Song of the Day: Gazelle Twin “The Eternal”

Gazelle Twin I Am Shell I Am Bone

Gazelle Twin is playing Washington, DC’s Black Cat Sunday, November 16th and I will be DJing opening and closing sets for the show. Her cover of Wire‘s “Heartbeat” is one of my favorite cover songs, and I included it as a Song of the Day in 2013. Today I revisited her 2011 cover of Joy Division‘s “The Eternal”, from their 1980 posthumous album Closer.

Gazelle Twin does a fantastic job of adhering to the original, keeping it a bleak funeral-like dirge. I’m looking forward to next Sunday’s show and I hope she includes “The Eternal” in her set. If not, I’ll try to squeeze the original into my later set!

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