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Soccer Mommy Covers The Cars’ “Drive” and SASAMI Covers System of a Down’s “Toxicity”

The Final Installment of the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series; Proceeds Go to Oxfam’s COVID-19 Relief Fund and National Bail Out

Jul 02, 2020

Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) has stayed busy over quarantine. Along with an 8-bit animated tour, a club penguin set (yes, really) she launched the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series (via Bandcamp) with big name acts such as Jay Som, Beabadoobee, and Gentle Dom (a.k.a. Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT). Today, her final installment finds her teaming up with SASAMI. More

Watch Soccer Mommy Cover The Cars’ “Drive”

Performed for the SiriusXMU Sessions

May 14, 2020

SiriusXM has shared an acoustic Soccer Mommy cover of The Cars’ 1984 hit “Drive.” The song was originally recorded during a February visit to the network’s studio in Los Angeles. That same day, she also performed the cover during a free in-store concert at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Check out the cover below, More

Scott Walker, David Berman, Etc. Snubbed by Grammys In Memoriam; Ric Ocasek’s Name Spelled Wrong

Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis and The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Also Not Included

Jan 27, 2020

The In Memoriam segment at this year’s The Grammy Awards failed to include some influential musicians: Scott Walker, David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains), Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, and more. On top of that, they misspelled Ric Ocasek from The Cars’ name. More

David Hasselhoff Shares New Cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On”

Open Your Eyes Due Out September 27; Song Features Elliot Easton of The Cars

Sep 23, 2019

Actor/musician David Hasselhoff, he of Knight Rider and Baywatch fame, is releasing a new album, Open Your Eyes, on September 27. Now he has shared another song from it, a cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On” that features Elliot Easton, the guitarist for The Cars. More


Apr 19, 2018

The Cars would have opted for someone slightly more laid back than Robert John “Mutt” Lange to produce their fifth album, 1984’s Heartbeat City. Lange was on a rollForeigner 4, Back In Black, and a couple of multi-platinum albums by Def Leppard were already under his belt in the early part of the ‘80s, before he agreed to work with Boston’s finest. More

Apr 19, 2018

Shake It Up is one of two records from The Cars’ back catalogue to be reissued with expanded editions, the other being the hit-filled, Live-Aid approved Heartbeat City. Sandwiched between that monster album and the low-key weirdness of Panorama, 1981’s Shake It Up gets a bit forgotten. And that’s a shame.