Archive for June 7th, 2007

June 7, 2007

ZOOK / COCO ELECTRIK – Blue Monday / Tainted Love (7″ Split Single)

Tummy Touch TUCH2001: 28th May 2007
1. Zook – Blue Monday
“I see a ship in the harbour, I can and shall obey, if it wasn’t for your misfortune, I’d be a heavenly person today”
2. Coco Electrik – Tainted Love
“Don’t touch me please, I cannot stand the way you tease, and I love you though you hurt me so, now I’m gonna pack my things and go”

This 7″ has a double-dose of radical re-workings of two early 80s Synth-Pop anthems. Zook have taken New Order‘s eternal anthem ‘Blue Monday’ and remade it as an atmospheric piece of Americana with gorgeously windswept Harmonica solo. The spoken vocal is like a disturbing message left on an answering-machine by a stalker. ‘Coco Electrik’ have turned ‘Tainted Love’ into a Funky-Electro Hip-Hop number that’s as different to Soft Cell‘s version, as Soft Cell’s was to the Gloria Jones original. You’ve got to have this 7″, they’re two of the best covers I’ve ever heard.

Click here to buy the 7″ from Rough Trade.

You can buy both songs as mp3s from TuneTribe. Click here to get ‘Blue Monday’ and click here to download ‘Tainted Love’.

Zook MySpace / Coco Electrik MySpace / Tummy Touch Website

June 7, 2007

THE PAPER CRANES – I’ll Love You Until My Veins Explode / Milkrun (7″ Single)

Longest Mile Records MILE02: 14th May 2007
1. I’ll Love You Until My Veins Explode
“Like St. Sebastian on a tree, I’ve got your arrows stuck in me, it hurts too much to pull them out, so I’ll cut holes into my coat”
2. Milkrun
“I see the parachutes, they billow in the fallow field, swell like blisters in the air”

‘I’ll Love You Until My Veins Explode’ is a stomping Piano based song with the singer invoking powerful images such as Christian Saints, Middle Eastern strife and Greek poetry to represent his emotional state. ‘Milkrun’ seems to be about a convalescing Pilot writing letters home and The Cure influences that were only hinted at on the A-side, really come to the fore. Both songs are absolutely huge and are crying out for a big time producer to bring out their full potential. Hopefully this first single is sufficiently enticing to get them some choice studio time.

Click here to buy the 7″ from Rough Trade or click here to download it from 7Digital.

The Paper Cranes – I’ll Love You Until My Veins Explode mp3
The Paper Cranes – Deux Ex Machinegun (Run-Roc Remix) mp3

The Paper Cranes Website / The Paper Cranes MySpace / Longest Mile MySpace