TRACK PREMIERE: THE BUTTERTONES “SHUT OUT” (WALKER BROTHERS)
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The Buttertones‘ recent Innovative Leisure single “Madame Supreme” has this shock surprise on the b-side: “Shut Out,” less a cover of a game-changing Walker Brothers song than … well, a reincarnation. Revealed now in full is the power of Scott Walker over the Buttertones—his singular energy turns out to be one of the engines of the band. Yes, they swap in some attack sax for the original’s slashing guitar, but even as the Buttertones make it sound like one of their own, this “Shut Out” is the definition of faithful. It’s done with a dark, strange and overwhelming love—as it should be! Like the band explains:
“‘Shut Out’ comes from Nite Flights, the final album from the Walker Brothers. It serves as a pivot point for writer and singer Scott Walker and alludes to an uncertain, dark and sinister future. We chose to cover ‘Shut Out’ to exercise our rhythmic and vocal range and pay tribute to one of our greatest influences.”
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