Betty Moon Illuminates with Depeche Mode Cover
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 08, 2015

  • Posted by: Joseph Farago

Betty Moon has captured the attention of many with her unique brand of cosmic pop. Reinvigorating older styles of psychedelia, Betty Moon utilizes archetypal drum loops and a voice reminiscent of Patti Smith to create something new yet familiar. Though her sound might seem like a recent development, Betty Moon has actually been musically active for some time. With her first LP coming out in 1991 after signing to A&M Records, and a plethora of albums that followed her debut, she suddenly started gaining attention and award nominations for her musical prowess. Along with her musical abilities, Moon's theatrical side is consistently employed with stints in film and television shows like Californication, Dexter, and The Walking Dead. Born in Toronto but based in Los Angeles, Betty Moon combines dramatic elements and murkiness with the rambunctious vibes of California.

Her newest song, a cover of Depeche Mode's "No Good", is a dark, slow-churning passion of guitars and sensual hooks. With Betty Moon declaring vehemently "don't say you love me" and calling out a love interest for being tragically indifferent, no one can escape her enticing wrath. Though the mood is super mellow, the song is sadistic in a benign sprawl of reverberating power chords. Though surprisingly downtempo, "No Good" pushes ahead with seductive melodies and a cryptic sensation; it's rendition that Depeche Mode could only be proud of. Get Betty Moons new album Pantomania out July 28th.

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