RIYL: Belle & Sebastian meets Foo Fighters

Label: Soul Step Records

Cover tracks are pretty hit and miss for me, especially when the cover artist fails to add anything new to the original.  If you’re gonna put your spin on something that’s already out there in the world, make it yours.  New York songwriter Matt Duncan has done just that.

Imagine pushing the classic 90s alternative rock staple Everlong through a cheese grater made of 70s AM radio modus operandi.  Sultry horn section?  Check.  Beach baby vocal harmonies?  Check.  Smoky lounge bass licks?  Ch-ch-check.  Duncan’s smooth delivery is a swift rook-to-queen checkmate on your unsuspecting eardrums, a testament to the original Foo track’s enduring charm.  Fans of bands like Belle and Sebastian to Squeeze to The Mighty Grohl should get a kick out of this one.

100 of these magical 7″s will be sent out in random-colored wax, so get in on some ROYGBIV action before your color options fade to black.  Beautiful, classic, faithful black.  Soul Step Records have pushed their drop date to today to accommodate you lovely Sly readers, so go getchu one before they release them to the rest of the vinyl hounds.  You can also check out side B after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

Limited Pressing of 100 - Random Color Vinyl

Side A, a cover of the Foo Fighters' "Everlong" done a fashion as if it was released by Al Green off Hi-Records in the 70's.
Side B, Matt's own "Tell You What I Know" allows us to hear that Matt has continued to grow his sound has he has been performing in Broadway's "Hedwig & The Angry Inch."

Price $8

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