Covering Depeche Mode without a synthesizer can be a bit of a challenge, but Fatigo pulls it off with a piano, a trumpet, and some cool bass effects.
"We are going to integrate some of Depeche Mode's synthy sounds [while] giving it that Fatigo south of the border sound," says vocalist Mike Montoya.
David Marquez from Sweetbleeders provided the funky bass riffs. "Depeche Mode sounds easy to a lot of people because it's synthesizers and drum machines, but there's a lot of nuance inside of it. When you want to put it to real instruments, it's challenging. It's definitely more difficult to place one simple thing in an ensemble with many people," he says.
Fatigo learned a bunch of Depeche Mode covers for Cover the Crescent and the band can be expected to play more of them in the future.
Fatigo performs tonight at Crescent Ballroom with Sweet Talker, Lovemilk, A Technicolor Yawn, and Heavy Horses.
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