Ducks Ltd. have shared the latest entry in their The Sincerest Form of Flattery covers series, a rendition of The Cure’s “In Between Days” that features supporting vocals from the band’s friend and fellow Torontonian Jane Inc (Carlyn Bezic).
Lead Ducks Ltd. vocalist Tom McGreevy says of the cover in a statement:
Robert Smith is a genius and The Cure are the best and I absolutely love this song. It’s such a simple one but all of the pieces slot together so neatly. We listened to all the demos he made of it, and it’s cool to hear how clearly the fundamental parts of it are realized on the very first one, even though he doesn’t have any lyrics yet and is just wordlessly singing the melody (which I also do when we demo stuff!). We mostly tracked this one on a day off when we were on tour with Nation of Language, so the vocal was tracked in the front seat of a parked Mitsubishi Outlander in the middle of the night outside an Airbnb in Grand Junction, Colorado. It’s also the first thing we’ve made that our bass player Katie plays on.
Carlyn Bezic (aka Jane Inc) has been a pal for maybe a decade and is one the best musicians in Toronto. I’ve seen her in so many bands and it’s been so cool to watch the Jane Inc project come together, as it feels like she just keeps refining and perfecting a creative vision that was already clear in some of the first projects I saw her in. I’ve wanted to do something with her for forever, so I was super excited she said yes to this!
PS: Someone told me once that Robert Smith only responds to emails on one day a week and it’s always IN ALL CAPS. I have no idea if this is true, but I really want it to be. Also please email me Mr Smith!
“In Between Days” is the second entry in Ducks Ltd.’s The Sincerest Form of Flattery series, following their March take on The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On,” which featured illuminati hotties (Sarah Tudzin).
Check out Ducks Ltd.’s “In Between Days” and “Head On” covers below, and find their tour dates further down.
Ducks Ltd. 2022 Tour Dates:
04 – Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open
07 – Dublin, IE @ Workman’s Club Cellar
08 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
10 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Petes
11 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
13 – Manchester, UK @ YES
14 – Birmingham, UK @ Dark Horse
15 – London, UK @ Windmill Brixton
16 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
17 – Bristol, UK @ The Crofters Rights
18 – Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
24 – Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
25 – Barcelona, ES @ Upload
16 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas*
17 – Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch*
18 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake*
20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
22 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA*
23 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
25 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
26 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
(* with Disq)