Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The Wrong Trousers
Here's a sweet little Internet find I discovered through the ever-awesome Neatorama - a buncha kids from one of my old stomping grounds in Coronado, California doing cool covers on harp, mandolin and stand-up bass. I would have written them off as a novelty had I not heard their original, "Calvin," a high school flirt song with, I guess, a big reference to Cal Johnson. They already appear to be well on their way to becoming a YouTube band - their myspace blog recounts how they were freaked out after being approached at Coachella by a fan who discovered them from the video site and started talking mandolin technique with them.
MP3s (downloaded via their Sonicbids site):
"Calvin" (Melodica solo written by Peter Sprague)
"Such Great Heights" (Postal Service cover)
"Handle With Care" (Travelling Wilburys cover)
The Wrong Trousers Myspace (also includes what appears to be another stellar original - "Had")
Busker version of "Video Killed the Radio Star"
"Peach Plum Pear (live)" (Joanna Newsom cover) and a version of "Calvin"