2019 has been a great one for the Dwayne fam, but we’ve got 2020 vision. And we’re kicking it off the best way we know how – with all of you, in the finest Music Hall the Danforth has to offer. When so many New Years parties are a bust, why not commit to one you know is going to deliver?
We had a blast making it and we hope you play it on repeat for the next 99 days straight. It’s a collection of reimagined covers. We played Code Names at least 30 times while making this record. Dave did most of the cooking. Now the album is complete and ready for your ears! Pre-order your CD or LP copy HERE.
Make It Wit Chu
Just What I Needed
Don’t Worry Baby
Please Please Me
A Little Respect
I’m Not In Love
Hold Me Now
“Make It Wit Chu” just landed on the internet! Listen HERE.
We reimagined this mid-oughts Queens of the Stone Age song as a pulsing, electronic pop dance track – as if Kylie Minogue wandered into Daft Punk’s studio. We wanted to keep it dark and sparse, while maintaining the analog elements and energy of a live band. By having a woman sing lead (our very talented Jill Harris), we turned the song on its head to make the lyrical perspective more about female empowerment.
“Make It Wit Chu” is available now, along with B-side “Please Please Me” (The Beatles). Our debut album is out August 23.
“Just What I Needed” and “Don’t Worry Baby” are out… NOW. Listen here.
We’ve put a fresh spin on two of our favourite classics by The Cars and The Beach Boys. “Just What I Needed” in particular is a really special one for us – it’s actually the first tune we started messing around with for our upcoming album of reimagined covers. The Cars’ original is a perfect pop song and one we love so much that we thought it would be fun to see it in a new light. Our version draws out the love song undertones into a more dreamy, introspective take on the new wave classic.
Big shout out to EARMILK for premiering our latest tracks, and even giving us a nice little write up:
“Dwayne Gretzky accomplishes one of the most beautiful things in music: They make us fall in love with the songs we grew up with over and over and over again. And little by little, we start to realize that who we’re really falling in love with is them.”