Join us weekly as we make our way through the Indie Anthology and resurface some of the best archived tunes indie has to offer.
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New Order – “True Faith”
This week, we’re resurfacing New Order’s classic “True Faith” after former band member Peter Hook shared a performance of his recent Gorillaz collaboration “Aries” with The Light. The new performance video sees Hook remotely joining his band, David Potts, Jack Bates, Paul Kehoe, and Martin Rebelski. Check out the performance here, or revisit the track “True Faith” above!
Queen, David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
We just had to bring back Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” this week after Karen O and Willie Nelson collaborated on a cover of the track. O reached out to Nelson to cover the track after feeling inspired by political lines like, “And love dares you to change our way of/ Caring about ourselves/ This is our last dance.” Listen to the cover in full here!
Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?)”
Buzzcocks have announced a new 7-inch box set full of reissued early singles, and in celebration of the announcement, we resurfaced “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?)” from the Indie Anthology! The new box set is set for release on January 15th via Domino, and you can check out the full tracklist here.
The Velvet Underground – “Pale Blue Eyes”
Listen back on The Velvet Underground’s explosive hit “Pale Blue Eyes” because a new documentary about the indie giants is in the works! Oscar-winning director Todd Haynes is set to helm a new documentary aptly titled The Velvet Underground. The film is set to “feature a trove of never before seen performances, studio recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that underscores what founding member John Cale called the band’s creative ethos: ‘How to be elegant and how to be brutal,’” according to Variety.
Nirvana – “Come As You Are”
27 years ago this week, Nirvana filmed their iconic Unplugged concert. Originally, Nirvana had resisted the idea of recording an episode of MTV’s live concert series Unplugged. “We’d seen the other Unpluggeds and didn’t like many of them,” Dave Grohl said. “Most bands would treat them like rock shows—play their hits like it was Madison Square Garden, except with acoustic guitars.” But while touring with the Meat Puppets, Kurt Cobain finally accepted on the condition that they do something different than the typical Unplugged episode.
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