“Dance party” may not be the first phrase that jumps to mind when thinking about Pinkerton. Most people think more of self-pity and ragged heart-on-sweater-sleeve emoting in regards to Weezer’s beloved album. NYC electronica duo Space Command think different, as they tried to prove with an electronic tribute to Pinkerton. The lo-fi dance backing reminds us of those MIDI files you used to get stuck with back in the days of 56K modems, but with genuine human vocals overtop. We asked band member Will Nichols how this came about:
Craig and I have been Weezer fans (especially pinkerton) for a long time. When we started recording Butterfly, we had plans to cover the entire album. It was going to be called ‘Pinkerton v2.1 Dance Party [that’s the album art above], but we only ever recorded “Butterfly” and “El Scorcho” before ditching the idea and moving onto originals. This was our first foray into electronic music and is really the reason Space Command exists.
Download both songs below, then pester them to record the rest.
Check out more Space Command at their website.