Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A.V. Club Undercover

As part of the A.V. Club's project, A.V. Club Undercover, musicians have been invited to create their own covers of a series of classic songs, from Blur to the Pixies. This week, Baths performed a lo-fi rendition of LCD Soundsystem's 'All My Friends', with organic percussion in the form of hand-claps and foot-tapping from his friend Dexter. 

The only other artist to take part so far has been Iron & Wine, who covered George Michael. There are now twenty three more songs waiting to be re-jigged, and musicians are given permission to cover them on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

In any case, the project looks to produce some intriguing results, and hopefully some exciting rejuvenations of aging pop songs. I'm keen to hear a stuttering indie musician take on Kanye West's 'Runaway', and Belle & Sebastian's 'Like Dylan in the Movies' will definitely produce some fun results if the band can pull it off. 

Watch out for forthcoming A.V. Club Undercover recordings as they pop up over the coming weeks. All the covers will be posted on the A.V. Club website as soon as they arrive. 

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