fan or not, I find this record really surprisingly intriguing and warming. Plus, who here doesn't enjoy some indie pop (covering 80's classics)?! The handmade and little neat packaged compilation is out now through Asaurus Records.

Curtains Afire Just Can't Get Enough
H Bird But Not Tonite
Grumpy Bear World Full Of Nothing
The Mathletes Never Let Me Down Again
Manipulator Alligator Blasphemous Rumors
The French Toasts People Are People
Maven Steeples Never Let Me Down Again

Purchase Letting You Down Again: Lo-Fi vs Depeche Mode and watch People Are People by Depeche Mode

I'd also like to note that we have a new domain. If you could update your links, it'd be very much appreciative, otherwise the old link still remains active as the new link redirects to it. I figured the new one would be much easier to remember. Thank you!


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