Morning Music Notes – Ready to Start Being Relevant This Century

If you wondered why 80s band Tears for Fears were trending for the first time ever on Twitter, here’s why. The band decided to do some “some reciprocal cross-generational love” and cover Arcade Fire and their track Ready to Start.

Tears for Fears Arcade Fire Ready to Start
The track starts off quite different, but settles into a synth pop cover, with the vocals sounding surprisingly like Win Butler at times. As noted on their SoundCloud page, “Having appreciated artists like Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kimbra, Nas, Gary Jules/Michael Andrews, Adam Lambert & Dizzee Rascal covering & sampling our songs over the past years, we agreed that some reciprocal cross-generational love was in order. We decided to give Arcade Fire a twist of TFF.” Give it a twist below.

Morning Music Notes

Kanye West might’ve turned down the role of a judge on American Idol, and if he did, good for him (via NME)

Nine Inch Nails played a small venue (Scala) in London as a warm up for their Leeds and Reading slots. If you were there, I hate you (unless you’re in the band, in which case, I love you Trent). Check out the review and a video (via Gigwise)

After watching Big Boi perform at Osheaga a few weeks ago, I’m still impressed at the hyperactive rapping in Outkast’s track Bombs Over Baghdad. Now you can listen to those isolated vocals, courtesy of the SoundCloud channel Isolated Vocals. Be prepared to be impressed below.

Simon Cowell confirms he’s going to be a Dad, while I confirm that kid is going to be harshly judged by his Dad for everything he does. Hello therapy! (via Billboard)

While iPhone rumours are a dime a dozen, the latest reports about Apple are saying the iPhone 5S and 5C will be announced September 10, with launch on September 20 (via iPhone in Canada)

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