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English band Eagulls’ self-titled debut is one of my favorite records of the year. It recalls the disjointed, frigid howls of post-punk Britain. Here is the band covering The Stone Roses’ glorious “I Wanna Be Adored,” an anthem from an altogether different period in British music; in its time this song was the sound of the wall being torn down between rock and dance music. In their rendition, Eagulls practically play it backwards, making it sound as if they were building that same wall back up again.
More on the band at Eagulls.co.uk.+