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Boston's A Loss for Words cover the Jackson 5, metal-style: Better or worse than Alien Ant Farm's MJ cover?

 

Some people are mad at how boy bands and metal bands are pretty much indistinguishable these days. Not us. We're big fans of Dillinger Escape Plan's Justin Timberlake cover; and we're giving a thumbs-up to the new EP by 2010 BEST MUSIC POLL nominees A LOSS FOR WORDS, on which they cover a fistful of Motown classics. Today they leaked a cover of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back," featuring guest vocals by members of fellow BMP nominees FOUR YEAR STRONG. The rest of the disc, coming on May 11, includes songs made famous by Smokey Robinson, the Contours, Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, and the Isley Brothers. Show up at their tour kickoff/CD-release show at the Worcester Palladium on May 14 and they'll hand you a 5-song sampler. The rest of their tour dates are below:

May 23 - Portland, ME @ Big Easy
May 24 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
May 25 - Amityville, NY @ Broadway
May 26 - Clifton, NJ @ Aquifer
May 27 - Park Bensalem, PA @ Polanka
May 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
May 29 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 30 - High Point, NC @ Arts by Alexander
May 31 - Summerville, SC @ Summerville American
June 1 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
June 2 - Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lous
June 3 - Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
June 4 - Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
June 5 - Tallahasee, FL @ The Farside
June 9 - Midland, TX @ The Pine Box
June 10 - Las Cruces, NM @ Dream Center
June 11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Gold Manor
June 12 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Underground
June 13 - Murietta, CA @ Galindo's
June 14 - Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
June 15 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
June 16 - Sacramento, CA @ TBA
June 17 - Vancouver, WA @ The Fee
June 18 - Olympia, WA @ Black Lake Grange
June 21 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Other Side
June 22 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
June 24 - Buffalo, MN @ The Vault
June 25 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward
June 28 - Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout + June 29 - Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground
June 30 - Burlington, VT @ 242 Main
July 1 - Manchester, NH @ Rocko's

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