Los Angeles’ Missing Persons, featuring the vocal talent of Dale Bozzio, have released their new wave dance cover of Strawberry Alarm Clock’s “Incense and Peppermints,” ahead of their upcoming album Dreaming, for a March release on Cleopatra Records. In support of the new album, Goldmine shares this new version of "Incense and Peppermints" as an audio premiere. [Note: Missing Persons’ Dale Bozzio will be interviewed for our Goldmine Fabulous Flip Sides series soon.]
New wave icons, and one of the most influential electronic musical acts of all-time, Missing Persons featuring original vocalist Dale Bozzio, are readying a new studio album. Dale’s inimitable vocal style, as heard on such classics as “Words,” “Destination Unknown,” and “Walking in L.A.,” is the heart and soul of Dreaming, the astonishing new studio album of cover songs and original tunes. Produced by the multi-talented Adam Hamilton, Dreaming offers lush keyboards and atmospheric interpretations of some classic rock/pop songs by fellow 1980s legends The Cars, Joy Division, and The The as well as The Rolling Stones, The Mamas & The Papas, and more - all brought to life by Dale's unmistakable voice. The album also offers 3 original compositions - the dark and moody “Lipstick,” the haunting title track “Dreaming” and the compelling “This Time” that demonstrate Missing Persons' relevance to the modern electronic scene.
Listen to the first single, above, a wildly imaginative and infectious cover of Strawberry Alarm Clock's 1967 classic “Incense and Peppermints.”
Dale offers these thoughts on the making of the album saying “This was such an easy, breezy album to make, even though it’s been a long time coming. I think fans will really appreciate the sultriness of this direction of the music and the honesty of the vocals.”
Dreaming will be available on both CD and in a limited-edition pink vinyl as well as on all digital platforms beginning March 20.
Dreaming - Missing Persons track list:
1. California Dreamin'
4. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
5. Playing with Fire
6. Just What I Needed
7. This Is the Day
8. Love Will Tear Us Apart
9. Images of Heaven
10. Incense and Peppermints
11. This Time
12. In the Rain
Also watch for Dale Bozzio’s exciting, tell-all autobiography Life Is So Strange coming later this year!