Tropical Fuck Storm have shared a cover of the Stooges ‘Ann’, lifted from a maxi-single cassette and 7″ vinyl the band will release later this month titled Moonburn. TFS’ rendition of the Stooges’ 1969 cut sees bassist Fiona Kitschin handle lead vocals.
Kitschin and her bandmates, Gareth Liddiard, Erica Dunn and Lauren Hammel, add plenty of their distinctive psychedelic noise to the original, with wails of screeching feedback and distorted electronics whirring around each other. ‘Ann’ arrives alongside a video directed by Sam Mapplebeck, which Liddiard describes as a “cheap shit DIY, high explosive puppeteering miniature concert shrinkage film clip.”
Watch Tropical Fuck Storm’s Video for ‘Ann’
Moonburn, set to arrive on Friday, 26th August via Joyful Noise Recordings, will contain the new song ‘Moonburn’ (which is described as a “ballad in the classic TFS style”) alongside ‘Ann’. On its B-side is an acoustic redux of ‘Aspirin’ from 2019’s Braindrops as well as a previously-released cover of Talking Heads ‘Heaven’, which featured as the B-side to the band’s ‘Legal Ghost’ 7″ in 2020. Pre-order the maxi-single here and the 7″ here.
This week, TFS will kick off a four-date tour with shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin (as part of this year’s Darwin Festival) and Melbourne. On all dates except Darwin, they’ll be joined by Party Dozen and Delivery. Tickets are available here.