"I think music is always changing and mutating and I really love how it turned out for us," Charm City Devils singer John Allen tells Noisecreep about the band's newest single, a cover of the folk classic "Man of Constant Sorrow."
Most people know "Man of Constant Sorrow" from the movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, but the song existed long before George Clooney lip-synched to Dan Tyminski's vocal track.
The cover is the first single from the new album SINS which will be released electronically on April 10.
"Man of Constant Sorrow" dates back to the early 1900s, possibly earlier. This isn't regular territory for a modern rock band. That's exactly what drew Baltimore-based Charm City Devils to the tune."It's blowing us away," Allen admits of the success of the cover. "It's so fascinating how radio stations are finding it across the United States and popping it on. We're getting a great response to it. We musically changed it of course and tweaked the lyrics. I wrote what we consider a more modern chorus to it -- so if you're a real purist, somebody who loves that song -- you might have some objections to what we do with it."
If you listen to satellite radio, you've probably heard the song on Octane. It's in heavy rotation on that station, giving the band an extra boost. The Charm City Devils are no strangers to the rock scene, though. The band was named by Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and had a deal with Eleven
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