As a part of the record label Perpetual Doom’s ongoing “Stay Tuned” series of TV theme song covers, Californian indie rockers Grandaddy and New Mexican electronic duo GRAL Brothers have tackled the themes for, respectively, Frasier and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
The original Frasier theme is a catchy and bouncy jazz track, which Grandaddy has transformed into a slower and understated punk rock sound. The distorted vocals don’t add anything interesting, leading to a slightly underwhelming rendition. Check it out (if you really want to) below.
The GRAL Brothers track, on the other hand, is brilliant. Despite having only about 30 seconds of a spooky, jaunty theme song to work with, they’ve spun it out into what they describe as a “lucid high-desert landscape.” The track sounds insanely wide in your ears, like you’re staring out at a spooky sci-fi wasteland. If they ever make more episodes of the show, this version has to be the one used for the theme song. Check it out below.