Full Album Stream: “New Wave Donut: A Raucous Tribute to the Birth of Post-Punk”


Noise rock, extreme metal and post-punk have often gone hand-in-hand, with the genres overlapping sonically and often sharing fans. If you, dear reader, are one of those fans, then we have a treat for you today: a complete stream of Wax Donut Records‘ new compilation, New Wave Donut: A Raucous Tribute to the Birth of Post-Punk.

An eight-track LP that collects noise rock, punk and metal bands that the label has worked with, as well as a crop of new bands discovered via the internet, artists were given free reign on the song they wanted to cover as long as it’s a ’70s or ’80s new wave or post-punk track. As label owner Morey Straus says:

“I really enjoyed watching the song selections come in for this. While only a couple of my favorites made it into the list, I knew I would not be disappointed. And my gut was right. The heavy lens applied by these bands has given me a new appreciation for all of these tracks. I hope you enjoy these re-imagined versions as much as I do. This comp is dedicated to all of the amazing artists who created the first new wave / post-punk era, and to all of the great underground artists producing music today.”

Like Straus said, there’s a pretty wide variety of covers on here: Night Goat perform a subdued cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Bring Me the Head of the Preacher Man,” while Glose rip a dissonant version of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” The latter is a better take on the song than most others have pulled off. Elsewhere on the album, Wipes take on Gary Numan and Basement Family put a darker spin on Ministry’s “Work for Love.”

New Wave Donut also features covers of Eurythmics, Suburban Lawns, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Theatre of Sheep, so there’s truly something for everyone. Check it out below and hit up the Wax Donut Bandcamp to snag it digitally or on wax.

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