The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations was an outright hit and is an auto-include in best of lists. But Polyphonic believes that the song’s impact has flown over the public’s collective head. He sets out to correct that with this excellent deconstruction.
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Vocalist Tara Louise leads off one of our favorite Postmodern Jukebox covers yet, with a vibrant 1920’s jazz style version of Japanese Kawaii metal group Babymetal’s cult hit Gimme Chocolate. If you’re unfamiliar with the original, here ya go. You’re welcome.
Paweł Zadrożniak’s retro-mechanical orchestra The Floppotron is back with another great cover. Listen up as it performs a Bee Gees’ disco classic. If you prefer something a bit more modern, he also dropped a cover of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger this week.
Musician Douglas Borsatti cranks out a wonderful and unique cover version of the King of Pop’s 1982 uber-hit on his squeezebox. If Michael Jackson performed while strolling the streets of Paris wearing a beret, we imagine this is what his music might have sounded like.
A new single from electronic artist Charlie Yin aka Giraffage. Slowly still has Giraffage written all over it – synth hooks, cut and pitch-shifted vocals, transitions from light to dark – but it has a mature polish to it. The track is from his upcoming album Too Real.
Musician and all-around madman Andy Rehfeldt is back with another death metal cover. This time, he turns our favorite mild-mannered, cardigan-wearing neighbor into an angry member of the Army of Satan. Though at times, Andy’s death metal voice sounds a whole lot like Cookie Monster.
(PG-13: Language) A hilariously cynical bit from Vice News, in which The Black Keys co-founder Patrick Carney listens to snippets of music from other artists, and rips apart most of it for lazy writing, cheesy instrumentation, or just not being his kind of jam. More here.
We’re rooting for Puddles to take the win on America’s Got Talent, but he’s got some stiff competition. Regardless of the outcome, we’ll always have his YouTube channel. Here, he picks up his guitar and turns in a dialed-down arrangement of Blondie’s 1979 hit Dreaming.