Nation Of Language Cover Broken Social Scene

Nation of Language have released a cover of Broken Social Scene’s “Stars and Sons,” which is featured on the Covers of Covers compilation
Nation of Language photo by Andreia Lemos

Nation of Language have released a cover of Broken Social Scene’s “Stars and Sons,” which is featured on Under The Radar magazine’s 20th anniversary Covers of Covers compilation, due out Friday via American Laundromat Records.Nation of Language’s A Way Forward, dropped this past November, and is now available via [PIAS].

Discussing the cover, Ian Richard Devaney noted that “Once we settled on Broken Social Scene, and this song, we realized that loving ’Stars and Sons’ so much, if we didn’t transform it a fundamental way, we would end up just copying it straight up. Not wanting to do that, we decided to change the rhythm to turn it into a shuffle, which made it easier to get loose with the structure and have fun with it. We worked with Nick Millhiser of Holy Ghost!, who worked on parts of A Way Forward. On the album, we have a song called ‘Former Self’ that’s also a shuffle, but in a much more reserved way, so we wanted to go all-out here, and turn it into a weirdo dance song.”

The band kick off their tour on March 2, in Baltimore, MD, and include stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, as well as the newly announced THING Festival in Port Townsend, WA (Father John Misty, Modest Mouse, Jose Gonzalez, Sparks, Wet Leg) and more

2022 Nation of Language Tour Dates

03/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
03/03 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/04 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
03/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
03/18 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room [SOLD OUT]
03/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
03/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
03/24 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile [SOLD OUT]
03/25 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
03/26 – Portland, OR @ Vitalidad Hall
03/27 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux, Treefort Music Fest
03/29 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
03/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
03/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
04/01 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
04/02 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
04/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
04/06 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
04/07 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
04/8 – Montreal, PQ @ Bar Le Ritz
04/15 – Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory
04/16 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club
04/18 – Antwerp, BE @ TRIX Bar [SOLD OUT]
04/19 – Cologne, DE @ YUCA
04/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer [SOLD OUT]
04/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
04/23 – Stockholm, SE @ Obaren
04/27 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
04/28 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
04/29 – Nijmegen, NE @ Doornroosje
04/30 – Paris, FR @ Le Badaboum
05/01 – Zurich, CH @ Kater
05/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
05/04 – Madrid, ES @ Sala El Sol
05/05 – Valladolid, ES @ Sala Cientocero
05/06 – Porto, PT @ M.ou.co
08/26-28 – Port Townsend, WA @ THING

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