Duncan Sheik Takes On Depeche Mode, Thompson Twins, The Cure, New Order, Howard Jones and more

05/04/2011
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(Stache) Duncan Sheik's Covers 80s will be released on June 7th and includes his renditions of classics and obscurities by some of the decade's defining bands, including Depeche Mode, Thompson Twins, New Order, The Cure, Love & Rockets, The Smiths and Tears for Fears.

Most recently recognized for composing the music for the Broadway sensation Spring Awakening (which featured "Glee"'s Lea Michele during it's run), Duncan is making his return to pop music with Covers 80sand a spring tour. Tracklisting and full tour dates can be found below.

Nine of the tracks on Covers 80s feature the vocals of singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata. There is also an appearance from singer/songwriters Holly Brook, who is also known to Top 40 listeners as Skylar Grey. About the album, Sheik says "It is nice to sing these songs that are written by other people...you're inhabiting this other character that isn't you, but in this case, it is a part of what made me who I am." He adds,"The litmus test for me for choosing the songs was: 'did I really, really care about it when I was 15 or 16?"

Track Listing for Covers 80s:
"Stripped"- originally performed by Depeche Mode
"Hold Me Now"- originally performed by Thompson Twins
"Love Vigilante"-originally performed by New Order
"Kyoto"-originally performed by The Cure
"What Is Love"-originally performed by Howard Jones
"So Alive"- originally performed by Love & Rockets
"Shout"-originally performed by Tears for Fears
"Gentleman Take Pictures"- originally performed by Japan
"Life's What You Make It"-originally performed by Talk Talk
"William It Was Really Nothing"-originally performed by The Smiths
"Stay"-originally performed by The Blue Nile
"The Ghost in You"-originally performed by Psychedelic Furs

Duncan Sheik Spring Tour Dates:
June 8 /// Highline Ballroom /// New York, NY
June 9 /// Brighton Music Hall /// Boston, MA
June 11 /// Birchmere /// Alexandria, VA
June 12 /// World Café Live /// Philadelphia, PA
June 20 /// Largo /// Los Angeles, CA
June 22 /// Anthology /// San Diego, CA
June 24 /// Slim's /// San Francisco, CA
June 26 /// Triple Door /// Seattle, WA
June 28 /// Mississippi Studios /// Portland, OR

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