Shoegaze Rework Of 1983 Classic Violent Femmes Album Out 1/27
“Blister In The Sun” Premiered By Blackbook Today!
“Lust in the streets, music to our ears.” – Noisey
“It’s pretty much the perfect music to help you chill out and enjoy life a little bit.” – Hello Giggles
“BETS is really onto something here. Her drive and talent shows the opposite of not giving a f#ck and for that, I am thankful.” – Indie Shuffle
“genre-bending sound” – Earmilk
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
On the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album Days Hours Nights, Brooklyn based indie pop singer BETS has announced her new full-album cover of the Violent Femmes’ 1983 self-titled debut breakout record. Skillfully washing a lush wall of noise to the classic tracks, the result is a neo-psychedelia, shoegaze record with a pop twist. Today, Blackbook gives us a taste, sharing her reimagining of “Blister In The Sun”.
BETS and her producer were in the midst of recording her new album of original songs and found themselves geeking out over their shared love of Violent Femmes’ first album. Within a few minutes, they decided to put her sophomore album on hold and started work on the Violent Femmes cover album.
BETS’ dreamy voice is a sweet contrast to the content of the lyrics, elevating the the strong connection she feels to the words and feelings of that of the original. The Violent Femmes cover album is a bridge for her between her first LP and her sophomore original work. Since dropping her self-released debut and touring across the U.S., Canada and Europe, BETS has cultivated a steadily growing community, amassing nearly 10K fans on Facebook. Stay tuned for more news and live dates coming soon!