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Hear Beliefs’ Shoegazing Cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Sound of Thunder’


On July 15, Modern and Manimal Records will release Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran, a for-charity compilation that, as its title suggests, honors Duran Duran. The 19-track LP features contributions from Moby, Little Dragon, Warpaint, and many more, including Toronto’s Beliefs, who take on “Sound of Thunder,” from the new wavers’ 1981 self-titled debut album.

The synth-punk cheese that helped put the New Romantics’ music videos in heavy rotation would, at first glance, appear ill-suited to mesh with the Beliefs’ shoegazing Wall of Sound atmospherics, but this cover proves otherwise, retrofitting the original’s danceable drama with ghostly vocals and tidal waves of fuzz to craft a version that’s far more eerie than its inspiration. Listen below and look out for Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran. All proceeds from the album will benefit Amnesty International.