Members of AFI, Deafheaven, Alexisonfire and Others Perform a Cover of The Smashing Pumpkins Song “1979”.


Two Minutes To Late Night shared their latest cover performed by a one-time supergroup that brought together members of AFI, Deafheaven, Alexisonfire and others to give a hardcore touch to The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 hit “1979”.

In addition to AFI bassist Hunter Bergan, Deafheaven drummer Daniel Tracy and Alexisonfire guitarist Wade McNeil (who also plays in the Gallows), “Bedroom Cover” — the 62nd overall on the channel – includes performances by Jeremy Bolm from Touché Amoré and Hesitation Wounds, as well as Gvarsenio. Hall is called (also known as the main person behind the channel “Two Minutes till Late at Night”).

As is usually the case in the series, all the band members recorded their parts separately, and Hall put them together into a soaring anthem that retained the emo tilt of the original track and melodic zeal.

Take a look at the cover below and then compare it with the original version:


The Smashing Pumpkins first released “1979” in October 1995, when it appeared as the fifth track on the second disc of their third album, Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. In January of the following year, it was released as a single and became one of the band’s biggest hits.

The band is currently preparing to release the second disc of their 12th album “ATUM” with the subtitle “Act Two”, which is due to be released on January 31. on “Act Three” on April 21.

The full album, a three—disc rock opera produced by frontman Billy Corgan himself and covering more than two hours on 33 tracks, is a continuation of the albums “Melon Collie” and “Machina” of 2000.

At the time of writing, The Smashing Pumpkins had just one performance on their 2023 tour itinerary: a headline spot at a new festival called The World Is A Vampire, which debuts in Mexico on March 6-9. Along with Pumpkins, Interpol, Turnstile, Peter Hook and Deafheaven will perform.


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