I’m pretty sure there’s a tablet with commandments for this Shithole of a Website (TM) called Sloucher where we admit loving Shoegaze. The same tablet also confesses our love for John Hughes films and a love of cover versions, as they bring a whole new layer to a song we love and cherish.
Echodrone has fantastic songs of their own and have previously dabbled into cover songs very successfully. Heck, they even gave some reasons for embracing covers. We were super thrilled when asked by the Shoegaze powerhouse of Echodrone to stream this lovely song, ‘Octopussy’, for your listening pleasure.
‘Octopussy’ finds Echodrone paying tribute to The Wedding Present, elevating the inherent longing in the original song to a rarefied atmosphere full of otherwordly voices and vast soundscapes. It’s a warm and sweet embrace awaiting for you after a long day trailing in the snow. It also is a highlight on their upcoming album, Five.
Five comes out February 24th on Saint Marie Records You can preorder the album and if you fancy more delicious Shoegaze covers, I heartily recommend Saint Marie Records‘ latest Static Waves compilation, as the third disc has a lovely collection of Slowdive covers.
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Words: Sam J. Valdés López