Melenas – “Osa Polar (cover of Grauzone’s Eisbär)”


Been a moment since I’ve heard from Spanish foursome Melenas, whose LP for Trouble in Mind was a gem when it was released in 2020. Today the band returns with an inspired cover of ‘80s synth-punks Grauzone’s lonesome ode “Eisbär.” Playing up the post-punk rivulets in their own sound the band adopts the song’s groove quite nicely, but also inject their own sense of winking fun to the hypnotic original. Their synths buzz with a frayed-wire delight launching the track into a deluge of electronic bliss. The bass nods lightly, keeping the body moving along with the lockstep beat and they replace the barked vocal with a layer of harmonies that give a bit of fogged atmosphere to the new version. The song is out now from Trouble in Mind and you can check the video of the band in the studio above.

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