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August 10, 2012 / jhsaeger

The Vaccines Put Out Covers EP Please, Please Do Not Disturb

     On Thursday, the British rock band The Vaccines released the free four-track cover EP Please, Please Do Not Disturb through their website, http://www.thevaccines.co.uk/gb/splash/. The band covered ABBA’s “The Winner Takes It All,” Nick Lowe’s “The Beast In Me,” Wire’s “Mannequin,” and Jonathan Richman’s, “That Summer Feeling” in what was their second free release of the year.
    Each of the four tracks cut in Please, Please Do Not Disturb are fully-formed acoustic songs which add a new dimension to the band’s sound. In their 2011 debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, the band leaned primarily towards their catchy guitar hooks in one of the most infectious rock records of last year. On Please, Please Do Not Disturb we hear the band expand their abilities with softer work. Of the tracks on the EP, the band bookended the release with their best efforts: Lowe’s “The Beast In Me” and Richman’s “That Summer Feeling.” Either of those tracks were good enough to pop up as album B-sides, but for the time being provide a soothing listen as the band probes new sonic ground.
    The Vaccines’ second album, The Vaccines Come of Age, hits shelves in September. The Vaccines Come of Age has been preempted by the single, “Teenage Icon,” which made its debut in July and “No Hope,” which hit in June.

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