Emily Reo - "Birds Of Paradise" (Pretenders Cover)
... Emily Reo, who creates uniquely homespun electronic pop, has put out an interesting cover of the Pretenders
. Her version of "Birds Of Paradise" is hypnotic and just a little bit creepy. The synthesizers delicately hum and her vocals are as dreamy as ever, but the whole thing gets complicated by that static-y loop which drills its way right into your mind. It's a very pretty cover, one that glistens as much as it glitches. Listen below. (via Rookie Mag) Reo's recent album Olive Juice is out now via Elestial Sound. Emily Reo - "Birds Of Paradise" (Pretenders
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Mumford & Sons, The Pretenders members join Jon Brookes' tribute
... sold be friendMore newsRelated StoriesMumford & Sons' career highlights so far The journey to hiatus: From Laura Marling's sidekicks to Glasto headlinersMumford & Sons announce indefinite hiatus for the 'foreseeable future' Folk giants 'need to live life outside of the band'Mumford & Sons thrown out of strip club in America for phone use UK band broke rules after taking photosPhotos: Mumford & Sons re-open Forest Hills Stadium in New York Band play tennis club with electrifying gigArtist A-Z # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Mumford & Sons, The Pretenders
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Song of the Day: Black Marble - Pretender
... personal collections of synthesizers. Plenty of '80s touchtones can be found in the duo's sound - Dave Gahan's haunted croon, Peter Hook's melodic and thumping bass - but the pair's music isn't defined by that decade, adding tinges of modern-day NYC dance into their mix. A track from their full-length debut, "Pretender
" is at once both immediately accessible and deceptively dense; even though it has a danceable rhythm, it might take an hour to pick out each of the layers upon layers of synths used to create the dark ambient blanket that give the song its atmospheric push. Somewhat akin to some of the recent Cold Cave singles, "Pretender
" is both a headphones record and a dancefloor record, which is no small feat, especially when the whole song is enveloped in a Cure-like darkness. Black Marble, along with The Flaming Lips, Frightened Rabbit, Hey Marseilles, and many more, are playing on Sunday at CHBP. Weekend passes are sold out, but single-day tickets are still available here. Keep up with Black Marble at their website and Facebook, and watch the video for the A Different Arrangement track "Cruel Summer" below. Song of the Day: Black Marble - Pretender
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Chrissie Hynde (vocals, guitar) 1978-
Pete Farndon (bass) 1978-1982
James Honeyman-Scott (guitar) 1978-1982
Martin Chambers (drums) 1978-1986, 1993-
Robbie McIntosh (guitar) 1983-1987
Malcolm Foster (bass) 1983-1986
T.M. Stevens (bass) 1986-1987
Blair Cunningham (drums) 1986-1993
Billy Bremmer (guitar) 1990-1993
Dominic Miller (guitar) 1990-1993
John McKenzie (bass) 1990-1993
Adam Seymour (guitar) 1993-
Andy Hobson (bass) 1993-
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Hynde has a daughter, Natalie, with Ray Davies of The Kinks. They had a common-law marriage, and tried to get married legally, but the registrar refused to issue them a marriage license because they were arguing.
Hynde is a vegetarian and animal-rights activist. She once joked that McDonalds should be firebombed.
Honeyman-Scott died of a heroin overdose a few days after Farndon was fired from the band for excessive drug use. Farndon died 10 months later of an overdose at age 30.
Hynde was a Freshman at Kent State University in 1970, and was protesting when the National Guard killed 4 students. She left and never went back to college.
Farndon and Hynde were lovers until she kicked him out of the band in 1982.
Hynde grew up in Akron, Ohio, which is where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was born. She moved to London in 1973.
Hynde left Ray Davis and married Jim Kerr, the lead singer of Simple Minds, in 1984. They have a daughter, Yasmin, and divorced in 1990.
When Hynde first moved to England, she took work as a music journalist. Among the musicians she interviewed were Brian Eno and Suzi Quatro.
Gary Lewis and the Playboys had 7 Top-10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.