The free cover EPs are dropping fast! Yesterday the Postelles released theirs and now there’s another set for your listening enjoyment. Indie pop-punk band The Coastals just released their Under the Covers EP, covering favorites like Elliott Smith (whom The Civil Wars covered this past week), Modern English, and The Beatles. Under the Covers, while not the most experimental set, offers pleasant takes on familiar favorites like Modern English’s ‘I Melt With You’, The Shins’ “Know Your Onion”,’ The Buzzcocks “Ever Falling in Love” and The Beatles “Help!”
The Coastals, though from Washington D.C., sound an awful lot like they’re a good-time California band here. Their punk covers maintain the catchiness of the original songs, but have a laidback quality, like the songs just came about because a few friends were playing around in a garage (one with unusually good recording equipment). The covers are like a familiar comfort food, not entirely groundbreaking but well worth having in their own right. Stream and download the full EP below.
Find out more about The Coastals on their Myspace.