Chicago-based indie band Ace Reporter has released a new track called Need You Tonight, which is a cover of the highly successful track originally done by INXS.

Founded in New York City and now based in Chicago, Ace Reporter was born of exhaustion. Chris Snyder wrote and finished a new song every 24 hours for 365 consecutive days. The songs that resulted from this threesixfive project span most of the genres so often prefixed by “indie” — rock, folk, electro, pop. But they are also immediate and cohesive, grounded as much by propulsive beats and hooky melodies as by the dark wit in Snyder’s lyrics. Following Snyder’s move to Chicago in 2013, the band’s membership solidified into a powerful four-piece: Snyder on vocals and guitar, Ben Dacoba on drums, Corbin Howard on keys, and Gordon Walters on bass. Having toured with bands as diverse as The Fratellis and Steel Pulse, Ace Reporter has gained the reputation of a band that shouldn’t be able to top their recordings…until you see them live.

I’m always wary of cover songs, but I have to give this one two thumbs up, Ace Reporter did a great job recreating a classic track with respect and a fresh coat of paint!


Kelly Murphy
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