Telephoned have been a staple band for Cover Me in the past year, and they’re back with a 3 song Christmas EP, A Very Telephoned Christmas. As usual, Maggie Horn and Sammy Bananas do part cover, part remix by singing Christmas classics over other artists’ songs. But while you may have heard someone add a dance beat to Bing Crosby while you were doing some holiday shopping at Abercrombie and Fitch, that doesn’t prepare you for what you’re about to hear on this EP. For example, Horn singing “The Chipmunk Song” over Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it Like it’s Hot.”
Oh, I’m sorry, did I just blow your mind? Not only is it outrageous, but once you hear it, it even makes sense. All three of these songs are similar in the respect that at first listen, the inclination is to think “novelty.” But as the track continues, the musicianship reveals itself. These songs might not end up making the playlist for your family Christmas party, but they should absolutely be part of your “drive to work” playlist this holiday season. Stream/download the EP below (alternate link here) and get your dance on.
Telephoned – A Very Telephoned Christmas
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