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After tearing into some Hüsker Dü at Rock the Garden in 2012, Howler are back with another cover by a local artist of serious renown. This time, it's one of Prince's songs, "I Would Die 4 U." With acoustic guitars in hand, helplessly chuckling frontman Jordan Gatesmith and guitarist Ian Nygaard showed a "sensitive" side during this performance for NME.
Pretty much none of the original touches of the Purple Rain
touchstone are intact here. (Unlike Arcade Fire's recent run through "Controversy."
) Instead, there's a more lackadaisical approach to this ultimate pronouncement of devotion. "I would die for you -- 'til it's time to get a drink," is Howler's version of computer love.
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