By Divine Right Set Release for Depeche Mode Covers LP, Share "Nodisco!"
Published Apr 28, 2016Earlier this year, a collection of artists from Canada and abroad came together to honour By Divine Right with a covers compilation called I Want Light. Never ones to rest on their laurels, though, the band have now unveiled plans to release their own cover album — honouring Depeche Mode.
By Divine Right announced the track-by-track album cover of Depeche Mode's Speak & Spell back in 2014, but it will finally get a proper release come May 27 via Headless Owl Records.
"Speak & Spell was one of the few records from the early '80s that I still listen to," frontman José Contreras said in a previous statement. "It's way more primitive and fun than the rest of Depeche Mode catalogue. Whenever I heard it, I always knew it would make a killer By Divine Right record. When Lysh and Geordie got into the record, without any prompting by me, it just seemed too good to be true. When the idea of actually recording it came up, we just all jumped at the chance to jam and track these songs. It was a blast. It was a blur."
The record was the only Depeche Mode album written with Vince Clarke before he quit the band. The record will celebrate its 35th anniversary this fall. Revisit the tracklisting below, and beyond that, get a listen to By Divine Right's take on "Nodisco!" [via Indie88].
Speak & Spell:
1. New Life
3. Dreaming of Me
4. Boys Say Go!
6. What's Your Name?
8. Tora! Tora! Tora!
9. Big Muff
10. Any Second Now (Voices)
11. Just Can't Get Enough