RE-IMAGINES THE CLASSIC INXS 1987 HIT
“NEVER TEAR US APART”
ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES
October 8th, 2021 - Sunflower Dead, the infectious active rock band from Long Beach, CA, has released a new song “Never Tear Us Apart” today. A cover of the 1987 hit by INXS. The song is also the third single from the band’s upcoming fourth album March Of The Leper, due out March 2022.
Michael Del Pizzo on why they are covering this particular song "SFD really doesn’t like doing covers. I guess we are too lazy to learn how others correctly play their songs which is funny because our new cover of INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart is our second cover in 4 albums. Go figure! We did The Police’s Every Breath You Take on our debut album and to this day it remains one of our most requested songs and it had no radio play, no video and no promotion. For us to do a cover we have to completely rewrite our way. To do that, we have to be inspired by some kind of killer idea (in our heads at least) in a direction to take the song. With Never Tear Us Apart, we started talking about doing this back in 2014 because we just loved the song. The thing is though, it is a very romantic and major scale type of sound. So yeah, there was no way we were doing this unless it was completely redone. I heard it in my head a certain way and rewrote the song in a minor key with crushing guitars and accordion added in. Once I showed Jaboo the approach, he was on board and we tracked it and fell in love with our dirty, dark, sexy and heavy version of the track. Oh and instead of doing a sax solo on the bridge, we had Jaboo rip up a guitar solo that expands upon the original sax melody. Love the original and now are extra happy with our dark rewrite of such a classic song Oct/Nov Tour Dates: “The Black Pilled Tour” Sunflower Dead will be supporting Smile Empty Soul (also on the bill is Tommy Gibbons) 10/22 Des Moines IA, Lefty’s 10/23 Saint Joseph MO, Cafe Acoustic 10/27 Wichita KS, Barleycorns 10/28 Oklahoma City OK, Kendall’s Bar 10/30 Fort Worth TX, The Rail Club 11/1 Austin TX, Come and Take it Live 11/2 Shreveport LA, 516 Soundstage 11/3 New Orleans LA, Southport Hall 11/4 Tallahassee FL, The Warrior 11/5 Jacksonville FL, Archetype 11/6 Sanford FL, West End Trading Co 11/7 Tampa FL, The Brass Mug 11/10 West Palm Beach FL, Propaganda 11/11 Fort Myers FL, Buddha Night Club 11/12 Gainesville FL, Highdive 11/13 Savannah GA, The Wormhole 11/14 Huntsville AL, Sidetracks March Of The Leper is available for pre-order and is available in 7 packages at this location: Pre-order 1. Signed CD 2. Signed Vinyl 3. Signed Limited Edition Cassette 4. Signed CD/T-Shirt Bundle 5. Signed Vinyl/T-shirt Bundle 6. Signed Cassette/T-Shirt Bundle 7. Everything Bundle Sunflower Dead is comprised of Michael Del Pizzo (Vocals, Accordion, Piano),and Jaboo (Guitar).