Indie Pop legends The Darling Buds have been stumping up quite a bit of the sweet noise they are known for lately. Earlier this year they released the ‘Evergreen’ EP on ODD BOX RECORDS. They returned to the studio in July to record a cover of The Go-Go’s ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ which is set for release October 14th on the NEON MANIACS Cassette Store Day compilation on GIRLSVILLE RECORDS in the US and NERVE CENTRE RECORDS in the UK.
The Go-Go’s had a US top 20 with “Our Lips Are Sealed” in 1981, and Fun Boy Three a UK Top 10 two years later. The Buds work their own signature harmony-drenched magic on the classic tune, while paying proper tribute to the originals, with a nod to Sonic Youth’s dreamy Carpenters cover ‘Superstar’ thrown in for good measure. The Buds treatment of the song, which Rollingstone named one of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time, is dreamy, feedback-laden, pop bliss.
Pre-Orders for Neon Maniacs will go up Friday, August 4th on the Girlsville Bandcamp page. Additionally it’s worth noting that Bandcamp is donating 100% of their proceeds on Friday to the Transgender Law Center, an Oakland-based civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities.