Turn up your speakers, because L.A. duo Tashaki Miyaki want you to hear Buddy Holly a little differently than you ever have before. Despite the oversaturation of Buddy Holly covers this year thanks to a couple of tribute albums, no artist yet has oversaturated a song with this much guitar noise and scuzz. Holly’s sugary sweet lyrics drip out of a shoegaze haze, sung unaffectedly by Tashaki Miyaki’s lead singer and drummer, Lucy (maintaining an air of mystery, Lucy and guitarist Rocky have not revealed their last names). The coyness fits well with the sound, as the dreamy waves of music seem to obscure the original song.
Tashaki Miyaki just released a 4 song EP of new material, and last month gave official release to their cover of The Everly Brothers “All I Have to Do is Dream” (available for free download here ). Listen to the Buddy Holly tune below.
Tashaki Miyaki – Heartbeat (Buddy Holly Cover)
Check out more Tashaki Miyaki at their Bandcamp page.