Sep 132011

No secret that we love Telephoned. The covers duo of Maggie Horn and Sammy Bananas consistently bring one of the freshest approaches to covers out there. We named last year’s Off the Hook mixtape the third-best covers album of 2010 and now they’ve released another: Good Call. It finds the duo branching out even further to redefine the “cover” concept. Their general M.O. – cover one song while remixing it with another – proves more fluid than ever and the song selection follow suit.

Good Call draws its sources from across the genre spectrum. They give fresh takes on club tracks by Taio Cruz and Nicki Minaj, sure, but they mix in quite a few up-and-coming indie stars this time too. R&B upstarts Frank Ocean and The Weeknd make a natural fit, but Best Coast and Blackstreet? It’s a wild ride but, as always, Telephoned guide you effortlessly. We’ve got a couple samples below to entice you, but, as a mixtape, it’s really meant to be heard as one flowing piece. Download Good Call here.

MP3: Telephoned – Our Deal / Before I Let You Go (Best Coast / Blackstreet cover)
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: Telephoned – Crave You (Flight Facilities cover)
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Download ‘Good Call’ for free here.

‘Good Call’ Tracklist:
01. Ring Ring
02. Dynamite
03. Last Time
04. Somebody to Love Me / It’s Not Over
05. Crave You
06. Super Bass / Zodiac
07. No One Around
08. Swim Good / Coming Down
09. Castles in the Snow
10. Our Deal / Before I Let You Go
11. Never Tell Me No
12. What’s Love Got to Do with It
13. Heartbroken
14. Say Ahh…
15. Hope / Energy
16. All of the Lights / The Vow
17. The Vow / Ring Ring

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