The Axis of Awesome bill themselves as “Australia’s Most Awesomest Musical Comedy Sensation.” With their 2011 viral video hit “4 Chords” nearing four million views, they are certainly trying to earn that title. The trio features Benny Davis on keyboard and vocals; Benny was an original member of the Aussie sketch comedy troupe “The Delusionists” and is a virtuoso on keyboard. He has taken on a side-project featuring his uncanny skill-set as The Human Jukebox.
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B-sides are a wonderful thing. With iTunes and the vinyl revival independently bringing back the single, bands promote songs as much as they do albums. Problem is, when iTunes makes everything a single, how do you convince a fan to pay attention? Why, you press a 7” and slap something else on the B-side. Often that something is a cover.
We saw one yesterday from the Dirty Projectors. Here’s another. In August, when noise-pop duo Crocodiles pressed “Sleep Forever” onto wax, they threw an unexpected tune on the flip side. It’s a cover that melds Deee-Lite’s super-cheesy hit “Groove Is in the Heart” with the slightly-more-classic “California Girls.” It winds up sounding very little like either.