Dec 092011

The Big Pink may have found the ultimate in hard-to-Google band names. Generally, even something vague like “Air” or “Justice” can be easily found by adding “band” afterwards. However, searching for “Big Pink The Band” is somehow less than helpful in tracking down this British indie duo. Thankfully, they’ve hit an SEO-friendly level of success thanks to a 4AD signing, a Lykke Li cover, and a 2009 album that dipped a toe into the charts.

Now they’ve turned up on the BBC, covering the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mayonaise.” The pair bring the noise on a loud, grinding cover that hits hard and should give another boost to their Alexa ranking. Just don’t go searching for “big pink mayonaise.”

The Big Pink – Mayonaise (The Smashing Pumpkins cover)

Check out more from the Big Pink at their website at, naturally, (and be happy Robbie and Levon exhausted their litigious urges on each other).

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