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Nearly two years ago now we had the idea to take a short break from our Guilt By Association cover series and make a tribute to a classic album instead. And today is the day, our Pinkerton Weezer tribute is finally out!
Always a risk when covering such classic songs but we couldn’t be any happier sharing this with the world, the bands and everyone involved did such a terrific job. While staying true to the originals they added such unique twists on these classic songs – Wakey!Wakey! replaces guitars for synths on “El Scorcho”, Dinosaur Feathers adds horns and gang vocals to “Tired of Sex” and Rob Cantor of Tally Hall, creates pop magic with his version of “Why Bother?”. Also included in this set is a beautiful, almost dark, ukulele rendition of B–Side “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly” from Canon Logic.
To listen head over to our store where it’s streaming in full or visit iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, whatever your favorite digital store of choice is and you’ll find it. Once you do we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. Last but not least, we’d like to thank Weezer for making such a great album.
Watch here as Brooklyn’s Dinosaur Feathers talk about and record their killer take of “Tired of Sex” for our upcoming Pinkerton tribute album courtesy of the great folks at SonicScoop.
Also reviews are coming in already and people are liking it, they’re actually liking it. Read what Social Music Today had to say about our tribute here!
The second video in the on going SonicScoop series documenting the making of our Pinkerton tribute album is here for your viewing pleasure. Find out why Jenny decided to pick “Getchoo” and catch a sneak peek of her and the band performing the song. Enjoy!
We’re very excited to announce our next compilation over here at Engine Room, a tribute to one of the best under appreciated, and nowadays there are some who would say over appreciated, records, but it’s one of my personal favorites, Weezer’s Pinkerton.
Each of the ten songs that make up the record have been covered in their own unique way by ten different artists. Most of the recording was done at our parent company Engine Room Audio‘s studio in Manhattan, and the great folks over at SonicScoop came in and documented the process for us.
The first video is posted below featuring Rob Cantor of Tally Hall doing an amazing rendition of “Why Bother?”. Please check it out and check back soon for more videos, next up will be Jenny Owen Youngs and her band rockin’ out on “Getchoo”. And look for the worldwide release of our Pinkerton Tribute on September 18th.