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Big Curve Music’s Big Cover-Up Can’t Be Contained

A slate of DMV artists update Billy Idol, Black Sabbath, Starship, CCR, AC/DC & more.


Everything old is new (and rocking) again on Big Curve Music’s audacious new covers compilation The Big Cover-Up — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A real treat for fans of classic ’70’s, ’80s and ’90s alt-rock, industrial, metal, goth, punk and electro, the 10-track collection covers the musical waterfront. From 51 Peg‘s rollicking cover of Billy Idol’s Eyes Without A Face and Landis Harry Larry’s show-stealing take on Starship’s We Built This City to Nova Koloso’s colossal version of Black Sabbath’s Supernaut, there’s something in this collection for any serious or casual fan.

To create The Big Cover-Up, Big Curve Music gathered together some of the best indie bands in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Along with 51 Peg, Landis Harry Larry and Novo Koloso, the set features Steep Steps (Down In A Hole by Alice in Chains), The Neuro Farm (New Dawn Fades by Joy Division), Idiot Code (Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival), Dingleberry Dynasty (Big Balls by AC/DC), Project:Leviathen (The Killing Moon by Echo And The Bunnymen), Year Of The Fist (Who Was In My Room Last Night by Butthole Surfers) and Hollowboy (The Walk by The Cure).

Big Curve Music was founded in 2021 and is dedicated to highlighting the best indie bands in the DMV (DC, MD, VA). The Big Curve is a small section of the DC Beltway where DC, MD and VA meet. There are many crashes there. There’s also many killer bands. And Big Curve Music brings them to you.

Listen to The Big Cover-Up above, learn more about the artists and watch some videos below, and then cruise over to Curve Music‘s website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Track By Track:

1 | Eyes Without A Face (Billy Idol) | 51 Peg 

51 Peg are a dark synth-rock band, influenced by Depeche Mode, NiN, and more. Named after the extrasolar planet 51 Pegasi.

2 | We Built This City (Starship) | Landis Harry Larry 

A synth punk/funk trio from Baltimore consisting of Landis Expandis and his two clones Harry and Larry.

3 | Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains) | Steep Steps

Steep Steps make dark, electronic music for film and television. Featuring haunting female vocals, layers of analog synths, indie guitar tones, and creative production.

4 | Supernaut (Black Sabbath) |  Nova Koloso

A band born out of pandemic isolation … no better time to get loud and weird. Two brothers, one city: Baltimore

5 | New Dawn Fades (Joy Division) | The Neuro Farm

The Neuro Farm are a darkwave gothic-rock band based in D.C. Combining vocal harmony with soaring violin melodies, driving rhythm guitar, and ethereal sonic textures, their music has been described as hauntingly beautiful. The Neuro Farm draw on influences such as Joy Division, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sigur Ros, Chelsea Wolfe, Portishead and Rammstein.

6 | Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival) | Idiot Code

Industrial Metal. Revolution music.

7 | Big Balls (AC/DC) | Dingleberry Dynasty

For over 25 years, Dingleberry Dynasty have been smearing their brand of “Poop Punk” around the MD/D.C. scene, and their insane live shows are not to be missed.

8 | The Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen) | Project:Leviathen

9 | Who Was In My Room? (Butthole Surfers) | Year Of The Fist

Female-led punk rock ’n’ Roll from Oakland, CA.

10 | The Walk (The Cure) | Hollowboy