Mr. Dream, featuring Lizzy Plapinger (from “MS MR”), cover “Israel” on their new Siouxsie and the Banshees covers EP


I have to start by saying that this is FANTASTIC, but the band’s name “Mr. Dream“… well… ouch! (Maybe just a Brit thing, eh?)

This Brooklyn, New York outfit have, rather fantastically, released a Siouxsie and the Banshees, 6 track, covers EP (cassette ony, with download I think), called the “Siouxsie EP”.  Whereas names may not be a strong suit for Mr. Dream, big, fat, tribal goth definitely is.

As I wrote here, Israel is one of the finest Siouxsie tracks, and the Banshees lay their trademark scrawling, spidery, thin guitar lines over a solid backline, but Mr. Dream’s guitar and production is thick and lush and dirty and, well I like it a lot…  And all of the songs are from very early Siouxsie LPs.

It came out on 12 December 2012 as a limited edition cassette-only release.

BUY IT HERE: It’s $8, which worked out at £5.15, including postage to the UK

As soon as my copy arrives, I’ll let you know.

Siouxsie EP Tracklisting:

  1. Spellbound (as heard on Juju)
  2. Slowdive (as heard on A Kiss In The Dream House)
  3. Halloween (as heard on Juju)
  4. Happy House (as heard on Kaleidoscope)
  5. Israel (as heard on “Israel” 12”)
  6. Monitor (as heard on Juju)

mr dream siouxsie EP

  • Vocals by Lizzy Plapinger (MS MR)
  • Guitar and Background Vocals by Adam Moerder
  • Bass and Background Vocals by Matt Morello
  • Drums by Nick Sylvester
  • Recorded by Nick Sylvester at Sound City, Brooklyn
  • Mixed by Nick Sylvester at The Wood Room, Brooklyn
  • “Israel” written by Siouxsie and the Banshees

via From forthcoming “Siouxsie EP”, a limited edition… | ENTER GODMODE || GODMODE MUSIC.


New York’s Mr. Dream have recently had the brilliant idea of a six-song Siouxsie And The Banshees cover EP, whose standout track consisted of the 1980 Siouxsie track, “Israel”, featuring one half of MS MR / Neon Gold founder Lizzy Plapinger.

The track marries the New York three-piece’s post-punk tendencies with Lizzy‘s strong, haunting vocals, turning the Siouxsie cover into an equally gorgeous and reverb-soaked rocking number, making it sound like what would happen if MS MR traded in their signature dark synths for rollicking guitars.

The Tumblr-loving duo, MS MR, will be playing two shows at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on the 16th (early show) and 17th (late show – after The Neighbourhood‘s early show), along with a January 22nd stint at L.A.’s Echo before shipping off to Australia for the touring Laneway Festival with the aforementioned Neighbourhood and many other up-and-comers.

via Listen: Mr. Dream + Lizzy Plapinger – Israel (Siouxsie And The Banshees Cover) | Listen Before You Buy.

MS MR – “Bones” video – Lizzy Plapinger

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