Minneapolis-based power pop / indie rock outfit THE PERSIAN LEAPS graces us with their latest single ‘Jeane,’ but do we really need yet another rendition of a track by THE SMITHS.?
This catchy version of one of the band’s more obscure songs aims to remind us just how monumental THE SMITHS were and how they managed to influence countless souls out there.
Originally dropped in 1983 as the B-side to ‘This Charming Man’ on 7-inch vinyl – you know, back when vinyl was actually a thing – it had the audacity to resurface in various formats in 1992. Because, let’s be honest, we couldn’t possibly get enough of it, right? In an attempt to keep things down-to-earth, this rendition tries its best to maintain a semblance of pop sensibility. But hey, if you’re into that sort of nostalgia trip, it might just be your cup of tea.
Based in Minneapolis, The Persian Leaps surrounds principal songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Drew Forsberg, who wrote solo under that name for years before finally assembled a band in 2012. Steadily serving up 90s college rock-inspired compositions, their distinct sound is cleverly built on a magnetic alternative rock foundation. The Spill Magazine says this is “striking, upbeat and invigorating… steadfast straightforward relatable and infectious power pop. They translate strong melodies and interesting themes into catchy songs with drive, positive energy and charm”.