Jason lives in Indiana, is a friend of my best pal Ryan and is/has been in lots of bands, such as Magnolia Electric Co., The Impossible Shapes, The Coke Dares, etc. He's also apparently a man after my own heart and recently recorded a track-for-track tribute to GBV's Alien Lanes, which is an awesome thing to do. He sent it to Ryan, Ryan sent it to me, and here we all are.
Speaking of my best pal Ryan, this is a quick cover he recorded the other day and sent to me. I didn't ask him whether it was okay to post it here, but I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel! He's known me 15 years, I think he knows that all covers sent to me risk an appearance here unless I'm warned otherwise.
Here's another song whose title not only utilizes the "word" alright, but also the "word" tonite. The original Springfield track is not only used brilliantly in Wet Hot American Summer but is also the first song on Side A of Working Class Dog, the album I chose to blare earlier today to drown out the sound of my disgustingly young and attractive hipster neighbors arguingan act of retaliation that resulted in a slightly uncomfortable verbal exchange, which was later resolved. Hooray for indie peace!
Somehow, in a manner unbeknownst to me, a track by The Wave Pictures with a wacky title wound up on my hard drive and in my shuffle play yesterday. I Googled them, found this track on their MySpace page and liked it enough to post here.
Sometimes the songs with simplest lyrics rock the most. I'm not necessarily saying that's the case here. Just sayin'.
I posted a cover of this not too long ago, but this band is Polish and I don't post enough Polish stuff.
This comes from That's New Pussycat: A Surf Tribute to Burt Bacharach, although this is more psychobilly than surf. Or maybe just psycho.
Very often, when bands release all-cover albums such as The Beautiful South's Golddiggas, Headnodders & Folk Songs, it winds up seeming to be more about providing a showcase of said band's idols than a means to create interesting new music. I think in the case of this TBS track, they did a little of both.
This is totally my guilty cover pleasure of the week.
Keeping with the self-recorded theme of the first few tracks (and thanks to the fact that I was in Dave's Records the other day and they were playing Ultravox and it made me so very happy), here is an old favorite of mine.
This is here because I [heart] the Mountain Goats and couldn't afford to go see them the other day.