Is “Dirty” the new “Deer/Crystal/Bear” in band names? When covering classic rock bands, it just might be. This year we’ve seen covers by Dirty Beaches (1, 2), The Dirty 9s, and now the Dirty Tees. This Toronto electronica duo have begun making a splash with singles like “Where We Are” and “Let You Go” and, in addition to a ton of remixes, they just released their first cover: U2’s “With or Without You.”
As anyone familiar with their poppy four-on-the-floor work might guess, they avoid any sense of a love-lost ballad. Instead, an insistent beat propels the catchy melody straight to the club floor. The vocals and instrumentation are new, but we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a remix element at work here too. Check it out below.
The Dirty Tees – With or Without You (U2 cover)