Friday, 6 November 2009

Pet Shop Boys Cover Coldplay On Christmas EP

The Pet Shop Boys are to release a festive EP, entitled 'Christmas', on December 14.The five track EP includes a new version of 'It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas', which was originally released in 1997 exclusively to the band's fan club.A re-imagining of Madness' 'My Girl' and a new version of 'All Over The World' from Pet Shop Boys' latest album 'Yes' is also included on the tracklisting.
A cover of Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' also features on the EP.The EP's release will precede the band's UK tour, which gets udner way in Glasgow on December 17.For ticket information and to purchase tickets, check out Gigwise Gig Tickets.The tracklisting for 'Christmas' is:'It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas''My Girl''All Over The World''Viva La Vida/ Domino Dancing''My Girl (Our House mix)'

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

"Viva La Vida" Weezer Cover Coldplay's

Rivers Cuomo made Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" significantly nerdier when Weezer coveredon wednesday it in New York City (Oct. 28) night. According to Stereogum, Cuomo, clad in a geeky track suit, performed the Grammy Award winning tune before the rest of Weezer joined him on stage for the gig at the P.C. Richard & Song Theatre. Cuomo clearly isn't that familiar with the song, since he had a music stand with the lyrics to "Viva La Vida" set up in front of him, but he made sure to do a lot of hand-waving a la Chris Martin. We aren't sure what Martin would think of Cuomo slapping his own butt to the beat, though. We're also not sure what's with the Tai Chi movements before the bridge of "waaaa-ooohhhhh ohhh ohhh"s at the end of the song, but anyway, it's still hilarious.Weezer's seventh studio album, Raditude, is out Tuesday (Nov. 3).

You can see Weezer here:Dec. 1 Chicago, IL @ Aragon BallroomDec. 3 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles BallroomDec. 5 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreDec. 7 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena at Boston UniversityDec. 9 Washington, DC @ Patriot CenterDec. 10 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center