DC Scene Vets Form “Foreign Correspondents” to Pay Tribute to Michel Pagliaro

todayFebruary 29, 2024 87

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In a nostalgic nod to the golden era of ’70s French-Canadian power-pop, a group of old friends and stalwarts of the DC music scene has come together to form “Foreign Correspondents.” Comprising Ted Leo, Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Michael Hampton (Faith, Fake Names), and Sohrab Habibion (Edsel, Obits), the band’s latest endeavor sees them paying homage to the iconic Michel Pagliaro with a new 7″ single released via Outer Battery Records.
The single features covers of two Pagliaro classics: the 1971 hit “Lovin’ You Ain’t Easy,” which made waves in the UK, and the groovy 1970 track “We’re Dancin’.” The quartet infuses these songs with a vibrant energy reminiscent of the era, transporting listeners back to the heyday of power-pop.
Available in four distinct pressings, each boasting unique, period-appropriate cover art crafted by Habibion himself, the 7″ single offers collectors a treat for both the ears and the eyes. Vinyl enthusiasts can revel in the variety of colors and designs, adding a touch of authenticity to this homage to Pagliaro’s timeless tunes.
Fans can immerse themselves in the Foreign Correspondents’ rendition of these classics, while also exploring the originals by Pagliaro himself. The single serves as a testament to the enduring influence of ’70s power-pop and the camaraderie among musicians bonded by their shared love for the music of yesteryears.
For enthusiasts eager to experience a blast from the past with a modern twist, the Foreign Correspondents’ tribute to Michel Pagliaro is not to be missed.


Written by: jamric

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