Though far from their Mercury Prize winning and Glastonbury headlining days of the late ’90s, Gomez are still a functioning outfit, with their new album Whatever’s On Your Mind set for release next week. Perhaps with one eye on promoting that release, vocalist/guitarist Ben Ottewell turned up on Billboard.com’s latest edition of Mashup Mondays. The weekly feature showcases improbable pairings of artist and song, with surprisingly solid results.
This March, we pit 64 Beatles covers against each other in what we call Moptop Madness.
Yesterday’s winners: Sufjan Stevens, “What Goes On” and Junior Parker, “Tax Man”
We’re all over the place today. In ring one, the Bobs’ a cappella “Helter Skelter” goes head to head with Ike & Tina Turner’s raving “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.” In ring two, Gomez’s far-out “Sun King” undertakes a mystical battle with Sukilove’s equally far-out “Love You To.”
Listen to each pairing below, then vote for your favorite. For added sway, try to convince others to vote your way in the comments. Voting closes in 24 hours.