Oct 282010

The music press (or at least the band’s publicists) tout the Rescues as an “indie supergroup.” Bands with major label contracts and five songs featured on Grey’s Anatomy are considered indie? And bands that don’t have any particularly famous members are now “supergroups”? What is the world coming to?

Regardless of the labels foisted on them, the Rescues are a talented group of musicians. The band’s four-part harmonies remind the listener of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The Rescues use these harmonies to great effect on their cover of Katy Perry‘s “Teenage Dream,” recorded live in studio, though it appears it took four and a half takes to do it. The Rescues’ version ebbs and flows with a near-a cappella bridge and symphonic drum fills. It’s fun watching Rob Giles switch from drums to guitar and back again, without screwing up the vocals.

The Rescues – Teenage Dream (Katy Perry cover)

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  7 Responses to “Rescuing Katy Perry: The Rescues Cover “Teenage Dream””

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  1. It’s true this song has been way overdone, but I think they did an awesome cover of it. I actually saw them live a few months ago and they were amazing. For almost every song, they would each rotate instruments so nearly everyone played (guitar/bass/keys/drums/etc) at least once. A very talented band :)

  2. I’m guessing from your use of the photo from their first album, you’re using sources from back then. They weren’t signed to a major label until after the Grey’s Anatomy songs were on TV.

  3. Actually, for your knowledge, over half of the music licensed on Grey’s Anatomy is not affiliated with Universal, Sony, EMI, or Warner. Andrew Belle, Alva Leigh, Greg Laswell, Correatown…no major tags there. Pretty quick and uneducated bite there…

  4. T. Rex’s “Teenage Dream” is the only “Teenage Dream” in my book.

  5. Amy/David, Thanks for the update. David, I was making a specific comment about The Rescues being signed to a major label, not that all Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack artists were.

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