It's a brave artist that chooses five iconic tracks from wildly different acts and gives them a significant, contemporary make-over as they attempt to re-interpret them with a fresh prospective. Shut Up Kiss Me singer Angel Olsen is that artist and she's definitely brought something new to the table on all five of the fondly remembered songs.
Cover versions of course are nothing new, and when done well can have spectacular results that can shift the popularity of the song to the alternative. Tainted Love, Song To The Siren, Nothing Compares 2 U, Valerie and Hallelujah are all prime examples of songs that are now more associated with those who have covered the track than the original artist.
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark AKA OMD release their new single 'Sister Marie Says' on November 15th 2010 through 100% Records. This is the follow up single to 'If You Want It' which was the first single the band have released since their reformation.
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September 6th 2010 sees the release of 'If You Want It' the first single from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's new album 'History Of Modern'. It might've been 14 years since the release of their last album but History Of Modern is exactly what you'd expect from these old pro's. If You Want It perfectly demonstrates OMD's songwriting style, big and bold verses and choruses. The single has been remixed by lots of great new bands who site OMD as having influence over their music, they include: We Have Band, French Horn Rebellion and Cold Cave.
The band will be on tour throughout the UK and the rest of Europe in November:
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