Making Patterns Rhyme
: Manimal Records
' Duran Duran tribute album, is slated for a DIGITAL release on August 26th, with a physical release coming in October.
1. MOBY "RIO"
2. SERVICE BELLS "ANYONE OUT THERE"
3. BELIEFS "SOUND OF THUNDER"
4. WARPAINT "THE CHAUFFEUR"
5. LUXXURY "PLANET EARTH"
6. VERDIGRLS "SECRET OKTOBER"
7. CARINA ROUND (feat. AIDAN HAWKEN) "COME UNDONE"
8. AUSTRA "AMERICAN SCIENCE"
9. THE DEAD LOVERS "WILD BOYS"
10. THE HOLIDAY CROWD "FRIENDS OF MINE"
11. VUM "WINTER MARCHES ON"
1. LITTLE DRAGON "SAVE A PRAYER"
2. BARBARIAN "LATE BAR"
3. GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS "CARELESS MEMORIES"
4. MERCIES "LONELY IN YOUR NIGHTMARE"
5. HALO CIRCUS "DO YOU BELIEVE IN SHAME?"
6. DARKLANDS "UNION OF THE SNAKE"
7. LOUISE BURNS "LAND"
8. SOKO "GIRLS ON FILM"
9. TRENDS "MY OWN WAY"
10 LEWIS AND CLARKE "THE SEVENTH STRANGER"
11. MOBY "RIO" (Ballad Version)
From the LA based indie label that brought you Bat for Lashes, Warpaint and the 2010's Bowie tribute (which featured Duran Duran's stellar cover of "Boys Keep Swinging" along with Carla Bruni, Edward Sharpe, and others) comes the long promised Duran Duran tribute record, appropriately titled Making Patterns Rhyme.
Manimal has strategically chosen cutting-edge indie artists to dig deep into the vaults of the Duran catalog, selecting album cuts and B-Sides rather than the worldwide smash hits that Duran Duran is known for. As label founder Paul Beahan articulated in his manifesto to those artists invited to participate in this project:
"Duran Duran started out as a gang of art-school kids who were in the thick of the UK post-punk scene. The only difference between Duran Duran and bands like The Cure or Wire is that Duran saw the artistic edge in disco as well as early British punk and art-rock and created a blend of their own mainstream-friendly choruses, dance beats and rhythms. Simon's lyrics in my opinion are right up there with such revered artists as Gang Of Four, The Fall and The Clash. Their incredible music was much overshadowed by massive early stardom. Duran to me will always be the post-punk band that introduced Americans to British new wave and made it a mainstream brand of music in the 1980s."
All proceeds from the release will go to Amnesty International.