Song of the day: The New Mendicants – "This Time"

December 19, 2012

Hooray! A cover version that doesn’t just sound like a copy of the original:

The New Mendicants – “This Time” (2012)

If you’re a fan of the Pernice Brothers and/or Teenage Fanclub, you may be interested in the following blurb on the page I pinched that song from. If you’re not a fan of either of those bands, then feel free to ignore the next five paragraphs:

Taken from The New Mendicants’ first EP, ‘Australia, 2013’, to be released digitally on Friday January 18 + available at all shows on the band’s January/February tour of Australia.

The New Mendicants are Joe Pernice (Scud Mountain Boys, Pernice Brothers) and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits).

Touring Australia in January & February 2013 –

Sun 20 – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Tue 22 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Wed 23 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thu 24 – Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane
Fri 25 – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Sat 26 – The Idolise Spiegeltent, Parramatta
Sun 27 – The Idolise Spiegeltent, Parramatta
Thu 7 – The Grace Emily, Adelaide
Fri 8 – Perth International Arts Festival, Perth

Adelaide & Brisbane tix via
Sydney Festival tix via Tix via
Melbourne tix via
Perth Festival tix via

Here’s the original:

INXS – “This Time (1985)


I’d like to thanks Lauree from the Audities mailing list for bringing The New Mendicants song to the attention of the gourp