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Listen to Sorority Noise’s cover of Motion City Soundtrack’s “Everything Is Alright”

Sorority Noise (Photo: Pat Nolan)
Sorority Noise (Photo: Pat Nolan)

Cameron Boucher isn’t one to sit still. This year alone he’s released an album of covers, a four-song EP with Sorority Noise, engineered Ruby Nightingale’s record, and has teased new music from his other band Old Gray. Next week he’ll be hitting the road with Sorority Noise, supporting Bayside and The Menzingers, but before that, he’s sent The A.V. Club another cover he’s recorded which we’re premiering below. Credited as Sorority Noise’s cover of Motion City Soundtrack’s “Everything Is Alright,” Boucher reworks the peppy pop-punk song into an electro-pop track that’s befitting of The Cure. It’s got all the trappings of Boucher’s best covers, as he takes the song’s existing framework and lovingly twists it until it becomes something new entirely. In a way, it functions as a bit of a sendoff to Motion City Soundtrack as the band preps for its final show, but it’s just as good taken on its own merit.

Sorority Noise tour with Bayside and The Menzingers

8/11—Revolution—Ft. Lauderdale, FL
8/12—Hard Rock Live—Orlando, FL
8/13—Wrecking Ball Festival—Atlanta, GA
8/14—Amos Southend—Charlotte, NC
8/16—NorVa—Norfolk, VA
8/17—Rams Head—Baltimore, MD
8/18—Electric Factory—Philadelphia, PA
8/19—PlayStation Theater—New York, NY
8/20—Starland Ballroom—Sayreville, NJ
8/21—House of Blues—Boston, MA
8/23—Altar Bar—Pittsburgh, PA
8/24—Agora—Cleveland, OH
8/25—Opera House—Toronto, ON
8/26—The Majestic—Detroit, MI
8/27—Beer Festival—Chicago, IL
8/28—Mill City Nights—Minneapolis, MN
8/30—Ogden Theatre—Denver, CO
8/31—The Complex—Salt Lake City, UT
9/2—The Showbox—Seattle, WA
9/3—Hawthorne Theatre—Portland, OR
9/4—Regency—San Francisco
9/6—The Observatory—Santa Ana, CA
9/7—Regent Theater—Los Angeles, CA
9/8—The Observatory North Park—San Diego, CA
9/9—Brooklyn Bowl—Las Vegas, NV
9/10—The Pressroom—Phoenix, AZ
9/11—The Sunshine Theater—Albuquerque, NM
9/13—Alamo City Music Hall—San Antonio, TX
9/14—House of Blues—Houston, TX
9/15—Gas Monkey Live—Dallas, TX
9/16—Granada Theater—Lawrence, KS
9/17—The Ready Room—St. Louis, MO
9/18—Exit/In—Nashville, TN

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