Cover songs (or albums) are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.
In 2007, Australian alt rock musician Ben Lee (Noise Addict, The Bens, Gerling) released a full album cover of the Against Me! album “New Wave,” released earlier that same year. As the cover album might imply, it’s a pretty chilled-out laid back version of the songs, and an interesting change of pace overall. You can stream and/or download all of it for free here. Check out the original album here.
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