Sumerian Records announce Florence + The Machine cover album, stream three covers

March 26, 2014 by Matt Crane

Sumerian Records announce Florence + The Machine cover album, stream three covers

Sumerian Records have announced they will be releasing Florence + The Machine cover album, creatively titled: Florence + The Sphinx. You can check out the full tracklisting and three of the covers and a below.

Three covers have already been released from the album: Periphery’s cover of “Only If For A Night,” Stick To Your Guns’ cover of “Dog Days Are Over” and Come The Dawn’s cover of “What The Water Gave Me.” Listen to all of the covers below, and let us know how you think they did.

01. Periphery - Only If For A Night
02. Stick To Your Guns - Dog Days Are Over
03. Ben Bruce (of Asking Alexandria) - Shake It Out
04. Darkest Hour - Spectrum
05. Miss Fortune - No Light, No Light
06. Fever Dreamer - Leave My Body
07. Born of Osiris - Seven Devils
08. Come The Dawn - What The Water Gave Me
09. Upon A Burning Body - Lover To Lover
10. Mike Semesky (of Intervals) - Hearlines
11. Dead Letter Circus - Remain Nameless
12. City In The Sea - All This And Heaven Too

Florence + The Sphinx will be released on May 13. Pre-orders are available now.

Read a message from Sumerian co-founder Ash Avildsen about the record:

"To me, Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine is one of the most timeless records to come out in years. The distinctive vocals and melodies, the orchestration and instrumentation, the production, the mood and the lyrics have made me enamored with the album. It is also one of the heaviest records in years to me… not in the sense of metal and aggressive vocals/guitars/drums, but in how the songs make you feel. The emotional conviction that Florence Welch gives in her delivery combined with the brilliance of Isabella “Machine” Summers and the production of Paul Epworth has made for one of my favorite albums of all time. I wanted to give Sumerian bands the platform to re-invent these songs and to hopefully bring great music to new ears all over the world who may have otherwise never experienced this album. We made an exception and included one older song from Florence’s previous record Lungs, which Stick To Your Guns did an incredible job with.. I hope you enjoy Sumerian Ceremonials and the original Ceremonials as much as I have. Thank you for taking the time to check it out." 

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