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Sunflower Dead Re-Imagines The Classic INXS 1987 Hit "Never Tear Us Apart"

 


Sunflower Dead, the infectious active rock band from Long Beach, CA, has released a new song “Never Tear Us Apart” today. A cover of the 1987 hit by INXS. The song is also the third single from the band’s upcoming fourth album March Of The Leper, due out March 2022.

Michael Del Pizzo on why they are covering this particular song "SFD really doesn’t like doing covers. I guess we are too lazy to learn how others correctly play their songs which is funny because our new cover of INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart is our second cover in 4 albums. Go figure! We did The Police’s Every Breath You Take on our debut album and to this day it remains one of our most requested songs and it had no radio play, no video and no promotion. For us to do a cover we have to completely rewrite our way. To do that, we have to be inspired by some kind of killer idea (in our heads at least) in a direction to take the song. With Never Tear Us Apart, we started talking about doing this back in 2014 because we just loved the song. The thing is though, it is a very romantic and major scale type of sound. So yeah, there was no way we were doing this unless it was completely redone. I heard it in my head a certain way and rewrote the song in a minor key with crushing guitars and accordion added in. Once I showed Jaboo the approach, he was on board and we tracked it and fell in love with our dirty, dark, sexy and heavy version of the track. Oh and instead of doing a sax solo on the bridge, we had Jaboo rip up a guitar solo that expands upon the original sax melody. Love the original and now are extra happy with our dark rewrite of such a classic song

Watch "Never Tear Us Apart" Visualizer Video:


Oct/Nov Tour Dates:
“The Black Pilled Tour”
Sunflower Dead will be supporting Smile Empty Soul (also on the bill is Tommy Gibbons)

10/22 Des Moines IA, Lefty’s
10/23 Saint Joseph MO, Cafe Acoustic
10/27 Wichita KS, Barleycorns
10/28 Oklahoma City OK, Kendall’s Bar
10/30 Fort Worth TX, The Rail Club
11/1 Austin TX, Come and Take it Live
11/2 Shreveport LA, 516 Soundstage
11/3 New Orleans LA, Southport Hall
11/4 Tallahassee FL, The Warrior
11/5 Jacksonville FL, Archetype
11/6 Sanford FL, West End Trading Co
11/7 Tampa FL, The Brass Mug
11/10 West Palm Beach FL, Propaganda
11/11 Fort Myers FL, Buddha Night Club
11/12 Gainesville FL, Highdive
11/13 Savannah GA, The Wormhole
11/14 Huntsville AL, Sidetracks
March Of The Leper is available for pre-order and is available in 7 packages at this location: Pre-order

1. Signed CD
2. Signed Vinyl
3. Signed Limited Edition Cassette
4. Signed CD/T-Shirt Bundle
5. Signed Vinyl/T-shirt Bundle
6. Signed Cassette/T-Shirt Bundle
7. Everything Bundle

Sunflower Dead is comprised of Michael Del Pizzo (Vocals, Accordion, Piano),and Jaboo (Guitar).


Their brand of infectious hard rock has managed to turn the heads of new fans, effectively known to the band as ‘Evil Seeds,’ at each new stop along the way.

For more information, check out the band’s website: www.sunflowerdead.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sunflowerdead
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/SUNFLOWERDEAD
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sunflowerdead
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sunflowerdead

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