Toronto – I first heard this cover of Men Without Hat’s The Safety Dance on an episode of Gossip Girl a few months ago. I made a mental note and now in the middle of July, that mental note has now manifested itself in the form of this post. The cover of this classic 80s synth pop song is done by Danish band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, an up and coming band that just released an EP called The Golden Age. This cover replaces the synthesizers of the original with horns and brass. Throw in Mette Lindberg’s unique helium balloonesque voice and you have a totally unique take on the original that still retains the quality that made the first song so famous. Check it out.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Live dates:
9/23: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio
10/01: Albany, NY @ Jillian’s
10/04: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/05: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
10/07: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (Filter Culture Collide Festival)
10/09: Los Angeles, CA @ Block Party (Filter Culture Collide Festival)