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Gum - You're Joking (Evans the Death cover)

Art Is Hard Records on September 27, 2012 22:47

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Wow week 20, a pretty monumental number and it certainly feels like a landmark. Despite this it's a milestone tinged with sadness, there's only a couple of weeks of our free download Pizza Club left until all that remains is a distant feeling of bloated cheesy regret.

Back to the present this week sees one of my favourite bands (Gum), doing one of my favourite things (a cover) of one of my favourite releases of 2012 (Evans the Death's self titled LP). For those unable to follow unconventional sentences, this week we have Gum covering the closing track from the debut Evans The Death LP out earlier this year on Fortuna Pop and Slumberland - two of our favourite labels.

Unfortunately the wind was taken out of our sails a bit yesterday when someone leaked the new Gum EP on Twitter. As leaks go it was actually a pretty nice one, a link to the full EP was accidentally posted by Pains of Being Pure at Heart! If you haven't heard Gum before, this should give you a pretty good indication of their sound, broody but sometimes uplifting shoegaze.

Gum have definitely put their own stamp on the track. Where it was once a sombrely strummed ode to loneliness/kitchen sinks/alcoholism/pizza, they've put together something that despite feeling a lot more frantic still finds time to drop the tempo for the chorus and honour the wonderful melodies from the original song. As always the track is available for free download from our Bandcamp and Soundcloud and the physical CDR Pizza in a 5" Pizza box will go on sale at the slightly earlier time of 1pm.

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