I’m always worried that Asaurus Records is on the cusp of throwing in the towel. Sometimes months go by when they don’t update their website and I start to worry. But they did just update and improve their site, so hopefully we’ve got them for another year at least. In fact, in February there’ll be a new record out that is a lo-fi compilation of covers of Depeche Mode tracks. Grumpy Bear contributes this cover of the song “World Full Of Nothing”. The previous outing from Grumpy Bear on Abandoned Love Records was much listened to in my house, so I’m happy to hear something “new” from them.
“World Full Of Nothing” is from the February release called Letting You Down Again: Lo-fi Vs. Depeche Mode. According to Asaurus it’s taken three years to put this baby together. I don’t have a track listing yet, but expect some of your favorite Asuarus bands to be represented (Colin Clary, Pants Yell, Mathlete and hopefully the Capstan Shafts). There’s a gauziness to the track below where you just want to reach your hand into the mix and pull back all the layers and get to the root of the sound. That’s done for you, thankfully, right at the very end of the song by the band itself.
Depeche Mode “World Full Of Nothing”
Hey, completely new topic. Did all my sad little rants about the greatness that is The Felice Brothers finally pay off? Don’t know, but they have been picked up by Team Love and will release a compilation of all their best stuff on March 4. Here’s a song that will no doubt be on there. Good going, boys!
P.S. Swedesplease has an excellent collaboration between Grumpy Bear and Anna Järvinen called “Round The Bend”.
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