“The psychedelic original is revamped into an electro-pop monster that recalls U2 as much as it does On An On‘s synthier side. Listen below.” – All Things Go
It’s summer time again and Night Drive is releasing the second installment of their “Summer Covers Series”. Following last years dark disco Radiohead cover (“Where I End and You Begin”), they’ve now filtered the Perfume Genius track, “Queen” through a dancier electronic lens.
North Carolina’s Flagship is poised to break out with the release of their debut EP blackbush. The 5-song EP is out now via Bright Antenna/ILG, and can be heard at Baeble Music, who declare the band “matches the emotional and nearly spiritual alternative rock of U2 circa Achtung Baby, with the deep-throated baritone delivery of lead singer Drake Margolnick ala Ian Curtis from Joy Division and some of the seething anger and rawness of We Are Augustines.” The release comes in advance of an anticipated full-length debut expected this fall.
Helmed by the talented singer/song writer/guitarist Drake Margolnick, Flagship just wrapped a cross-country tour supporting label mates The Wombats, where they performed in front of sold out crowds in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Salt Lake City and more. With Drake on lead vocals, his lyrics come to life with the help of lead guitarist Matt Padgett, keyboardist Grant Harding, drummer Michael Finster, and bassist Preston Hayden. The 5-piece band is the newest addition to Bright Antenna, home to such artists as OMD, The Wombats, Magic Wands, Middle Class Rut, Beware of Darkness and more.
Due to some scheduling changes to U2’s tour schedule, Interpol has cancelled 11 of their shows that were previously scheduled. Fortunately, this does not affect Pittsburgh’s show (June 23rd) since U2 was not scheduled for a show here.
Here’s the ones that are now cancelled:
Des Moines, IA People’s Court
Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Columbia, MO Blue Note
Athens, GA Watt Club
Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
Lancaster, PA Chameleon
Also, Carlos Denger has left the band. He did contribute to their upcoming fourth album, but the band will replace him with a series of other bassists for their tour. Gladly, there were no hard feelings on this split.
Click here to go to the band’s website and get a free download of their single “Lights” from the new album.