Depressive-rockers Prom covered Radiohead's depressing Kid A closer "Motion Picture Soundtrack" and managed to make it... more depressing? The band transformed the slow electronic piece into a pessimistic piece of dreamy post-punk. Laggy vocals and reverbing guitars take center stage, while a hopeful chime rings softly on the side. In words, it may sound like nothing special, but when you hear the song you will definitely know what I mean. Overall, the cover is a mesmerizingly melancholic and beautiful tune.

Hailing from Toronto, Prom has released several singles and an EP. They describe their sound as "Interpol meets the xx meets casiotone," but I would definitely describe them as a less arena rock, more basement rock version of The National.

posted by Staff
June 2013