Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chicago's Secret Colours tackle a Beatles classic (free download)

Posted by Frank

It's risky business when bands cover classic, revered Beatles tunes. People love the originals so much and have heard them so many times that most often the covers just can't succeed, no matter how hard they try. Even so, Chicago-based pysch-rockers Secret Colours decided to give it a go with their take on "Tomorrow Never Knows" off 1966's Revolver, and they are offering the track for free download. If you ask me, the band do an outstanding job with a woozy, hazy take on the original that builds up with plenty of trippy beauty but also features a couple gnarly, impressive rave-ups. It's a rare Beatles cover that offers something fresh and exciting to the original and stands strong in its own right.

The release of the track comes hot on the heels of the band's debut, self-titled LP, which WCR's own Susan recently reviewed here. Susan also recorded a live interview and acoustic session with Secret Colours, available on

To take in the band's psychedelic sounds live, head to Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont) on Saturday, August 14 for their next show, which will also feature fellow Chicagoans Panda Riot and Geronimo!. 10 p.m. doors, 10:30 p.m. show, 17 and over, $10. Tickets here.

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