Brian Eno Sings with The Gift

thegiftHey! This song features Brian Eno! That got your attention, right? I mean, the shapeshifting sonic genius has been around for years, this time working with Portugal’s The Gift to produce and sing on their brand new track. I like the dark synth stabs that serve as the background to this track; it’s some weird combination of Reznor meets Hot Chip, with Eno taking the vocal lead. There’s this slight little musical turn just before the 3 minute mark, where Eno and the band add a finishing touch of brilliant pop construction…perhaps my favorite moment on the tune (seems like Bowie isn’t far from his mind). This single is officially released this Friday via the band’s La Folie Records.

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Cool Cover Jam from Girls Names

Girls NamesI’m not usually one to get all hot-and-bothered about cover songs, but I’ve spent enough time with Girls Names that I almost feel like what they’re doing is completely separate from just a typical cover.  For one, this cover of Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle” will appear on the band’s The Next Life EP, which will be a limited 12″ with some remixes from the group’s latest opus The New Life LP; it also is the first recorded piece featuring the band’s new drummer, Gib Cassidy.  Feel like it’s a good day for some sweet cover action, so why not go there with one of my favorite acts. If you dig, the EP will be out on October 29th on Slumberland.

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