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Durand Jones & The Indications Share Cover of “Young Americans”

Posted on 02/07/2020

Durand Jones & The Indications, who released their critically acclaimed second album, American Love Call, at the start of March last year on Dead Oceans / Colemine Records, have shared their own unique take on David Bowie’s classic Young Americans.

Initially recorded for Howard Stern’s SiriusXFM radio show, the band have now decided to share the track with their fans. Featured on Bowie’s 1975 album of the same name, which saw him move away from the glam of earlier recordings towards a more soulful sound, Blake Rhein from The Indications said:

The entire Young Americans album is an incredible piece of soul music history with brilliant flares gospel, funk, and disco. The way Bowie is able to use these ingredients and apply them to his own brand of weird-o pop is just amazing.

The track was recorded in August of 2017 at Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana after the Stern show reached out as they were putting together a compilation featuring various artists covering different Bowie songs. Having seen no one was covering Young Americans, the decision to record the track was relatively straight forward as the soul-stylings of the original perfectly suited Durand Jones & The Indications.

The band were joined during recordings by Alonza Lawrence, Saren Oseitoto and GeDeane Graham on backing vocals, Ana Nelson on saxophone and Jesse Klirsfeld on trumpet.

The band who last year appeared at both the Meltdown Festival, curated by Nile Rodgers, at London’s South Bank and the Green Man Festival in August and more recently played their biggest sold-out London headline show at the Islington Assembly Hall, head out for an extensive run of U.S. dates starting in January. The full list of dates is as follows:

30.01.20 – Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX

31.01.20 – Scoot inn, Austin, TX

01.02.20 – Mid City Ballroom, Baton Rouge, LA

03.02.20 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford, MS

04.02.20 – Work Play Theatre, Birmingham, AL

06.02.20 – High Dive, Gainsville, FL

07.02.20 – The Crowbar, Tampa, FL

08.02.20 – Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL

09.02.20 – Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC

11.02.20 – The Grey Eagle, Ashville, NC

12.02.20 – Zeiders American Dream Theatre, Virginia Beach, VA

13.02.20 – The Birchmere, Alexandrai, VA

14.02.20 – Spirit Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

15.02.20 – The Haunt, Ithaca, NY

17.02.20 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

18.02.20 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

19.02.20 – The Met, Providence, RI

21.02.20 – Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, MA

22.02.20 – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME

23.03.20 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

24.02.20 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON

26.02.20 – The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI

27.02.20 – The Bluebird, Bloomington, IN

28.02.20 – Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO

29.02.20 – The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS

02.03.20 – Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO

03.03.20 – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO

05.03.20 – Meteor Guitar Gallery, Bentonville, AR

07.03.20 – Savannah Stopover, Savannah, GA

 13.05.20 – North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA

14.05.20 – House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA

15.05.20 – Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA

16.05.20 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV

18.05.20 – Fulton 55, Fresno, CA

19.05.20 – Cargo Concert Hall, Reno, NV

21.05.20 – Cornerstone, Berkeley, CA

22.05.20 – Cornerstone, Berkeley, CA

23.05.20 – Felton Music Hall, Felton, CA

24.05.20 – Cali Roots Fest, Monterey, CA

American Love Call

Released 03/01/2019

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