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DOWNLOAD: My Brightest Diamond: Tainted Love (Soft Cell/Gloria Jones cover) (MP3)

My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond is playing a show with Clare & the Reasons at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on December 13th. Tickets are on sale. In other MBD news,

[the new album] Guilt By Association Vol 2 was conceptualized and produced by [former BV contributor] Wesley Verhoeve and lends towards danceable covers of some of the artists favorite pop songs. "We wanted to take what was done on Volume 1 and pour it into a cohesive framework. We're big fans of pop music, but also of indie music and in that sense there's nothing ironic about this project. Together with the artists we picked pop songs they loved that might sometimes be painted as guilty pleasures by some (but not us), and then attempted to shine a light on them in a way that exposes what is so awesome about these songs," says Wes.

The Forms's cover of Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start The Fire' or My Brightest Diamond's take on 'Tainted Love', are transformed into a slamming modern indie dance party track that fits right into today's' Brooklyn scene. Others like Matt Pond PA's version of My Chemical Romance' "I'm Not Okay" provide us with a quick mellow moment of melancholy.
Download the MBD track above. Stream the whole album and check out the full tracklist below. All MBD tour dates are down there too...

Guilt by Association Volume II

Track Listing:
01. My Brightest Diamond - Tainted Love
02. The Bloodsugars - Self-Control
03. Robbers on High Street - Cool It Now
04. Frightened Rabbit - Set you Free
05. Matt Pond PA - I'm Not Okay
06. Takka Takka - In the Air Tonight
07. Kaki King - I Think She Knows
08. Francis And The Lights - Can't Tell Me Nothing
09. Lowry - Africa
10. The Forms - We Didn't Start The Fire Final Mix
11. Rafter - If You Leave
12. Cassettes Won't Listen - Need You Tonight
13. Jukebox the Ghost - It's A Beautiful Life
14. Max Vernon - I Kissed a Girl
My Brightest Diamond - 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 19 - Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Nov 20 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Nov 21 - WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon
Nov 22 - Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California
Nov 24 - Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, California
Nov 25 - Casbah San Diego, California
Nov 26 - Hotel Café Los Angeles, California
Nov 29 - Solar Culture Tucson, Arizona
Nov 30 - The Cooperage Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 3 - Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Dec 4 - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock, Arkansas
Dec 5 - The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Dec 6 - Square Room Knoxville, Tennessee
Dec 7 - The Earl Altanta, Georgia
Dec 9 - Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
Dec 10 - Gravity Lounge Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec 11 - Rock n Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Dec 12 - First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 13 - (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, New York

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Comments (22)

i don't like this girl's music or her righteous christian attitude


Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 5:35 PM

she worships Satan

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 5:40 PM

I like some of these bands, but these covers suck

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 5:50 PM

the cover of we didn't start the fire is seriously awful. they managed to make a catchy pop songs completely uncatchy and take away everything that made it remotely decent.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 6:02 PM

let's burn her!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 6:19 PM

Don't you dare hate on Shara Worden. Have you heard the MBD EP? Have you seen them live? I'm hitting up this show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 6:26 PM

"transformed into a slamming modern indie dance party track that fits right into today's' Brooklyn scene"

this copy writer is re-effing-tarded!

Posted by what? | November 19, 2008 7:06 PM

One of those bands I wish would just go away...still can't get over how terrible she/they was/were opening for Sufjan Stevens @ Town Hall.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 7:10 PM

it's like beard rock sung by a girl. it's so awful.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 7:31 PM

The download is an interesting take on the song but I think it would have benefitted from a slower tempo and less undulating. I'm assuming this is her style so perhaps it's just a bad matching of artist and song...

Posted by Vegan Eating Out Restaurant Menu | November 19, 2008 8:42 PM

MBD is one of the most mesmerizing, intense shows you will ever see. She has more talent in one fingernail than 90% of bands that are feted across the internet and radio.

...and she has toured incessantly this year, probably playing more days than she has had off, which is what it takes to make a living in this fucked up music scene these days.

Posted by sea hag | November 19, 2008 8:48 PM

Her albums are amazing, it's pretty remarkable how she crafts these albums; completely opposite sides of the spectrum. I'm definitely going to LPR to see her.

Posted by madmang | November 19, 2008 9:23 PM

i want to snuggle with her

Posted by snuggler | November 20, 2008 6:54 AM

I saw them open for the National twice. They sucked both times.

Posted by wembley | November 20, 2008 8:46 AM

I saw them open for the National twice. They sucked both times.

Posted by wembley

At the Bowery? I loved those sets. Im a big fan of the power trio version of MBD.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2008 1:05 PM

i like the forms' new sound!

Posted by Ryan | November 23, 2008 9:08 AM

Ioving the time signature shiftings in "we didn't start the fire."

Posted by mark | November 24, 2008 9:30 AM

saw them once at bowery and once at BAM. the bowery set was much more tolerable.

i had to leave midway through the BAM set and get a drink. couldn't take it anymore.

Posted by wembley | November 24, 2008 9:55 AM

saw them once at bowery and once adrink. cou

Posted by gfjfk | April 13, 2009 3:15 AM

Thanks for your article. I haven't heard about her.

Posted by Brightest Diamond | February 13, 2010 2:35 PM

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