The Cure’s vision has been masterful from the very start, and the band’s melodic, mournful pop has become a musical right of passage to the world of rock n roll. Since their emergence in the late 1970s, The Cure has created music that has both given form to and disintegrated genre.
Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, Cover Me Songs, and so many others, are writing about Love Cats: A Tribute to The Cure, a new collection of recordings featuring a select few of the best in indie rock including Tancred, The Crookes, Minipop, Canopy Climbers, Sealions, Hayley Richman, Dowsing, Worm Is Green, Grace Kelly, The Hotelier, Woodpigeon, and The Guessing Game. Each group plays their own version of these adored songs with a stirring sense of confidence, and the resulting tracks vary in both depth and approach.
David Bowie was a maverick amongst the sound and scope of rock music. As New York Times wrote on his passing, David Bowie "transcended music, art and fashion...earned admiration and emulation across the musical spectrum — from rockers, balladeers, punks, hip-hop acts, creators of pop spectacles and even classical composers..."
John Vanderslice, continuously deemed as one of indie and experimental rock’s elite, has covered Bowie’s seminal album Diamond Dogs as the first album of Reimagine's Plays Series wherein one artist or band creates new renderings of an iconic artist's work. Pitchfork writes that Vanderslice "takes the hits and turns them on their heads" while best selling author Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) calls it "an album of covers of dreams of songs from an album that covers a book that dreams of a future that is now the past.”
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"I don't see much difference between Revolver and Rubber Soul. To me, they could be Volume One and Volume Two"
- George Harrison
There has been no band so rapturous nor so crucial as The Beatles. In the mid-1960s, The Beatles released Rubber Soul and Revolver, tight bundles of songs whose impact was immediate. An impressive roster of indie rock artists have gathered to pay homage to these two albums into creations of their own.
"I was asked to read a novel by the infamous Jack Kerouac entitled Tristessa...And, seeing as how Tristessa was a Spanish speaker I felt it necessary to write the song in Spanish."
- Joshua James
"surprisingly satisfying results...the overall effect is simply to show the diversity of a catalogue in ways that have rarely been explored before" - Pop Matters