“Maneater” and “Bizarre Love Triangle” like you don’t remember ’em…
By Barbi Martinez
It may be an era of ’80s Hell – who needs an Electric Lunch for a couple of hours when your coworkers force Throwback Thursday on you week after week – but once in awhile something comes along you just wanna throw your arms up in the air like you just don’t care. Below, listen to Lower Dens (aka Jana Hunter & Co.; that’s the recently shorn Hunter in full Sinead mode, above) and Sugar for Sugar (aka Scarlett Johansson & Co.) tackle a couple of choice tracks from Hall and Oates and New Order, respectively. They are taken from The Time is Now charity compilation, assembled by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. The record will also feature Phantogram and Metric, among others.
Incidentally, Lower Dens recently unveiled their “new jam” titled “Real Thing” and an accompanying video. Meanwhile, go HERE to read our 2012 interview with Hunter, and HERE to read our review of the group’s breakthrough album Nootropics.