Dec 132011

Ah, the ’80s – a time when nearly every cult classic film birthed a popular, chart-topping hit. Such was the case with Fast Times at Ridgemont High and “Somebody’s Baby.” The soundtrack single came courtesy of folk rock singer/songwriter Jackson Browne and was one of the biggest hits of his career. Similarly folky (though slightly more indie) band The Wooden Birds picked up the song to cover, offering it as a bonus for downloading their most recent single, “Criminal Minds” off their newest album, Two Matchsticks. Continue reading »

May 262011

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

The Wooden Birds’ new single Two Matchsticks contains a couple bonus covers. They take two very disparate sources – Hall & Oates and Kenny Rogers – to an indie-folk-pop middle ground. Download “Maneater” below, then get “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” here.
MP3: The Wooden Birds – Maneater (Hall & Oates cover) Continue reading »