Tokyo Police Club just began their “10 Songs, 10 Days, 10 Hours, 10 Years” series and things are off to a good start. Basically, over the next 10 days, the band will cover one song for each year from 2001 through 2010. Each gets arranged and recorded in one 10-hour session, then premiered the next day. At this very moment they’re in an L.A. studio cranking away on Jimmy Eat World’s “Sweetness,” with unspecified songs to follow (options for 2003, listed on sponsor Polaroid’s website, include Train, Jason Mraz, the Strokes, and Audioslave).
For their first release, the band selected “South Side,” the Moby featuring Gwen Stefani megahit from 1999’s Play (the single itself wasn’t released until later). They recruited M83’s Morgan Kibby to take Stefani’s part. Their rockier version updates the chilled-out vibe of the original. Stream it below. (via Entertainment Weekly)
Tokyo Police Club ft. Morgan Kibby – South Side (Moby ft. Gwen Stefani cover)
Follow their progress at Polaroid.com.