"Piggy" & "March of the Pigs" - Friend Roulette & Heliotropes (Nine Inch Nails Covers) [SoundCloud Audio Stream]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published May 8, 2014

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nine Inch Nails' highly acclaimed album The Downward Spiral. To celebrate, the folks at Goodnight Records have enlisted Heliotropes and Friend Roulette, two bands on its roster, to record two songs from the album. The split seven - inch single features Heliotropes covering "Piggy," and Friend Roulette covering "March of the Pigs." You can listen to both tracks above.

On "Piggy," Friend Roulette stay true to the original version, with haunting background effects, simple and effective bass runs, and erratic drum fills. The singing of Julia Tepper is the highlight here, as she showcases her beautiful voice.

Heliotropes slow down "March of the Pigs" to a stoner rock anthem with Black Sabbath like guitar riffs, thick bass lines, and haunting vocals from Jessica Numsuwankijkul. At the two minute mark of the song, her voice draws you in before the combination of guitars / drums / bass combine to kick you in the gut and follow up with a distorted filled guitar solo.

The 7" EP will be limited to 200, and some will be available this weekend at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair in NY. To purchase the recording, you can click here. For information about Friend Roulette, check out their bandcamp page, as well as Heliotropes bandcamp page.


Source: Goodnight Records SoundCloud

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