Song of the Day posts one cool cover every morning. Catch up on past installments here.
B-sides are a wonderful thing. With iTunes and the vinyl revival independently bringing back the single, bands promote songs as much as they do albums. Problem is, when iTunes makes everything a single, how do you convince a fan to pay attention? Why, you press a 7” and slap something else on the B-side. Often that something is a cover.
We saw one yesterday from the Dirty Projectors. Here’s another. In August, when noise-pop duo Crocodiles pressed “Sleep Forever” onto wax, they threw an unexpected tune on the flip side. It’s a cover that melds Deee-Lite’s super-cheesy hit “Groove Is in the Heart” with the slightly-more-classic “California Girls.” It winds up sounding very little like either.