So maybe you’ve seen this on your favorite mommy blog, or some other viral video clearing house, but it’s new to me. Dicken Schrader, a Columbian video artist, is doing a most admirable thing — brainwashing his young children with Depeche Mode.
So far, he, Milah and Korben have covered “Shake The Disease” and “Strangelove”, but their most recent effort is the best. Posted in December, which would explain the “Jingle Bells” bit at the beginning, their version of “Everything Counts” is incredible.
With household items like a Coke bottle, cheese grater and wind chimes accompanying a cheap synth, xylophone, kazoo and recorder, it sounds way bigger than the sum of its tinker-toy parts:
Now I’m not a huge fan of singing kids or anything, but you’ve got to admit that’s pretty cool. Bravo, Dicken.
If you’d like a refresher on the masterful original, watch it below, and click here to check out another cover song feature on a significantly more polished version of The Cure’s “Disintegration.”