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MP3: The Death Set – “Grinding Halt” [The Cure cover]

The Death Set

People have been referring to The Death Set as “hyperactive” for years, but this is ridiculous. In the last little while, the guys have been bombarding the World Wide Web with rapid-fire awesomeness: free mixtapes, mp3s, handshake instructional videos, etc etc.

It’s all been great, of course, but we’ve pretty much had to blow our entire paychecks on caffeine pills just to keep up. And now there’s more.

As a non-album teaser ahead of their forthcoming record, ‘Michel Poiccard (out 25th Feb), the guys have recorded a cover of punk-infused, early Cure classic, “Grinding Halt” (which, you might remember, The Soft Pack also covered a while back).

Interestingly, the recording boasts none of The Death Set’s signature blips and electronic barbs. Instead, it stays raw, grimey and true to the original.

MP3: The Death Set – “Grinding Halt” [The Cure cover]

(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)

Now residing in NYC, the Gold Coast boys will be returning home for a series of shows this month – including dates with Matt & Kim and HEALTH. Make sure to catch them in your city.

Australian Tour 2011
Melbourne: Jan 14th @ Purple Sneakers
Brisbane: Jan 15th @ Woodlands (w/ HEALTH)
Sydney: Jan 15th @ Beck’s Bar (w/ Matt & Kim)
Sydney: Jan 21st @ Purple Sneakers, Gaelic Club (DJ Set)
Gold Coast: Jan 28th @ The Gold Coast @ Elsewhere

The Death Set’s ‘Michel Poiccard’ is out February 2011 on Counter Records.

Posted in blogs on January 11th, 2011 - By Mark / Tags: , , , , , ,