Say what you want about Miley Cyrus, but “Wrecking Ball” is unfuckwittable. (Real world example: I was just at a holiday party in Brooklyn’s hipster hotbed of Williamsburg, and even there the only song that stopped every conversation in its tracks and made everyone sing was “Wrecking Ball.”) The latest act to cover the smash is London Grammar, the buzzy British band fronted by powerhouse Florence-in-training Hannah Reid.
The trio stopped by BBC’s Live Lounge for the cover, where they took the “power” out of “power ballad” by amplifying the original’s already engulfing emptiness and adding some spare guitar plucks reminiscent of The xx. Check out the minimalist take up top, and head below for London Grammar tour dates.
January 15 @ Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
January 16 @ The Box – New York, NY
March 17 @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX
March 18 @ Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
March 21 @ The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
March 22 @ Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
March 23 @ House of Blues – San Diego, CA
March 25 @ El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA
March 27 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
March 28 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
March 29 @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
March 31 @ Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
April 3 @ Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
April 4 @ Metro – Chicago, IL
April 5 @ Shelter – Detroit, MI
April 7 @ Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
April 9 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
April 11 @ Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
April 12 @ Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
April 14 @ 9:30 Club – Washington
[via Disco Naivete]
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