The Skinny: Following the news of their upcoming album entitled Pasiflora, now with a new release date of July 24th on The Mylene Sheath, Boston’s celebrated post-metal / shoegaze phenom Constants have premiered their cover of the classic track from preeminent shoegaze stalwarts Catherine Wheel, titled “Strange Fruit”.
“For this cover, we narrowed it down to a few bands, and eventually landed on Catherine Wheel because we wanted to embrace the retro 90s / shoegaze vibe that we tried to capture with our new album and kind of help introduce people to that idea. we love Catherine Wheel, but they are a band that none of us were really into until a couple of years ago, so in that way they – and the song – have a pretty unique place in our history. We are very democratic, so any decision we make usually only gets 2 out of 3 votes, but in this case when we finally landed on Catherine Wheel, choosing the album ‘Chrome’ was easy, and even easier was “Strange Fruit”. It’s such an odd song – the lyrics, the melodic structure and how the rhythm changes leading into the chorus. But it’s so melodic and catchy, it seems simple, and just embodies so much of what we set out to accomplish in our own songs.”