Covering The Smiths is not something to take lightly, as their sound is so recognized and distinct, to not epitomize these traits could be considered selling their music short. Based out of Asheville RBTS WIN blend bold electronic beats with easy going vocals to create a solid lo-fi sounding take at indie pop. So, it is only natural that RBTS WIN would choose to take on The Smiths in their latest cover, right? Hot off of the release off the deluxe edition of their debut album Palm Sunday, RBTS WIN cover The Smiths' "There Is A Light", making for a pleasant surprise.
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Based on a chunky electronic back beat, vocals quickly kick into gear with assurance and ease. Immediately settling into an accessible groove, RBTS WIN opt to let the soundscape do most of the talking as vocals maintain on a consistent, chilled plain throughout. RBTS version of "There Is A Light" is a b-side from the Palm Sunday studio sessions at Echo Mountain, a converted cathedral in downtown Asheville.
Pick up RBTS WIN's deluxe debut album on iTunes here.