Monday, July 14, 2008

The Bedroom Covers - FREE COVERS ALBUM


Mother & Child Reunion (Paul Simon) mp3 via:

He's A Rebel (The Crystals) mp3 via:
Pull Up The Roots (Talking Heads) mp3 via:
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Marie (Randy Newman)
Temptation Inside Your Heart (Velvet Underground)


- DAYTROTTER just posted our session. One of our favorite sites around... If you haven't been there, you should go check it out ASAP. It's a really great site that does live sessions with bands, and posts a bunch of FREE SONGS for download. We did 5 songs, 2 that you haven't heard anywhere else. Head over there now and download them for FREE, and be sure to drop a line and tell the nice dudes what you think.


pps: it also happens to have a cover song on it!!! IT ALL CONNECTS!!



hey kids,

have we told you lately that we love you? well in case you didn't already know, here's a bunch of free covers we've put together over the last few months. you can get it all FREE. that's right, no charge. they are someone else's songs after all...

we're calling them "the bedroom covers," and they'll be put up track by track, on a bunch of our favorite blogs around town. next week when they've posted them all, we'll put up all of the tracks here, and some of our older covers too, so you'll have a whole album of covers!

Here is the tracklist...

Mother & Child Reunion (Paul Simon)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
He's A Rebel (The Crystals)
Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Marie (Randy Newman)
Pull Up The Roots (Talking Heads)
Temptation Inside Your Heart (Velvet Underground)

my old kentucky blog posted the first track. it's a song by paul simon called "mother and child reunion."

head over to their place where you can grab the MP3:

oh, here's a little thing i wrote about how/why we did these:

"These songs sound the way they do, because we recorded them with a laptop and one mic. We used mainly acoustic guitars and shakers because that's what we had lying around, and we couldn't make much noise in our apartment anyway. We didn't spend time arranging any of these either. We learned the chords and the lyrics (which was pretty easy because we've heard all these songs hundreds of times), and we played 'em. What you hear at the basis of the recording is generally a first take. Sometimes we added some background vocals or another guitar part here or there, because the songs we were covering had a lot more going on than us, and we were feeling a bit inadequate...You're always fighting a losing battle when you're recording covers, because 99.99% of the time the cover isn't going to be as good the original. Well, for the record, let it be known that none of our covers are as good as the originals. That's part of why we wanted to give all these tracks away for free."

more soon!

the morning benders