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Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Glasvegas covers Spector

Photo via WikipediaWikipediaFirstly – some of you who make this a weekly Sunday stop may have been a mite confused as to why the area to the right formerly reserved for the cover of the week is now vacant… well, henceforth that feature is now going to be rolled into the regular blog.

The benefit of this to you is that it’ll now show up in the RSS feed, like a number have asked for, and you can comment, which is always amusing. The benefit to me is that I now no longer have to have these things locked and loaded before midnight Saturday night for fear of the site breaking. Same thing about missing a week – no breakie. I mean, I’ve been churning out these things one a week for six years now, the well is starting to run a little dry, so by segue – if anyone’s got a stash of cool or interesting covers that they’d care to donate, drop me a line. It’d be appreciated. And links will still be going down after a week.

Anyways, that’s the PSA portion of things.

Glasgow’s Glasvegas rather ably conquered the UK in 2008, and are turning their eyes to America for 2009. Their self-titled debut, released back home in September, will come out in North America this Tuesday and be accompanied by a couple of bonus tracks to annoy those of us who sprung for the import.

Not amongst them, however, is this cover of Phil Spector via The Ronettes, which proves they’re not shy to own up to one of their most obvious influences. It was a b-side to their “”It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry” single.

They also kick off a North American tour tonight in Boston. No Toronto date yet, but Google certainly seems to think they’ll be at the Mod Club on April 3. I’ll confirm that when I can. Update: Date confirmed, tickets $21 on sale Saturday.

Features on the band have recently popped up at The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe and The Daily Record.

MP3: Glasvegas – “Be My Baby”

By : Frank Yang at 9:51 am
Category: Chromewaves Radio

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  1. Zach says:

    Making us work for these now, huh? :) Have to make sure I come on Sundays so as not to confuse it with a regular post. Are you still going to list the archives?

  2. Zach says:

    That will teach me to post while watching the playoffs. Should have looked first. Sorry!

  3. Frank Yang says:

    well in a given week it shouldn’t ever be more than two pages down, three tops. But yeah, archives will remain and thanks for reminding me to fix the navigation links.

  4. mike says:

    Coincidentally, I was giving Glasvegas’ disc a late night spin yesterday and got about half way through it b4 dozing off (but only because it was pretty late). I was considering writing up my own review and one of my initial impressions was how the album (at least the first half of it) had an underlying 60’s melodic pop sensibility and that (combined with the Spector wall of sound sonics) makes the Spector cover such an obvious choice for the band. If and when a T.O. date is confirmed for the band, I think I’ll be there.

  5. Anthony Stagg says:

    A band from Chicago called Dolt.45 covers some older punk tunes…maybe they’ll interest you? Another odd group of noisemakers are the Hamburglers-costumes and all!

  6. MB77 says:

    For what it’s worth, I liked the standalone cover version section better.

  7. sniffy says:

    Travis already nailed this cover over a decade ago… those Scots sure love their Spector!

  8. Jim says:

    Would you ever consider posting some of the covers Bell & Sebastian did on the live disc accompanying the new BBC Sessions album? They’re crackerjack.

  9. [uzine] says:

    Hey ! Happy O(bama) Nine & do check :
    http://www.cokemachineglow.com/podcast/4217/fantasycovers-2008
    e.g. for Roommate, who places more (downloadable) covers on http://kentlambert.org/

    & this too is essential :
    http://www.originals.be/

    Best !

  10. It’s my own cheating heart that makes me cry | Quick Before it Melts says:

    […] Glasvegas released their self-titled debut album.  It wasn’t until Sunday night, when I read Frank’s post about their cover of “Be My Baby” over at Chromewaves that I realized I never gave them a mention here.  Then, on Monday, I was listening to the Hype […]