Posts Tagged ‘INXS’

A record that is currently living in the Purple Minivan is The Replacements’ TimThe 1985 album is one of my favourites (wait, ALL the Replacements records are one of my favourites…. its one of the Replacements records I have on compact disc!).

The Replacements played their final concert in Chicago on July 4th, 1991.

On November 7th, 1996…. Ella Yelich-O’Conner was born.  At 12, she would be discovered at a talent show and signed to a record deal transforming into Lorde.

One month ago, she posted her cover of The Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party.”

Pitchfork reviewed her record Pure Heroine today, and their spin on the Lorde persona speaks to the beauty of this selection for her.  They call her style “post-internet.”  I liked the line, “(Lorde) has fashioned herself a correspondent on the front lines of elegantly wasted post-digital youth culture and working-class suburban boredom.”

Elegantly wasted?

We go with ourselves.

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Neon Trees are a massive popular rock band.

The radio feature cut we’re jamming on the Zone is called “Animal” and it currently sits at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Rock Charts, #8 on The Zone’s Modern Rock Countdown and #23 on Billboard’s Hot 100.  Not bad for a little band outta Provo, Utah.

Tyler Glenn is the lead singer and he took a few moments to do a quick interview and talk about their cover of The Bieb’s “Baby,” coming from Utah and their show September 22nd at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver with 30 Seconds to Mars. He also says something about admiring the lead singer of INXS.  Sure.

Check it: Interview with Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn on The ZAS

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