New wave group Tears For Fears have released a cover of Arcade Fire's 2010 single, "Ready To Start." Tears For Fears slowed the song down a bit, allowing lush strings to lead the way. They added in synth sounds and a drum machine to pick it up for the chorus, sounding a bit more like the faster original release, and even though this shaved off a full minute from Arcade Fire's recording, it doesn't lose any of its quality. This is a wonderful and smooth synth pop cover of an already great track.
Arcade Fire's 4th studio album, Reflektor, will be released on October 29th. Tears For Fears is also working on a new record, though no release date has yet been specified.