Friday, April 20, 2018

PREMIERE: Aloud -- "Dead Flowers"

We could all use a bit of unbridled joy. "Dead Flowers" is, as you can probably tell, not about ideal circumstances but that doesn't mean Aloud doesn't rip the lid off for this Rolling Stones cover. The LA-based soul rockers are swinging through the Northeast this week (dates below) and bringing the party with them. They'll also be playing the Tribeca Film Festival in honor of two of their songs being featured in "All These Small Moments," the directorial debut of Melissa Miller Costanzo and starring Molly Ringwald, Brian d'Arcy James, Brendan Meyer, Sam McCarthy, Harley Quinn Smith and Jemima Kirke.

Of the video, the band notes "Since we moved to L.A., a lot of our friends back home have been asking how we're acclimating to life out west. After getting together with Tanya [Tanya Leal-Soto, director] and Jenn [Jennifer Esteban, director of photography], we thought it'd be fun to shoot a kind of postcard of what Aloud's been up to over the past year: lots of writing, lots of reading, drinking our weight in coffee. And basking in sunshine, of course." The band envisioned this rendition of "Dead Flowers" to be a cover of a cover: “We made it a bit livelier. I thought about Otis Redding's cover of Satisfaction and wondered how he might do ‘Dead Flowers.’” It certainly packs a punch to launch you into your weekend.

Apr 21--Patchogue Record Store Day Block Party--Patchogue, NY

Apr 24--Tribeca Film Festival—NY, NY--“All These Small Moments” movie premiere (5pm) and after party to follow

Apr 26—Bleachers--Bristol, CT w/Benjamin Cartel

Apr 27—Alchemy--Providence, RI w/Benjamin Cartel

Apr 28---Once--Somerville, MA w/Benjamin Cartel

Aloud -- Official, Facebook, iTunes

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