SQÜRL Covers The Velvet Underground

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It’s a Thursday, so naturally I’m ready for any kind of track that’s weighty, and it’s a good thing that SQÜRL, the band formerly known as Bad Rabbit, are back– they released a track a few month ago from their third EP and now they’ve got this sweet cover of The Velvet Underground‘s, “Ocean.” Normally covers, let alone covers of legendary songs make me want to run in the opposite direction with my hands over my ears, but when I had a listen to this one I was simply entranced by the sonic heaviness of this track. The squalls of feedback and layers of instrumentation hit you in wave upon wave of noise and take you elsewhere. Enjoy the cover below and go order their EP #3 here.

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Friday Top 5: Mix Tape Closers

That’s right, I said mix TAPE. The days of sitting in front of a boombox waiting for a song to come on the radio may be over, but I refuse to say “Mix CD” or to refer to a “digital playlist.” Too many syllables. Just doesn’t roll off the tongue like “mix tape.” Yeah, I know a while back ATH ran a “Top 5 Album Closers” list, but this is different. Because I added the whole “mix tape” angle. So it’s totally not the same thing. You’re buying this right? What’s that? You don’t give a flying squirrel’s ass anyway? Oh thank God. Because I forgot I was supposed to write something this week, so I just threw some garbage together at the last minute. These songs really are good mix tape closers though, I swear.

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