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Heat cover Psychedelic Furs’ “Pretty in Pink” (listen), touring around SXSW

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Montreal band Heat released their debut album early this year, full of Strokes-y, short, sharp rock. If you haven’t checked it out you can stream it below. The band have just released a cover of Psychedelic Furs’ classic “Pretty in Pink.” Says frontman Susil Sharma:

This is my go to karaoke jam and I basically just had fun with it, doing a Richard Butler impression on my laptop in my apartment. The neighbours are probably very annoyed/disturbed about the man in apartment 8 who won’t stop singing Psychedelic Furs songs at all hours of the night. I’ve actually never seen the movie, which is kind of weird cause I really love John Hughes. Think I’ve seen Breakfast Club at least 30 times.

While Heat’s cover veers closer to the slick version used in the movie (as opposed to the rougher original), they thankfully leave out the sax. That cover premieres in this post. Listen below.

Heat are packing up to hit the road to SXSW. On the way they’ll be stopping in NYC to play Mercury Lounge on Thursday, March 9 with Infinity Girl and Navy Gangs (tickets). All tour dates are listed below.

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Heat – 2017 Tour Dates
03.08.17 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
03.09.17 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03.10.17 – Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space
03.11.17 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03.13.17 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
03.16.17 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (Topshelf Records showcase)
03.17.17 – Austin, TX @ Container Bar (Jansport / Anti Records showcase)
03.17.17 – Austin, TX @ Swan Dive (M for Montreal)
03.18.17 – Austin, TX @ Zeta Psi House, University Of Texas
03.19.17 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (Panache Booking Hangover party)
03.19.17 – Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse (KVRX SXSW showcase)
03.21.17 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia (w/ Calvin Love)
03.23.17 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Open Chord (w/ Calvin Love)
03.26.17 – Washington, DC @ DC9 (w/ Calvin Love)
03.27.17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas (w/ Calvin Love)
04.06.17 – Chibougamau, QC @ Salle Exil
04.18.17 – St John, NB @ Callahans Pub
04.19.17 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
04.20.17 – Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
04.21.17 – Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex (Flourish Festival)
04.22.17 – Moncton, NB @ Claudes House
05.12.17 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet w/ Elliot Vincent Jones, Bernardino Femminielli (Mac Demarco’s after party)
08.04.17 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

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